Thursday, January 19, 2017

GreenPoint Rated Walkthrough

We are wrapping up the 4-unit Shed project in Leucadia! Here are some photos from our walk-through as we did final site verifications for the #GreenPointRated certification. Tons of cool designs and sustainability features were integrated into this project.

We love all the permeability! Construction can significantly alter natural drainage patterns and increase stormwater runoff. Hardscape materials such as gravel and permeable pavers allow for stormwater to percolate into the ground, allowing for groundwater recharge and reduction in runoff and flooding

Individual entrance to one of the 4 homes

Clear doors allow occupants of all heights can view visitors before opening the door.

Downlights prevent light pollution

Mulch reduces water consumption by slowing evapotranspiration (evaporation of water from soil). It also reduces the need for herbicides by inhibiting weed growth naturally.

Garapa decking - garapa is a brazilian hardwood that is a beautiful alternative to tropical woods such as ipe or teak.

Hexagon tile patterns used to accent bathrooms and kitchens. Water efficient lav faucets, showerheads, and toilets were installed in all bathrooms.

Reclaimed wood from a barn in Oregon used as siding for some of the units

This sheetmetal roofing is light colored to reduce local heat island effect

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Green Homes Tour 2016

Thanks to all those who came out to the 2016 Green Homes Tour last Saturday! We had great discussions with attendees about the residential building community in San Diego and improvements we can make in our own projects to contribute to a better society.

Monday, October 3, 2016

The Shed - Fall Progress Update

Polycarbonate siding floods the indoors with natural light while maintaining privacy 

14 foot ceilings in the second floor living rooms

CARB Phase 2 Compliant Cabinetry - meaning low to zero VOC emissions

Zero VOC paints

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Shed takes shape

The roofs and walls are covered with Tyvek to help create a tight building envelope, to keep air and water out and reduce the energy needed to heat and cool buildings.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

March Foundation Pour

March in minutes - A time-lapse of grading and using a crane for the foundation pour