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We're pleased to introduce our newest Noble Home Sales Partner, Charles Sholten!
Charles is based in Hood River, Oregon (in the Columbia River Gorge) and has joined our team to expand Noble Home into the great Pacific Northwest. With decades of design experience, he is an exciting addition to our team. He has an eye for modern, thoughtful design and has spent his career furthering the mission of responsible living through sound design. Having traveled around the world and, like Noah, spent time as a Taliesin fellow, he shares an appreciation for the simple, clear design philosophy that is Frank Lloyd Wright's legacy.
Charles will be building a Net Zero Noble Home demonstration house in Mosier, Oregon. Stay tuned for further details of the project!
We're thrilled to share the news that our Zero Net Energy Noble Home is ready for implementation! Engineered for hyper energy-efficient living, it embodies the modern mandate of responsible stewardship.
You'll find the brochure detailing Noble Home Z here. Please share your comments, questions, and stories of your own steps towards net zero energy consumption!
Noble Home's net zero energy design is currently on the drawing boards and can be implemented very soon!
While our standard Noble Home designs are energy efficient, and a fair amount of heat can be derived through simple passive solar heating, some architecural elements are preventing the home from easily being a comfortable net zero energy or off-grid home.
Now, with the new Noble Home Z design, customers have the option of easily reaching the net zero energy or off-grid goal. With a tighter, better insulated building shell and the introduction of our solar hot air heating panels, we can meet nearly all heating needs affordably. The LED lighting that we typically specify, along with energy efficient appliances, will keep electric demand low enough for a photovoltaic array to meet, whether it be grid-tied or tied to house battery storage. The construction of Noble Home Z is very similar to the 20' and 16' models. Right away, it is noticeable that the rafter tails and clerestory windows are gone and a more modern, better insulated overhang takes their place.
Contact us if you are interested in learning more about this new development.
Our demonstration house is still for sale, and we found this posting on Upstater.com.
This eco-friendly listing (living room pictured above) came across our desk not too long ago, and we found it to be drool-worthy. Alas, it is only a spec house, and it’s located in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. There is good news, however: If you’re digging the look of this “modern, green homestead”, you can design your own with the company, Noble Homes, then they send you the kit and you build it yourself wherever you want (might we suggest the Hudson Valley or Catskills?). But what about eco-friendly homes that have already been built? As you probably know by now, there are plenty around here, and more are popping up on real estate markets everyday. We dug around and found just a taste of what’s available in the Upstater region. There’s this one in Tivoli and…well, we don’t want to ruin the surprise. You’ll just have to tune in to learn more.