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Industry Leaders Webinar Available Online

A lot has happened since the Monterey Bay Regional Climate Action Compact, now part of the Central Coast Climate Collaborative (4C), organized a kick-off meeting held February 20, 2020, shortly before our world changed due to COVID-19. Even though we haven’t been able to meet in person, that hasn’t slowed the movement down. On April 8, 2021 the Industry Leaders group met online for a powerful presentation by Craig Stevenson, MBA, MS-MIS and Beth Eckenrode, BS-IE, MBA of the AUROS Group. Founded in 2017, the Group developed AUROS360™, the intersection between building science, data science and building performance technology, charts a cost-neutral path to zero energy and healthy indoor air quality. MORE

Take a look at our latest project

Renovated Mid-Century Modern

The interior of this 2,249-square-foot Carmel Valley home was extensively renovated in keeping with its classic Mid-Century Modern style. The home was originally designed by Will Shaw, FAIA, of Burde Shaw Associates in Monterey, qualifying it as a historic structure. Care was taken to use only materials, shapes and hues that honor its vintage roots. 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.

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