Home construction done in an environmentally-conscious way.
The landscape isn’t the only thing that’s “green” in a lightly shaded yet sunlit area of Chevy Chase View: the house is. Comfortable and energy efficient, this Everett street home is the brainchild of Green Developer Judy Whalley, who desired to build a home that, “celebrated American hand-craftsmanship along with incorporating state-of-art green building practices.” Whalley collaborated with architect Jim Rill of Rill Architects and Peter Guida of Bethesda Bungalows to construct the home to LEED standards by minimizing energy and water consumption. Energy efficient features include geothermal heating and cooling, insulated hot water pipes to prevent heat loss, and a carrier energy recovery ventilation system to ensure fresh air without energy loss. The exterior trim even has EPA approved organic preservatives to protect against rot, termites, fungus, or water damage. The home’s interior includes recycled glass counters and renewable cork flooring.
At a recent open house, Whalley said, “Our team – Jim Rill, Bethesda Bungalows and myself – created something unique that demonstrates how beauty and green building can go hand in hand.” The team awaits final approval to obtain LEED Gold Certification as Whalley works with the US Green Building Council. This unique home will have its occupants living in environmentally-conscious style.
The home is located at 4234 Everett Street, Kensington, MD 20895. Contact realtor Martie Mitchell of Long & Foster Realtors. Click here for contact and additional information about the Everett St. Green Home.