Power House




Designer: TC Legend

Green Features:

  • 5-star Green Built, Zero Energy Home
  • Structural insulated panels (SIPs) panel envelope
  • Maintained original envelope
  • Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV)
  • Heat pump for heat and hot water
  • Low-flow water fixtures
  • High-efficiency, triple-pane windows
  • Passive solar-influenced design
  • Infill project near grandparents

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TC Legend Homes, a local Whatcom County Net Zero Energy contractor has a reputation that takes them beyond Whatcom County’s borders. When the father-in-law of the owners learned about TC Legend’s affordable approach to net-zero energy homes, it took no time for the owners to get into contract.

Their goal was to build a net-positive energy home with healthy air quality and a modern look for the owners and their two young children, living near their grandparents. This home has a HERS score of -22, so there is enough extra power generated by the house to charge an electric car, making for net-zero carbon living.  The home looks south to a huge urban garden and play area, so the kids can grow up in a healthy home, and their grandparents can take an active, daily role in their lives.

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