Blue Heron

Blue Heron

Blue Heron – Green Features

Water Conservation


  • Low flow faucets
  • Low flow showers
  • Dual flush toilets

Energy Efficiency


  • 8″ thick double 2×4 walls with thermal breaks
  • Dense-pack blown in fiberglass insulation
  • 1.25″ closed cell spray foam on entire ceiling
  • R-60 (24″) attic insulation
  • R-26 in walls
  • R-38 underfloor insulation
  • Super-efficient ductless mini-split HVAC system
  • Extensive air sealing package
  • Low-e Sierra Pacific window package
  • All lighting LED or CFL
  • Energy Star certified appliances
  • Raised heel trusses
  • Passive Solar Design

Sustainable Materials


  • Bamboo flooring
  • Job-site recycling

Indoor Air Quality


  • ZeroVOC paint
  • No carpeting
  • Venmar Heat Recovery Ventilator



  • Energy Star Version 3
  • Earth Advantage

By The Numbers

By The Numbers

3rd – 50/10 house in McMinnville

7 – dozen cookies delivered by mystery cookie angel

5th – Cellar Ridge green home built in Valley’s Edge

1,598 – nails diverted from landfill by Jim

1 – equals pitch of roof (12/12)

The People

Homeowner: Valerie and Jim Anton
Project Manager: Zack Geary
Designer: m.o.daby design