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Blog posts about Green Built Homes

Applewood Corner is a restored 1904 farmhouse and a new 2-story cottage. They are detached condos sharing an oversized corner lot. They each have their own outdoor space and storage structure, but they ALSO have access to shared green space–all held by the espalier apple trees anchoring the outer corner. Nicknames are not final and... More

On the hunt for the perfect home, we set out with Kelly a couple of months ago looking at a wide range of houses in close-in southeast. She looked at homes in years ranging from the early 1900s through 1990s. She spent her lunch hours and Saturdays with us, and spent her Sundays touring open houses with... More

Net Zero Home

Living Room Realty is the exclusive brokerage of fellow B Corp, Pringle Creek Community.   Open Houses for the Net Zero Home Saturday, July 16: 12 – 3:00pm Saturday, July 23: 12 – 3:00pm Wednesday, July 27: 5 – 8:00pm We are excited to announce a reduced price and limited time offer of $3,000 credit... More

This LEED Gold certified John Ross condo in South Waterfront boasts Brazilian cherry floors, high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows for ample natural light. The kitchen is well equipped with Bosch appliances and a cozy eating nook. Views of the city, west hills and peak-a-boo view of river from spacious balcony create a serene... More


The “green living” upgrades of this Troutdale EcoHouse make it both energy efficient and economical! The 16 solar panels provide an approximate annual income of $2500, AND electricity to run the home. The heat-pump, which acts as both a heating and air conditioning unit, is run by that same electricity. Because of that, the heating and... More

Passive House Playroom

Who needs a catchy title, when “Passive House for Sale” is like saying, “Unicorn for Sale.” It’s an extremely rare occasion that I get to announce a “Passive House for Sale,” but it’s true. It is here, the Phoenix Passive House in Portland, Oregon. Exceeding the trend toward green building, exceeding expectations in many ways,... More

Passive is Aggressive! 

Passive House is an aggressive, high performance building standard. With one arm tied behind its back, Passive House beats the standard residential building code. It even outperforms the overwhelming majority of LEED certified homes. It’s touted as a building standard that is so rigorous that you could heat a Passive House with a hair dryer.... More

Worth The Wait 

Back in November, Adam and Chelsea found the perfect home on the very first day of their search.  Even their eighteen-month-old son Asher had to agree that this was the right place.  I have never seen a kid grin so big.  This fantastic new construction had 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths, a loft, and a huge... More

Julia Robertson Broker Living Room Realty

What does a LEED home look like?  A LEED home is healthy, full of light, free of off gassing, and can provide zero net energy consumption. This healthy home is made with the best sustainable materials and finishes, surrounded by community and nature. Bamboo flooring, energy efficient appliances, solar power, thoughtful architectural design for families and... More

  We are excited to share our new listings with Pringle Creek Community. Pringle Creek is a sustainable community development spanning 32 acres in south Salem, Oregon. Right in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Homes in this community are built to LEED certified and Earth Advantage standards. Lot opportunities range from the net zero development, a... More