San Luis Sustainability Group

Leading by Design, 2 mb pdf, from Solar Today [2004 November/December]

"Over the years, our sustainable design projects have become known for several hallmarks: integration; miniaturization in design, to increase efficiency; consideration of externalities; and natural conditioning. Nearly 30 years since partnering, our goal remains unchanged: to help architecture become more connected to our organic planetary realities."

Hidden Villa
Hidden Villa
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Hidden Villa's most ambitious project to date is a sustainably designed & built environmental education center. The center showcases sustainable building techniques, materials & systems applicable to Bay Area homes. The 3,300 square foot building is a living teaching tool of sustainability and a focal point for our environmental programs. The Wolken Education Center, designed by Polly Cooper Ken Haggard & Scott Clark of the San Luis Sustainability Group, teaches visitors about sustainable living practices through educational tours, programs, building work-shops, seminars, videos & reference library.

Hidden Villa puts `green' architecture on display, from San Jose Mercury News by S.L. Wykes, Saturday, June 2, 2001

SLSG's Office
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This office/residence has been featured in numerous publications. It is off-grid, powered by photovoltaics and micro-hydro. It has extensive passive solar features. Straw-bale construction is used on east, west and north walls. View here is of the south side of the office/studio. Click on the image to see it full size of screen.

Oceano CoHousing
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Lone Pine
eastern elevation southern elevation
These are photes of the Lone Pine strawbale house. eastern elevation detail

Arroyo Grande Residence
southern elevation interior
entry way hallway

Telephone +1.805.438.4452

updated 2004 November 5
2001 June 2