Category 'Events'

3
Apr

Northwest Green Home Tour

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Northwest Green Home Tour. A free public tour of green new homes and remodels in the Seattle area. In its fourth year, the Northwest Green Home tour, seeks to promote modern eco-conscious residential design by exposing the public to 35 home sites that embody the sustainable ethos. This free tour is an event hosted by […]

15
May

Venice Beach Custom Prefab Under Construction

Photos of the Venice Beach Custom Prefab Residence under construction. This two story 2,300 sf house is designed in modular components for offsite fabrication for a homeowner in Venice Beach, California. The house is configured to provide indoor/outdoor living with large stacking doors opening onto a courtyard patio. A roof deck and kitchenette on the […]

8
Jul

Green Remodel Strategies for Aging at Home

You’re never too old for a green remodel! Universal Design addresses senior mobility and safety to make homes usable, efficient and appealing to a wide range of uses and users. King County GreenTools new brochure has tips and resources to plan a remodel for aging in place. You can download the Green Remodel Strategies for […]

30
Aug

Home Deconstruction

An article in Sunday’s Seattle Times, Recycling That Old House by Nancy Chaney http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/realestate/2012734540_realsalvage29.html , documents a families recent experience with deconstruction – recycling building materials in advance of a major home remodel or demolition project.  Deconstruction gives new life to materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill.  The article also provides resources […]

20
Aug

Plan ahead to reduce your energy costs the smart way

Existing home and buildings often have an inverse relationship between the age and character of the building with respect to energy efficiency – the older it is, the less energy efficient it is. Our Energy Assessment includes a brief comparison of your building’s insulation levels against current and future codes and recommended upgrades as well […]

21
Jun

How green is your home?

How green is your home? How green do you want to be? How green CAN you be? Being sustainable involves asking a lot of questions (especially the right ones) if you hope to make a difference in our world in a truly meaningful way. Grouparchitect’s staff of LEED-accredited designers and Sustainable Building Advisors can take […]