Sustainable Architecture: Going Green for Health and Comfort

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Green design is about being environmentally friendly; but one sustainable architecture firm is building green homes to improve health and comfort for their clients as well. Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Carlton Architecture is a residential design firm dedicated to excellence in design, sustainable architecture, and sustainable housing. As innovators in their field, Carlton is showing the world that green doesn't mean sacrifice, and in fact it means houses that are healthier and more comfortable.

With our society's push towards a greener world, sustainable architecture is a concept that has been brought into the limelight in recent times. One firm that is pushing the road to a greener future is Carlton Architecture in Asheville, North Carolina.

This particular firm is leading the way to innovation in their field by using green design to make more comfortable, and healthier homes. Traditionally green building has lacked the refinement of the more historical design concepts. Carlton is changing all of that by integrating ideas like: passive solar design, solar power, and environmentally friendly design, with time-tested building principles. With this new philosophy in design come many real health benefits.

Passive solar design allows for clean natural heat. The absence of forced air furnaces means those who suffer from allergies will be less likely to have those allergies irritated by hot, dry air. If you combine that passive design with solar power, you end up with a green home that doesn't pollute, and provides cleaner air to breathe.

It isn't just these design principles that make Carlton's designs healthier. It's also in the materials they choose to use for building greener housing.

When taking on the task of creating a new home they don't just look at the needs of the client. The environment and its natural materials are also taken into consideration. From that comes a design that includes building materials that are natural and blend with the setting of the project. Once again there are health benefits to this philosophy.

Natural building products make a cleaner home. When the building isn't filled with synthetic fibre carpets, and manufactured wallboard (among many other unhealthy materials in the average home), it becomes free of the chemicals that a traditional house may have. Natural stone, wood, and brick, do not fill a home with unwanted (and unseen) materials that most homes have.
By combining these few simple concepts of green design with traditional design ideas, Carlton homes become healthier, blend better with their environment, and are truly sustainable.

Going green is about being environmentally friendly. With Carlton Architecture in Asheville, it's also about making homes that are people-friendly, as well as eco-friendly. With their inventive design ideas, Carlton Architecture is an architecture firm that is truly innovative in their field. Visit Carlton Architecture's web site at:


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