Join Us for Ballard Green Building Talk #8: A Uniquely Ballard DIY Green Building Tale

Our neighborhood of Seattle is full of what some call “Ballard boxes,” tiny cottages that are short on space and insulation. These drafty old homes are often purchased by developers or homebuyers and torn down.

The owners of this particular box went in a different direction. They commissioned Heliotrope Architects to design a sister structure that was faithful to the neighborhood’s small-scale, peaked-roof homes. Regional builders Hammer and Hand completed the high-performance shell, drawing on their expertise building Passive House structures to create an air-tight, highly efficient new living space and updating the old. The homeowners, who come from a design background themselves, took on all the finish work to keep costs under control.

The result is a visually interesting home consisting of two wings, classic and modern, connected by a breezeway in the middle.

The designer, the builder, and the homeowners will all be telling the story of how this house came together and offering tours. The event quickly sold out, but we just released a few more tickets. Space is extremely limited, but I hope you can join us if you are in the Seattle area.

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Join Us for a FREE Green Building Talk

Sustainable Ballard + Vesta Home Performance present:


Ballard Green Building Talks

Featuring Yves Vetter of Vesta Home Performance

“When is the right time to upgrade your home?”

Improving your home’s energy performance can be a wise investment, but the key to doing it correctly is knowing when and what to upgrade. A veteran remodel contractor will outline cost-effective home-improvement strategies to lower your energy use quickly and affordably while increasing the comfort and durability of your home. This 30-minute talk will be followed by refreshments and the chance to view a home that has been renovated to 4-Star BuiltGreen standards.

Where: The Davenport-Sharon Residence (RSVP for address)

When: Wednesday, June 6, 7:00–8:30pm

RSVP Required: Reserve Your Spot Now

Seating is limited, so RSVP today.

Vesta Home PerformanceVesta Home Performance responsibly retrofits single-family residences to be more comfortable, healthful, energy efficient, and valuable, using a whole-house approach with 21st century technology and building science. The Vesta Home Performance Retrofitting team brings together decades of construction management, green remodeling, and Fortune 500 business experience. Proud members of Home Performance Washington and the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, the Vesta team is doing their part to actively promote the importance of the burgeoning Home Performance industry.