Custom home builders and designers emphasizing energy efficiency, green building, and use of local materials since 1982.

Energy Saving Details

We use Energy Star version 3.0 standards as the baseline for all of our new construction.  All Energy Star homes are certified to use at least 15% less energy than a comparable home.  By adding some of the features shown in the table below, we are able to build houses that actually produce more energy than they consume.

We also offer an array of choices that will allow you to build a Net-Zero home.  Some examples are illustrated in the table below.






Foundation Poured Concrete Poured Concrete Poured Concrete
Frame 2×6  OVE 2×6  OVE Double wall OVE
***Slab 1” XPS 2” XPS 4”XPS
***Basement Walls 1” XPS , 4”WSC 2” XPS, 4”WSC 2” XPS, 6” WSC
***Walls ½ XPS, 6” WSC 1”XPS, 6” WSC 1”CCF,11” Dense pac
***Ceiling 12” Cellulose 14” Cellulose 20” Cellulose
Windows Jeld-Wen low e 366 Serious 525 Series Serious 925 Series
Exterior Doors Therma-tru Steel Therma-Tru  fiberglass low e Therma-tru w/ Serious glass, multipoint locks
Roof 3 tab shingles Fabral Grand -rib Fabral  1.5 SSR
Exterior Hardi- Composite cos Hardi w/ FG Cedar, stone, stucco, Brick
HVAC 14 SEER Heat Pump+ Panasonic Wisper Green Fan 16SEER Heat Pump+ Stirling ERV Fan Geo-thermal + Stirling ERV

For more information about these details, please contact us or see the information on the links page.

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