For High Quality Buildings, Choose a High Performance Mechanical System

Guest post by Aaron Barnett of Cascade Comfort Systems As building designs become increasingly efficient, with advances in building envelopes, windows, insulation, lights, and other systems, mechanical systems are also evolving to keep pace. The three systems currently trending as top mechanical solutions for efficient homes include Heat Pump Systems, Heat Recovery Ventilators and Heat Pump…

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A Passive Haus with A View

One of the most influential building certifications in today’s market is Passive House. Passive House Institute US is the leading organization in the country for administering these certifications through their program PHIUS+. Evergreen Certified recently had the pleasure to serve as the rater and Built Green verifier for Seattle’s first certified PHIUS+ project – View…

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The ICF building with Eric in front of it.

A Doctor and an Investment: Why ICF Could Be the Future of Building Green

Developer Eric Friedland is a local ER doctor, father, and husband, but has also managed to complete an impressive piece of construction over the past three years here in Seattle. The completion of his micro-apartment style multifamily building culminates a long journey of perseverance and dedication that started back in 2012. The building uses unusual…

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The Habitat for Humanity House of the Future

  By Mike Jobes, Principal Tagged Architecture, Community, Innovation, Residential  It’s enlightening to compare two approaches to the same problem 50 years apart. During the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle, housing exhibits provided a vision for the future of domestic life as exuberant modular assemblages packed with high-tech energy-intensive gadgets that did the living for you, built and powered by…

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