The most comfortable, healthy, energy-efficient home (or office, store, school, etc.) you’ll ever have  — beautifully designed.

Welcome to Essential Habitat Architecture

Essential Habitat Architecture is a Northern California based consulting and design firm dedicated to energy efficient, carbon neutral and sustainable construction, implemented through the Passive House standard.

We provide energy modeling, consulting and/or design services to architects, builders, developers and property owners interested in developing new Passive House projects or retrofitting existing buildings. Our focus is on precise performance optimization and value engineering for efficient, healthy, comfortable, successful and beautiful buildings. Our skill set spans technical aspects of building science and construction to the art of design.

A profile of the firm is available for download here.