Whether we’re building you a new house or remodeling your current home, we use Passive House principles to...
Carmel Building & Design
We design and build energy-efficient homes using sustainable practices including Passive House and electrification in the Monterey Bay area.
Passive House design and build specialists serving the Monterey Bay area since 2000
We’re all about lowering the carbon footprint of the built environment through sustainable building practices like Passive House. Explore how sustainably designed and constructed homes significantly increase energy efficiency, durability, quiet and comfort, yield healthy indoor air quality and have a higher resale value. And we think it’s simply the right thing to do.
Progressive building practices like Passive House: Not just a way to build. We believe it’s the way to build.
Carmel Building & Design employs Passive House design and building principles to achieve measurable levels of energy efficiency and comfort. Passive House focuses on five key strategies that reduce the energy demand for heating and cooling—a large portion of a home’s energy usage—by 75 to 90 percent.
This advanced sustainable building approach delivers a variety of benefits, while allowing expression in any architectural style, at little or no added cost.
Featured Design/Build Projects
Our goal for every home we design, build or remodel is to make it a true reflection of the homeowners’ vision. We employ green building practices in all of our projects to improve energy efficiency and lower the home’s carbon footprint. Examples of our work demonstrate our driving philosophy to achieve a project and an experience that is personal, responsible and exceptional for each client.
Recent Blog Posts
Designing and Building an All Electric Certified Passive House and Advancing Global Climate Change Goals
See all the elements that go into designing and building a certified Passive House, and why it matters to...
New ’embodied carbon’ measuring software used in building Pebble Beach passive house (Monterey Herald, 2023)
CARMEL – When the first Passive House on the Central Coast was completed in Carmel, it introduced the concept...