~ The studio powder room utilizes a composting toilet and a grey water collection system.
~ High speed internet has replaced virtually all need for shipping of images on media.
Lastly, our chosen architect had this to say about working with us ~
“I began working with Chris and Jess on the conversion of their barn to a studio back in 2003. Their primary concern was to have a light impact on the environment, both during construction and into the future. They did much more legwork than most of our clients, which says a lot because we only do green projects. They found beautiful sustainably-logged timber, salvaged materials from demolition to re-use in the project, researched which insulation would be the most eco-friendly and energy efficient, brought in a wonderful Amish craftsman, and even did some of the hardest labor themselves. Their commitment to minimizing their use of fossil fuels extended to selecting an innovative solar hot water heat AND cooling/dehumidification system. Above all, their creativity and enthusiasm carried them through all challenges to achieve their big vision in a beautiful, inviting, and inspiring way. I am very proud to have been a part of this transformation.”
Julie Gabrielli Architect,
Gabrielli Design Studio, LLC