After considering the importance of indoor air quality, we decided to make some design changes so we have the highest indoor air quality while maintaining the optimal energy efficiency. Bryan has been working with Ken Martin, of Silicon Valley Mechanical, to make this happen. Ken identified a number of locations where air would be flowing […]
Efficient utilization of materials, selection of environmentally preferable materials, and minimization of waste du
Adam, having worked under the careful guidance of Edwin Tomas (Silicon Valley Mechanical), cut the copper fittings and built the components. Then, he sweated the components together into separate assemblies.
We want to have excellent water inside our house. First, we need to get rid of the ‘scaling’ of the hard water that we have. Second, we want the water purified so we can drink it. Although our water in Monte Sereno is relatively pure, it is loaded with calcium carbonate, which leaves a white […]
We’ve hosted a number of site visits for various groups .in the past. Usually, the groups are architects or construction students. This one was a bit different as it was a group of interior design students from West Valley College. The instructor was Linda Newton, and she was referred to us by John Mitchell and […]
We received the 3FLinda lights and were able to get them installed. They look great! Dan and Adam continued to work on the wall in the Wine Dining. This will be a work of art that will be absolutely amazing. While enjoying a glass of wine, it will be nice to reflect on how the […]