Maui Architectural Group has woven 'sustainable design' components into its designs long before the concept was popularized. Currently we have trained sustainable design experts on staff and several LEED registered projects are in process, and a LEED Accredited Professional consultant is available if certification of your project is desired.
We work with existing topography to minimize manipulation of the building site so our homes lie "lightly on the land." Here in Hawaii we have a unique opportunity to live within the environment not struggle against it. Consequently we orient our designs to maximize natural ventilation as much as possible; utilize breezeways to enhance air flow; and carefully select materials free of toxic chemicals that are appropriate for our many micro-climates.
Alternative energy creation in the form of photovoltaic systems, wind machines or small hydroelectric generators has been employed in our designs. We also offer rainwater harvesting and storage system designs to collect some of the purest water on the planet. Complete self sustaining off-the-grid homestead planning and design services are also available from our experienced staff.
There are many other techniques and technologies inherit in our work. Please feel free to contact us for further discussion in this constantly evolving field.