Energy Productive Building Design
"LEED" (leadership in energy and environmental design) is the reigning standard in modern energy efficient building design, focused on many factors in addition to energy production, such as use of recycled and locally acquired materials, strategies to reduce construction waste, and a host of other factors. We believe these are all valuable goals in building design today, but we wish to place an amplified emphasis on energy productive building design, food productive landscapes, and a deep sense of environmental stewardship, practiced on a local scale. It is our hope that a grassroots movement toward permaculture, practiced on more and more sites, will help show us the ways to live in harmony with Nature, everywhere.
Before the days of LEED Certifications and Solar Buildings, our chief architect Michael Thompson worked on many types of building design, comprising a portfolio of mountain architecture, here shown to provide examples of exterior and interior design and materials.