Blog - Sustainable

Air quality in architecture

Shelter • November 19, 2013

Indoor air quality isn’t so much ignored as it’s overlooked; and it shouldn’t be. Studies performed by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board in recent years have consistently ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health.

Mayflower project nears its destination

Shelter • November 2, 2013

we look forward to proving wrong those who believe energy efficiency and visual appeal are mutually exclusive concepts

Our most referenced residential project

Shelter • October 11, 2013

Birds in the walls, poor insulation, and stairs that didn’t meet code were only the tip of the iceberg when confronting the problems that troubled this home.

Architecture in action

Shelter • August 9, 2013

we’re a passionate bunch and our beliefs about the power of good interior design and architecture don’t stop at the office door

Helping Mayflower Church set sail toward a carbon neutral footprint

Shelter • May 18, 2013

solar panels are versatile, useful and aren’t the undoing of a building’s visual appeal. We were more than happy to team up and prove them absolutely right.

Watch it Grow: Part 1

Shelter • February 15, 2012

Hi, I’m Lisa Antenucci and I joined Shelter less than a year ago. Being the newest member of the Shelter team I thought it may…

Green blogging from 2007

Shelter • November 17, 2011

Back in February of 2007 most design firms were just starting to notice the importance of sustainable design. Here at Shelter we were already years into our commitment to find new ways of designing sustainably. We were already underway designing Minnesota’s first LEED-H Platinum home. We recently stumbled upon this old blog post we wrote in 2007.

We thought it would be worth re-posting. Most of it still holds up but our views have evolved on some of the points. Give it a read and let us know how you think the “green movement” has changed in the last 4-5 years. Enjoy!

Design considerations for LEED-H

Shelter • November 10, 2011

On October 13th Shelter’s own John Barbour presented the closing keynote lecture at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) South Dakota Convention. John compared the…