TO QUOTE THE ALADDIN BUILT IN A DAY HOUSE CATALOG 1917
"Did you ever really consider the profound difference in the meaning of the words house and home?
A house is a structure to live in.
Home - the dearest place on earth - is that structure that is a part of you - made so by its association with your family, their joys, and sorrows, their hopes , aspirations, and fears. It is a refuge from the trials and struggles of the outer world. It is a visible expression of youself, your tastes and character."
AND TO QUOTE AWARD WINNING PITTSBURGH GREEN ARCHITECT ERIC FISHER, OUR FAVORITE ARCHITECT
"Ultimately, I design buildings that evoke emotion. Architecture is not about the way buildings look, it's about the way they make you feel."
AND, DID YOU KNOW?
Buildings consume 40% of the energy in the United States.
A net-zero home produces as much energy as it uses over the course of a year by using solar energy and by being superinsulated.
The average American home spends $1.250 a year on heating, cooling, and electricity. Solar energy is free after installation costs.
Although solar energy has been around for thousands of years, the term "solar energy" was first used in 1940 in Chicago.