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Alberta Greens



OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

Marketable-Home

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23%

9%

23%

17%

11%

3%

(This house reported 35 resource efficient features.
Percentages above indicate the distribution of features and total 100%)

GOALS

  • The construction of higher density homes in an urban infill location while maintaining the integrity of the neighborhood through architectural design and colors fitting to the neighborhood.
  • The design and construction of the home also aimed to incorporate sustainable materials, energy efficiency, and low-toxicity materials and processes.
The Alberta Greens Duplex

HOME DETAILS

  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Climate Zone: Marine
  • Type of Project: New Construction
  • Home Completed: 2002
  • Setting: urban
  • Energy Source: - natural gas - grid electric
  • Layout: Single-Family; 3 bedroom; Attached garage
  • Lot Size: 2500 sqft
  • Square Footage: 1395
  • Sales Market: Middle-income
  • Cost/Square Foot: $ 75.00

PRIMARY CONTACT

David Hassin, President
Terrafirma Building
- Builder

Website:
Phone: (503) 282-2271
Fax: (503) 282-2272
Email: david@terrafirmabldg.com

Note
Terrafirma is a member of the PGE Earth Advantage program, and recipient of the G rating award from the City of Portland's Office of Sustainability. It also belongs to NW Eco Building Guild. Their "green" work has been featured in the media.

HOME AWARDS/CERTIFICATIONS

  • Portland General Electric Earth Advantage Program Certification      2002
  • Portland Office of Sustainability   G-Rated Award   2002

SPECIAL INFORMATION

David Hassin, owner of Terrafirma and the builder of Alberta Greens works closely with the City of Portland and neighborhood residents to assure the work he does is high quality and adds to the quality of life of people. David is especially proud of the way this Alberta Greens home integrates into this neighborhood and helps revitalize it. He reduced construction impact and disturbance by building three adjacent homes at once, each of which is a high performance and resource efficient home with earth friendly features and materials. David said, "This house meets so many criteria. It just makes sense to understand what established residents want, and give them that and more through resource efficiency." Viewers can see other work done by Terrafirma at http://www.terrafirmabldg.com/

The interior is bright and open.

Maximum counter space improves the kitchen's utility.

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