the go green movement has gained a strong foothold in certain sectors of society. But 2018 is shaping up to be the year where green building really takes off, especially in New Mexico luxury homes through Net-zero and zero-energy homes. In the past, the green building and sustainability movement has primarily focused on conservation in the transportation sector. Hybrid vehicles are more popular than ever before, and many city mass transportation systems are already running on cleaner, abundantly available natural gas.
There have been some confusing reports in the news recently concerning global warming. Several reports have called into question the severity of climate change and its causes. Personally, I am going to leave it up to the scientists to determine the full extent of global warming. In the meantime, these reports may have left you asking whether you should go green and whether green building in New Mexico would still be worth it, even if there wasn’t a climate change problem. After reflecting on this issue, I have personally come to the conclusion that green building is the right choice regardless of the debate about global climate change. [Read more…]
I’ve been thinking a lot about art lately since we’re getting ready to host the ‘Art of Garden Tour’ here at Picacho Mountain on September 18th, 2011. I’ll give you the details about the event in a bit.
First, have you ever wanted to restore an old piece of furniture or artwork?
When my wife and I were younger, one our favorite hobbies was traveling to junk shops and art sales around New Mexico in search of hidden treasures. Some of our favorite pieces of art and furniture are discarded pieces we discovered in the most unlikely places. There is such a great feeling that comes from discovering a forgotten treasure that can be rescued, restored and preserved, to be enjoyed for years to come.
One of the only things that’s more rewarding than restoring the beauty of something old, is having the opportunity to preserve something beautiful before it’s destroyed.
That is why I made Preservation of Nature one of our core principals at Picacho Mountain. It’s a privilege to build homes in an area as beautiful as Picacho Mountain. No matter how much I enjoy restoring beauty, being able to preserve it is even better. [Read more…]