Sustainable Ballard Festival September 19th, 2015

Sustainable Ballard has long been part of the neighborhood here’s an except from their website:

Sustainable Ballard is now 12 years old. Formed in 2003, we were the first neighborhood sustainability group in Seattle and a founding organization of SCALLOPS (Sustainable Communities All Over Puget Sound). We’ve gained local, national and international recognition for our grassroots approach to community action addressing climate change.

Their festival is now a “must-do” for residents of the former city of Ballard as well as for others in the area interested in sustainability.  Energy, food, the sharing economy (and non-economy), politics, local causes and just plain fun can all be found here on Saturday September 19th 2015. They now cover such a broad perspective at the festival, one may not even know they are interested in a sustainable concept until they learn more at the festival.

I’ll be there talking up green homes, sustainable practices and handing out water saving devices, Chico bags and talking about all things homeowner related. There are many deep green building withing walking distance of the fair, I am happy to share a walking tour you can do on your own.

Come on down to the festival meet your neighbors from near and far and have a great time with the family!

Here is the latest infographic of our Seattle Real Estate Market.


Ballard New Construction Townhouse

Ballard New Construction Townhouse

The could be the Ballard beauty you have been looking for!  This town house has everything you need and a few perks you didn’t know you would want. High walkscore, transitscore, bikescore, and a NW Energy Star, 5 star Built Green rating (pending) that not only will save you money in the long run, but it has thoughtful and healthy design and construction. You don’t have to be “green” to appreciate the bells and whistles on this one!

Ballard Townhouse
This is a home your friends will envy for location and beauty

There are many features and building systems that go into a home such as this, I am certainly happy to explain them if you are curious, however anyone, one can see attention to detail and thoughtful design the architects and builder have put into this townhouse.

Just a few of the features not often seen in other Ballard or Seattle town tomes:

  • LED Lights through out – beautiful & you may never need to change a bulb
  • Mini Split Heat Pumps- remote controlled, highly efficient heating & air conditioning
  • Water Saving Fixtures- dual flush toilets, water saving faucets & shower heads
  • Windows Above Code -allows for an abundance of light & no cold spots
  • NW Energy Star Appliances -again another opportunity to save on utility bills
  • Induction stove top range – for added savings & safety & indoor air quality
  • Low VOCs – means better indoor air quality for decades to come
  • ERV – for healthy indoor air & energy savings
  • Green Roof-  this almost no maintenance gardening is good for the environment & beautiful
  • Ready to go for PV Solar panels (incentives & co-ops are available)
  • Wired for whole home sound & alarm, even on the roof deck with sweeping views!
Healthy Built Homes
Great entertaining spaces practical and beautiful

People have misconceptions about what “green” means. If  one didn’t know how green this home is, they might just think it was smart, hip and had thoughtful design.

Low VOC Home
Well sized bathroom with beautiful water saving features

This is the home where your friends will want to meet you for dinner parties and sunny day BBQs on the roof deck high above Market Street in the tree canopy watching the sunset over the Olympic Mountains.


Seattle Empty Bowls Event Venue Changed

Seattle Empty Bowls Event Venue Changed

June 16, 2011 Last year’s Empty Bowls event held at the Ballard Community Center was a huge success. This year it has been changed to the Nordic Heritage Museum.  Just like last year, this year’s event will have lots of live music, yummy soup provided by Ballard Market and fresh baked bread. The best part of the event is the ability to peruse a large number of handmade bowls (some don’t even work well with soup!) and go home with the vessel of your choice. They also have ceramics  meant for Fluffy, Fifi or Bruiser!

The suggested $15 donation goes to the Ballard Food Bank —  in need of help more than ever this year. The event runs from 4-7 PM Saturday night. This is a great way to top off the day after touring the Northwest Eco Building Guild’s Green Home Tour. You can visit several of the many stops on the tour, work up your appetite and carpool to Empty Bowls at the end of a satisfying day learning about the latest in sustainable building in Seattle.