RED BARN IS GREEN

The spaces we live and work in impact our happiness, quality of life and health. Red Barn embraces design and construction that is forward-thinking and environmentally responsible. We believe all successful sustainable projects are dependent on the following considerations:

BUILDING ORIENTATION

Solar orientation, daylight harvesting techniques, and solar shading techniques are all important factors when attempting to limit the amount of energy needed to operate a home.

INSULATION & BUILDING ENVELOPE

R-value, thermal bridging, fenestration requirements, and air sealing techniques are paramount to controlling the transfer of heat and management of vapor through the wall assembly.

REGIONALISM

The integration of a deep understanding of the land, climate, and material culture of project location lends itself to an informed and local approach to design that is inherently sustainable.

BUILDING SYSTEMS

Systems selection and implementation, including the coordination of those systems, requires careful cost benefit analysis to ensure the technologies employed are meeting your goals. Progress analysis and end of job commissioning should confirm original goals have been met and subcontractor installations are in accordance with the required standard.

AESTHETIC GOALS

Green Design should not compromise building aesthetics. All elements above should be blended seamlessly into a quality, energy efficient design that reflects the owner’s values as well as personal aesthetics.

We incorporate analytical tools to measure environmental impact of designs and ensure sustainability is a core component of our process.