INNOVATION CREATES QUALITY.
Shelter should be designed and built balancing traditional methods and products with the latest improvements in both.
'modern kitchen with recycled materials and green energy'
I embrace and encourage the use of products developed to conserve energy and resources, minimize maintenance and which have a life cycle that will span generations. Radiant heat has been developed in many different forms. The use of geo-thermal systems, energy efficient boilers, active and passive solar systems and inclusion in the home design of elements that act as energy banks will all work to lower the life cycle costs of your energy and heating systems. Implementing a water reclamation system has benefits whether installed in a wet or dry climate. Collecting our fresh water resources and cycling them a second or even third time makes sense today and may well become critical in the near future. Water collected from rainfall or ground water can be used for irrigation, laundry and fire protection. Gray water from showers and laundry can, in some jurisdictions, be recycled again for irrigation. All of this reduces the demand for potable water. Backup power, alternative energy and renewable energy systems can be developed for your home. The site, it's setting, climate and your life style are all factors in determining which system (or systems) work best for you.
As a custom builder. my view is that I must stand ready to meet the needs and desires of the client while at the same time satisfying the regulatory and design requirements. Due to widely varied environmental conditions, the site plays a major role in determining what features might work for your home. Features that work in the rain forest don't necessarily work in an arid climate, likewise those that work in a mountain setting may not be best in a seaside environment. Working closely with your architect I will endeavor to maximize the quality and cost effectiveness of all features incorporated into your home.