Green Design

At HMH “green design” means making homes more sustainable and more gracious to inhabit. Beyond mitigating impact on the planet, it’s about making homes healthy and optimized for our clients’ needs.

Home energy performance is key to this green design. Any time we remodel or design a new home, we have the opportunity to make home energy improvements that not only reduce the home’s carbon footprint but also make it quieter, cozier, healthier, and less expensive to operate. Our LEED Accredited staff will help guide you through the landscape of green building and arrive at the balanced green design solution that’s right for you, your goals and your house.

  • PASSIVE HEATING AND COOLING
    Significant energy reductions can be achieved through passive design. Strategies include house orientation, window sizes & placement, day lighting, shading, insulating and reducing air infiltration.

  • SMARTER MECHANICAL HEATING AND COOLING
    We will look to reduce your energy consumption by optimizing your heating and cooling systems through smart duct layouts, adding a heat exchanger, use of radiant heat, PV panels and non-ducted air conditioning units.

  • INDOOR AIR QUALITY
    We can create a healthy environment reduce toxins in your home through material selection, providing a continuous supply of fresh air, moisture control, radon mitigation, and air filters.

  • WATER EFFICIENCY
    Reducing water usage is important in Colorado. We specify high efficiency fixtures including toilets, and efficient irrigation systems and xeriscaping.

  • MATERIAL SELECTION AND DURABILITY
    We strive to select durable materials that can be or have been recycled, are local so require less transportation, are sustainably harvested and are low-emission and will last the life of your home.

  • STRIVE FOR BEAUTY
    We find that people take good care of beautiful things, buildings included. Designing buildings to be handsome and timeless is our stealthiest green building strategy. Plus, it makes our job more fun.