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Modern Seattle Residence Features Vibrant Green Fiber Cement SidingA truly green design, in both senses of the word
This recently built home in Columbia City, Washington, is sure to wow. It was designed by Seattle-based Case Architects and completed in the summer of 2009. The home has a modern appeal, stemming from its design and furnishings, as well as its many eco-friendly features.
The geometric exterior of the home is complemented by the use of bright green CertainTeed fiber cement siding. CertainTeed's siding is made of 50% recycled materials. The company also recycles the water used in their production plants, saving more than 2 billion gallons per year. Their fiber cement siding provides the appearance of wood, but forgoes the hassle. It comes in a variety of shapes, profiles, and colors to match the design of any home.
This house has many other environmentally friendly features, including a green roof, radiant floor heating, and PaperStone kitchen countertops. At first look, the green roof looks more like a floating lawn; it features a membrane, then a drainage mat, several inches of soil, and drought-tolerant plants. The roof helps regulate the homes climate, as well as reduces rainwater run off. The radiant floor heating system is a series of hot water tubes installed under the homes bamboo flooring. It is a very energy efficient option for heating a home and can also be installed with concrete floors. The PaperStone countertops are made from post-consumer waste, specifically, recycled cardboard and recycled office paper.
To top it all off, this residence is within walking distance of Columbia City restaurants, shops, the farmer's markets, the local movie theater, and the Light Rail Station. This home's features and locale make it truly green, both in its color and in its sustainable design.
Information courtesy of www.inhabitat.com