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I share with you my growing collection of mostly residential window types and details. They range from traditional to modern and energy efficient to very inefficient and drafty. If you scroll down you will find links to...
This article summarizes and illustrates the various laws governing Accessibility in California. I have also provided useful links to official documents
The streamlined shape of this 120 square foot fort is derived from a need to fit into a small yard without closing off the patio. and also to make the best use of the square footage inside. The wider north...
Zinc Roofing - attributes, performance, benefits, technical performance, environmental considerations, toxicity
This is a hub for collected links to more information on rebates and freebes from EBMUD, rebates from PG&E, tax incentives from the federal government for insulation, energy efficient windows, efficient furnaces and...
I have noticed more and more news about something called a "passive house." I hadn't heard this term until recently. I know a lot about passive solar design, an ancient and simple concept utilized by the...
headquarters of deedsdesign and an environmentally conscious remodeling project in Berkeley California
Some notable changes to the California Building Code (effective January 1 2011 & effective January 2008)
I am maintaining this log of changes to the building code in California. I started it with the code change in 2008. It is not comprehensive, but I continually update as I learn.
This client came to me wanting her attic converted to a sleeping loft. After a quick study, this was deemed not possible by code because there was only about 5' of headroom in the attic. Also, the extensive...
This was a typical San Francisco Row house with lots of little rooms and a long dark hallway. I wish I had a before shot, because it also had hideous spit-wad lumpy stucco and generally wasn't very attractive. (even...
This is a little cabin in the woods...hidden behind the carport. The material pallet ranges from warm fir to cool green stained concrete to oil-rubbed bronze and shades of white paint. The building was sited on...
Tiny granny unit and mechanics workshop on a tight lot