Save the Date – Greenlife @ Summerfest!

Save the Date – Greenlife @ Summerfest!

Mighty House Construction and Mighty Energy Solutions will have a tent at the GreenLife festival for the 3rd year running! GreenLife is sponsored by Sustainable West Seattle, as part of the West Seattle Summer Fest and this sustainability expo features local businesses with a focus on green and sustainable practices. Our very own Laura Elfline will be presenting, Smart Home Greatness, on the GreenLife stage Friday, 2pm and she would love to see you there! The Mighty tent will be set up Friday – Sunday. Stop by any time to check out some photos of our recent projects, test out our radiant heat panels, and play giant Jenga then check out the petting zoo!
Friday July 10 – 12
Friday/Saturday, 10-6
Sunday, 10-5
California Avenue between Edmunds + Alaska
P.S. If you miss Laura’s presentation this Friday you can catch it @ NW SolarFest 10am on the NW EcoBuilding Guild Stage
Mighty House + Mighty Energy to host Eco-Hour

Mighty House + Mighty Energy to host Eco-Hour

Mighty House and our sister company Mighty Energy Solutions are co-hosting Eco-Hour with Second Use Building Materials later this month! Eco-Hour is a networking event, organized by NBIS, which focuses on connecting and promoting northwest leaders working at the intersection of business, innovation, sustainability, and community. This is a great place to build relationships with like-minded peers, share ideas, and learn about the activities NBIS and others are carrying out to promote sustainable and profitable business in the region.

Thursday June 25
5:30-7:30pm
Second Use Building Materials
3223 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

Drinks and light refreshments will be provided. The cost is free for NBIS members and $15 for non-members. You can RSVP here.

Save the Date: Skagit Power Tours

Save the Date: Skagit Power Tours

If you’re interested in getting a behind the scenes look at where your electricity is coming from the Skagit Power Tour is a great opportunity to get inside a powerhouse and see hydropower at work. These tours are lead by park Rangers and naturalist guides from Seattle City Light and the North Cascades Institute. Tour sizes are small and book up quickly so sign up soon if you’re interested! Learn more here.

Cork: Green Building Material of the Month

Cork: Green Building Material of the Month

Cork, commonly known for its use as a wine bottle stopper, is also a fantastic green building material. Cork is made from the outer bark of the cork oak tree which can be found in the Mediterranean region. A typical tree produces several hundred kilograms of cork at each harvesting and will survive for many generations. Cork is harvested on a sustainable basis. Unlike other trees, stripping the cork bark from the tree does not harm the tree, in fact a cork oak tree can be safely harvested 20 times during its life cycle. This rapidly renewable resources makes cork an ideal sustainable building material.

This by-prouct of wine corks is a recycled material that can have many building applications. Cork is naturally fire retardant, impermeable, hypoallergenic and resistant to wear. The value of cork is further enhance by its low conductivity of heat, sound and vibration making great flooring applications for rooms with cold floors or reducing sound transfers on second story additions. In addition to cork flooring there is also cork roofing, exterior walls, interior walls, insulation and ceiling. One of our favorite cork material producers is ThermaCork. Visit their website for more information.
Homestead Community Land Trust

Homestead Community Land Trust

In celebration of each Mighty House anniversary we make a donation to an outstanding non-profit in the area. We like to give back to this community which has given so much to us.  There are so many organizations doing such great work it makes it very difficult to choose. In celebration of our 6th year in business we have chosen to donate to Homestead Community Land Trust.

Homestead’s mission is to empower individuals, stabilize families, and strengthen neighborhoods by creating and preserving affordable home ownership opportunities for low to modest-income homebuyers in the Seattle area. Through this program individuals and families are able to achieve homeownership and stay in their community – ever increasingly areas they may have otherwise been forced to leave due to rent increases. Homeownership helps to increase financial stability for these families because their resources are no longer tied up in commuting, paying high rent, or relocating frequently. And unlike the traditional housing market, homes purchased through Homestead remain affordable for every new buyer even when the previous owner decides to sell. Each dollar spent on a Homestead home is a lifetime investment towards sustainable homeownership and community stability. What is not to love about that! Learn more here.