Buildings that are more than solar …
Designed in harmony with natural systems using principles of passive solar design and permaculture …
These phrases describe our work … pioneering in “sustainability” in the Pacific Northwest…and are highlighted in these two projects:
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The Laakso house, utilizing every possible solar application needed for comfort in a remote, off-grid location; see projects for more details.
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The Gibson house green building utilizes excellent natural light, healthy building materials in all aspects including strawbale insulating walls, natural linoleum, wall plasters, paints, and flooring. (See details in “Gibson House: Different and Fun“)
Green Architecture: Site analysis, schematic design, establishing construction budgets, effective written construction documents, coordinating consultants, construction administration, liaison with government agencies.
Consulting: Assistance with critical decision-making at the earliest phase of a development project, including zoning review, time-line and cost estimates. Recommendations for existing buildings emphasize energy efficiency, enhanced function, and reduced maintenance and operations expense.
Education: Presentations covering passive solar design, daylighting, hands-on construction, site analysis, and fundamentals of sustainable culture.
Based in Oregon; serving Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, and beyond!