The 2011 Built Green Conference and Festival was held on Wednesday, September 14th at the Pickering Barn in Issaquah, Washington. Hundreds of like-minded building professionals, real estate agents, municipal representatives and homeowners attended this deep-green event.
Model Remodel was selected by the conference review committee to be a panelist for one of nine educational sessions. Our session, “Harvesting the Power of the Sun, Soil and Rain,” gave us a chance to tell the packed room about the Northwest Harvest House – our exciting new construction project. The panel consisted of Walter Goodwin, Project Supervisor, Model Remodel; George Ostrow, Architect, Velocipede architects inc; Brian Heather, President, SolTerra Systems ; and Jenny Pell, Owner, Permaculture Now!. The team of experts shared key design goals and eco-strategies of the project from rainwater harvesting to operating off-the-grid. They also pulled the curtain back on project challenges and workarounds of building a net-zero-concept modern home. Following the presentation, I moderated a lively Q&A session where questions focused on project costs, green strategies, technical details of various integrated systems, and composition of the edible landscape.
If you are interested in learning more about this project and green building in general, or you would like to us to present this case study at your organization, please contact us via email and add NWHH to your subject line.