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The Natural Balance House is looking to partner with companies and organizations who want to align themselves with providing comfortable, stylish, sustainable homes. Sponsors are encouraged to participate actively in the project’s educational and promotional activities. Please contact Pam Worner at (206) 883-6688 for more information, or to discuss customizing the sponsor benefits to fit your specific marketing goals.
Level Five Design – Japanese wall plaster
Ambiente Tile – slate & tile
DPA Lighting Designs – LED lighting design
LaBrashe Fine Rug Gallery – custom woven rugs
Ravenhill Construction – custom builder
Iris Window Coverings – automated window coverings
Kohler – water-saving plumbing fixtures
Loewen/ Simmonds Glass- windows
Core Design – rainwater harvesting model & landscape plan
Seattle Interiors – Stone Forest tub
AAA Kartak Glass & Closet – glass & mirrors
Barron Heating – fireplace
Blue Sky Design – architect
DevToaster – web designer & developer
Northwest Property Imaging – photography
DeeWard & Bode – energy saving appliances
Green Dog Enterprises – green building consulting & third-party verification
Chatter Creative – branding & social media
ESA Panasonic – ventilation fans
Glassworks – decorative glass pieces
Intech Systems – home automation
Northwest Energy Star Homes – promotional support
JCT Illustration – original artwork
Level 5 Design specializes in the design and application of creative wall finishes using eco-friendly paints and plasters. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, we serve clients throughout the West Coast. We work with designers, architects, and residential clients to design custom finishes that bring beauty and value to commercial, hospitality, institutional, and residential projects. Level 5 combines artistic innovation with pioneering material science to offer the broadest palette of cutting edge and traditional wall finishes available. We continually experiment with new eco materials to push the envelope of what is possible in wall finish design. We are guided by our passion for designing exceptional finishes using the finest materials that bring character, context, and design to contemporary wall surfaces.
Ambiente is proud to partner with the Bruels for the Natural Balance House project. Together, we carefully thought out and selected materials throughout the home that are not only sustainable and durable, but beautiful as well. Post industrial as well as post consumer waste comprises the majority of these products, and value is added through materials that offer an extended life cycle and low maintenance, ranging from stone (used throughout) to glass (Oceanside) to countertop materials produced locally in Seattle (Trinity countertops).
We are excited to see the integration of successful green design come together with beautiful, durable surfaces.
DEVON P. ANDERSON of DPA Lighting is providing the lighting design and LED fixtures for this project. LED Lighting is a new technology and is rapidly changing the face of lighting specification and application. We pride ourselves in being constantly educated in this arena, and in continuing to align ourselves with LED and controls manufacturers who are perpetual innovators and tops in the lighting industry. This puts a very high value on our ability to specify the “right” LED product for the needed application and give you a project you can be proud of. DPA Lighting’s expertise and knowledge is in lighting design and in controls at all levels. We truly believe that when it comes to lighting design, “less is more” applies – and that the “architecture” always comes first! DPA Lighting is “Your Total Lighting Resource for the Pacific Northwest .”
Here at LaBrashe Fine Rug Gallery it is our goal to bring the finest quality carpets available to our clients. Our original designs are woven in the himalayan region of Nepal by the most experienced artisians. We select the highest quality himalayan wool and silk to be used in the production of these pieces. We carry traditional as well as contemporary styles in our collections. It is our pleasure in finding that special piece you will enjoy for many years to come. Custom designing carpets for our clients is also possible. If you can imagine it we can make it. Designing your space should evolve around your personnality and tastes. The way you decorate your home says something special about who lives there. Give it the signature of who you are and what you enjoy. It will give you many years of pleasure for it.
The foundation of any great room begins with a great rug.
Ravenhill Construction, Inc. is a general contracting firm on San Juan Island; located in the northwest Puget Sound Region of Washington State. In business in the San Juan Islands since 1978, owner Peter Kilpatrick has built a reputation that focuses on the ability to bring quality and innovative building techniques to challenging projects. Currently employing a team of 25 highly skilled carpenters, Ravenhill specializes in building unique custom homes, while recognizing and appreciating the beauty and fragility of this island environment. Ravenhill Construction, Inc. is nationally recognized for our ability to take projects to the next level of quality through the hard work and creative vision of our team.
Celebrating its 26th year in the Northwest window coverings industry, Iris Window Coverings remains at the forefront of window covering innovation with ways to create, design and customize window fashions no matter what the application. Specializing in motorization, roller shades, louver systems, and draperies, Iris Window Coverings understands the importance of sustainability and eco-friendly designs as well as integration with home automation systems to create the most comfortable, energy efficient environment. Successfully completing several LEED® Certified projects, including: Center for Urban Waters, Tacoma, WA, and the Sammamish Library, Sammamish, WA, Iris is proud to be contributing to The Natural Balance House. The Natural Balance House contains motorized MechoShade® EcoVeil® roller shades which were made with 100% PVC-free, cradle to cradle, sustainable, recyclable fabric that is also anti-microbial and flame retardant.
Throughout its 135-year history, Kohler Co. has remained true to its founding vision of defining the frontiers of ideas, craftsmanship and technology. The Company strives to establish new levels of excellence within each industry and market it serves as it fulfills its mission of “improving the level of gracious living” for each person who is touched by its products and services. As a global design and technology leader of products for the kitchen and bath, Kohler Co. offers plumbing products under its KOHLER® and STERLING® brands that are designed to conserve natural resources while remaining true to a singular level of quality for performance and design. Whether specifying plumbing products that help buildings earn LEED® water-efficiency points, reducing facility operating costs or accommodating the preferences of homeowners, environmentally conscious KOHLER fixtures and faucets address the challenging demands of customers and preserve one of our most precious natural resources.
Loewen is proud to have been selected to provide the windows and doors for the Natural Balanced House project. Loewen is unique in offering FSC certification as an option for our entire line of Douglas Fir windows and doors. In addition, most of the Loewen products are available with energy-saving TrueTriple™ Glazing, which dramatically increases thermal performance, and solar protection. Be it massive LiftSlide door systems, elegant Push-Out Casements with wooden screens, or many products in between, consider energy efficient Loewen windows and doors for your next sustainability-centered project.
Rob Stevens of Core Design, Inc. provided the rainwater harvesting model which estimates water demand and rainwater supply throughout the year. Rob’s passion for sustainable design (Rob powers his own home with solar panels) has propelled Core into being a leader in low-impact design. Core Design, Inc. is a privately owned team of professionals and technicians that specialize in Planning, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, Civil Engineering and Surveying services for commercial, residential and public land development projects.
As a long time Built Green member, AAA KARTAK Glass & Closet provides expert craftsmanship in over 30 Built Green and LEED projects monthly. We are proud to play a key role in the Natural Balance House. Most AAA KARTAK materials and custom glasswork are low VOC and manufactured right here in Puget Sound including the Shower Doors, Mirrors, Custom Glass and Designer Closets. We are providing FSC Certified Designer Closet material featuring dove-tail drawers meet all CARB compliance requirements. AAA KARTAK has won multiple environmental awards due to our environmental efforts, our use of sustainable and durable locally manufactured products, and our commitment to plant two trees for every new job location including the Natural Balance House.
Barron Heating is the area’s premier designer & installer of green-heating technology. Through the use of Geo-Thermal systems and Solar water heating, clients are able to harness the Earth’s abundant energy supply without depleting fossil fuels or adding to carbon emissions. We see our role in the construction process as a dual role: first as a comfort adviser – providing the most livable habitat while second, advising home owners on the most “earth-friendly” manner of achieving it. We’ve had the pleasure of participating in numerous projects in the NW Washington area and look forward to an exciting new future with more homeowners and builders following suit.
As the developer and designer of the Natural Balance house web site and the beautiful visual identity represented by the house’s logo and masthead, DevToaster is proud to support this project’s goal of promoting real sustainable living in the San Juan Islands and around the world. DevToaster is a fast-paced software development studio specializing in great iPhone applications, powerful web sites, and corporate identity design for small and large businesses alike. For more information visit us at www.devtoaster.com or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The professionals at Northwest Property Imaging, Inc. , are your visual presentation experts, specializing in environmentally friendly digital media. From magazine-quality still photographs to multi-media displays, NWPI translates your goals into eye-catching results that inspire and motivate. In addition to serving leading homebuilders, remodeling contractors, real estate firms, and other businesses, NWPI is proud to be the Official Photographer of the 2007 Seattle Street of Dreams and of green showcase projects including the Built Green Home at Suncadia, Going Green at the Beach, the Puyallup Tribe’s Elder Healthy Home, and the Zero Energy Idea House at Bass Cove.