Intentional and Integrated Design
Building high-performance, energy efficient homes requires intentional and thoughtful design. It’s not just about installing solar panels on your roof or re-insulating your walls—it’s an integrated process that results in a healthy, sustainable home.
Our Net-Zero Home Building Process
Getting to net-zero is an integrated process. Learn about what goes into building a green home.
Plan for the elements
Building your net-zero home starts with site orientation. A properly oriented home takes advantage of the natural features of your home site and minimizes energy consumption. We’ll position your home to take full advantage of the sun in every season, so the low-rising winter sun will naturally warm your house when it’s cold and the high-rising summer sun will be tamed by carefully designed overhangs to keep you cool in the heat. This intentional site orientation will require less energy to heat or cool your home.