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Article published in Home Energy magazine
An article, co-authored by Rob Nicely and Melanie Bretz, appeared in the January/February 2016 issue of Home Energy magazine. It’s republished here with their permission, copyright 2016.

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Carmel Building & Design featured on Houzz
See the full article on Houzz.

Carmel Building & Design is first to install the Nexus eWater system in a U.S. residence
See the full article in The Monterey County Herald.

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Second certified Passive House featured in the Monterey County Herald
An article about our second certified Passive House, written by Kathryn McKenzie, appeared in the October 24 issue of the Monterey County Herald. In the online version, she also included a link to the first in a series of videos we’ve created to highlight some of the amazing water and energy saving technologies we’re using in a Carmel Point home. A simple click here will take you to our site where you’ll find the article. For a printable version, click here.

Rob and Steven on the Neal & Larry Show
Listen to the Saturday, October 18 Neal and Larry Show as they talked to Rob Nicely (president/owner Carmel Building & Design) and Steven Jungerberg (president/owner Retro Green Homes). They explored the latest innovations in plumbing, water heating and grey water recycling that we’re using in a Carmel home, and other green building strategies that are integral to every home we build. These are not your everyday approaches.

Central Coast region reduces water usage by 14.4%, surpasses State average of 11.5%
The State Water Resources Control Board released a report showing that Central Coast residents reduced water usage by 14.4 percent in August compared to a year ago. Around the State, residents reduced water use by 11.5 percent in the same period—that’s a whopping 27 billion gallons less water! The article quotes State Water Board chair Felicia Marcus, “Every gallon saved now is a gallon that we won’t have to ration in the future.” Read the entire article in the San Jose Mercury News, October 7, 2014.

Warrior for Sustainability: Rob Nicely featured in Home Energy Pros blog
Rob Nicely, president/owner of CBD was the topic of a recent blog by Tom White, publisher of Home Energy magazine. It’s a nice telling of the commitment of Rob and his team to building the “right” way—for the homeowners and the planet. Click here to get the whole story.

Justin Pauly wins AIA honor for Carmel Passive House
We couldn’t be more proud of Justin Pauly, AIA, Pauly Designs, for taking top honors in the Monterey Bay Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ 2013 Awards Program for Design Excellence. Justin was recognized for his thoughtful work that resulted in this beautiful, functional and energy efficient Carmel home—Central California’s first certified Passive House. “Award-winning homes like this do not happen without a great team,” says Justin. “It was as much a testament to a great client and a great builder as to the design.”

A collaboration between Pauly Designs and Carmel Building & Design the home was also named 2013 “Best New Home” by Fine Homebuilding magazine.

Carmel Building & Design featured in Monterey County Weekly
Passive House is just one of the environmentally-mindful strategies Carmel Building & Design has in its tool box. Check out this Monterey County Weekly article featuring two of our latest projects.

Passive House featured in The Monterey County Herald
See why Passive House owners Mica and Laureen Hill love their “earth-friendly” home. Read the article by Kathryn McKenzie in June 8, 2013 issue of The Monterey County Herald.

Green Goes Mainstream For New Homes
Check out the article Green Goes Mainstream for New Homes, by Cecilie Rohwedder, published May 3, 2013 in The Wall Street Journal. It confirms what we’ve long believed, and practiced—that environmentally mindful (“green”) homes can be beautiful, architecturally expressive and extremely energy efficient. And they can significantly reduce energy costs and help protect the planet!

CBD Wins “Best New Home” Award

FineHomebuilding House 2013 Awards Issue

See why our Passive House in Carmel took the title of “Best New Home” in Fine Homebuilding magazine’s 2013 Houses Awards issue. And made the cover of this highly-respected national publication! Read articles by builder Rob Nicely of Carmel Building & Design and architect Justin Pauly of Pauly Designs by clicking on the PDFs below. Also check out the Video and our Work section for more info and photos of Central CA’s first certified Passive House.

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Passivhaus Movement
Carmel project incorporates pioneering German standards to get aggressive energy savings. Check out this Monterey County Weekly article featuring two of our latest projects.