Spare the Planet. Walk to Work.

Spare the Planet. Walk to Work.

We talk a lot about HOW we build, but we don’t often talk about where. A building’s location has implications for energy use and the owner’s carbon footprint well beyond how it is designed and built.

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Building for Affordability

Building for Affordability

What makes a building project “affordable?” Every design process begins by establishing goals and discovering boundaries. Goals are the problems we hope to solve. Boundaries are the constraints we expect to work within. Within each of these conditions is the... Read More
The “Just Right” House

The “Just Right” House

Designing and Building “Just Right” for High Performance and Affordability We designed and are in the midst of building a new home in Cheshire that aims to achieve high performance and affordability by integrating today’s most advanced building practices with lessons... Read More
Better Home. Better Life.

Better Home. Better Life.

Our “Better Home. Better Life.” Workshops were created for anyone eager to learn what it takes to make a good home great. Here’s an overview with an opportunity to be notified of upcoming workshops and a bonus download taken from the workshop... Read More
Saving Energy with a Thick Skin

Saving Energy with a Thick Skin

We’re just closing up the building “envelope” on a Passive House project in Farmington. This is always an important milestone in the project because we get to test how effectively our air sealing strategy is performing while we can still get at any... Read More
Passive House Winner Meets the Challenges

Passive House Winner Meets the Challenges

CT’s First Certified Passive House wins the 2012 CT Zero Energy Challenge The Passive House we designed and built in Harwinton this year has been recognized for meeting two significant challenges. It is the first house in CT to be officially certified by the... Read More
Building a Future Friendly Home

Building a Future Friendly Home

We’re building a new home in the Harwinton hills. When we say we need to build future friendly homes, this is what we mean. We designed the house to meet the Passive House standard, and our client has chosen to equip the home with the capacity to produce as much... Read More

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