previous
  • Video: Install a Fence
    Video: Install a Fence
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • Remodeling Articles
    Remodeling Articles
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Radiant Heat Comparison
    Radiant Heat Comparison
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
    Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Hot Water Now
    Hot Water Now
  • Design Inspiration
    Design Inspiration
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • Custom Flooring Inspiration
    Custom Flooring Inspiration
  • Classic Cabinets
    Classic Cabinets
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • Pro Tool Rental. Learn More.
    Pro Tool Rental. Learn More.
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
next
Pin It

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


Become a Fine Homebuilding Member

to view this video

Learn More