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Kristina Munroe PE

"My mission is to support others plan, design, and build a sustainable home they'll love."

* Professional Engineer (PE) * Consultant * Author * Instructor *
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Are you Wondering Where to Start?

It's a monumental task to plan, layout, and build a home that meets your personal, financial, and environmental goals.

Sometimes the most difficult part is taking the first step...

But, what is that first step?

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Are You Worried About...

  • the 100's of decisions required to design and build your home?
  • making costly mistakes
  • which sustainable features to incorporate into your home?
  • hiring an architect or contractor who doesn't understand passive solar heating and cooling, greywater, and solar power?
  • the cost of building a sustainable home?
  • permitting your sustainable home?

Start Here...

...let me help you avoid the mistakes that could cost you thousands of dollars, time, and frustration.

 

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Create a Clear Plan

Together, we'll create a home that is beautiful and comfortable year-round and lessens your impact on the planet.

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Choose Features That Support Your Sustainable Goals

We'll choose simple, easy-to-incorporate features that will heat and cool your home without pumps, fans, or switches, reduce the water you use, and the power you consume.

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Learn How to Permit Your Home

I'll show you how to confidently work with the building department and permitting agencies to get your home approved and built.

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~ Laura & Victor

Already we have reduced the time we would have spent researching options and we anticipate future cost savings.

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~ Kira

With Kristina’s guidance, we are learning that we have the ability to create a home that is beautiful, good for the environment and could give us financial freedom.

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~ Neija

I’m more confident that I can achieve the goals that I want without having to hand it over to someone and pay them to get something I don’t want.

Plans and 3D Models

I'll guide you step-by-step so that you can design the home you want. Once you are clear about the sustainable features you want, I can draw your finished plans or help you work with a drafter or design professional to make sure you get the sustainable home you want and deserve.

I'm licensed in both Colorado and Washington and can prepare your house plans in those states. I'm also available to work with other professionals in order to permit your plans in other states.

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Design Specialties

  • Passive Solar Design
  • Preliminary Solar PV 
  • Reduced Utilities by Designing to your property
  • Natural Building Materials
  • Greywater Gardens
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Responsible and Easy-to-Care-for Composting Toilets
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Plans Review

If you have a house plan in mind, I'll will review your plan for energy efficiency and sustainability and examine how it fits with your lifestyle and goals.

Existing Home Review

I'm also available to review your existing home and help you prioritize improvements to increase comfort, reduce utilities, and improve sustainability.

You Deserve Someone in Your Corner

You don't have to feel lost, confused, or overwhelmed...

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Imagine living in your sustainable home...

Enjoying a simpler lifestyle, consuming fewer resources, reducing utility bills, and leaving smaller footprints on this precious planet inspire building sustainably.

But, most people don't understand the design process, and they have no idea where to start. 

When I decided to build our sustainable home, I was a single mom with two young boys.

I know what it is like to face the 100's of decisions alone.

Once I figured out the first steps, I realized that I was the most qualified person to design and build a home for my family. 

And you are too!

And you don't have to face it alone.

Whether you plan on doing it all yourself or hiring a professional builder, I can guide you through planning your home and making sure it's built just the way you want it.

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Get Started Now...

It's Never Too Early to Start Planning Your Home

With my guidance, you will be the most qualified person to design the home you'll love.

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Schedule a Free Discovery Call

Let's talk on the phone or chat over a video call so we can get clear on your vision for your sustainable home.

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Decide the Support You Need

I'll guide from where ever you are in your journey - from getting clear on your goals to helping you layout the perfect house plan.

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Plan and Build a Home You'll Love

Plan and build a home that fits your sustainable goals and lifestyle without getting talked out of features you want.

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Wanting to Build a Sustainable Home?

The Seven-Step Quick-Start Guide

  • Wondering where to start?
  • Create a clear plan today. 
  • Avoid the typical mistakes that could cost you thousands of dollars.
  • Eliminate frustrating delays during design and construction.

Download Our Free Guide

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