How much is enough?

How much is enough?

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
The Tiny Test: Learning from Living in 165 SF

The Tiny Test: Learning from Living in 165 SF

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
The 5 Great Spaces Every Home Deserves

The 5 Great Spaces Every Home Deserves

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
Welcome to Wolfworks 3.0

Welcome to Wolfworks 3.0

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
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
Open House for Farmington Net Zero Winner

Open House for Farmington Net Zero Winner

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
Net Zero: The new goal posts

Net Zero: The new goal posts

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
Building a Future Friendly Home

Building a Future Friendly Home

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
Oh, Behave!

Oh, Behave!

We can engineer a building to use only as much energy as it produces. That’s pretty great isn’t it! We can also fill our pantries with healthy food, keep a bike outside our door to provide exercise and rely less on a car, and be friendly to our neighbors.... Read More

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