Construction Services

Daniel Buck construction specializes in energy efficiency and green construction in general on
new homes, remodels and additions. We can work with you from the start of the design
process or work with a design that is in process or already completed. We will bring to the
table our background of techniques to build your project tight and well insulated with clean air
and natural light. We know Passive House technology and passive and active solar.

We can bring items from the list below to round out your project with as many green features
as your interest and budget allows.

Services – Green Building & Consulting

Build or Design-Build


New Home Construction

Passivehaus / Passive House Construction
Passive Solar
Modern, Territorial, Pueblo and Craftsman

Remodeling and Additions

Suites & guest areas
Yard walls, portals and hardscapes
Full home insulation/windows/roofs
Energy conserving skylights
Work in Historic neighborhoods


Office builidings
Tennant improvements

Green components

Green Building Consulting & Techniques

Build Green New Mexico
Energy Star & HERS Rating
LEED Certification


Solar Electric – Photovoltaics (PV)
Solar Thermal – Hot Water & SpaceHeating

Water Harvesting & Catchment
Drip Irrigation
Advanced Septic Treatment
Gray & Black Water Re-use

Consulting, Pricing & Estimating


Related Projects towards Energy & Resource Self Sufficiency

Southwest’s First “Passive House”
Featured in Su Casa Magazine - Spring 2012
Daniel Buck Construction was pleased to build the Southwest’s first certified “Passive House”. It is in the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico’s historic rail yard district. At the time of construction there were only 15 or so Passive Houses in the U.S. This “German Passivhaus” construction technique combined with proper solar orientation uses 90 percent less energy than houses constructed with standard building methods. The project received the highest sustainability rating by the National Home Builders Association, “Emerald” - joining just four others in the state.
New Mexico’s First “Energy Star Home”
Albuquerque Journal – March 22, 1999
In 1999 the Environmental Protection Agency - EPA certified this new home with a four star rating because it was 65% above the EPA’s national model energy code. Located in Santa Fe the home cools itself in the summer and heats itself during the winter months due to the trade winds and passive solar orientation. Water Harvesting catchments were planned into the landscaping and healthy building practices specified non-toxic paints, and wood treatments to reduce toxins.

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