Tuesday, March 9, 2010

An Introduction

First off an introduction - we're the team from BuildGreen Solutions (www.build-green.com). We're a small boutique firm of green building/green community experts. Our parent company, Windmill Developments (www.windmilldevelopments.com) has been responsible for developing some of the greenest projects in the world. We help by doing development management (that entails all elements of getting these projects built), facilitating the integrated design process, and through sustainability consulting. To help spread our message that deep green can also be economically rewarding we also do education work and a smorgasboard of development management and sustainability consulting for enlightened clients.
While most of our projects have been large mixed-use developments our latest project is a little more personal. Scott Demark, a BuildGreen partner, is embarking on creating a very deep green home for his family. This blog will follow the progress as we turn a tired 1920's home in a great urban neighborhood into a One Planet Communities pilot project. We're exploring using the PassivHaus Planning Package Software and LEED for Homes. We'll be going net zero energy and capturing rainwater to put in very water efficient toilets; we'll be looking at earth tubes and reclaimed wood, zero VOC paints and ultra-efficient wood stoves. Design is just about to begin and we're aiming to update the blog once a week. Stay tuned....

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