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Designing and Remodeling

Our focused on energy efficient and ecologically sensitive design for years. We have built our reputation translating client dreams into uniquely designed and artfully crafted homes that sit lightly on the land.

Before you design a new structure or remodel an existing one, you should consider investing in its energy efficiency. You'll save energy and money in the long run. It's also a good time to invest in a renewable energy system that will provide your home with electricity ,water heating, or space heating and cooling.

If you'd like to design an energy-efficient home, no matter what type of design, you should use what's called the whole-house systems approach.

If you're remodeling a home, conduct an energy audit to help you determine what energy efficiency improvements should and can be made to your home. http://www.eere.energy.gov/consumer/your_home/space_heating_cooling/index.cfm/mytopic=12300gy audit to help you determine what energy efficiency improvements should and can be made to your home.

Learn how to optimize energy efficiency with the following home designs and construction techniques:

Advanced House (Wall) Framing Techniques

Reduce lumber use and waste—improving energy efficiency—in the construction of a traditional wood-framed house.

Earth-sheltered Homes

Incorporate earth into their structure and design for durability and energy efficiency.

  • New design interfaces beautifully with existing house.
  • Reuse of building components: Windows and door from house reused on new garage.
  • Design promotes water absorption: Permeable pavers used for sidewalks & special re-absorption drain used with rain chain.

Passive Solar Homes

Take advantage of climatic conditions, especially the sun, for heating in the winter and cooling in the summer.

Zero Energy Homes

Produce more energy than they use.