Puget Sound Energy Idea House

  • Location Issaquah, WA
  • Design Firm Mithun
  • General Contractor Bennett Homes
  • Specialty Contractor Natural Concepts

The Puget Sound Energy Built Green Idea Home was the Northwest’s first demonstration home dedicated to the concepts of sustainable home building and living. It showcased simple, environmentally friendly design and product ideas. From top to bottom, inside and out, no detail was overlooked to make it a comprehensive display of nearly 100 of the latest green building techniques.

Uni Eco-Stone® pavers were used on the ground level patio and driveway. For the “green roof” garden, opening off the master bedroom, durable Vancouver Bay Architectural Slabs were suspended over a waterproof membrane on a system of plastic pedestals and PVC piers allowing rainwater to be collected in a rain barrel and providing drip irrigation to the plant/flower containers. ManorStone® retaining wall units construct the green roof’s large flowerbeds. Iron Mountain flagstone was used for walkways and as an extension to the home’s rear patio to accent the natural, indigenous materials theme.

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