team of architects, project planners, engineers, and contractors
has extensive experience in producing affordable, green homes utilizing
universal design and advanced energy systems. We will work
with regulatory authorities to achieve the highest standards of sustainability.
In King County, Washington this means working within their Green
Building Program. We will also seek the highest
national level of LEED certification: from the U.S.
Green Building Council.
Our team accepts
the Cascadia U.S. Green Building Council's "Living
Building Challenge" as a difficult, but possible-to-achieve goal:
BCO homes should be as "elegant and efficient as flowers," locally
collecting as much energy and water as they use.
As Buckminster Fuller said, "We
do not seek to imitate nature, but rather to find the principles she uses."
Buildings," The World and I magazine, October 1999"
(1.1 MB pdf).
If you have
an interest in being a part of building this advanced community, please
energy-oriented inventors and innovators may also participate in research
and development of important new technologies to be implemented in BuildingCircles'