Discover more about how sustainably-built, energy-efficient
homes can benefit you, and the environment.

There’s always something new to discover, explore and learn, especially when it comes to sustainable building, climate change and ways we can improve what we do and how we do it. Our Explore section includes our blog, videos, recommended reading and news articles that cover techniques, trends and innovations that maximize energy efficiency, save money and create homes that are more durable and have better air quality.

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.