The fossil fuel reduction standard for all new buildings and major renovations shall be increased to:.
The most significant contributing factor is our consistent adoption of the German Passive House technologies in our projects to provide our clients with dramatically enhanced comfort, quality, and economy. To keep pace with the steadily increasing demands of the challenge, we are continuing to pursue innovative design research in all aspects of our architecture.
We build more environmentally responsible architecture without compromising beauty, comfort, or joy. Sam has been practicing as an award winning architect for over thirty years, the majority of which of which he has also built his client's projects. This blend of experience balances the powerful artistic and theoretical interests of architecture with the pragmatic understanding of construction only available to highly experienced builders and architects.
Nate's focus on architecture as a means to improve the built environment whilst designing projects woven to their natural and cultural context aligns perfectly with the ethos of the studio. Nate participates in a variety of aspects of practice in his role as a project architect, including three dimensional modeling, energy modeling, and material research.
Nate says "I am excited to be learning and growing as part of a team actively working to improve how architecture is created. Maren manages a busy schedule in our studio as a licensed architect.
The energy used to operate buildings is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. While it is possible to reduce emissions While it is possible to reduce emissions through climate-responsive design, many architects are not trained to do this.
Filling an urgent need for a design reference in this emerging field, this book describes how to reduce building-related greenhouse gas emissions through appropriate design techniques. It presents strategies to achieve CO2 reductions, with an emphasis on control of energy flows through the building envelope and passive heating and cooling strategies.