||We believe that superior environmental
elements in a home needn't require any sacrifices. When you work with
Homes, they're understood to be the baseline.
The only factors driving our design are
the requirements of your lifestyle, and the type of home you want. All
of the "environmental" aspects can then be built around that, and designed
into every aspect of the building.
In addition, we are experienced in designing
homes for people who are environmentally hyper-susceptible (i.e., allergic
to many different manufactured materials).
Our projects typically include such features
building shell designed and built to today's highest standards -- well
beyond the R2000 specification
a highly-efficient, right-sized mechanical
system, with a mix of active and passive heating (Passive hybrid systems)
heat recovery ventilation systems which keep
the house always at optimum temperature and humidity levels, without sacrificing
high insulation levels -- better windows,
better insulation, air barriers versus vapor barriers etc -- which ensure
that the building load is kept to a minimum
To see how all these elements fit together
into a typical project, take a look at our case studies for New
Additions / Renovations/Restorations,
and Super-Insulated Buildings.
solar heating and energy generation, including