By merging the world of traditional architecture with leading-edge building science and hi-performance construction you get the new “urban hybrid” City Cabins™ in Seattle’s Rainier Vista and Licton Springs neighborhoods. The unique design building combination is a pure comingling of the best of the past and the optimum of the next-gen building movement.
The “Cabins” are packed with smart design features that could easily go-unnoticed, yet these features are perfect solutions to enhance the occupant’s creature comforts and reduce yearly utility costs. The super-insulated well sealed homes our partnered with a high-efficient heat-recovery ventilator (HRV) that supplies the homes with fresh filtered-air into the living areas and bedrooms 24/7 while simultaneously exhausting the stale air. New to the City Cabin™ lineup is a high efficient infrared radiant heating panel system.
The City Cabins™ concept was trademarked by homebuilder Martha Rose, president of Martha Rose Construction; City Cabins™ are super energy efficient homes that are certified as 5-Star Built Green & Approach net-zero energy consumption. Utilize water saving technologies, low impact development techniques, & are built using materials that are regionally produced. We employ 3rd party verifier to certify our standards-the trademark was first used in Washington in February 2011.
The amazing thing to consider about these 8 new high performance homes is that they will be competitively priced with traditional code built homes. When Rose was asked how she could do this she mentioned “by utilizing integrated design and reputation management, over the years being able to survive in tough building industry lenders notice, and I can get some pretty good financing.” Rose needs to stay continually sharp looking for design elements that really don’t serve a function in the homes such as belly bands which look good but by eliminating them you save additional labor and materials that instead go into increasing the efficiency and comfort of the new homes.