Sustainable Dwellings

Sustainability can be summed up as "balance in all things".  Frankly, if anything is too far out of balance it will not sustain for long.  A toy top will stop spinning when it gets out of balance.  Likewise, our daily lives will be compromised if the earth, air, water, and heat get out of natural proportion to one another.  Any imbalance in any system will cause other imbalances eventually leading to erosion and deterioration.

 

Sustainable Sedona looks at each dwelling as a total system connected to nature.  There are so many ways to design dwellings that bring better balance to our planet and sustain the quality of our lives.  Just tell us how “green” you want to be, and we will get you there.

Age-in-place Design: Curb-less showers, large door openings, single level planning and future planning for lifts and elevators that allow you to stay in your home longer.

Building Envelope Integrity:  Foundations, walls, doors, windows and roofs constructed to conserve energy.

Durable Products:  Siding, windows, doors, roofing, flooring, tile, paint, plumbing fixtures and appliances, that look good but last longer and are easier to maintain.

Energy Independence:  Solar or wind power systems that reduced the use of grid power.  Appliances that fit the style of your home but cost you less for you to operate. Heating and cooling equipment that is engineered to do the job without using irreplaceable natural resources.

Indoor Air Quality: Air filters and contaminate control features that lets you to breath better.  Cabinets that integrate with your interior design but do not give off harmful gasses.

Natural and Sustainable Lighting:  Window planning that takes advantage of natural light.  LED lighting that looks and functions the way you want but reduces your cost to operate.

Passive Solar Design:  Architectural orientation of the building to the land that takes advantage of the patterns of the sun each day of the year, all year long.  Design that mitigates heat gain and loss.

Site Stewardship: Landscapes that mitigates erosions and rainwater waste and saves the precious vegetation of the region.

Space Efficiency:  Kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and living rooms, that are configured to feel big and flow according you how you use your home.

Timeless Design:  Interior and exterior materials that come from responsible sources, that fit the region, and that combine in a lasting way to create beauty and inspiration.

Water Efficiency: Plumbing fixtures and systems that saves water but still gives you the feel of luxury.

Window and Door Efficiency: Windows and doors that connect to your views and outdoor living spaces but are engineered to prevent heat loss and gain.

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