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SCA Steve Charlip, Architect

The Living
Building Challenge
250 years:
Life span of the building

Chadrick Residence
Healdsburg, CA

This new 2 acre project has broken ground and is under way. Completion by 2018 the project will include a private residence, barn, general store, animals, gardens, vineyard and learning center. The project will be certified as a Living Building Challenge structure and will be required to be self-sufficient for energy and water for at least 12 continuous months, to meet rigorous standards for green materials and for the quality of its indoor environment.

Green Building

We encourage our clients to incorporate environmentally friendly “Green” materials and practices into their projects. We strive to make all of our projects LEED certified. Green design principles, products and practices are good for the environment, provide healthier indoor spaces, save energy while lowering energy bills and conserves natural resources. SCA is a member of the National Green Building Council.

We assist our clients with:

  • Site evaluation and design
  • Recycling and reuse of materials
  • Exploring and incorporating passive heating and cooling techniques
  • Evaluating and choosing green building materials, appliances and finishes
  • Designing efficient heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems

The following are companies that offer Green products and services that we use and endorse: