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Because the cottage is so air tight a mechanical heat recovery ventilation system ensures indoor air quality. High-tech led lighting and ultra energy efficient appliances mean that a future photo-voltaic system will be able to meet all of the occupants’ energy needs.
Seattle limits backyard cottages to 800
backyard cottage (detached accessory dwelling unit) in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood boasts an impressive list of green features including passive solar heating, rain water harvesting and low VOC finishes. The building is super air tight and super insulated. The estimated annual heating cost is projected
so this cottage employs creative multi-use spaces. An efficient compact kitchen and murphy bed, that also conceals a fold down dining table, make the main living level both flexible and functional.