2024 Northwest Green Home Tour

2024 Northwest Green Home Tour

2024 Northwest Green Home Tour
Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 11:00am-5:00pm

The Northwest Green Home Tour is gearing up for another great year! Check out this FREE tour of sustainable green homes, remodels, and energy retrofits throughout the PNW. Get your free tickets now.

Make sure to put our co-hosted MHC/Workshop 315 site, first on your list!, See how we transformed this 1947 home into a more efficient, functional, and fun space for their family to live, grow, and play (all of which turned out to be lovely, too!).

Sometimes, knowing where to start is the biggest obstacle.

Sometimes, knowing where to start is the biggest obstacle.

It can be challenging to translate your dream vision into a tangible, realistic project with so many different avenues to start at; it can all be very confusing. And resources like HGTV don’t help clarify as much as it just adds to the information overload. One of our favorite services of MH is being able to put people on the right path to make their residential dreams a reality.

We don’t have to be the contractor to build your project. [We wish to be because we know we can do good work for you!] However, our ultimate wish is for you to get the project you’re dreaming of and to meet your goals with as much ease and clarity as possible in the construction world. Whether you reach out to us for a free 15-minute consult or an ongoing paid consulting role for a local or out of region project, we can help guide you through your project(s) and bring clarity and organization to the craziness of building.

Our end goal is that you have a healthy, sustainable homes that will make a difference in how you live, work, and play in their homes.  Reach out to us today!

Spring into the New Year!

Spring into the New Year!

Spring is just around the corner, and we are excited about what is blooming in the coming days. We hope this letter finds you in good health, well rested from the holidays, and looking forward to all that 2024 has in store. It is in times like these that we can step back and truly show gratitude for our clients, vendors, associates, family, and friends like you who make our jobs enjoyable and impactful – every single day. We would like to extend thanks to you who have worked with us and made our lives so fulfilling over the last 15 years of business (TODAY). It is this level of community collaboration that makes us so successful.

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Keep your energy use from spiking while things heat up this winter.

Keep your energy use from spiking while things heat up this winter.

Winter is a great time to spread (clean energy) cheer with friends and family. Whether you host people for the holidays or travel to see friends and family, it’s a special time of year – even when it comes to your energy use.

For most of us, our energy consumption increases dramatically during the winter season, most of which is attributed to increased kitchen use. Wondering what you can do to keep your energy use from spiking while things heat up in the kitchen this holiday season? Consider upgrading to an Induction Stove.

Induction’s efficiency, cleanliness, functionality, and growing market make it a good option for households to consider. Here are a few of the benefits of Induction Cooking:

Energy Efficient.
Because induction appliances only create heat through pots and pans on their surfaces, they are much more efficient than traditional cooktop appliances. Induction appliances are up to three times more efficient than gas stoves and up to 10% more efficient than conventional smooth top electric ranges. Induction also runs cooler and cleaner than gas, lowering the load on ventilation and on heating and cooling systems in your home.

Food Cooks Faster.
Induction stoves eliminate the intermediate step of heating an element and transferring the heat to the pot. Compared with electric or gas stoves, they cook more quickly when you turn up the heat and respond faster when you dial it back down.

Easier to Clean.
Induction cooktops are easy to clean because their radius of heat is much smaller than that of gas or electric cooktops. If something spills over, it’s less likely to melt and stick to the surface.

Safer Cooking.
Induction cooktops and ranges are inherently safer than gas or radiant-electric models because they don’t involve flames or direct heat. Only your pots heat up when you cook—the surface of the stovetop remains cool.

Precision Temperature Control.
Induction cooktops can boil water 20-40% faster than tested gas and traditional electric cooktops. The electromagnetic field also provides more precise, even heating compared to traditional cooktops.

Improved Indoor Air Quality.
Induction stoves are also free of the indoor air pollutants that come from gas stoves: burning gas for cooking produces nitrous oxides (NOX), carbon monoxide (CO), and formaldehyde (HCHO), which can have negative health effects and exacerbate respiratory conditions.

Aging-in-Place and ADA Compliant.
Because the surface of an induction appliance doesn’t heat up without a pan, it’s safer for those who have issues with hearing, vision, or mobility.