Consulting

Bluegill overcomes these obstacles by consulting with your design team to find all possible price savings and benefits from the latest building best practices and design innovations. We then help you implement these suggestions to maximize the value of your project.

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In today's building market, High Performance/Low Impact buildings (high productivity and financial return, with low energy, maintenance, and environmental burdens) are desired but elusive. The three main obstacles to such projects are:

  1. Unfamiliarity with the needed design techniques and materials
  2. Concerns that low impact materials won't perform well, be available or be cost competitive
  3. The perceived added cost and work of integrating design and material innovations from concept through use and maintenance

Bluegill overcomes these obstacles by consulting with your design team to find all possible price savings and benefits from the latest building best practices and design innovations. We then help you implement these suggestions to maximize the value of your project.

Our consulting service has several components that can be tailored for each customer and project.The broad definition of Eco-Friendly living refers to the practice of living in accordance with Nature rather than seeking to overcome Nature or defy Nature.  

In design and building, what this can mean for us is that it is simpler to find design solutions which work within the parameters of the surroundings. Specific points could include:

  • At which angle the house sits  
  • How deep the eaves are  
  • Where the trees should be planted  
  • Where the materials come from  
  • What materials are used  
  • How the shelter interacts with the landscape 
  • How the shelter interacts with the inhabitants

The nationally-recognized NAHB Green building and the USGBC LEED programs are two of several organized efforts encouraging and recognizing environmentally sound building practices.