November 22, 2022

Benefits of an All-Electric Home – For You and the Planet

November 22, 2022

Benefits of an All-Electric Home – For You and the Planet

The scientific evidence and data are overwhelming—using electricity to power your home rather than...

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November 1, 2022

The Importance of Retrofits in Lowering Carbon Emissions in the Built Environment — REALIZE-CA

November 1, 2022

The Importance of Retrofits in Lowering Carbon Emissions in the Built Environment — REALIZE-CA

Energy retrofits of existing buildings are essential to meeting California’s climate goals as the building...

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October 11, 2022

Practical Strategies to Electrify Your Home

October 11, 2022

Practical Strategies to Electrify Your Home

Electricity is the only power that can be produced by clean, renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and...

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September 20, 2022

Think Big. Start Small. Making the Switch to LED Lighting

September 20, 2022

Think Big. Start Small. Making the Switch to LED Lighting

While it’s good to envision an end goal, if we focus too keenly on the size of a problem, we can get stymied...

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October 25, 2021

The Climate TRACE Coalition

October 25, 2021

The Climate TRACE Coalition

One organization—The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)—is championing the move away from carbon-rich fossil fuels...

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February 25, 2021

Promoting and Creating Fundamental Change in the Sectors That Impact Climate Change

February 25, 2021

Promoting and Creating Fundamental Change in the Sectors That Impact Climate Change

One organization—The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)—is championing the move away from carbon-rich fossil fuels...

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February 3, 2021

A New Year. New Possibilities.

February 3, 2021

A New Year. New Possibilities.

I believe that persistence is the single most important ingredient in achieving success. It’s good to work...

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November 25, 2020

Discovering More Benefits of Passive House Design and Building Strategies

November 25, 2020

Discovering More Benefits of Passive House Design and Building Strategies

We’ve just come through one of the most devastating fire seasons in California history. Besides putting an...

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July 21, 2020

Just Me, Thinking Out Loud

July 21, 2020

Just Me, Thinking Out Loud

Anyone who has read a blog, sat in on one of my presentations or been a client of Carmel Building & Design...

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Rob Nicely

President & Partner

Rob studied art at the University of California, Davis and has been in the construction industry since 1980. His rare combination of technical expertise and artistic sensibility enables him to provide a unique and exceptional experience for clients. As president, Rob leads by example. He is dedicated to the highest standards of quality and customer service, and to using the latest techniques and technologies to create environmentally mindful homes.
Rob is a Certified Green Building Professional (Build It Green) and Certified Passive House Consultant (Passive House Institute). He has served on the Passive House California board of directors since January 2018. Over the years Rob has garnered several accreditations. He participates in a variety of advocacy efforts, all focused on improving the quality of homes that Carmel Building & Design produces and increasing the ecological sustainability of the building industry in general. In his leisure time, Rob enjoys sculpting and painting.