New Energy Works, a timber frame home builder with offices in New York and Oregon, recently announced the opening of their new show house in Portland.  Designed to be “a living example of greater sustainability in a design and craft intensive home,” according to company president Jonathan Orpin, The Vermont Street Project is thought to be the first timber frame home in the state seeking LEED Platinum certification.

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As with the Livingreen Airstream rehab we mentioned previously, all of the walls in The Vermont Street Project are finished with American Clay.  New Energy Works used Enjarre, which is 70% recycled, zero VOC, and non-toxic.

Other green features of the 3,000 square foot home include recycled heavy timber, SIPs construction, FSC certified woods, LEDs, solar hot water panels, 4.2 kW photovoltaics, 4,000 gallon rainwater harvesting system, and a living roof.

If you’re in the area, the home will be open to public tours and private tours can be arranged through this link.

[+] Learn more about The Vermont Street Project.




Photo credits: The Vermont Street Project.