Energy Independence

Energy independence is based on advanced technology such as: LED lighting, PoE energy distribution, Raspberry Pi sensors for security, in a smart home with smartphone control. Energy architecture incorporates: sustainable green passive solar, passive geothermal, and solar power generation with a whole house battery.

Con­struc­tion cost av­er­ages about 18% of the total cost of build­ing own­er­ship.  So cost of main­ten­ance, heat­ing, and cool­ing av­er­ages about 82% of total cost.  If an ad­di­tion­al in­cre­ment is spent dur­ing con­struc­tion to achieve sus­tain­ab­il­ity, it may save from 30% to 50% of the 82% main­ten­ance and ­fa­cil­ity op­er­a­tion costs dur­ing the en­tire life of the build­ing.  Adding to con­struc­tion cost to achieve op­er­a­tion­al sav­ings sub­stan­tially lowers over­all cost of own­er­ship.

Cre­ate a pro­ject that saves you money!

  • Power over Eth­er­net, PoE, elec­tric­al power dis­tri­bu­tion re­duces cost and con­serves power
  • LED lamps sub­stan­tially re­duce power con­sump­tion, and pro­duce less re­sid­ual heat
  • Rasp­berry Pie chips & sensors show where people are, for se­cur­ity, open­ing doors, & ad­just­ing lamps
  • Fam­ily health through the choice of in­ert struc­tur­al ma­ter­i­als, without volat­ile or­gan­ic com­pounds, VOC's
  • This re­duces in­door air pol­lu­tion as well as mold, mil­dew, bac­ter­ia, rot and de­teri­or­a­tion
  • Ex­treme dur­ab­il­ity and low main­ten­ance cost through dur­able ma­ter­i­al choices
  • In­ter­act­ive smart home con­trol, pro­grammed by com­puter and re­mote smart­phone

Sus­tain­able life styles us­ing ad­vanced ar­chi­tec­tur­al design prin­ciples

  • house plans that gen­er­ate, store, and dis­trib­ute sol­ar and geo­therm­al heat­ing & cool­ing
  • su­per-in­su­lated build­ing en­vel­opes that pro­tect in­teri­ors from sea­son­al changes in tem­per­at­ure
  • build­ings that save money year after year cre­ate per­son­al se­cur­ity and en­ergy in­de­pend­en­ce