November 29, 2020

Passive House Building on Pilot Projects, Awareness in Monterey County (Monterey Herald, 2020)

November 29, 2020

Passive House Building on Pilot Projects, Awareness in Monterey County (Monterey Herald, 2020)

The adoption of Passive House design and building principles is growing in the Monterey Bay region. Passive...

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November 8, 2020

Thinking About Filter Systems During Smoky Times (Monterey Herald, 2020)

November 8, 2020

Thinking About Filter Systems During Smoky Times (Monterey Herald, 2020)

As fires and dense smoke persisted in California in 2020, the use of indoor air filtration systems increased...

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October 3, 2020

CB&D Wins Best New Home in Fine Homebuilding Magazine’s 2013 Houses Awards Issue

October 3, 2020

CB&D Wins Best New Home in Fine Homebuilding Magazine’s 2013 Houses Awards Issue

See why our Passive House in Carmel took the title of “Best New Home” in Fine Homebuilding Magazine’s 2013...

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March 1, 2016

Carmel Building & Design Receives Economic Vitality Award

March 1, 2016

Carmel Building & Design Receives Economic Vitality Award

Originally an art school in Germany in the early 1900s the Bauhaus movement held the idea that all art and...

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June 1, 2015

Exceeding the Standards for Energy Efficiency

June 1, 2015

Exceeding the Standards for Energy Efficiency

The California residential building code continues to move in the right direction, setting higher standards for...

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June 8, 2013

Carmel Home, an Example of Earth-Friendly Building (Monterey Herald, 2013)

June 8, 2013

Carmel Home, an Example of Earth-Friendly Building (Monterey Herald, 2013)

See why Passive House owners Mica and Laureen Hill love their “earth-friendly” home. Read the article by...

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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.