Certified by the United States Green Building Council with its highest rating, LEED Platinum, this project exemplifies the latest in green building and sustainable design techniques. Perched high upon Yeomalt Bluff, this home enjoys a commanding 180-degree view of the Puget Sound and Seattle.
It features a 70% energy-use reduction, in comparison to an average North American home, through the use of geothermal heat, photovoltaic energy collection, solar hot water, thermal massing, and heat-recovery technologies. Key features include: rainwater collection cisterns, radiant floor heating, site-milled wood trim, triple-glazed windows and a vegetated roof.
Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
Architect: Coates Design Architects | Matthew Coates
General Contractor: Smallwood Design and Construction | Rob Smallwood
Landscape Architect: Outdoor Studio | Jack Johnson
Surface Area: 2725 sqm
Status: Completed 2009
Photographer: Roger Turk, Art Grice