Category: Energy Efficiency
Pinecrest Gardens – Lower Garden Bathrooms design by S.E.A.
The Village of Pinecrest asked Sebastian Eilert Architecture to provide a design for a new bathroom structure adjacent to the historic original entrance to the park. The free standing building had to blend into the existing park design and feature sustainable building practices, especially focusing on water conservation. The building was designed with exposed beams…
GaiaMa – a LEED Platinum Vastu design by Sebastian Eilert Architecture
GaiaMa is a new single-story home of 1500 square feet located in the Miami Dade village of Biscayne Park. The design is inspired by Vastu principles and has strong focus on sustainability and durability. The house is built out of ICF walls and insuldeck roofing system, making it hyper-insulated. A central cupola features an inverted…
Moorgins Residence Renovation/Addition – Sebastian Eilert Architecture
The Moorings Residence is a wonderful remodel of a 1960’s gem settled in the Moorings community within the neighborhood of Coconut Grove. The original single-story residence boasted with wood details and featured a structural roof made from 2x’s. Supported by only a few bearing walls, the house literally invites the outside in with removed floors…
Eco-Friendly Renovation Options
Renovating a home provides an excellent opportunity to adopt eco-friendly design principles. Making sustainable choices is not only the right thing to do, it’s surprisingly easy and affordable. Reducing a home’s environmental impact has several other benefits for the homeowner. Greener homes are more energy-efficient, resulting in significant savings in heating or cooling — but…
Four Choices Toward More Sustainable Living
Sustainable living isn’t just a good idea — it’s something for which we all have to share responsibility. Climate change continues to threaten our way of life, and if we don’t accept that responsibility and adapt our lifestyles, we will have no one to blame but ourselves. It may seem like there’s little the individual…
Small Spaces, Big Changes
One of the many ways we can reduce our impact on the environment is to minimize the amount of space we require for day-to-day living. Fewer belongings in less space need less energy to maintain. Though adopting smaller living spaces may pose some initial challenges, transitioning to a more minimalist lifestyle is less complicated than…
Which Renovations Add Value to a Home?
There are many different reasons to remodel or renovate a home, but most typically, people will consider a remodel if they plan to sell in the near future. Some remodeling projects can dramatically increase a home’s market value — but not all. Carefully considering which renovations to make before putting a home up for sale…
How to Improve Home Office Decor
The world just lived through the COVID-19 pandemic, and many workplaces across South Florida and the rest of the U.S. have restructured as hybrid workplaces, where some people work from home and some work from the office, or completely remote workplaces — where everyone at the company works from home. People who are now working…
Solar Panels That Make Electricity at Night
Solar Panels That Make Electricity at Night are Finally Here – And They’re Cheap and Don’t Need Batteries
Electric Foil Boat Concept – the future or powerboating?