Category Archives: Sustainable Design

Swimming Pool and Pavilion

Solar Tax Credit Hack = Pool Pavilion

A few months ago, we discovered a Solar Tax Credit hack, and we’d love to help you take advantage of the opportunity. The federal solar tax credit, also known as the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) allows solar array customers to deduct 30% of the cost of installing a solar energy system from their federal taxes. The…

Picture showing zip wall on a house under construction

Residential high performance design

What is the right prescription for southern high performance residential architectural design and building? In our evolving practice we now recommend a prescription of high-performance solutions on every project.  From a  humble renovation to custom new home built to Passive House criteria we consider features in an following order of priority according to our client’s…