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Thompson Naylor Architects is proud to be part of the green building movement. We are strongly committed to increasing green building awareness as well as our own expertise within the field. The majority of our staff members are LEED accredited professionals (USGBC) and Certified Green Building Professionals (NARI).
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Green Council Pic
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As part of the Green Building Alliance and Built Green Santa Barbara, Thompson Naylor Architects works consistently with like-minded "green" engineers, landscape architects, interior designers, and contractors. The firm is able to assemble and lead a design-build team, which can ensure the success of any green building project.
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Palomino Ridge Residence

Features:

  • Energy Star appliances
  • Solar thermal hot water system with supplemental tankless water heater
  • Solar Photovoltaic system, providing 100% offset for electrical demand
  • Very low flow plumbing fixtures
  • Greywater landscape irrigation system
  • Drought tolerant landscape design
  • High efficiency electric heat pump heating system
  • Heat recovery fresh air ventilation system
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Dennis Thompson has a strong history of leadership in the local environmental building community. He served on the Community Environmental Council board of directors, was a board member and the president of The Sustainability Project, and was founder and the first president of the Green Building Alliance. He was the organizer of the Santa Barbara Solar Design Conference in 1982 and was instrumental in planning the "Designing for Sustainable Communities" and "Green Building Now" conferences in 1994 and 1996. Most recently, in 2006, he helped bring Ed Mazria, founder of Architecture 2030 and the "2030 Challenge" to speak in Santa Barbara in order to raise community awareness about global climate change.
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Burns LivRm1_068_rf

BURNS RESIDENCE

Features:

  • Maximized southern exposure
  • Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPS)
  • Photovoltaic Panels
  • Large roof overhang
  • Ceiling fans
  • Natural daylighting
  • Fluorescent lighting
  • Energy-efficient appliances
  • Exterior integral color plaster
  • Radiant heating
  • Zero-VOC paint
  • 50% fly ash concrete
  • Pre-painted window/roofing fascias
  • Recycled glass tiles
  • Wheatboard cabinetry
  • Fiber-cement countertops
  • Bamboo
  • Sunflower-seed board
  • Greywater irrigation
  • Natural ventilation
Eiler Kitchen
Eiler Kitchen

Award Winner: 

2004 The Sustainability Project Award for "Distinguished Residential Remodel and Garden"

2004 Santa Barbara Contractor's Association Award for "Green Building of the Year"

 

Complete green remodel and strategic additions to an older Riviera house; energy-efficient windows and insulation, hydronic heating, with finish wood from downed local trees.

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Hatfield LR
Burns Water Barrel
Burns Water Barrel
Palomino Ridge Kitchen
Palomino Ridge Kitchen
Musicant
Musicant

MUSICANT

Features:

  • Building energy performance exceeds Title 24 by 28%
  • Foamed insulation
  • All electric energy use offset by onsite solar photovoltaic:
  • Radiant heated floor
  • Shading, cross ventilation and ceiling fans for summer cooling
  • Abundant daylighting and skylights
  • LED lighting
  • Natural clay interior wall finish
  • 50-00 gallon rainwater cistern of cob construction
Musicant
Musicant
Root 217
Root 217

ROOT 217

Features:
A new "facade" and serving area for a “sustainable foods" fast-food restaurant on the UCSB campus. The design includes features such as a large recycled-glass serving counter, LED lighting, and a palm-wood back wall.

Materials:

  • Reclaimed palmwood finish panels
  • Greenguard Certified Zero VOC paints
  • High Efficacy LED lighting
  • Recycled glass countertop
  • High recycled content decorative translucent panels
  • Natural and durable material choices
Victoria Mews
Victoria Mews

VICTORIA GARDEN MEWS

Features:

  • Small units
  • High levels of insulation with rigid exterior insulation
  • Very high efficiency windows
  • Double-drywall thermal mass
  • LED lighting
  • Energy Star appliances
  • Operable awnings
  • Passive healing and cooling
  • Solar hot water and tankless water heaters
  • Solar electricity
  • Ultra plumbing fixtures
  • Gray water for irrigation
  • 15.000 gallon cistern
  • sustainably-harvested and reclaimed woods
  • Central vacuum with HEPA fillers
  • Natural clay interior walls and ceilings
Palomino Ridge
Palomino Ridge
Tipton
Tipton

TIPTON HOUSE

Site:

  • Building sited to minimize disturbance to oaks and other environmentally sensitive areas
  • All storm water is captured for reuse or retained on site
  • Light colored terrace and site paving designed to reduce "heat island" effect
  • Access road paving uses a pine resin aggregate binder in place of asphalt
  • Exterior lighting is shielded to reduce light pollution


Energy:

  • High levels of spray foam insulation for thermal efficiency
  • Air-tight construction, high-performance windows (112 U-value, SHGC), solar shading devices
  • Designed for natural cross ventilation and passive solar space heating in south-facing rooms (which convert to screened porches in summer)
  • Geothermal heating and cooling (using the thermal mass of 0 degree water in an existing underground cistern)
  • Solar Collector for domestic hot water
  • High efficiency heating equipment and controls with third-party inspection
  • Ceiling fans
  • Daylighting (no lights should be needed during the day)
  • Energy Star appliances
  • High efficacy lighting
  • Time clocks and motion sensors limit electric light usage when the building is not being used
  • Very efficient Rumford-type fireplace
  • Solar Photovoltaic panels supply 114% of the building's electric needs (Net-Zero energy use)
  • Water: Roof rain water collected (2 cisterns at 2500 gal.) and used for flushing toilets; very efficient water fixtures
  • Waterless urinals and dual flush toilets
  • Drought-tolerant native landscaping (requires no irrigation).

Materials:

  • Metal roofing for durability, fire resistance and solar reflectivity. Fiber-cement siding for durability and fire resistance.
  • Sustainably-harvested framing and finish lumber, windows and doors
  • 20 percent fly ash substituted for cement in concrete
  • Exposed. polished and stained concrete floor slabs
  • Reclaimed interior finish wood
  • Natural clay interior wall finish
  • Solid surface recycled paper countertops
  • Natural linoleum countertops
  • Recycled content ceramic tile
  • 20 percent locally-sourced materials
Laguna
Laguna