Energy efficiency is the name of the game these days. We're seeing more and more net zero constructions pop up around Seattle. However, the Eastside has their own eco-friendly residences, too. One such residence, The Zero Energy Idea House, recently hit the open market, bringing the potential to live a net zero lifestyle with it.
Asking $1.5M, the 1,630-square-foot, two-bedroom home was designed to showcase how smart choices can result in a home that minimizes energy without sacrificing comfort and style. So how does the place end up at net zero? Rooftop solar panels, a gas-powered hydronic in-floor radiant heating system, and highly efficient appliances, lighting, and windows all offset any energy used to make sure you're using only what you need and at low rates.
The home was also constructed with structural insulated panels, polystyrene panels, and reclaimed/recyclable building materials that ensured even construction was done in a way that created good insulation and cut down on wasteful byproducts while being built.
You might be wondering what that curious-looking spire is atop the home. That's a Helixwind turbine. Though the company doesn't exist anymore, their product does help create energy for the home and should continue to do so for years to come.
· 840 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE [Estately]
· Zero Energy Idea House [NWEBG]