professional, but very easy to work with, could not be happier!"
-Lake Wateree Homeowner
What is Green Design?
Green does not have to do with political affiliation.
Green building and construction methods have to do with energy
efficiency, sustainability, durability and air quality.
We have adopted green standards because it is a smarter
investment for you. We design green because our primary
concern is to design the best possible project while using your
Overall the fundamentals of green home design are the
grassroots of home design and construction for hundreds of years
prior to the development of newer technologies. These
newer technologies have led us to veer astray from the
fundamental design principles and have resulted in homes that
were very inefficient and unhealthy.
The principles of green design are really the same design and
construction principles that have been proven for hundreds of
years, and that is why we believe in them.
Did you know that
90% of the decisions that make a home green are done in the
first 10% of the design process?
With fuel costs continuing to rise, the value of an energy
efficient home has never been greater. We can help maximize the
efficiency of your home through numerous energy saving
strategies from overall design to material specification.
Through thoughtful design, advanced framing techniques, airtight design, proper
site orientation, and selection of fixtures and materials, we
can minimize the impact on the environment without sacrificing
the overall aesthetic beauty and details of your home.
Not As Easy As It Looks
One of the most common mistakes people make is they do not
realize that their home acts as a system; so changing something
in one area, will affect other components of the home.
Because of this, it is critical to work with someone who is
experienced in green home design and construction to avoid
creating larger problems.
Using innovative techniques and thoughtful designs, we are
experts in creating energy efficient designs. von Ahn Design, LLC has been incorporating advanced energy
efficient features in our designs since our inception.
We have acquired the skills and knowledge to develop designs
that save you money from day one, while minimizing up front
a Certified Green Professional, and the only licensed
residential architect in the Green Building Council of Greater
Columbia, our experience in residential green building design,
techniques and products is unmatched in the Midlands.
You can learn more about our skills and experience, by clicking here:
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