Rethinking what living & workspaces should be.
Achieving zero energy usage is easy when you start design with building science. Our building envelopes (roof, walls, windows, doors, beneath slabs) are designed to work with your specific climate zone. Our builds in Kentucky differ from our builds in Texas as should their envelope to work with the higher heating demand in KY and higher cooling demand in TX. Climate specific design allows our homes and buildings to require 80-90% less energy to operate.
With a small onsite renewable energy source, you can have an energy bill at the end of the year that averages out at $0/mo. So if your home or building operates 80-90% more efficient than current building code requirements, it takes a small solar array to produce the same amount of energy you essentially use at night to offset your use from the power grid.
Water is a precious resource.
In a typical developed community today, water is treated as a free commodity; its source, distribution and removal are equally unknown. It is not unusual in developed parts of the world for water to travel several hundred or even thousands of miles from source, to use, to treatment and then return to natural systems. The results are high costs, and the separation of us as humans from our local, natural systems. Our approach is to treat water found on site as an asset rather than as a problem, and emulate a natural closed loop system that incorporates water as the thing of beauty and purpose that it is.
Collect all the rain that hits the roofs of our homes and buildings and store it on site. In some areas of our country we can use this water to flush toilets and irrigate lawns and gardens. With the proper filtration system you can drink that same water free of commonly found pharmaceuticals and carcinogens.
We offer a diligent approach to:
- Non-Toxic Materials & Finishes
- Healthy Indoor Air
- High Performance Doors & Windows
- Climate Zone Specific Building Science
- Optimal Amount & Types of Insulation
- Local Materials & Equipment
- Materials With Recycled Content
- LED Lighting
- Real Time Energy Monitoring
- Water Filtration
- Waste Water Treatment
- Low Flow Fixtures
- Instant Hot Water
- Geothermal Heating & Cooling
- Battery Storage
- Electric Vehicle Charger
- Passive Heating & Cooling
- Edible Gardens