Green building projects
Celeste has worked extensively in the green building industry with everything from mixed use multifamily to tiny ADU's. She has a strong understanding of green building planning, design, construction, and certification, and can guide your project from start to finish.
move the house project, portland or
The move the house project, based in Portland, Oregon, is a mixed use, multifamily building that was certified through the USGBC's LEED for Homes program. Celeste served as the green rater while on staff with the Earth Advantage Institute.
Creston Avenue, the Bronx
Celeste served as the rater for the Creston Avenue project in the Bronx while working as a Senior Sustainability Consultant with Steven Winter Associates. Creston Ave received LEED-H Platinum certification in 2015 as well as NYSERDA MPP funding for energy efficiency measures.
Strawbale home design and construction
This single family home is located in the Pacific Northwest and implemented natural building techniques such as strawbale insulation. Strawbale home construction is often assembled in a barn raising setting, where involved parties join forces to complete the project installation. Natural building techniques are an innovative way to reduce a projects environmental impact, and have a great time!