GMS Architectural Group

Porter Residence

This 5+ star 2,700 S.F. “Built Green” home is located on Warm Beach, near Stanwood WA. This home sits on a 32'ft wide lot and includes a main house, a detached garage with a guest cottage retreat. The house was designed to be super energy conservation conscience and meets six separate certifications for built-green projects and is certified "platinum" under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for homes. It is also certified as five-star plus Built Green by the Master Builders of King and Snohomish Counties, an Energy Star home under the National Association of Home Builders National Green Program, an American Lung Assoc. Health House, and Environments for Living project. The built-green features include a geothermal heating pump and a heat recovery ventilation system, photo voltaic solar panels, reused materials, low impact site development techniques and N.W. native landscaping with two sections of living green roofing and an "edible garden". The house includes wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, recycled mosaic art counter top and cork flooring.