The Best Approach to Eco-Friendly Interior Design

Part 1 of my Mini Series: Sustainable Interior Design Process You can find all 5 posts and supplemental tools and templates here: 8 Steps to Great Interior DesignThe goal of great interior design is to create a harmonious and cohesive space that is personable and feels aesthetically pleasing to you and anyone who enters your space.  On top, great interior…

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1st Step To A Better Building With Passive House

The energy retrofit to my California Ranch-style home was not about energy savings as much as it was about comfort through a better building. While the house has always been nice and cool in the summer it also has been cold in winter. With one wall unit mini-split heating source in the front of the home the bed- and bathrooms in…

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Deep Energy Retrofit With Passive House EnerPHit

How To Make A Deep Energy Retrofit Part Of A RemodelSo, the enclosure of your home needs repair or more serious updates - your roof, exterior walls or windows? Maybe you even decided to retrofit one or multiple elements to make your home more energy-efficient?And, you wonder how your home improvement project can maximize your home's performance to benefit the…

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The Passive House Standard – 5 Profound Building Principles

Passive House is all about building science and the best path to a comfortable, high performance home. Think about it, what if you would never have to turn on your heater or air-conditioner and be cozy comfortable in your home? What if you would not even have an AC or a heater? Sounds crazy? We are so used to compensate poor…

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