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Project DetailsName: Ellis Residence, Bainbridge Island, Wash.Size: 2,725 square feetLot Size: 0.06 acresConstruction Cost: WithheldCompleted: December 2009HERS Rating: 41Certification: LEED-PlatinumBuilder: Smallwood Design & Construction, SeattleArchitect: Coates Design, Seattle and Bainbridge IslandInterior Designer: All in the Details, Bainbridge IslandLandscape Architect: Outdoor Studio, Seattle

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  • Project DetailsName: Ellis Residence, Bainbridge Island, Wash.Size: 2,725 square feetLot Size: 0.06 acresConstruction Cost: WithheldCompleted: December 2009HERS Rating: 41Certification: LEED-PlatinumBuilder: Smallwood Design & Construction, SeattleArchitect: Coates Design, Seattle and Bainbridge IslandInterior Designer: All in the Details, Bainbridge IslandLandscape Architect: Outdoor Studio, Seattle

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    Project DetailsName: Ellis Residence, Bainbridge Island, Wash.Size: 2,725 square feetLot Size: 0.06 acresConstruction Cost: WithheldCompleted: December 2009HERS Rating: 41Certification: LEED-PlatinumBuilder: Smallwood Design & Construction, SeattleArchitect: Coates Design, Seattle and Bainbridge IslandInterior Designer: All in the Details, Bainbridge IslandLandscape Architect: Outdoor Studio, Seattle

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    Project Details

    Name: Ellis Residence, Bainbridge Island, Wash.

    Size: 2,725 square feet

    Lot Size: 0.06 acres

    Construction Cost: Withheld

    Completed: December 2009 HERS Rating:

    41 Certification: LEED-Platinum Builder:

    Smallwood Design & Construction, Seattle

    Architect: Coates Design, Seattle and Bainbridge Island

    Interior Designer: All in the Details, Bainbridge Island Landscape Architect: Outdoor Studio, Seattle

  • COOL ROOFReinforced adhered PVC-based single-ply membrane roofing from Cooley Group offers high reflectance and fleece backing to reduce the heat island effect and help maintain indoor temperatures. It delivers 40% greater tensile strength than standard reinforced single-ply membranes, says the maker. The roofing is certified by the Cool Roof Rating Council. 800.444.4023. www.cooleygroup.com.

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    COOL ROOFReinforced adhered PVC-based single-ply membrane roofing from Cooley Group offers high reflectance and fleece backing to reduce the heat island effect and help maintain indoor temperatures. It delivers 40% greater tensile strength than standard reinforced single-ply membranes, says the maker. The roofing is certified by the Cool Roof Rating Council. 800.444.4023. www.cooleygroup.com.

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    COOL ROOF
    Reinforced adhered PVC-based single-ply membrane roofing from Cooley Group offers high reflectance and fleece backing to reduce the heat island effect and help maintain indoor temperatures. It delivers 40% greater tensile strength than standard reinforced single-ply membranes, says the maker. The roofing is certified by the Cool Roof Rating Council. 800.444.4023. www.cooleygroup.com

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    WOOD SIDING
    Iron Woods ipe from Timber Holdings is an FSC-certified Brazilian hardwood that resists checking, twisting, bowing, decay, pests, and fire for long-term durability. The untreated planks feature a smooth, clean surface with a tight, interwoven grain. The wood siding is combined with exposed concrete masonry units and recycled metal panels to deliver an effective and low-maintenance cladding for the house. 414.445.8989. www.ironwoods.com
     

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    WINDOWS
    A variety of Energy Star–qualified, triple-glazed, aluminum-clad wood windows from Loewen, including fixed, casement, and awning styles, deliver high performance, passive ventilation, and sound attenuation. The windows’ Douglas fir frames, extruded aluminum cladding, and factory-applied Kynar-based cladding paint result in low maintenance and durability. Argon-filled glass helps the units achieve a U-value of 0.12 and SHGC of 0.24 to control thermal transfer and heat gain. 800.563.9367. www.loewen.com.

  • FLOORINGFSC-certified renewable Vida cork flooring from Ecohaus features a formaldehyde-free high-density fiberboard (HDF) core between cork layers. Suitable either for new construction or for installation over most existing floors, sections measure approximately 1 foot by 3 feet and 7/16 inch thick. The floating floors natural cellular cork structure absorbs sound and impact; however, it is not recommended for moisture- or traffic-heavy areas. 877.432.6428. www.ecohaus.com.

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    FLOORINGFSC-certified renewable Vida cork flooring from Ecohaus features a formaldehyde-free high-density fiberboard (HDF) core between cork layers. Suitable either for new construction or for installation over most existing floors, sections measure approximately 1 foot by 3 feet and 7/16 inch thick. The floating floors natural cellular cork structure absorbs sound and impact; however, it is not recommended for moisture- or traffic-heavy areas. 877.432.6428. www.ecohaus.com.

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    DISHWASHER
    The standard-capacity, built-in G-2472-SCVi model dishwasher from Miele is Energy Star rated to use less than 300 kWh (or about $32) per year while consuming just 5.17 gallons per cycle. It is equipped with the company’s PC Update function, which allows technicians to add new technology that reduces water and energy use and thus improves lifecycle cost. It also features a stainless steel interior, built-in water softener, and double waterproof system. 800.640.2613. www.mieleusa.com.

  • DISHWASHERThe standard-capacity, built-in G-2472-SCVi model dishwasher from Miele is Energy Star rated to use less than 300 kWh (or about $32) per year while consuming just 5.17 gallons per cycle. It is equipped with the companys PC Update function, which allows technicians to add new technology that reduces water and energy use and thus improves lifecycle cost. It also features a stainless steel interior, built-in water softener, and double waterproof system. 800.640.2613. www.mieleusa.com.

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    DISHWASHERThe standard-capacity, built-in G-2472-SCVi model dishwasher from Miele is Energy Star rated to use less than 300 kWh (or about $32) per year while consuming just 5.17 gallons per cycle. It is equipped with the companys PC Update function, which allows technicians to add new technology that reduces water and energy use and thus improves lifecycle cost. It also features a stainless steel interior, built-in water softener, and double waterproof system. 800.640.2613. www.mieleusa.com.

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    DOWNLIGHTS
    Halo LED downlight housings, modules, and trim packages from Cooper Lighting are available in models for insulated and non-insulated ceiling mounts and feature adjustable mounting arms for various framing layouts. The Energy Star-qualified dimmable modules are available in various color temperatures and lumen outputs. 770.486.4800. www.cooperindustries.com.

  • DOWNLIGHTSHalo LED downlight housings, modules, and trim packages from Cooper Lighting are available in models for insulated and non-insulated ceiling mounts and feature adjustable mounting arms for various framing layouts. The Energy Star-qualified dimmable modules are available in various color temperatures and lumen outputs. 770.486.4800. www.cooperindustries.com.

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    DOWNLIGHTSHalo LED downlight housings, modules, and trim packages from Cooper Lighting are available in models for insulated and non-insulated ceiling mounts and feature adjustable mounting arms for various framing layouts. The Energy Star-qualified dimmable modules are available in various color temperatures and lumen outputs. 770.486.4800. www.cooperindustries.com.

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    DOWNLIGHTS
    Halo LED downlight housings, modules, and trim packages from Cooper Lighting are available in models for insulated and non-insulated ceiling mounts and feature adjustable mounting arms for various framing layouts. The Energy Star-qualified dimmable modules are available in various color temperatures and lumen outputs. 770.486.4800. www.cooperindustries.com.

  • PENDANT LIGHTINGBocci 14.14 series pendant lights combine a modern aesthetic with energy savings. Hand-cast glass pendants, measuring 4 inches in diameter, deliver unique illumination and can be shaped in square, rectangle, or round canopy configurations in differing sizes and dimensions. The pendants fit both xenon lamps (10 watts; 20,000 hour lamp life) or proprietary and replaceable LEDs (1.5 watts; 50,000 hour lamp life). 604.639.5185. www.bocci.ca.

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    PENDANT LIGHTINGBocci 14.14 series pendant lights combine a modern aesthetic with energy savings. Hand-cast glass pendants, measuring 4 inches in diameter, deliver unique illumination and can be shaped in square, rectangle, or round canopy configurations in differing sizes and dimensions. The pendants fit both xenon lamps (10 watts; 20,000 hour lamp life) or proprietary and replaceable LEDs (1.5 watts; 50,000 hour lamp life). 604.639.5185. www.bocci.ca.

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    PENDANT LIGHTING
    Bocci 14.14 series pendant lights combine a modern aesthetic with energy savings. Hand-cast glass pendants, measuring 4 inches in diameter, deliver unique illumination and can be shaped in square, rectangle, or round canopy configurations in differing sizes and dimensions. The pendants fit both xenon lamps (10 watts; 20,000 hour lamp life) or proprietary and replaceable LEDs (1.5 watts; 50,000 hour lamp life). 604.639.5185. www.bocci.ca.

  • SOLAR PANELSHIT Power 195-watt photovoltaic modules from Sanyo Energy use single crystalline silicon surrounded by ultra-thin amorphous silicon layers to produce at least 10% more electricity than conventional crystalline silicon solar panels at the same temperature, says the maker. The modules double-wall black anodized aluminum frames add strength and durability. The panels are designed to achieve 16.8% efficiency. 408.861.8424. www.sanyo.com/solar.

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    SOLAR PANELSHIT Power 195-watt photovoltaic modules from Sanyo Energy use single crystalline silicon surrounded by ultra-thin amorphous silicon layers to produce at least 10% more electricity than conventional crystalline silicon solar panels at the same temperature, says the maker. The modules double-wall black anodized aluminum frames add strength and durability. The panels are designed to achieve 16.8% efficiency. 408.861.8424. www.sanyo.com/solar.

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    SOLAR PANELS
    HIT Power 195-watt photovoltaic modules from Sanyo Energy use single crystalline silicon surrounded by ultra-thin amorphous silicon layers to produce at least 10% more electricity than conventional crystalline silicon solar panels at the same temperature, says the maker. The modules’ double-wall black anodized aluminum frames add strength and durability. The panels are designed to achieve 16.8% efficiency. 408.861.8424. www.sanyo.com/solar.

  • COMBO FIXTUREThe high-efficiency Profile Smart 305 dual-flush toilet features an integral sink and faucet for water and space savings. The toilet offers 1.28-gpf (solid waste) or 0.8-gpf (liquid waste) options, making it up to 56% more water-efficient than single-flush, 1.28 gpf toilets. After flushing, fresh cold water is directed through the faucet for hand washing and drains into the toilet tank for the next flush. It is WaterSense labeled and IAPMO listed for the United States and Canada. 800.605.4218. www.caromausa.com.

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    COMBO FIXTUREThe high-efficiency Profile Smart 305 dual-flush toilet features an integral sink and faucet for water and space savings. The toilet offers 1.28-gpf (solid waste) or 0.8-gpf (liquid waste) options, making it up to 56% more water-efficient than single-flush, 1.28 gpf toilets. After flushing, fresh cold water is directed through the faucet for hand washing and drains into the toilet tank for the next flush. It is WaterSense labeled and IAPMO listed for the United States and Canada. 800.605.4218. www.caromausa.com.

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    COMBO FIXTURE
    The high-efficiency Profile Smart 305 dual-flush toilet features an integral sink and faucet for water and space savings. The toilet offers 1.28-gpf (solid waste) or 0.8-gpf (liquid waste) options, making it up to 56% more water-efficient than single-flush, 1.28 gpf toilets. After flushing, fresh cold water is directed through the faucet for hand washing and drains into the toilet tank for the next flush. It is WaterSense labeled and IAPMO listed for the United States and Canada. 800.605.4218. www.caromausa.com.

LEED for Homes Summary

Everything about the Ellis Residence was geared to achieve a LEED-Platinum rating, the first in the state outside of Seattle. Per the pilot version of the LEED for Homes rating system, here’s how the house scored:

LEED for Homes Rating: Platinum

Awarded: June 2010

Points Achieved: 100 out of 136

Certified: 52.5 - 67 Silver: 67.5 – 82 Gold: 82.5 - 97 Platinum: 97.5+

Innovation & Design Process (ID)

Points Achieved: 5 out of 11

The project earned three points for third-party durability management verification, as well as credits for an integrated project team and conducting a design charette.

Location & Linkages (LL)

Points Achieved: 8 out of 10

Using a previously developed infill site and reusing existing mechanical service infrastructure earned the bulk of these credits.

Sustainable Sites (SS):

Points Achieved: 16.5 out of 22

The team was careful to limit site disturbance while also reducing turf exposure and installing a landscape plan featuring native plants, permeable paving, and a water-saving irrigation system, among other features.

Water Efficiency (WE):

Points Achieved: 10 out of 15

A rainwater harvesting system garnered three credits alone, while a high-efficiency irrigation system and a slew of water-saving plumbing fixtures and fittings corralled the rest.

Energy & Atmosphere (EA):

Points Achieved: 27.5 out of 38

Exceptional energy performance per a well-insulated and airtight shell, passive solar design, geothermal heating and cooling, a 4-kW PV array that offsets a third of the grid-supplied power, solar water heating, and other features combined to earn these points.

Materials & Resources (MR):

Points Achieved: 12 out of 16

The team specified nearly all of the wood, including framing materials, to be FSC certified and optimized their use to reduce construction waste; environmentally preferred products dominated the spec sheet.

Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ):

Points Achieved: 19 out of 21

Enhanced fresh-air and exhaust ventilation, including best-in-class filtration, were third-party verified and performance tested; pollutant control measures during construction and before occupancy and a detached garage also earned credits.

Awareness & Education (AE)

Points Achieved: 2 out of 3

The project team and owners conducted several open houses during construction to build public awareness, while members of the design team became certified in green building and management.