Portland Modern

Water Conservation

  • Low flow faucets
  • Low flow showers
  • Dual flush toilets
  • Rainwater sub-grade infiltration system
  • 100% on-site storm water management

Energy Efficiency

  • Expansive rooftop solar array
  • 8″ thick dual 2×4 walls with thermal break
  • Dense-pack blown in fiberglass insulation
  • 1.25″ closed cell spray foam on all exterior walls and ceiling
  • R-60 (24″) attic insulation
  • R-38 underfloor insulation
  • R-35 wall insulation
  • Ductless mini-split with concealed units
  • All ducting in conditioned space
  • Extensive air sealing package
  • Low-e Anderson 100 windows with recycled content in glass and frames
  • All lighting CFL or LED
  • Extended eaves for summer shading
  • Energy Star certified appliances
  • Raised heel trusses
  • Passive Solar Design
  • Electric car charger
  • Attic and crawl space accessed only from outside envelope
  • Energy efficient on-demand water heater

Sustainable Materials

  • Bamboo flooring throughout
  • Infill lot within walking distance to local amenities
  • Job-site recycling
  • 80% post-consumer recycled metal roofing

Indoor Air Quality

  • Spero low formaldehyde MDF trim (no added urea-formaldehyde)
  • Zero VOC paint
  • No carpeting
  • Heat Recovery Ventilator


The People

Homeowner: Kartik and Rupa
Project Manager: Carson Benner
Designer: m.o.daby design
Photographer: Doreen Wynja

By The Numbers

1st – 50/10 house in Portland
1st – Cellar Ridge project sign to be “tagged” by rival green builder
2nd – house to be built on this foundation
3 – backyard projects completed from wood reclaimed from original house