Posts About Sustainability

Coates Design Wins Copper Award!

Coates Design Wins Copper Award!

August 7th, 2017 | , , ,

Coates Design Architects, has been awarded the 2016 North American Copper in Architecture Award. This award recognizes unusual and brilliant uses of copper in building design. A short walk from the Seattle ferry, the building reveals the progressive ideas of northwest architect: Matthew Coates. Read more ›

An Eco-Doghouse Made from Recycled Building Materials

An Eco-Doghouse Made from Recycled Building Materials

January 28th, 2011 | ,

This Eco-Doghouse, designed by Matthew Coates of Coates Design Architects, was built of 100% overage from construction projects, utilizing materials that may have otherwise gone to landfills. And, since this doghouse was built with sustainability in mind, it is arguably one of the healthiest indoor living environments built for a dog. Read more ›

Matthew Coates featured speaker at Bellevue Homes and Lifestyles Show

Matthew Coates featured speaker at Bellevue Homes and Lifestyles Show

January 16th, 2011 | ,

The Bellevue Homes and Lifestyles Show is taking place at Meydenbauer Center this weekend, January 21 – 23.  Matthew Coates, Coates Design Architects, is featured speaker on Friday, January 21 at 5:00 pm, and again on Saturday, January 22 at noon.  The title of Mr. Coates’ talk is Leading the Way Toward a Sustainable Future. Read more ›

Japan – A successful trip

Japan – A successful trip

October 2nd, 2010 | , ,

Matthew Coates recently returned from a visit to Japan, where he lectured to industry leaders about sustainable design and green building. Coming soon, a new branch office in Tokyo. Read more ›

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Ed Begley, Jr. & Matthew Coates are Leading the Way Toward a Sustainable Future

July 20th, 2010 | ,

Leading the Way presents an evening with Actor and Environmentalist, Ed Begley, Jr. and Seattle Architect, Matthew Coates. The two will discuss architecture and sustainability.

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Perilstein Residence

Perilstein Residence

May 14th, 2010 | ,

Perilstein Residence, Bainbridge Island, WA. Construction completed in April, 2009. Landscaping completed July, 2010.

Located on the west side of Bainbridge Island, the Perilstein Residence is situated on a medium-bank waterfront parcel, overlooking the Olympic Mountains.  The house has been designed to maximize views from every room, with Clerestory windows adding abundant light.  Special materials include steel, concrete floors, fir trim, and tru-color cement fiberboard panels.  Read more ›

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The Roof at the Kids Discovery Museum is Growing on Us!

May 11th, 2010 | ,

The new Kids Discovery Museum on Bainbridge Island has been designed to include a Living Roof. A living roof will naturally insulate a building, providing a natural barrier to heat gain or loss. Read more ›

LEED Platinum certified home by Bainbridge Island Architects, Coates Design

How much does it cost? FREE Sustainability!

April 30th, 2010 |

How much does it cost to build a sustainable home? This is a question that we get all the time. The answer is of course, “it depends”. Read more ›

Cradle to Cradle – Sustainable Design Competition

Cradle to Cradle – Sustainable Design Competition

February 26th, 2010 | ,

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LEED Platinum certified home by Bainbridge Island Architects, Coates Design

Ellis Residence Featured on Bainbridge Island TV

December 14th, 2009 | ,

The greenest home in Bainbridge gets one step closer to Platinum LEED status thanks to Coates Design Architects. Justin Helmbrecht explains how the vegetated roof helps reduce rainwater runoff while also providing a garden area escape.

 

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The Roof Is Alive! ...with vegetation.

The Roof Is Alive! …with vegetation.

November 25th, 2009 |

1300 square feet of the lower roof of the residence is covered in a pre-planted vegetated roofing system. The system consists of 3′ x3′ panels with pre-grown, drought tolerant sedums laid in a grid to form a cohesive surface of vegetation. Read more ›

Mechanical Mini-series: Photovoltaics

Mechanical Mini-series: Photovoltaics

November 23rd, 2009 | ,

These Seattle Architects had the opportunity to climb up on the roof of the Ellis Residence to film the installation of the 20 panel, 4 kw photovoltaic system which will supply about 40% of the power to the residence. Read more ›

Mechanical Mini-Series: Solar Hot Water

Mechanical Mini-Series: Solar Hot Water

November 19th, 2009 | ,

Two 4’x8′ solar hot water flat plates have been installed on the lower, south-facing roof of the Ellis Residence. These two panels will collect heat from the rays of the sun to help supplement the domestic hot water supply throughout the year. Read more ›

Mechanical Systems Mini-Series: Heat Recovery Ventilator

Mechanical Mini-series: Heat Recovery Ventilator

October 27th, 2009 | ,

Our first look into the Ellis Residence mechanical systems begins with the heat recovery ventilator(HRV). The main function of the HRV is to provide an energy efficient way to bring fresh, filtered air into the house while exhausting stale and contaminated air. Read more ›

Mechanical Systems Mini-Series: Heat Recovery Ventilator

Mechanical Systems Mini-series

October 22nd, 2009 | ,

We are going to start a mini-series dedicated to the various mechanical systems that have been installed in the Ellis Residence. During the next few weeks check in to learn more information about each individual system that has been utilized in a home targeted with the goal of LEED for Homes Platinum. Read more ›

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