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Build It Green! 2008: The Kelley Home's Main Floor

For starters, the simple modular plan optimizes daylight and cross ventilation

Homeowner Craig Kelley, an affordable housing project manager, and his architect and builder discuss the strategies they used to achieve optimum daylighting and cross ventilation on the main floor of Craig's home, which was included in the Build It Green! Homes Tour + Info Fair in Portland, Ore. The main floor also features 2-in.-thick thermal flooring made of a mixture of straw, clay, and sand; stainless-steel and madrone countertops; a composting bin built into the kitchen island; and an under-counter recycling center. 

To learn more about the Build It Green! event and to tour another house, go to Building Green Homes in the Pacific Northwest, or go back to The Kelley Green Home video series.

Click on the video links to see more of this house:

 Tour the entry 2:05
 Tour the master bedroom, bath, and loft 2:07
 The high-tech heat-recovery and solar systems 5:02
 The rainwater-harvesting and filtration system 2:02

From Fine Homebuilding 199 (Kitchens & Baths)
October 21, 2008

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