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B&V’s First Built Green Certified Project

Great news! It’s been a long process, but we just received confirmation that our Ballard Locks Residence, built by Hammer & Hand, has qualified for a 4-Star Rating in the Built Green program! Built Green practices are designed to provide homeowners with comfortable, durable, environmentally friendly homes that are cost-effective to own and operate. Cheers!

July 30, 2015

It's been a long process, but we just received confirmation that our Ballard Locks Residence has qualified for a 4-Star Rating in the Built Green program!

Built Green Certified Project

By way of background, Built Green is an environmentally-friendly, non-profit, residential building program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, developed in partnership with King County, Snohomish County, and other agencies in Washington state to set standards of excellence that can make a significant impact on housing, health and the environment.

Built Green practices are designed to provide homeowners with comfortable, durable, environmentally friendly homes that are cost-effective to own and operate. These resource-efficient homes are crafted to exceed building codes and provide homeowners with years of healthy, quality living, while protecting families and the precious Northwest environment.

For our clients, the small wood-framed home originally constructed in 1937, with later additions in 1985 and 1991, was badly in need of a face lift. We tore it back to the bones and started over to meet the clients’ program and sustainability goals. The new entry is welcoming and the bright yellow door contrasts nicely with the warm wood. Technology is integrated throughout the home as well as a green ventilation system, rain water harvesting, solar panels, and a tight air barrier.

Ballard Locks Residence: Green Home Remodel – Folding doors off the kitchen to the deck.
Elevated Views

Large windows and glass doors increase natural light and optimize indoor-outdoor connection. Ballard Locks Residence | Photo by John G Wilbanks.

The highlight of the project is the large second-floor open space with a relocated kitchen, plenty of built-in storage and two outside decks to enjoy the view. Skylights and glass doors flood the space with light and allow panoramic views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. This was a major renovation and a built green effort. The custom-designed residence is both beautiful and functional addressing all the client’s requirements.

This project was built by Hammer & Hand.

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