Positive-Energy

2018 Year in Review

Here at TC Legend Homes, we are excited to ring in the New Year! We kept busy in 2018, but we were not as active as we would have liked in keeping our “fans” updated on our recent projects. So, while we’re committing ourselves to doing better in the future, this post is an attempt at bringing everyone up to speed on some of the happenings of 2018 in a (relatively) short summary:

Homes:

(pictured in order above)

  • One home completion (started in 2017) in Seattle.

  • Four complete home builds; two in Bellingham, one in Redmond, and one in North Bend.

  • Construction initiation on two ADUs; one in Sumas, and one in Bellingham.

  • All projects were Built Green 5-Star Certified, EPA Indoor airPLUS certified, and met DOE standards as Zero-Energy Ready Homes.

Events:

  • Ted presented at the Built Green Conference 2018 in Seattle. He shared the podium with homeowners Andri Kofmehl and Veena Prasad. Their topic, Bridging Innovation and Affordability: How to Build the Greenest House Possible Without Compromising on Aesthetics or Breaking the Bank, featured our 2017 Emerald Star home. More details on this can be found at this link to our portfolio.

  • Craig and Thad did a little San Diego couch surfing to attend a Builder’s Round Table, composed entirely of 2018 Department of Energy Housing Innovation Award Winners, where we learned a little about the future of high-performance building.

  • We participated in the Whatcom County Showcase of Homes, featuring the second home shown above - a great example of an affordable net-positive home in Bellingham. You can also read more about it in our portfolio.

  • Ted and Thad spoke at the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild’s annual Green Building Slam about how building net-positive can actually make it easier to afford more home while preserving quality of life.

  • We “expanded” our business operations into a SIPs Tiny Office (above).

  • Ted wrapped up his speaking engagements in December, at the Sustainable Connections Green Building Slam, with a talk about why we need to embrace sustainable building - because Our Kids are Going to Need a Place to Live.

Accolades:



Next Century Seattle Homes

Our newest project is almost complete! These homes were designed to be sustainable without compromising the luxury one expects in high-end building. Located in central Columbia City, the homes are just two blocks from the the core shopping and restaurant area and just three blocks from the light rail station, earning a Walk Score in the 90s. The homes' many windows offer views of Mt. Rainier and the Cascades. 

Featured Home

  • 2,250 square feet
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3.5 bathrooms
  • Recreational spaces
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Mudroom
  • Laundry
  • Driveway/parking

Amenities

  • All heated floors
  • Triple Pane Windows
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Induction Range
  • In-House Air Filtration System
  • Solar Panels
  • Electric Car Charging
  • 9 Foot Ceilings
  • Exposed Beams
  • Fenced Yard
  • Outside Patio

Positive Energy

These positive-energy homes use non-carbon-based sources of energy to produce 100% of energy needs for appliances, heating, and lighting. Additionally, the homes generate enough energy to power an electric car. This means no utility bills or additional charges to operate your electric car. And, most importantly, a positive-energy home does not produce carbon emissions, which are responsible for global warming. Living in a positive-energy home is one way of "doing your part" to ensure continued habitability of our planet.

Learn More

Visit the links below to follow the building process and learn more about how these custom-designed homes incorporate the latest technology to ensure the highest levels of energy efficiency and quality. 

http://nextcenturyseattlehomes.com
https://www.facebook.com/nextcenturyseattlehomes/