Green home builder aims for the mainstream
Source: Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
Author: Marc Stiles
Builder Martha Rose is the queen of green. Some of the homes her Seattle company is building in Seattle's Rainier Vista are pre-wired for photo-voltaic panels. Some have passive solar atriums and...
"Behind the Walls"
Newspaper Source: The Enterprise, Shoreline
Home Tour It's a balancing act with higher costs associated with building green, but as more people get educated, the demand for Built Green homes will continue to increase. Martha Rose Construction holds educational tours of 3 recently built homes...
Appeal of 'green' houses grows with financial incentives
Newspaper Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
For the first time in this state, individuals will be paid by their local utility to produce electricity, whether they do the job with miniwind generators, photovoltaic solar panels or gas-producing anaerobic digesters of garbage or manure.
Hardcover: Edens Lost & Found -
How Ordinary Citizens Are Restoring Our Great American Cities
Authors: Harry Wiland and Dale Bell; with Joseph D'Agnese
For Martha Rose, the philosophy of green building is the culmination of a lifetime of strong ideas about sustainable shelter. When she was only nineteen years old, Chicago-born Rose took a job as a carpenter on a construction site in the Washington, DC, area. “The work was hard,” she remembers, “but I liked it.”...