We are using three types of exterior finish material at our Harrison Ct. Project: cement board, aluminum composite panels and cedar rain screen systems as seen in the photo above. Not only does the cedar rain screen look great on the exterior facade, there are numerous benefits including: reducing hot and cold air and thermal movement through the wall which reduces energy costs as well as promoting water drainage and ventilation at the air space between the wall assembly and cladding that keeps moisture away from the building structure. There are many choices of cladding, and the rain screen is the most popular exterior finishing system in Japan where there are four distinct seasons.
Learn more about this amazing, Built Green 5-Star rated home by visiting www.ichijousa.com. Planned completion of the project is the middle of June. Open houses will be scheduled upon completion. Contact email@example.com to get on the invite list.
The solar panels are on, the windows are in and the siding is being installed at the Redmond Townhomes! The project is on schedule for an early June completion. Anyone who may be interested in purchasing can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
These four townhomes will have 2 car garages, be approximately 1500 sq. ft, Built Green 4-Star Rating, and all within walking distance to Redmond Town Center. Each townhome will include green technologies such as: superior insulation (38% higher than code requires), a 6 KW PV solar panel system and an in-floor radiant heating system.
On Apr. 2, 2013, Japan Center for Area Development Research (JCADR) announced "HOUSE OF THE YEAR IN ENERGY 2012" and awarded a grand prize to "i-cube" of Ichijo Japan.
JCADR, juridical foundation consist of representatives from business circles and academic society in Japan, was established in 1964, and is focusing on survey research of urban and regional development as well as sustainability of entire homeland.
Now, Ichijo's "i-cube" is officially acknowledged as a No.1 performance in terms of energy efficiency. Start building your green or energy efficient custom home with Ichijo, a premier custom home builder in the Seattle area. Contact us for more information! http://ichijousa.com/page/home
At our Harrison Ct. Project we are using a Daikin Altherma MonoBloc Heat Pump System that operates 2-5 times more efficiently than resistance heating, and provides domestic hot water as well as heat for hydronic radiant floor heating systems.
Thanks to the super energy efficient and tight building envelope, although the house has nearly 3,700 sf. of conditioned area, just one medium-sized heat pump system powered by solar will sufficiently work for comfort. There is more information about Ichijo's in-floor radiant heating system at http://ichijousa.com/page/floorheating
Ichijo USA has begun building a home in Kirkland and the framing is almost complete! The 2-story home will be approximately 2,200 square feet, have 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a 2 car garage. Features to be included in the home are 9' ceilings on the main level, laundry on the second floor and a master with a walk-in closet. We anticipate the home to be completed this summer! Pre-sale will be an option so I will keep you updated on when it will be available.
The framing is really coming along at our Redmond Townhome project! Expected completion is the end of May and pre-sale of these will be available in the next couple of months. If you know someone who is looking for green construction in downtown Redmond, they have to see this! Each home will have solar, in-floor radiant heating and superior insulation. The square footage is approximately 1,500 with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bahthrooms and a 2 car garage for each home. And you are walking distance to Redmond Town Center and many amenities!
Ichijo USA will be at the Seattle Home Show from February 16th through the 24th. Come down and see us! Take advantage of 2-for-1 tickets, plus free parking by going to www.seattlehomeshow.com, clicking on "Tickets" in the top right and inputting the promo code: ICHIshs12. Hope to see you there!
The Seattle Home Show is the Northwest’s largest consumer home show with everything for the home – indoors and out – at two annual shows in downtown Seattle at CenturyLink Field Event Center. The Spring and Fall shows present hundreds of exhibits including builders, remodelers, the latest appliances and fixtures, decorating, landscaping…everything from floor to ceiling and beyond. Attendees also enjoy special features including seminars and wine tasting.
We are now installing the siding on our showcase home in the Issaquah Highlands and we are on schedule to complete the home in April! The home will be 3,700 square feet and include technologies such as superior insulation (49% more than code requires), an 8.8 KW PV solar panel system, central HRV (heat recovery ventilation) system, an in-floor radiant heating system and a rainwater catchment system for toilets and some irrigation.
Ichijo USA is excited to announce our next townhome community in the Issaquah Highlands! Construction will begin summer 2013 on 12 townhomes conveniently located across from the new retail center and movie theater and a block from the transit center. Each townhome will be approximately 2,200 sq. ft., have 3 bedrooms, a den, 3.5 bathrooms, a rooftop deck and a 2 car garage.
The radiant in-floor heating has been installed at the home on Harrison Court in the Issaquah Highlands. If a buyer wants in-floor radiant heating as their main source of heat for heating the whole house, this is something that can only be done at the time of construction since the systems need to be put in place at that time.
Ichijo's Radiant Floor Heating System covers almost 100% of conditioned space including the bathroom and walk-in closet. When comparing to conductive heat or convective heat, radiant heat is able to provide higher sensible temperature to your body and maintain consistent temperature from the floor surface to the ceiling without blowing house dust. For more information on radiant in-floor heating, visit: http://ichijousa.com/page/floorheating