Welcome to my new blog, Architecturally Adventurous! Here you will find meditations, musings, and useful info on items relating to residential architecture, green homes, and energy efficiency.
But before we dive into design, a bit about me: Holly Butler, a mid-
My passion lies in designing extremely energy efficient and beautiful homes. I love the challenge and puzzle-
My company, HDLB Architecture and Design, is devoted to finding the sweet spot of the conundrum that is a "home." But what good is a lovely home if one can't afford to heat it in the winter, or if the materials used to construct the home make the family living there sick? Here is where building codes and standards come into play. I highly recommend and design to the tenants of the Environmental Protection Agencies Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program. ZERH provides a clear, accessible path to ensure indoor air quality, water conservation, and an adequate thermal envelope. One of the main advantages of this program over other popular green ratings is that it is quick and inexpensive to certify, which makes it more likely to be used by the general public.
Over the coming weeks, this blog will be diving more deeply into examining ZERH and green design components including super insulated walls and window selection. I hope you come along for the ride, keep your mind open to new possibilities, and have fun exploring the wide world of architecture with me!