sustainable homes


Solo Lofts 4 Star BuiltGreen Award

_MG_1879This 20-unit development in the heart of Ballard is a striking example of the trend to increase housing density in Seattle. Replacing an aging duplex, the new building provides 20 one- and two-bedroom dwellings with top floor double height lofts. Parking spaces are provided for half the units on the ground floor while a large bike storage area accommodates the other typical means of transportation for the residents. And since parking and transportation are such important issues in the neighborhood, InHaus made a successful bid to have two new Zipcars parked across the street from the development.

Read the full case study from the Master Builders Association here

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A Double Win for InHaus at the 2013 Fraser Valley Building Awards

INHaus_FVawardsWe were very honored to be included as one of the nominees for the 2013 Fraser Valley Commercial building awards. Over 44 amazing projects were nominated this year, from Surrey, Langley, White Rock Abbotsford & Mission. The award criteria required a building or renovation to compliment the surrounding properties and area, be aesthetically pleasing, include unique architectural features, and answer a specific development need within the community.

Our LEED Platinum Beachaus 1 & 2 project in White Rock BC received the Award of Excellence in the Multi-Family category. The project involved rezoning & reorienting two small lots, allowing us to construct two fully “daylit”, ultra-efficient smart homes. The homes were very unique and the project serves as a great example for sustainable infill development in the White Rock area. The project will also be featured in an upcoming issue of the Fraser Valley Business Examiner.

As a total surprise, InHaus Development was also awarded the 2013 Fortis BC Green Building Award for excellence in sustainable development & construction. We are proud to be recognized for the extra work which we put into each sustainable project that we work on, and very happy that awareness of green building practices is rapidly improving year after year throughout the Fraser Valley, and the Pacific Northwest.

 

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South Surrey Modern

Take a peek at the upcoming home InHaus Development is proud to be building in the South Surrey/White Rock area. This home will be a Built Green Platinum targeted build, located on a beautiful 1 acre property. Stay tuned for more information on this amazing project.

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Beachaus II SOLD

Now that’s a great sign. After a few months on the market and a number of interested parties we are pleased to announce that Beachaus II has now been sold. Please note that there will not be any further open houses at this property.

Congrats to the new owner of Beachaus II, welcome to the InHaus family! We hope you enjoy your brand new LEED Platinum home.

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Canada’s Most Walkable City

Walkscore recently ranked all of the major Canadian cities for their walkability, and Vancouver came out #1. Check out this link for an interesting interactive “heat map” showing walkable corridors throughout the lower mainland.

Did you know that the average resident of a walkable neighborhood weighs 6-10 pounds less than someone who lives in a sprawling neighborhood? Cities with good public transit and access to amenities promote happiness. Over 82% of CO2 emissions are from burning fossil fuels, your feet are zero-pollution transportation machines.

Research also shows that a single point of Walk Score can be worth up to $3,000 of increased value for your property. Read the research report here.

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