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Building or remodeling a sustainable home involves a spectrum of choices about resource efficiency and pollution prevention. The same is true for the day-to-day decisions we make when maintaining our homes. The result is a building that is more economical to operate and maintain, healthier and more productive for occupants, and less burdensome on the environment. The case studies featured on this page are designed to highlight real world applications of sustainable building principles and strategies. They also offer ideas, lessons, and inspiration.

Rural Green Building and Universal Design Case StudyDownload PDF 827 K
Case study of the Built Green 3-star residence of Mike and Karen Vowels in rural Duvall.

Custom Home Case Study – Eastside Harvest HouseDownload PDF 355 K
One of the most sustainable homes in the NW region, Eastside Harvest House takes advantage of abundant resources – sun, rain, good farming soils and climate.

Custom Home Case Study – zHomeDownload PDF 355 K
The zHome partnership team formed with a shared vision – to create an iconic, deep green, high performance development in the NW. zHome is a 10-unit townhome development in the center of Issaquah Highlands.

Custom Home Case Study – SuncadiaDownload PDF 184 K
Describes project background of the 5-Star Built Green home at Suncadia, resources, energy saving technologies and more.

The 5-Star Built Green Home at Suncadia - Features of Green MaterialsDownload PDF 112 K
This list of the environmentally-friendly features shows the potential benefits of using green products.

Cutting the Scrap: Houses with Less WasteDownload PDF 48 K
Case study of Lozier Homes' Klahanie housing development project in Issaquah.

Affordable Housing Case StudyDownload PDF 271 K
Case study of the Martha Rose Construction Rainier Vista planned community project in Southeast Seattle.

Remodel Case StudyDownload PDF 231 K
Case study of the McFadden family's three-star BuiltGreen™ residential remodel project in Kirkland.

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Use real world examples of sustainable building principles and strategies to gather ideas, learn lessons, and gain inspiration.
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