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Things we CAN do to effect positive change

At times, the challenges we face as citizens of a city, state, country and planet seem too big to scale. Unsolvable. Immovable. Overwhelming. But that couldn’t be further from reality. There are things each of us CAN do to effect positive change. Make our little part of the world better, safer, more viable. We can choose to be aware of our individual and collective impact on the environment. And not just for today. Decisions we make and actions we take now will have a lasting influence on future generations, whether positive or negative. MORE

The Beauty and Benefits of Passive House

If you haven’t yet heard the news, you’ll be happy to know that California has met a key climate change goal well ahead of the mandated deadline. Greenhouse gas (carbon) emissions have decreased to a level targeted for 2020. Each of us plays a role in continuing this progress. We’ve long been committed to using strategies like Passive House to help lower carbon emissions in the built environment while improving indoor air quality, comfort and durability for homeowners. Watch this video to hear directly from our clients about the many benefits of living in a house designed and built to Passive House standards. (More Videos)

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