Down to Earth Design
All of Sigi’s projects are designed to function in synchronicity with their environment. Each building relates to seasonal cycles of sun, wind, and rain to provide natural heating and cooling primarily from passive (free!) sources. Her clients enjoy an average 75% reduction in total energy usage compared to conventional buildings. She uses a palette of building materials that ensure healthy indoor spaces and minimal environmental impact.
Sigi has designed over 20 strawbale buildings throughout the Eastern U.S., including in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. She provides highly detailed construction drawings with additional support data on all natural building components. All of her projects receive standard building permits within a normal timeframe. She has worked with building officials statewide in Maryland to gain approval for strawbale construction and rubble trench foundations.
Specializing in durable strawbale buildings for wet & humid climates for over 15 years.
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Listing Title: Down to Earth Design