The DC Chapter of the AIA held its annual awards jury this week, and our Stable Carriage House retrofit won a Citation for Sustainable Design. All of Izumi’s hard work managing a very difficult project paid off! Congratulations to the… read more →
After extensive excavation on a difficult site, the footings were poured this week, and as I write this post, the formwork for the basement walls is going up. What makes the site so difficult is the steep slope and the… read more →
Work is now complete on our DC Landmark carriage house deep energy retrofit. We have published pictures and a description of the project here.
Good reading here in the blog of Katrin Klingenberg (Passive House Institute -US Director)… http://blog.phius.org/healthy-buildings-part-1-9-principles/
This project is personal: the renovation of our family’s house in Maine. It is a work in progress. The goal has been to take care of a century of deferred maintenance and to make the house as energy-efficient as possible… read more →
This YouTube video is a presentation we just did for a community development group in Virginia interested in developing a new neighborhood of high performance net zero energy homes. Our concept is based upon using a combination of several basic… read more →