We build energy-efficient homes in Silver City, New Mexico
PV Solar Panels incorporated into the standing seam roof provide interior heat and can produce energy for the grid or with battery back-up system in house.
Solar hot water panels on the roof provide potable hot water and in-floor heating.
Minimum energy loss is ensured through sound structural building, and use of AAC insulating block made with recycled material.
We use local small diameter lumber for vigas harvested in fire-prevention forest thinning and fire management.
Efficiency & Comfort
In-floor heating provides consistent and highly comfortable radient home heating that prevents drafts and blowing allergens.
Roof water collection systems store water for use in the garden and many other uses throughout the year.
How We Build
Passive & Active Solar
Windows and overhangs are designed to maximize warmth of winter sun and keep out the summer sun. A MasterCraft Metal roof holds PhotoVoltaic laminate flat on the roof surface between the standing seams.
Local Pine Vigas
Santa Clara Woodworks provides small diameter vigas made available from local forest thining and management programs, increasing energy efficiency and reducing costs by using local renewable resources.
Recycled materials and small amounts of concrete create insulated blocks that provide cost-effective thermal insulation, resistance to fire, mold, and pests. They provide acoustic insulation and simplify construction.
A Kiva or Rumsford style fireplace is considered the most efficient type of fireplace, which we design and size to suit your needs, and build with materials fitting the interior design and style of your home.
In-floor heating provides consistent and highly comfortable radient heating throught the entire home, allows even temperatures and prevents drafts and blowing allergens.
Roof water collection systems automatically direct water and store it in containers of various sizes, providing rain water for use in the garden and many other uses throughout the year.