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OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

Marketable-Home

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(This house reported 33 resource efficient features.
Percentages above indicate the distribution of features and total 100%)

GOALS

  • To develop an integrated project team to create a model home for energy and environmental design.
  • To create a compact building with a passive solar design while keeping within budget.
  • To strive for energy independence by designing for low electrical needs and using renewable energy sources.
Compact with High Solar Potential

HOME DETAILS

  • Location: Bellingham, Washington
  • Climate Zone: Marine
  • Type of Project: New Construction
  • Home Completed: 2010
  • Setting: urban
  • Energy Source: - grid electric - passive solar - solar electric
  • Layout: Single-Family; 1 bedroom; Detached garage
  • Lot Size: Unknown
  • Square Footage: 2448
  • Sales Market: High-income
  • Cost/Square Foot: $ 170.00

PRIMARY CONTACT

Casey Curtis, Marketing/Sales
Aiki Homes
- Builder

Website:
Phone: (360) 715-0700

Note
Quality construction that will last, with a reduced environmental impact, and high indoor air and water quality. Aiki Homes guarantees quality construction by certifying 100 percent of homes Built Green and Energy Star.

HOME AWARDS/CERTIFICATIONS

SPECIAL INFORMATION

While the goals of this project included far reaching sustainability and energy independence, keeping the home affordable was a primary and necessary objective. The integrated design process allowed for the team to carefully weigh costs and benefits and explore affordable options. The location is close to services and alternative transportation, saving money on transportation costs. Efficient use of materials, optimal value engineering and a simple design were included to save money and trees.

A principle tenet of affordability is making the house affordable over time. The energy and water efficiency measures included in this home will pay off over time with lower utility bills. The owners were open to simple finishes verses high-end, as a trade off for the high level of energy efficiency.

Hydronic Radiant Heat in an Infill Location

Bamboo Floors and Ample Daylighting in a Spacious Open Floor-Plan

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