No time to ignore the warnings.
The recent news from scientists is yet another jolt of reality. A group of the world’s leading climate scientists on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned in a recent U.N. report that “the planet has only 12 years to take drastic actions in order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything beyond that could have dire consequences for much of the planet.” MORE
Putting the “power” in the hands of the homeowner
As we mentioned in a July 11, 2018 blog, we’re employing technology to monitor the success of our energy reduction strategies. And, with this technology, homeowners can monitor, modify and remotely control many aspects of their home including appliances, thermostats and overall energy consumption. Energy waste is a notorious culprit in not only bumping up energy costs, but also contributing to carbon emissions that lead to climate change. 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.
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