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Columbia City Green

Contemporary craftsmanship with artful living—in both form and function—low-impact, reduced carbon footprints with expansive views in the Case-designed home.

The thermal performance and condensation resistance for the entire fenestration assembly that contribute to the energy efficiency of aluminum windows.


A Seattle-based architecture and building firm is developing urban homes, live/work loft homes and light commercial buildings with environmental sustainability in mind. Significantly more energy-efficient than the best traditionally-built homes, most of the dwellings feature green roofs, insulated concrete form foundations and walls, rainwater harvesting, solar pre-heating water systems, and radiant floor heat—and aluminum thermal barrier windows.
The design team at Case is particularly fond of using locally sourced materials when possible. The homes are built mostly in existing residential areas where sloping terrain and spectacular views make up for smaller lots……..

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  • Tony Case, AIA,case-architects.com
  • John Tremble, LEED AP, Milgard, milgard.com

Photo credits: Figure 1, Figure 2  ©Orhun Uygur, Turkphoto Inc., Figure 3 © Milgard Windows

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