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B.L. Burkhalter AIA, Architect

USGBC member

2200 Highland Avenue
Suite B
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


Service area: 200 miles

Service Area: Full service architectural firm with specific focus on high-efficiency, sustainable, low impact development and strategies. Accepting commercial and residential projects from San Diego, CA to Santa Barbara County, CA.

Licensed full-service architectural practice with specific expertise in and focus on high-efficiency, sustainable, low impact development. Experience in both grid-tied and off-grid systems. We are currently constructing a single family residential case study house designed to attain significant energy efficiency and sustainability at a construction cost less than or equal to that of equivalent projects constructed by conventional means and methods. The project is registered with and seeking LEED Platinum certification, exceeds the Title 24 energy efficiency baseline by 25%, generates 100% of its electrical and domestic hot water demand, recycles and/or diverts 70% of its construction waste, is framed entirely with FSC Certified and/or engineered lumber products, incorporates gray water irrigation, drought tolerant landscaping, ultra-low flow plumbing fixtures and EnergyStar lighting and appliance packages. Construction cost is on track at 10% below the current community average cost per square foot and the project schedule is on track for ten months total duration.

U.S. Green Building Council Member
U.S. Green Building Council Member

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