By, Adrian Willanger Eco-Redux
Martha Rose Construction, as you are likely aware, takes great pride in building not just green homes, but green homes that are innovative and affordable. Our Fish Singer Place development is a great example of both our approach and philosophy toward home building and building green homes. Increasingly, builders as well as the average homeowner are becoming aware of the value of “going green.” They are seeing just how easy and rewarding it can be to do so. When it comes to green construction, we strongly believe that Martha Rose Construction is leading the way in the Seattle area.
Here are a few updates regarding what we are doing right now:
Currently, we are sanding and finishing our sustainable hardwood floors. What makes them sustainable you might ask? Our wood floors are sustainable due to the fact that we harvested trees from the construction site. This reduced the carbon footprint of the constructions substantially as there was no need to transport lumber from another part of Washington or even somewhere else in the world. Additionally, most will agree that there is just something that feels right about sourcing local trees for your home. After all, this was the way it was done for thousands of years.
The concrete flooring on the three out of four of our homes have had their final two sandings. In total, there have been seven sandings on the concrete flooring.
Today, we also installed the flat plate thermal solar panels. These thermal solar panels work to preheat the hot water, which of course, saves homeowners money on energy bills and helps reduce homeowner carbon footprints at the same time. This technology has been used for decades in Israel for heating water on rooftops and has proven to be a highly practical and functional way to heat water and reduce overall energy consumption.
Another development involves an on-site class on Low-Impact Development and Stormwater Management that is being taught by Patty Moriarty of Native Growth. This is quite exciting as Moriarty will be discussing how low impact strategies and techniques can work to both lower utility bills and lessen our impact on nature and wildlife.
For those of you would are interested in our Fish Singer Place development, prices range from $638,000 to $788,000. Feel free to contact Martha Rose Construction at 206-406-4395 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about our homes, our green building procedures or philosophies.