LEED Certified

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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient. They use less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As an added bonus, they save money.

Rocking Horse Hacienda

Originally part of a Spanish Colonial estate north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Rocking Horse Hacienda is a working organic farm with a collection of historic and more recent buildings. During renovation, traditional adobe and viga/latilla structures were preserved, with new construction providing active solar heating, high performance building envelope, heat recovery ventilation and water catchment. Recycled building materials were favored over virgin products.

Vallecita Residence

The Vallecita residence is designed for a chemically sensitive (MCS) client with an interest in deeply reducing the family’s environmental footprint. Careful specification of materials and use of a heat recovery ventilation system create an indoor refuge from the volatile toxins that are ubiquitous in industrialized countries and in many standard construction materials.

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