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 with Boxcar Films and Tiny Attic Productions, we’ve also documented the process from start to finish! We’re pleased to share our Green Building Series with you.
Here’s a brief introduction. In this episode, Nick Peckham explains the global need for energy efficient buildings to fight climate change. He also shares the advice from world-renowned inventor Buckminster Fuller that inspired his career in sustainable architecture.
This fully accessible green building features a 1,200-square-foot home office, 2,500 square feet of living space for Nick and Diane Peckham, a garage and an unheated 3-season porch.
Solar panels and super insulation make our eco house net-positive, which means that it produces more electricity than it consumes. LED lights, ERV (energy recovery ventilation), a tankless water heater and Energy Star appliances further improve our energy efficiency. We’ll share more about the many ways we accomplished this in upcoming posts.