L. Darryl Duffe Prefab SIPs Craftsman SIPs Passive Solar Addition
Sustainability = “ meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs .”
"You can't solve problems with the same level of thinking from which they
were created." Albert Einstein
The proprietor, L. Darryl Duffe, is a designer, builder and small developer of energy efficient, sustainable building projects, with 30 years experience, using green materials which are renewable, sometimes recycled, energy efficient, sustainable and non-toxic.
The goal in these business endeavors has always been to produce aesthetically pleasing, low cost to own and maintain, comfortable and healthy buildings.
Specializing in designing and building strong, efficient,
low-maintenance structures while minimizing call backs, has had
the effect of creating many happy clients over the years.
Construction techniques used are 2 green construction systems:
both are employed to achieve quiet, storm-resistant buildings
that feel strong, safe and resistant to any natural extremes.
We consider life cycle costs and durability more important than
using cheap construction methods to curb initial costs.
Recently Mr. Duffe has taken the courses for becoming
a LEED A.P. (LEED Acredited Professional) sanctioned by the
USGBC (U.S. Green Building Association). but after closer
consideration has decided not to pursue that course.
We are interested in all green building considerations but are
mostly concentrated on the energy efficiency of buildings and
the utilization of renewable energy.
Affordable building is a concern, as is efficient use of resources,
which is why we're also acquiring the skills to design and build
using re-purposed steel shipping containers for very strong
structural envelopes so that energy efficient buildings
can be constructed in a budget conscious way.
We are now beginning a new venture to analyze and retrofit existing buildings.
Our aim is to bring the efficiency and renewable energy
technologies of the 21st Century to the existing building stock.
See the STAR 21 page for a description of this service.
AS YOU LIKE IT- Gourmet Catering and Deli Former Gas Station, Circa 1955
Most of my focus is on residential structures, but occasional office and restaurant design/build services are engaged both for new construction, remodeling and renovation.
Whether your project is new construction or making an existing building like new and updated with greenest products and building tecniques. We are here to make that happen.
For a free evaluation of your building project on an exisiting building call for an in-home appointment and we'll come out to make a house call .
OR for new construction, make an appointment to meet with us in our office.
It often helps us for you to gather magazine clippings or print ideas from the internet indicating your style, materials and color preferences.
CALL DARRYL at 904-557-6855
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