Passive House Accelerator Catalyst for Zero Carbon Building

Passive House Accelerator Catalyst for Zero Carbon Building

Thanks, in part to the pandemic, a keen group of Passive House practitioners, has put together an on line forum that makes most everythingPassive House broadly available. From the weekly Global Passive House Happy Hour and the Construction Tech Tuesday (just started)...

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Back, while never having left!

Back, while never having left!

Been quite busy since our last post. Two significant whole house remodels with additions plus two new homes have been designed and are in for permitting. One of these is further along being under construction and is substantially complete. This while we all have been...

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Perfect Walls

Perfect Walls

Katy Hollbacher, who founded Beyond Efficiency provideing technical consulting services for high-performance buildings since 2009, beyondefficiency.us shared this post with me. I pass it on because she has refined wall systems that are the most effective to date for...

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From overhead

From overhead

Another home I designed was recently on the market.  This aerial gives a wonderful overview:  

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Kamei Update

Kamei Update

Occasionally I'll notice a home we designed and built come up for sale. How did the home fair over time? What did they upgrade? Here are a few photos to see:                    

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A New Kitchen

A New Kitchen

We recently have restored a home we built years ago. See Momka's House in our projects. For the kitchen, we went completely fresh and new. As you can imagine it needed it. Here's a photo of how it was:   And here is how the kitchen is today: Crisp new fir floors, now...

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A diminutive 800 sf?

A diminutive 800 sf?

 Up out of the ground in the Redwood Forest, this granny unit, when completed, will live large. An accessible 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, kitchen + great room w/ vaulted ceilings, laundry, covered porch and an oversize garage. Check out the progress:

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