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Radiant Heating

Construction of the Hawk Ridge Home in Paradise Valley is well underway! This home is designed to be sustainable and energy-efficient with “Sun Smart Radiant Heating” (combined passive solar and radiant hydronic heating), passive cooling, a well-insulated and tightly sealed building

I just got back from taking interior pictures of the the Crimson Bluffs Home and couldn't help myself from taking some exterior pictures of how nicely the siding is weathering.  This home is basically like land camouflage. From a distance you

I've been wanting to write an article for a while that is a general overview of various green building terms, energy systems, and strategies. I've found that as green building is becoming more popular, green jargon is seldom defined clearly

I  want to report some news about the integration of a wood stove heat exchanger into my brother's shop, WerkHaus (see the project here), that I designed and built. Yep, my brother has finally finished off the heating system with the help of

Why design and build smaller homes? In America, historically there has been plenty of space to work with, which has set up the paradigm that 'big is better.'  Currently, the norm in selling homes is by advertising floor plan square-footage and