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Grow Community earns Built Green Hammer award for PHC Construction

We already knew Grow Community sets a new standard for sustainable construction. Earning a Green Hammer award just pounds that message home.

builtgreenOur builder PHC Construction is being honored with a 2014 Built Green Hammer award by the Master Builders Association, a real mark of excellence among regional projects.

The Built Green program is designed to help buyers find quality, affordable homes that protect the health of their families and the Northwest environment. Built Green homes are designed to provide homeowners with comfortable, durable, environmentally friendly homes that are cost-effective to own and maintain.

Yep, that’s Grow!

“We’re very honored to receive this prestigious recognition,” says PHC’s Marty Sievertson. “Our goal has been to help make Grow Community the healthiest, most environmentally friendly project possible, and to show what’s possible in sustainable construction. This award is a great endorsement of how a sustainable project can be a success.”

The award will be presented at the 2014 Built Green Conference, Sept. 18 in Seattle.

Congratulations to PHC Construction for this fine honor!

 

Seattle Magazine highlights Grow Community

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Grow Community gets a great mention in Seattle Magazine this month! Grow made the magazine’s Real Estate Essentials column for “Best Laid Plans,” celebrating the cream of local planned communities. “From revitalizing urban neighborhoods to … [Continue reading]

What does Washington’s largest planned solar community look like from the air?

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YES, THE ‘T’ IS SILENT

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The first neighborhood in Grow Community phase 2 is called the Grove, so it's apropos that one of its signature buildings draws its name from the Northwest forest. The Tsuga (pronounced SOO-guh) is named for a familiar group of conifers from the … [Continue reading]

Grow Community solar now a radio star

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Grow Community's solar program got the star treatment on KIRO-FM’s “Real Estate Today” over the weekend. Grow project manager Greg Lotakis was among the panelists for “Simple Solar,” an hourlong discussion of Washington's dramatic solar incentives … [Continue reading]

Breaking Ground, Then Making It Better Than Ever

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Construction update: All’s super at Cooper

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As we begin home presales in Phase 2, we're rounding out our first neighborhood, the Village, with the Cooper Apartments on the north end of the grounds. Cooper West is now getting its interior finishes and fixtures. All windows and doors have … [Continue reading]

NEEA, Next Steps Homes – Case Study

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The Everett home in the Village is part of NEEA‘s (Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance) pilot project: Next Step Homes. The purpose of this pilot – partnering with a select group of builders across the Northwest – is to determine the most … [Continue reading]

Strong demand for Grove neighborhood

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What a great opening weekend! Buyers reserved 27 percent of homes in the Grove, Grow Community’s newest neighborhood, during the grand opening of our new sales office this past weekend. Thank you to everyone who made our opening weekend gala such … [Continue reading]

Solar-powered Grow Community continues to blossom outside of Seattle

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Green building guru Matt Hickman of the popular Mother Nature Network has a great writeup here about Grow Community phase 2, calling it “even more lovable” than phase 1! Mother Nature Network Matt Hickman Wed, Jul 09, 2014 at 02:36 … [Continue reading]