"Not So Big" Philosophy

Green Building

Universal Design












Principles of Green Building

  • Using sun and site to advantage, for natural heating, cooling, and lighting
  • Landscaping with native plants and water-efficient practices
  • Building quality, durable structures
  • Reducing and recycling construction and demolition waste
  • Insulating well and ventilating appropriately
  • Incorporating durable, salvaged, recycled, and sustainably harvested materials
  •  Using energy-efficient and water-saving appliances, fixtures and technologies

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