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
Designers do best when they understand their clients fully, empathize with their intentions, and transcend what they expected was possible. This means not just distinguishing between what they say they want and what they actually need, but why they want and need it.... Read More
I learned a lot from my night in a Tiny House. I know; that seems like hardly enough experience to form a reliable impression. Bear with me. My son Jesse likes to give experiences as gifts. Thus my wife Barbara and I just spent the night in a tiny house in the New... Read More
YOU'RE INVITED Better Home. Better Life. Here’s the premise: I’ve spent more than four decades working with people in Greater Hartford and the Farmington Valley to make their good homes better. In that time I’ve come to recognize five recurring themes in that... Read More
In 2009 the bottom fell out of the construction industry. We finished the projects we had and it was a full year before we were building again. During that time I had to come to terms with what remained. The answer was simple: Decades of experience designing and... Read More
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
This past weekend about sixty people came out in the rain to see, touch, and feel how different a future friendly home is from the homes most of us live in. The grand prize winner’s of the 2013 CT Zero Energy Challenge opened their doors, led tours, and shared... Read More
On Saturday October 4 from 11-3 you’re invited to visit EnergizeCT’s 2013 CT Zero Energy Challenge Grand Prize Winner right here in Farmington. Get directions at the end of this post. What’s it like to live in a home that is actually producing significantly more... Read More
This is a story about where we live and the energy we use to live there and the tantalizing prospect of actually producing all the energy we need on an annual basis – its a new way of thinking about building what are called Zero Net Energy homes. The best place... Read More
You’re Invited to an Open House Sunday June 10 from 12 – 3PM This Open House is a special opportunity to experience: A WHOLE NEW WAY OF BUILDING This Passive House design is fundamentally different from every house you know or have lived in. We’ll... Read More
The August solar eclipse reveals how important renewable energy is becoming - and some of the challenges that go with that desirable goal. As renewables gain in importance we will need to respond to challenges like this with imagination (and commitment)! ... See MoreSee Less
We are eager for this transformation to happen. Realtors and the financing process are too often stuck back in "the world as it was."
For high performance renewably powered homes to become the new standard for all homes we need them on board and leading folks to the value these homes offer. Too many remain oblivious (I think they're afraid to compare with our current housing stock!). ... See MoreSee Less
Real estate professionals play a pivotal role in the U.S. residential real estate market. Overseeing from start to finish the multiple steps and piles of paperwork involved with property transactions,...