Owners Millie Leung and David Huang just broke ground on this modern green home in Washington.  "The Green Concept Home" is the first single-family home registered under LEED-H in Bellevue, and the owners hope to obtain Built Green certification, too.  David (of Modus V Studio) designed the home, and both Millie and David will direct its construction over the next year.  Here's the layout and what they're planning in terms of green elements:

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  • Solar hot water heater;
  • Solar photovoltaic panels;
  • Structural insulated panels (SIPS);
  • Rainwater collection system;
  • Heat recovery ventilator;
  • Radiant heat flooring;
  • Bamboo flooring;
  • Recycled content countertops and recycled content metal roof; 
  • Energy Star appliances and fixtures; and
  • Low flow water fixtures and low maintenance landscaping. 

The Green Concept Home will not only be a prototype, but it will be a demonstration home, too.  Along these lines, the owners are locking down partner relationships, so if you're interested in getting involved, make sure to contact Millie

The 2,840 square-foot home is estimated to cost about $200 per square foot to build (not counting any architect or contractor markup).  I imagine $200 per square foot will go a long way, so we'll follow the blog over the next year and provide an update upon completion.

[+] The Green Concept Home in Bellevue, WA.



Rendering credits: Modus V Studio Architects.