Our Theory

A Rabbit’s Paradigm

The way we see it, each project is a found balance between change and tradition.  The building industry is always evolving to meet our changing values and climate as well as changes in the way we live and work.  There is so much more research and many more techniques out there today to increase your home’s energy efficiency and indoor air quality while reducing your home’s carbon footprint.  We believe these to be important goals and want to work through the best scenario for our clients and their budget.

We like to work with WOOD whenever possible!  We love how it looks and love working with it.  There are many ways, old and new, to get the longest life possible out of your wooden siding, decking, framing, and trim.  Wood is on the short list of building materials that can absorb CO2 as it grows!

We think designing is important and perhaps the greenest thing you can do for your project.  Architects and Designers work through your wishes, wants, and needs.  Then they help you decide not just what to build, but what NOT TO BUILD.  Upgrading to triple pane windows isn’t going to help you when the house is 1,000 sqft too big with poor orientation, layout, and fenestration.

We want to put together a project in a conscious way with minds alert to our clients’ needs and their health, as well as the health of the environment.  This doesn’t have to be an either/or.  The things that are best for humans are often best for the environment.

We like using quality and safe materials, mechanical systems and devices, and energy efficient techniques to increase your home’s performance as “A System”.  But we will also keep one foot grounded in traditional methods of building that have stood the test of time and will give your home beauty making it a space that’s a joy to live in.  We want to build to the highest energy standards possible within the project’s budget and make a place for each client to live, grow and age in comfort and grace.  A space with enough beauty and resilience to pass on to the next generation.

Our Theory

A Rabbit’s Paradigm

The way we see it, each project is a found balance between change and tradition.  The building industry is always evolving to meet our changing values and climate as well as changes in the way we live and work.  There is so much more research and many more techniques out there today to increase your home’s energy efficiency and indoor air quality while reducing your home’s carbon footprint.  We believe these to be important goals and want to work through the best scenario for our clients and their budget.

We like to work with WOOD whenever possible!  We love how it looks and love working with it.  There are many ways, old and new, to get the longest life possible out of your wooden siding, decking, framing, and trim.  Wood is on the short list of building materials that can absorb CO2 as it grows!

We think designing is important and perhaps the greenest thing you can do for your project.  Architects and Designers work through your wishes, wants, and needs.  Then they help you decide not just what to build, but what NOT TO BUILD.  Upgrading to triple pane windows isn’t going to help you when the house is 1,000 sqft too big with poor orientation, layout, and fenestration.

We want to put together a project in a conscious way with minds alert to our clients’ needs and their health, as well as the health of the environment.  This doesn’t have to be an either/or.  The things that are best for humans are often best for the environment.

We like using quality and safe materials, mechanical systems and devices, and energy efficient techniques to increase your home’s performance as “A System”.  But we will also keep one foot grounded in traditional methods of building that have stood the test of time and will give your home beauty making it a space that’s a joy to live in.  We want to build to the highest energy standards possible within the project’s budget and make a place for each client to live, grow and age in comfort and grace.  A space with enough beauty and resilience to pass on to the next generation.

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