The last time we mentioned Green Hammer Construction, it was in regards to a nice green renovation, which just so happens to be for sale right now. These days, the company has just finished building another green home thatâ€™s located in West Linn. The 1,867 square-foot residence is waiting for LEED Platinum certification, an amazing feat even considering the fact that approximately eighteen other homes in Portland have already received the designation. In some cities, high performance green design and construction is fast becoming the standard. Here are some of its green features:
- Hydronic radiant heating system;
- Use of low- or no-VOC materials;
- Spray foam insulation and super efficient envelope;
- Use of nearly 100% locally-sourced, FSC certified woods;
- Landscaping with drought-tolerant, native plantings;
- Durable, reflective standing seam recyclable roof; and
- Energy Star appliances and lighting;
As the neighbors stop by, the house and landscaping has become a talking point for homeowners Brady and Michael Weber. The front yard features a garden for food production, and after speaking with others about it, already three other neighbors are converting their lawns to gardens.
In addition, the West Linn green home was designed by McCune Design and the HERS rating puts the house at 43% more efficient than code.
Photo credits: Green Hammer Construction.