John & Gillian's Verdant Tacoma Home

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Who Lives Here: John and Gillian
Location: Tacoma, Washington

Thanks to Willi for tipping us off to this beautiful home located in Tacoma, Washington, custom built in 2009 to be an entirely green, fully self-sustaining habitat. (And it's currently for sale!)Sustainable design details include:

  • Rastra insulated concrete form construction
  • Brac greywater system recycles wastewater back into toilet cisterns
  • Solar Panels provide all electricity with approximately $500 per annum back from City of Tacoma
  • Sustainably harvested wood throughout
  • Squak countertops - fibrous-cement material comprised of recycled paper, glass, and low-carbon cement
  • VOC free finishes
  • Energy efficient appliances and LED lights
  • Whole house water filtration system requires no maintenance
  • Leak free building - maintains house temperature year round
  • High efficiency gas fueled heating system
  • Whole house air exchange circulates and filters air
  • Rain garden collects roof run-off and allows it to go back into ground water and not into wastewater system
  • Eco-paving in driveway prevents water run-off

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