BUILDING SUSTAINABLY

IS IN OUR BLOOD

 
 
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THOUGHTFUL MATERIAL SELECTION

Building material selection is often a nuanced process. Safety, longevity, natural resource consumption, life cycle analysis, end of life use, and social/economic justice all play a role in a comprehensive material analysis.

While the abundance of considerations can appear daunting, the movement towards material transparency has progressed significantly in the last decade. Accreditation bodies such as Declare, JUST, Cradle to Cradle, and others offer a path to selecting the best products, supporting companies who put material transparency above cooperate interest.

At TaylorSmith, we’re committed to offering our clients thoughtful material palettes that honor a commitment to healthy and sustainable buildings.


HIGH PERFORMING ENCLOSURE & WINDOWS

Enclosure and window performance is one of the most important considerations when it comes to energy efficiency in a home.

A properly insulated building with minimal thermal boundaries can offer substantial reduction in energy use and provide occupant comfort all year round. Taking advantage of solar heat gains & daylight while limiting unwanted heat transfer brings additional layer of comfort and beauty to a home.

With a certified Passive House Consultant on staff, TaylorSmith can assist in the design of your home’s exterior detailing. In addition, we work with architects to best orient structures and window selection to maximize daylighting and minimize unwanted heat transfer. Learn more about Passive House design strategy here.

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THOUGHTFUL MECHANICAL, WATER HEATING, AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

Whether you're interested in a fossil fuel free home, solar energy, instant hot water heating, or high efficiency heat pump space conditioning, TaylorSmith will provide thoughtful systems planning to ensure a comfortable and environmentally conscious home.