July 22nd Fish Singer Place Grand Opening to Feature
State-of-the-art Energy Efficient, Green Homes
PORTLAND, Ore. – July 21, 2010 – Shoreline welcomes its newest Eco Enclave, unveiling four new, energy efficiency homes built by “Queen of Green” Martha Rose Construction on July 22nd.
Martha Rose has made a conscious effort to build beyond ENERGY STAR standards, incorporating advanced green building practices into their newest eco village, Fish Singer Place. The four new homes, designed by CB Anderson and built by Martha Rose Construction, are projected to be 55% more efficient than standard built new homes.
Each home has been third-party verified; receiving three green building certifications, including: ENERGY STAR, Built Green and reaching the Building America’s Builders Challenge requirements. This is a very aggressive undertaking by Rose, choosing to add more to the homes instead of cutting costs and lowering building standards. “I feel, even in this economy, there is a real flight to quality” mentions Rose. “Building high performance homes makes Martha Rose Construction part of the solution when it comes to our world’s energy challenges. Working with the Building America Team ensures that we accomplish this goal with clarity and efficiency.”
Rose believes, that it extremely important to hire, purchase and source local materials, keeping an estimated 73% of every dollar spent back into the local economy. In addition to the energy saving features all the homes come with two 1,000 gallon rain barrels, site harvested wood flooring, heat-recovery-ventilators (HRV), dual flush toilets, and garden ready soil. Homes will be available for a special viewing with builder Martha Rose on July 22nd.
Fish Singer Place Sneak Peak with Martha Rose Construction
Date: Thursday, July 22 | Time: 5-8 pm
Location: Fish Singer Place, 433 Fish Singer Place, Shoreline, WA
FREE & Open to the public
Featuring wine, food and home tours
About Martha Rose Construction and Singer Place
Martha Rose Construction (MRC) is a Seattle-based high-performance homebuilding company founded by the “Queen of Green” builder, Martha Rose. Martha Rose is actively involved with community education, teaching groups about green building techniques and conservation through private classes and workshops. In June 2008, Discovery Channel’s Planet Green “Renovation Nation” show featured two of Martha Rose Constructions’ homes.
Singer Place is an eco village located in Shoreline, WA. Mimicking nature in material selection, architecture and landscape – the four energy homes have been designed to be at least 40% more energy efficient than a typical code built home. For more information, visit http://martharoseconstruction.com
About Building America
The Building America program is program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Under the Building America program, builders can choose to participate in the Builders Challenge – designed to challenge the homebuilding industry to build competitively priced zero-net energy use homes. Homes that qualify for the Builders Challenge must achieve a rating of 70 or better on the EnergySmart Home Scale (E-Scale), meaning that they will use at least 30% less energy than a typical new home built to code. The homes at Fish Singer Place scored a 45 making them 55% more efficient than a code home. For more information, visit www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/challenge
About Built Green
Built Green is an environmental building program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties and other government agencies in Washington State that focus on six environmentally friendly categories set standards of excellence in the construction of the home.. For more information, visit http://builtgreen.net
About Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
ENERGY STAR qualified homes are designed, built and third-party verified to be at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2007 International Residential Code (IRC). ENERGY STAR qualified homes in Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Washington are built by home builders participating in the Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes program, which is funded by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA). NEEA is a non-profit corporation supported by the Bonneville Power Administration, electric utilities, public benefits administrators, state governments, public interest groups and energy efficiency industry representatives. These entities work together to make affordable, energy-efficient products and service available in the marketplace. In 2010, NEEA was awarded the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence award in part due to the implementation of the Northwest ENERGY STAR Homes program. For more information regarding NEAA, visit http://www.nwalliance.org/. Consumers can learn more about ENERGY STAR qualified homes by visiting http://www.northwestenergystar.com/ or calling 1.800.539.9362.