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LimeLite Development - Bellevue, WA
Project: Built Green 4-Star Residential Remodel
Case Study written by Todd Karam, LimeLite Development
LimeLite Development has introduced a new generation of Craftsman construction with this residential remodel, which was restored in 2013. Perched on a fabulous Montlake neighborhood street, The Lynn Street project features custom concrete steps and a grand front porch that lead up to an open-concept living plan that includes tall ceilings, banks of large windows and high quality finishes. This impressive home truly embodies the finest in Northwest living. It is a well-built home that meets the highest of environmental standards and marries traditional design with modern features.
Many builders would have quickly demolished the original Craftsman home built in 1912 to start fresh with a new build. LimeLite Development put a lot of effort and care into preserving the existing structure, which was neglected and uninhabitable. Believing in the green value of preservation over demolition, LimeLite Development took the home down to the studs and expanded the square footage and functionality with a second story addition. Ultimately this extends the life of the home. The “new” home demonstrates a delicate balance between the old and new, between the historical charm of the neighborhood and modern needs of a family today. By upgrading all of the windows to triple pane, the home gains natural light and greatly increases the overall energy efficiency. Energy efficiency was further increased by adding radiant floor heating and extra blown-in insulation. As a result, the open and flexible floor plan is warmer and more inviting, while using less energy than the average house.
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This course will cover the basics of rainwater harvesting for small scale residential applications. Participants work with rainwater collected off a roof for use in a garden and will learn about the major components used to collect, pre-filter, store, and distribute by gravity and pumped systems.
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Dec. 7, Bainbridge Island
A society where a sustainably built environment is the norm, represents a dramatic change in thinking and practice. This two-day intensive workshop is for business and community leaders of all levels motivated to create this change. Leadership to successfully foster this change can be learned and does not necessarily require celebrity status or title. It does, however, require inspiration, dedication, emergent leadership competencies and knowledge.
Data-Driven Design Forum
Interested in how better research can empower more sustainable designs? This day-long conference will focus on the integrated utilization of research in design to help achieve critical public outcomes such as healthier environments, reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, more productive workplaces and social and mental well-being.
Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Re-Certification
Dec. 10, Issaquah
This exciting course examines the most up-to-date techniques in the management of sediment and construction sites. Students who complete the course will receive a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) card, good for three years.
Green Genius Course, Power Tools: Energy Efficient Mortgages
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