Treehouse Sustainable Arts and Living Project
Energy Star Qualified Home
Orientation to the sun, window layout, materials and methods are all important design aspects that allow for your home's energy bills to be low or no cost, and to keep your ecological footprint to a minimum. Wether you want to build LEED, Earth Craft, Energy Star, or just achieve the economic building methods without a certification, We can help you every step of the way. Skylights and sun tunnels are convenient ways of letting in some natural lighting. Using passive solar and geothermal are great ways of keeping the house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Icynene spray foam, radiant barrier, and insulated concrete forms (ICF) are three common solutions to spectacular insulation values and tight home envelopes. Solar and on demand water heating systems are a great alternative to the common method of electrically heating your hot water in a tank. Stacking functions for achieving multiple outcomes from a single item is always a goal when doing a sustainable design. landscaping for instance can provide nutrition, beauty, and protect a home from the elements.
If it is a tiny house you are interested in, or even one nestled directly in a tree, we can help with that too. There are many alternative methods of construction such as earth bag homes, yurts, tree houses, or tiny mobile homes that can create a cozy affordable living space for you and your family without the hefty mortgage and expensive utility bills.
Solar Tunnel for Natural lighting