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SolHaus wins 2016 Green Builder Home of the Year Award!

We're pleased to share that SolHaus, co-developed by b9 architects and Cascade Built, has won the "Home of the Year" award in the category of "Best Urban Infill Project." 

Clad in a mix of reclaimed barn wood and modern materials, the project is comprised of 10 uniquely designed townhomes that reflect careful attention to detail and energy efficiency. SolHaus was designed and constructed to rigorous passive house standards to significantly reduce energy consumption and offer superlative comfort for occupants. Located in the city’s urban core, SolHaus owners enjoy large windows overlooking a common courtyard and private rooftop decks with sweeping city views for vibrant indoor/outdoor living. Additional project features include double-height spaces, all LED lighting, zero VOC paints, high-performance European tilt & turn windows, and continuous fresh air filtered and free from pollution, dust and mold by state-of- the-art systems. SolHaus was completed in summer 2016.

Click the articles below for more information:

"2016 Green Home of the Year Award Winner: Ultra Efficient" in Green Builder Media

b9 architects website

"SolHaus wins green award" in the DJC (Daily Journal of Commerce)

"Passive townhouses in Capitol Hill win national award for green building" in Curbed Seattle

View Haus 5 wins top prize at the 2015 North American Passive House Conference!

We are proud to share that our latest project View Haus 5, Seattle's first multifamily housing project built to passive house standards, has won 1st Place in the Multifamily category at the 2015 North American Passive House Conference. Hosted by PHIUS (Passive House Institute US), the conference brings "together building scientists, engineers, policy makers and others to share the latest knowledge and experience in passive building." (PHIUS website)

For more information and press on View Haus 5, check out these recent articles:

"Inside View Haus 5: Passive House" (KOMO news)

"Green building: Keeping pace with Seattle’s boom" (Crosscut)

"Multi-zone Heat Pump for Pioneering Passive Multifamily" (Mistubishi Electric Case Study)

As designers, homeowners, neighbors, and community builders, we at b9 strive to help improve the quality of living through design and construction. Our project is a testament that urban living can be environmentally conscious and responsible.

Viewhaus 5 is just the beginning.

   Poster presented at the North American Passive House Conference 


Poster presented at the North American Passive House Conference 

Envelope Section Diagram

Envelope Section Diagram

Section Diagram highlighting design elements

Section Diagram highlighting design elements