The emerald star

Seattle, WA

Meet the greenest home on the block. This Built Green Emerald Star-certified home in Ballard is a first for the City of Seattle. In collaboration with Dwell Development LLC, this three-story, 2,218-square-foot home was designed with reclaimed Douglas Fir for its exterior siding and 100-year-old hand-sawn, mixed hardwood for the flooring. Countertops and wall tiles are made of high-recycled-content material. The home also features rooftop photovoltaic panels and a state-of-the-art heat pump designed to use 78 percent less energy than standard hot water systems. The result is an exceedingly sustainable residence that reduces the environmental impact of the home’s construction and life cycle while comfortably meeting its occupants’ needs.


1749 NW 61st St. Seattle, WA 98107

• 3 bedrooms
• 2.5 baths

Completion: 2015

Sustainability: Emerald Star Built Green