What new at the beach?
Believe it or not we are celebrating our fifth year
in the house! And so far, so good with our
geothermal heating system. The photo above
shows the ground source heat pump that uses
the liquid heated by the earth beneath the garage
to supply heat to the home and we're happy to say
it has been doing great! Keep up with the news
the beach by reading the GGATB blog
We're also proud to announce that he passed his test and has earned the coveted LEED GA (Green Associate) designation!
We are no longer conducting public tours but you are welcome to schedule a private tour by calling us at PorterWorks, 888-391-9966
19126 Soundview Dr. NW
Stanwood, WA 98292
click here for directions
Parking is limited
Find out what the developers of Going Green at the Beach
are up to now! Dave & Anna Porter have expanded their business, PorterWorks. to include more educational opportunities for professionals in the building/real estate trades and increasing their services as a marketing and
sales resource providing business performance assessments and best practice recommendations.
Check out their new website at www.PorterWorks.com
Featured Educational Videos
Wine Cellar from Recycled Materials
Storm Water Management
Green Homes of the Year award
Gold Nugget Award of Merit for
Sustainable Green Built Home
The 2008 NAHB Green Custom Home Builder
(Group Photograph with NAHB Award)
The 2007 Green Hammer Award winner
Completed in October, 2007, "Going Green at the Beach" continues to attract widespread attention from the media, the building industry, and the public. As of January, 2013, more than 38,000 unique visitors have browsed the information on the website, more than 3,000 people have toured the home, and the project has been featured in more than a dozen publications, including Natural Home, Smart HomeOwner, and Environmental Design + Construction. It has also been filmed for the TV show "Renovation Nation," launching in mid-2008 on the new national cable channel, Planet Green.
The Going Green at the Beach team would like to thank all who have worked to make this project such a success, especially the many firms whose generous sponsorship made the educational programming possible. We encourage you to continue to visit this site for updates, including a link to the homeowners' blog which will report on the performance of the products and systems used in the house.
See you at the beach!
To view the tour handout providing room-by-room details of the home's green products and features, click here.
Click here to listen to podcast!