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Removing the guesswork in energy performance

For us, it’s not enough just saying we build high-performing homes with significantly lower energy demands. We think knowing is far better. That’s why we’re investing in sophisticated monitoring technology. We’re testing it in a Carmel home now and hope to roll out the option for clients in the near future. This precise level of monitoring provides data to help us know that the home performance strategies, like Passive House, we’ve employed are working. And, it puts the ability to manage and reduce energy consumption, along with the negative impacts on indoor air quality and the environment, in the hands of homeowners. MORE


Carmel Building & Design on KAZU and Dwell

We are proud to be a sponsor of programming on our local NPR station, KAZU (90.3 FM). You can hear our message about our dedication to sustainable building practices through the end of June by tuning in to KAZU. (MORE)

Progressive Building Practices

We’ve learned through experience that progressive building practices like Passive House result in a home that’s better for the homeowners, and for the planet. Explore how sustainably built homes provide healthier indoor air quality, quiet, durability, energy and water conservation and lower related costs, even higher resale value. And we think it’s simply the right thing to do.

Exceptional Home.
Exceptional Experience.

At Carmel Building & Design, we’ve found a better way to build. It’s personal. We focus intently on you, the client, to create a home that suits your lifestyle and reflects your individual tastes. It’s responsible. Our design principles and building practices incorporate environmentally mindful features that improve indoor air quality, enhance value, reduce energy and maintenance costs and are easy on the planet. It’s exceptional. We focus on quality in both your home and your experience.

Custom Design/Build Services

Good design is the foundation of a great home, and a smooth process. And craftsmanship is at the heart of our company philosophy. Whether or not we’re following a specific set of guidelines such as Passive House, we always build in a way that reduces waste in materials, resources, energy and water. And results in the home you envision.

My husband is knowledgeable about construction so he and Rob were able to communicate easily. I appreciated that Rob took time to explain things in a way that I could understand. He made it comfortable for me to participate in the process.—Sharon B., Carmel Valley

Rob’s team of carpenters was great and very friendly, and he held subcontractors to a very high standard. —Niels and Jan R., Carmel

When a project involved sub-contractors, we could count on Rob to select tradespeople who produced quality work. —Larry B., Carmel Valley

Carmel Building & Design exceeded our expectations. The competence and integrity of the process and team were obvious. We ended the project feeling as though we had made new friends. —Roger P., Quail Meadows

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