Residential Green Building Case Studies
Use real world examples of sustainable building principles and strategies to gather ideas, learn lessons, and gain inspiration.
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 Study (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 House (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 – zHome (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 – Suncadia (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 Materials (PDF, 112 K)
This list of the environmentally-friendly features shows the potential benefits of using green products.
Cutting the Scrap: Houses with Less Waste (PDF, 48 K)
Case study of Lozier Homes' Klahanie housing development project in Issaquah.
Affordable Housing Case Study (PDF, 271 K)
Case study of the Martha Rose Construction Rainier Vista planned community project in Southeast Seattle.
Remodel Case Study (PDF, 231 K)
Case study of the McFadden family's three-star BuiltGreen™ residential remodel project in Kirkland.
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