Media Press Kit

Grow Community is a new urban neighborhood on Bainbridge Island, just a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle. With beautifully designed solar-powered homes, shared community gardens and healthy transportation options, Grow allows all generations to enjoy a high-quality lifestyle without the high price.


  • The first endorsed One Planet Community to build residential homes in the United States, Grow Community is comprised of for sale and rental homes that allow residents the opportunity to live within the resources of our planet.
  • Grow Community will be the largest planned solar-ready neighborhood in Washington State.
  • Taking sustainable development beyond LEED, Grow Community has net zero energy homes, a car share program, and community gardens.

  • OUR GOALS for Grow Community are two fold:

    1) To create an intentional urban community that enhances the quality of life of its residents by making sustainable lifestyle choices both accessible and cost effective.
    2) To demonstrate that net-zero energy homes, built with sustainable materials can be constructed and sold at a price point that is replicable on a large scale.

    Grow Community Sustainability Action Plan

    Grow Community is built on the 10 Principles of Sustainability as outlined in the One Planet program. In order to be endorsed as a One Planet Community, we not only created a detailed Sustainability Action Plan, we committed to monitoring progress toward our goals for the next 8 years. Click here to learn more about how living at Grow can help to reduce your ecological footprint.

    Press Releases

    Press Releases


    A Healthy Community from the Inside Out

    September 30, 2013
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    Net-Zero Homes & One Planet Living® at Grow Community

    November 4, 2012
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    Homes Open for Tours in Largest Solar Neighborhood in Washington State

    August 10, 2012
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    Grow Community is the First One Planet Community in the United States to start construction on Net-Zero Carbon Homes

    June 18, 2012
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    Awards

    Awards


    Grow Community Architect, Jonathan Davis of Davis Studio Architecture + Design received the 2013 AWB Environmental Excellence Award for Environmental Innovation.

    Association of Washington Business
    May 7th, 2013
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    Grow Community wins the 2013 Futurewise Livable Communities Award for Overall Excellence in Residential Community Development

    Futurewise
    March 21, 2013
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    Grow Community Awarded Most Sustainable Business of the Year!

    Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce Awards
    January 18, 2013
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    Grow Community Received an Honorable Mention from Sustainable Seattle under the 'Livable Urban Communities' Category


    2012 Sustainable Seattle 'Sustainability Leadership Awards'
    November 15, 2012
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    Press Coverage

    Press Coverage


    Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient & Sustainable Homes Around the Globe

    Hardback Book
    2014
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    Building for Wellness: The Business Case

    Urban Land Institute
    April 12, 2014
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    Serial Solar Entrepreneur

    Kitsap Business Journal
    April 9, 2014
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    Pacific Northwest prefab homes: Prefabulous World ideas for tiny houses and bigger

    Oregonian
    April 7, 2014
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    Patriotism abounds at decommissioning ceremony for former military housing

    Kitsap Sun
    March 26, 2014
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    Before new development, remembering history of Bainbridge street

    Kitsap Sun
    March 14, 2014
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    Welcome to the Net-Zero Neighborhood

    Solar Power World
    March 11, 2014
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    Grow hosts open house for plans on green spaces at development project

    Bainbridge Island Review
    March 4, 2014
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    Grow Community enters Phase II of design with community center and childcare facility

    Bainbridge Island Review
    December 19, 2013
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    Is This The Most Sustainable Neighborhood In The U.S.?

    Fast Company - FastCoExist.com
    November 13, 2013
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    Grow Community Receives Council's OK on plat changes

    Bainbridge Island Review
    October 25, 2013
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    First neighborhood at Grow Community is sold out. More Homes COMING SOON!

    Grow Community Blog
    October 21, 2013
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    Incentives offered to build green, affordable housing

    Kitsap Business Journal
    September 6, 2013
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    Grow Community case study from Integrity/Marvin

    Integrity Marvin Windows and Doors
    August, 2013
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    Grow Community changes design of Phase Two of development project

    Bainbridge Island Review
    August 26, 2013
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    Grow Bainbridge - Building a Healthy Community from the Inside Out

    Premier Builder Magazine
    July/August, 2013
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    Grow Community modifies development plans

    The Bainbridge Island Review
    August 3rd, 2013
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    Let’s demand the highest ‘green design’ | Letter to the Editor

    The Bainbridge Island Review
    July 29th, 2013
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    the Everett Becomes Part of NEEA’s Pilot Project: Next Step Homes

    Grow Community
    June 24th, 2013
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    Bainbridge Island architect earns Earth-friendly accolades

    The Bainbridge Island Review
    June 8th, 2013
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    Prefab Goes Big, Onstage Preview with Jonathan Davis

    Dwell on Design
    May 23rd, 2013
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    Backers see $60M Grow Community as prototype for going super green

    Daily Journal of Commerce
    May 20th, 2013
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    The List: Top 5 Puget Sound environmental services firms

    Puget Sound Business Journal
    May 13th, 2013
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    Sustainable Business: Washington state’s largest solar community tests the marketplace

    Puget Sound Business Journal
    May 10th, 2013
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    Bainbridge Development to be Totally Solar Powered, Carbon Neutral

    Seattle Times
    February 8, 2013
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    Grow Community mentioned in Outreach Magazine

    Outreach Magazine - Published by Stakeholder Forum
    a daily multi-stakeholder magazine on climate change and sustainable development
    December 5, 2012 - Page 1
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    Growing Community, A new island community where sustainability is built in.

    Bainbridge Island Magazine
    December 12, 2012
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    Grow Community - Built Green Case Study

    Built Green
    November 09, 2012
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    Island Living, Powered by the Sun

    Curbed - Seattle
    October 17, 2012
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    Bainbridge Island’s Net Zero Community Homes Open For Tours

    Earth Techling
    October 14, 2012
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    Grow Community: Evergreen homes

    Mother Nature Network
    September 28, 2012
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    Grow Community is a Prefab Net-Zero Housing Development on Bainbridge Island

    Inhabitat
    September 26, 2012
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    Net-Zero Energy Homes in Grow Community

    Jetson Green
    September 20, 2012
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    Alumni Project “Grow Community” in the News

    Bainbridge Graduate Institute
    September 17, 2012
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    Grow Community on the Radio

    Real Estate Radio Northwest
    September 4, 2012
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    Window into the New: Innovative Design Using Technology Shapes Grow Community on Bainbridge Island For Ultra-Cool Sustainable Living

    SMB Nation Blog
    September 11, 2012
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    There Grows The Neighborhood

    Bainbridge Island Review
    August 24, 2012
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    Grow Development Growing Green

    Inside Bainbridge
    August 8, 2012
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    BioRegional announces endorsement of Grow Community at United Nations Rio+20 Earth Summit

    ONE PLANET COMMUNITIES - BioRegional
    June 18, 2012
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    The Best Place to Live in the USA

    ONE PLANET COMMUNITIES
    June 18, 2012
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    Will One Planet Living Work for You?

    ONE PLANET LIVING VIDEO
    June 18, 2012
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    Trends in Quality Sustainable Housing

    WestSound Home & Garden Magazine
    Winter, 2011


    Just add water (and architect): Deep green community to grow outside of Seattle

    MOTHER NATURE NETWORK - By Matt Hickman
    July 6, 2011
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    One of world’s greenest communities coming to Bainbridge

    KING 5 News - By Eric Wilkinson
    June 14, 2011
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    It’s a very small world

    Living Lean in a Land of Plenty BLOG
    March 7, 2011
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    Planned solar-powered Bainbridge development could be the greenest around

    KITSAP SUN - By Tristan Baurick
    June 7, 2011
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    138-Unit Housing Development Envisioned for Winslow

    KITSAP SUN - By Tristan Baurick
    June 22, 2010
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    Media Inquiries Contact

    Deb Henderson
    206.452.6755
    media@growbainbridge.com

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