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Modern Ellis Residence Earns Platinum

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Seattle has its fair share of LEED Platinum homes, but this is officially the first LEED Platinum single family home in the state of Washington outside of Seattle.  Located on Bainbridge Island, it was designed by Coates Design Architects for owners Ed and JoAnne Ellis.  The Ellis Residence is a fascinating blend of style and sustainability and demonstrates a number of green strategies. 

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Ellis Residence, built by Smallwood Design & Construction, has a vegetated roof, photovoltaic array, geothermal heating, rainwater harvesting, and passive solar design elements that minimize energy use.  

The interior is flush with natural lighting, while a concrete masonry wall spans both levels providing a heat sink.  It's a beautiful home with considerable wood elements, FSC certified to be sure, and polished concrete floors that disguise the hydronic radiant heating system.

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[+] See more photos of the Ellis Residence at Coates Design.

Credits: Coates Design.


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