Our company strives to create living examples, which demonstrate respect and care for the earth and its people. We are committed to quality and value in our relationships, products and services.
The earth is in crisis with growing global climate disruption. This is due to an ever increasing quantity of CO2 and other waste gases in the atmosphere. Buildings contribute about half of those gasses. Our commitment is to build the most energy efficient buildings that we can, to do our part in upgrading and replacing the world’s building stock with the new generation of buildings that produce more energy than they use. Our focus includes high-end residential homes, low income housing, remodeled homes and additions, business offices and grocery stores. Permaculture based landscaping includes projects from residential to large scale erosion restoration.
We are committed to helping people design and build the indoor and outdoor spaces that they need to live and work in. We offer homes; yards and gardens; and work spaces that are responsive to the larger environment of neighborhood, region and planet. We work on both new and remodeled projects from low income housing projects to high end custom homes; and from office remodels to new commercial projects.
Our orientation can be defined in terms of “green construction”, which considers:
- Lot design
- Resource efficiency
- Energy efficiency
- Water efficiency
- indoor environment quality
- education of the new owner regarding recycling, water use and efficiency of energy use.
We bring a long and deep experience of naturally providing for necessary heating and cooling loads through control and use of sunlight and ventilation (passive solar). We have recently embarked on building the extreme thermal envelope required for certifications of Passive House (Passivhaus in German) where the heat generated by occupants and their bathing and cooking basically suffices to cover the heating load, where simple 24/7 ventilation suffices for cooling.
Our core roots grew out of the tenants of permaculture design and our training and experience in this area.