Hubers Custom Homes, 4-Star Single-Family Home

Hubers Custom Homes
Vital Stats
Location: Eastlake, Seattle
Star Level: 4-Star
Checklist: Single Family New Construction Checklist
Verifier: Evergreen Certified
Section Points
Site and Water 81
Energy Efficiency 124
Indoor Air Quality 70
Material Efficiency 59
Total Score 350.7

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Case Study Written by Leah Missik, Built Green Program Manager

These four townhomes in Seattle's Eastlake neighborhood boast an incredible view of the city, with rooftop decks that will surely have the residents outside on sunny days! Of course, the vista is far from the only advantage of these homes, which have sustainable and beautiful details both inside and out.

In addition to the view from the rooftop, the homes themselves are pleasant to look at! A high level of attention was paid to the landscaping, and the many plants and trees planted at the site are drought tolerant. In addition, the walkways are permeable, making the landscaping a win for water conservation.

Inside, the attention to water efficiency continues, with WaterSense fixtures (faucets, showerheads and toilets) installed. Huber's Custom Homes didn't only focus on water savings! The homes contain an Energy Star dishwasher and refrigerator and 100 percent of the lights are LED. The homes also employ a ductless mini split and radiant hydronic heating system supplied by a 95 percent efficient system that will leave the residents comfortable-both physically and with their energy bills! Overall, the homes' energy use is modelled to be 37 percent more efficient than required by the Washington State Energy Code.

As well as using efficient products, Huber's Custom Homes made sure to utilize recycled materials. Recycled-content hard surface tile and siding were utilized and of course, construction waste was recycled throughout the homes' development! The resulting three-bedroom townhomes are comfortable and beautiful, with high attention to detail and workmanship in all facets of the home.

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Use pervious surfaces to reduce rainwater runoff