Michael Frerking
928-710-2413 info@michaelfrerking.com

 

Picture of roof frame constructed of certified sustainable woodPicture of sustainable design of passive solar light shelf

Picture of deck and high mass, poured earth walls

 

 

 

 

 

of sustainable design of passive solar, “green” kitchenPicture of sustainable, high mass, poured earth walls

NEW CONSTRUCTION

     Design/Build your sustainable "Net-Plus" dream home….

Living Systems' Design/Build service is the sure way to save money and create an aesthetically pleasing, cutting-edge, sustainable home. And, with today's advanced internet technologies, Living Systems can work with you just about anywhere. (READ "Why Design/Build" and "Sustainability and Net-Plus Homes")

    Building Costs and Building Quality….

Most homes, today, are built to minimum standards regarding health, safety, durability, and energy efficiency. While they can be attractive on the outside, they generally are not comfortable spaces in terms of heating and cooling and tend to require more maintenance and often directly contribute to poor health due to the toxic nature of many of the common building products used in construction.

In contrast, the homes designed by LSSA are built to exacting, state of the art, standards regarding health, durability, comfort, use of energy, and use of resources such as water, building materials and products that exceed LEED standards. Therefore, due to their intrinsic value, homes designed by LSSA stand apart from the usual "custom" home because they provide a balance between quality living for today and a sound investment for the future.

Living System's goal is also to create a real budget rather than a hopeful one. Working as contractor with the client, steps are taken throughout the design process to assure cost control.


REMODEL OF EXISTING HOME

     Save money by making your home more energy efficient

Living Systems has undertaken sustainable remodels of all kinds – from complete redesign to creating sunrooms and outside decks. This is an excellent choice, adding architectural value while substantially reducing energy costs. Substantial tax credits are available and Living Systems will help guide you through the process. (READ "Commentary by John McLean regarding how to save money)

                                 

                              Full remodel of home: before and after  


 

           Addition of western facing deck and overhang: before and after

 

CONSULTING

     For help or advice about your sustainable project.

Living Systems is available nationally and internationally for phone conferences, online meetings, weekly check-ins, Design/Build projects.

SEMINARS

     Want to learn more?

Michael Frerking, principal of Living Systems, has conducted numerous hands-on earth building workshops, coordinated seminars on earth construction, the use of high mass, and energy efficiency.

     • HIGH MASS WALLS: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling
(Read: power point presentation on High Mass)    

     • ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS: Easy Ways to Green Your Home
(Read articles from EcoZene)   

     • THE BENEFITS OF POURED EARTH TECHNOLOGY
(READ about Poured Earth)


Please contact LIVING SYSTEMS about your project by calling
928-710-2413 or by email: michael@michaelfrerking.com.