BACKGROUND

Arciform LLC is restoring and remodeling a home originally built in 1909 in the Alameda Ridge – Hollywood District of Portland, Oregon that will use and support the most current practices of green design/remodel, is a model of energy efficiency and uses earth-friendly materials while restoring and maintaining the original period features of the home.

Instead of being client­driven, Arciform is the “client”as well as the contractor, maintaining control of the entire project so that we incorporate as many Earth Advantage features as possible in design and construction (energy efficiency, healthier indoor air, resource efficiency and environmental responsibility, etc.) Arciform is making the home available to the public as a green remodeling resource throughout the progress of the remodel/restoration from the period of October 1st, 2004 through completion of the project March 1st, 2005. At that time the house will be shut down
for the purpose of dressing it and then reopen for the 2005 Tour of Remodeled Homes on March 12 & 13th, 2005.

We will show how Earth Advantage and Arciform¹s building practices combine to benefit the home and homeowner by:

  • Highlighting Environmentally Responsible Building Practices
  • Improving the integrity of the original structure
  • Creating a healthier home
  • Lowering heating & cooling costs
  • Saving energy
  • Utilizing sustainable materials
  • Reducing waste in landfills
  • Cash incentives through the Energy Trust of Oregon

 

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