Please Register Here to Attend the Open Wall Open House for this Net Zero Energy Farmhouse in Mansfield on July 8 Once you register we'll provide additional followup information about the project and its location. We really look forward to sharing this twenty first... Read More
From great meals to great homes, it’s harvest season! With local food from farm to table it’s gratifying to know where your food comes from and that what you eat is supporting the local farm economy. We’re designing and building projects that harvest local energy.... Read More
Let’s start with a tent. Or a tepee. Or an animal skin wrapped round the shoulders. Thin layers. Boundaries between us and inclement conditions outside. Over time we have found ways to thicken that layer of protection. We count on that protective boundary to contain... Read More
My career started in the 70’s as a house painter. A painter touches the surfaces of each project three times: Prep. Prime. Paint. Over dozens of projects I saw and touched every finished part of a house, inside and out. As a result I got to know the parts and how... Read More
I know something new. I know how to design and build homes that are dramatically better than any I’ve ever built. What I know is radically simple. It is systematically measurable and therefore proven. It works. What I know is how to design and build using the Passive... Read More
So many kitchens. So many stone countertops. Beautiful, swirling marbles. Rich chocolate caramel granites. Blues. Golds. Emerald greens. Works of astounding abstract art created by nature. And they’re durable and long lasting. When I think back over the last two... Read More
OK. I’m probably not the best person to throw around sports metaphors. But here goes. We all want the A team playing for us. And not just that. We want a good diversity of skills. And how about a “bench” to draw from so we can put together the right mix for the right... Read More
Design is more than making things look nice. It's as important to measure good design by how it helps things function, to help them work well. These ideas, sort of a pattern language for organization, provide useful guidance about that aspect of home design. ... See MoreSee Less
Download our new insight brief, R-PACE: A Game-Changer for NZE Homes, to learn more about the opportunities for state and municipal leaders and policymakers to adopt innovative residential PACE progra...
Zero energy homes are just like any home—except better. They are regular grid-tied homes that are so air-tight, well insulated, and energy efficient that they produce as much renewable energy as the...