Land Development Code Diagnosis

This Land Development Code Diagnosis prepared by Opticos Design, a Berkley-based consultant group, provides a diagnosis of the current LDC. Opticos Design specializes in creating strategic solutions to address the most challenging housing and community issues of our time, including … Continue reading →

Protect Housing Affordability in Energy Codes

Call the Capitol Switchboard and tell your Senator to support Senator John Cornyn’s amendment to protect Housing Affordability from onerous energy targets.  202-224-3121 Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has introduced Amendment #1551, To protect Housing Affordability for low-income Americans, that would … Continue reading →

“Southern Comfort” by Dan Perkins

The Southern Comfort | Dan Perkins Southern Comfort: Open-concept floor plan Wraparound front porch Energy efficient ClimateMaster geothermal system Bricked archways in kitchen and dining room Custom built-ins, millwork and Barber cabinets Glass door to the study Beautiful murals Open … Continue reading →

“Green” Mortgages

Green Mortgages Can Help Home Owners Invest in Energy Efficiency Benefits “Green” Mortgages NAHB – There’s no question that COVID-19 has changed the way people live in their homes. An increase in telecommuting has led to a heightened interest in … Continue reading →