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Meet the most energy efficient house in Washington State—the Park Passive House.

Designed by Marie Ljubojevic and Lauren McCunney of NK Architects and built by Sloan Ritchie of Cascade Built, the home’s regal exterior belies its humble objective. According to Freshome, “sustainable features include heat pump hot water, zero VOC finishes, a heat recovery ventilator, high performance windows, 16-inches of insulation in the walls and 20+ inches in the lid, and wiring for solar.”

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Photos: Aaron Leitz

 

 

Construction, or assembly rather, has begun on the new ‘N’Habit: Belltown apartments. Whereas building a traditional apartment complex can take years, the new 49-unit building is expected to be complete in just 7 months thanks to modular development.

Before being craned into place, each unit was pre-assembled in a factory (a process that only takes 10-11 days per unit) and arrived complete with plumbing, wiring, fixtures, cabinets, appliances, and floor coverings.

“Similar to how manufacturing-based efficiencies advanced the aerospace and automotive industries, modular construction is setting a new standard in the development industry as the better way to build,” the ‘N’Habit website explains.

Sources: Curbed, SeattlePI

Photos: Charter Construction.