Andra Martens Interior Design
67 Belvedere Avenue
Belvedere, CA 94920
Service area: 50 miles
Founded in 2003, Andra Martens Interior Design is a Green Design and Consulting firm based in Northern California. I have a commercial design background with a degree in Interior Architecture and Design. Green design has been an evolution for my business and I am solely interested in sustainable building, renovations and consulting.
As a green designer I have completed one green home project. The project was to partially deconstruct and recycle the old home and then build a new one. Planning and construction took place over a four year period ending in 2008 and sustainability was the guiding principle. LEED for Homes was not available at the time but the design team and contractors used research and best practices from various resources as our guide. The home has integrated mechanical systems, photovoltaics, solar thermal, radiant heat, FSC-cert. wood, no-VOC paint/adhesives, EnergyStar appliances, LowE Windows, timed thermal shading, concrete w/flyash, natural fiber carpet/fabric/furniture, turf grass, low water usage plants, edible garden/orchard, all sustainable outdoor furniture. I am studying to become LEED AP, have reviewed the ReGreen guide from ASID/USGBC, and am a member of Build It Green. I attended Greenbuild in Chicago, as well as many other events and conferences.