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.

NAPHN17 Passive + Renewables

The building industry’s role in addressing climate change is no longer in question. Passive House offers a clear and reliable road map to meeting and exceeding carbon reduction mandates. That’s why the North American Passive House Network is bringing together thought leaders, climate scientists, innovators of technologies and systems, and design/build professionals from around the globe to learn, share and pump up the urgency for change at their local and state levels.

We lived in a portion of our home during one of the remodels and were more than impressed by how clean they left the site every day. I was even comfortable walking around barefoot in the evenings.—Sharon B., Carmel Valley

Our home was built the 1920s and featured a lot of original brick, stone and wood work. We wanted to reuse as much of it as possible. Rob was really on board with this. Most impressive was the process for refinishing some of the original wood for use in our entryway and other areas of the home. I remember watching through the window as Rob went through piles of wood selecting and matching grains to achieve the best results. —Niels R., Carmel

Every day when I walk through the living room and into the kitchen, I am reminded of how much I love the results that Carmel Building & Design achieved, and how great they were to work with. —Beth E., Carmel

Rob’s passion and commitment came through from the beginning. Matt and the entire crew took pride in the parts they were playing in the creation of our beautiful and very comfortable home. Patty also played a big role. She is very knowledgeable and on top of everything. -Mica and Laureen

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