Net-Zero by Design
Our home plans have the key energy-efficient features already designed in.
Net-Zero by Design - Part 1 - In my last blog series, Custom Home Design, I revealed the interviewing process to prior to beginning Task I, Preliminary Design. Although the process of discovering our client’s evolving wish list continues even through the building process, I do my best to learn as much as possible up-front to accomplish our … [Read More...]
Custom Home Design - Inside/Outside - Part 5 - In our last blog, Custom Home Design - Part 4, we asked a number of questions about the proposed kitchen and owner’s suite. Throughout the upcoming Preliminary Design task, we often revisit these rooms as necessary since the client’s ideas often evolve once we begin discovering. But for now, we’ll move on to other rooms, options and details.
How many guest bedrooms and bathrooms? Sounds easy … [Read More...]
What is a True Net-Zero Energy Home?
The term Net-Zero is used so frequently to describe any energy-efficient home today, that the term is becoming watered down to simply mean "green whatever." The term Net-Zero Energy, has a precise meaning, which basically is, the home produces as much energy as it consumes over a 12 month period. In order to determine the correct consumption of energy, there is a scientific process to calculate the … [Read More...]