The Walnut

Water Conservation

  • Low flow showers
  • Low flow faucets and fixtures
  • Dual flush toilets

Energy Efficiency

  • Dense-pack blown in fiberglass insulation
  • All ducting in conditioned space
  • Extensive air sealing package
  • Low-e Anderson 100 windows with recycled content in glass and frames
  • All lighting CFL or LED
  • Energy Star certified appliances

Sustainable Materials

  • Reclaimed barn wood accents
  • Job-site recycling

Indoor Air Quality

  • Spero low formaldehyde MDF trim (no added urea-formaldehyde)
  • Zero VOC paint
  • No carpeting
  • Occupancy controlled bath fans


  • Energy Star Certified
  • Earth Advantage

The People

Homeowner: Brian and Jackie
Project Manager: Zack Geary
Designer: Mary Beth Branch, Branch Studio
Photographer: Brttany Rossman

By The Numbers

11– Trusses pulled off old house

12 – Beamlets made for new roof

1 – Waterproof deck installed

1,083 – Lineal feet of reclaimed wood used

4 – Number of kittens found during remodel