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Dec 04 2012

Small mills show large at Green Build

By KC

Wood from our network of small mills made a star showing at Green Build last month.  The 30,000+ attendees of the Expo at San Francisco's Mscone Center beheld a beautiful, modern off-grid house that was sided in locally harvested Western Red Cedar.

The Paradigm, a LEED Platinum prefab structure built by Seattle's Method Homes, is net zero water and energy and is designed to fit into different spaces, including urban backyards as an ADU and remote, off-grid sites as a vacation home.

It features many gorgeous green features including zero VOC paints and finishes, no added formaldehyde cabinetry and plywood, and a 5,000 gallon rainwater harvesting tank.

But the most striking feature is the FSC 100% Western Red Cedar siding that encases the sculptural walls, sourced from our network of small mills.

This cedar comes from forest restoration projects just outside Portland.

Click here to read more about Method Homes' Paradigm Series and its cutting-edge design.

Photo at left: A close-up of the siding and its interesting angled design. The whitewash finish is by Sherwin Williams.