Green Buildings and the U.N. Report on Climate Change

Green Buildings and Climate Change By now, you’ve probably heard about the United Nations’ latest report on climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is calling for immediate and comprehensive reductions in global emissions to avert the climate disaster we will otherwise face in the next two decades. (Because climate science denial leads to […]

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Columbia’s Cat Café Goes Green

Peckham Architecture is thrilled to share our recent collaboration with Columbia native Ryan Kennedy and Papa’s Cat Café. Located at 14 South 2nd Street, Columbia’s first cat café is also a coffee shop and bakery serving organic and vegan options. Cat cafés are for people who want their kitty fix but can’t have a cat at […]

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Thermally Boring: Ductless Heating and Cooling

Columbia Missouri Green Building by Peckham Architecture

Advantages of Ductless Heating and Cooling Peckham Architecture’s LEED Platinum home headquarters in Columbia, Missouri, uses ductless heating and cooling and HRV (heat recovery ventilation) to maintain clean, comfortable indoor air. These tools contribute to net-positive energy: Our green building produces more energy than it consumes. During the hottest May on record (2016), we earned a […]

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Tiny House Design: Summer Course on Green Building with Nick Peckham

Nick Peckham's Eco Schoolhouse in Columbia, Missouri

Summer Course Announcement: Tiny House Design and Small Dwellings with Nick Peckham Tiny house design offers eco-friendly solutions to housing shortages and alternative spaces for your home, office, art studio, yoga studio, popup shop or retail store. Thursdays in June, join Peckham Architecture founder Nick Peckham for a course on tiny house design and green […]

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Green Building Insulation: Liquid House Wrap and Blown In Cellulose

Liquid house wrap provides a seamless layer of protection to green building insulation.

Exhaustive green building insulation is critical for energy efficiency. That’s why we’ve dedicated three blog posts to insulation in our LEED Platinum home headquarters! You’ve already seen how we insulated the concrete slab foundation and used locally sourced structural insulated panels. Today, we’re revealing two new layers of green building insulation. Exterior Liquid House Wrap Most residential […]

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Passive House Insulation for Peak Energy Efficiency: SIPs

Peckham Architecture’s LEED Platinum home headquarters is Missouri’s first Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) Certified building. Our eco house is also net-positive energy, which means it produces more electricity than it consumes! We could not have achieved this level of energy efficiency without super insulation. In addition to insulating the concrete slab foundation, we used […]

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How to Reduce Carbon Footprint & Maximize Energy Efficiency with a Concrete Slab Foundation

Did you know concrete is a major source of greenhouse gases? Peckham Architecture puts sustainability first in every phase of design and construction, from the ground up. This includes the composition and insulation of the concrete slab foundation for our deep green home headquarters. To reduce the carbon footprint of this LEED Platinum green building, we used […]

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Living our Mission: Introducing Peckham Architecture’s Green Building Series

Peckham Architecture’s commitment to deep green design means we don’t just employ these techniques for our clients; we live them. Our LEED Platinum home headquarters in Columbia is Missouri’s first Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) Certified building, designed to be the greenest house on earth. This project has appeared in the Columbia Business Times and Columbia Missourian. In collaboration […]

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