Sustainable Building for a New Millennium
This is an adobe and frame home of 2,000 Sq. Ft. It is a passive solar home that used less than one half of a tank of propane in the first 2 years it was occupied. It features skylights with movable reflectors for solar heating and controllable natural light. more images
This is a conventionally framed home that has a pitched metal roof, interior mass walls for passive solar heating, and extensive exterior living spaces. More images
This is an all-electric home of about 2,500 sq. Ft. with super insulated walls and ceiling.
This is a passive solar adobe that has never required a furnace. It include seismic resistant features. More images
This is a 3,000 Sq. Ft. home with both active and passive heating and radiant cooling. It is adobe with 18” thick walls, extensive custom woodwork, and a sunroom. more images
Smith – Murray Guest House
The Smith – Murray guest house is 700 Sq. Ft. It is passive solar built with adobe. It has the first radiant (hydronic) cooling system in Southern NM. more images
The Galves residence is an active solar home built in 1984. It has 6,000 heated Sq. Ft. with covered parking for 6 vehicles, 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, and custom doors, cabinets, and millwork by Sun & Earth.
The Russ house is a re-modeled adobe featuring additional insulation, a metal roof, and an exterior wall of stabilized adobe.
The Barty house is a 2,500 sq. ft. home with exposed adobe walls, cherry wood floors and cabinets, adjustable skylights, one of the first grid-tie solar electric systems locally, and radiant cooling and heating with a ground source heat pump. more images
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