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SMART SPACE

Our work is inspired by the Tiny Home Movement, and our houses exhibit simplicity. Reine House is a contemporary bluff side home that jives with its environment while providing refuge from the elements. This human-scale house is efficient and manageable, and it requires very little maintenance. It is a space that provokes introspection and a deeper consideration of one’s lifestyle. Welcome to minimalism.

Minimalism: Eliminate clutter and focus on the important things. Experience financial stability. Break free from the consumerist mold. Enjoy more time and more community. This is the new American dream.

  • 1200 SF, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Loft, Living Room, Kitchen
  • Walls R 25, Ceilings and Floor R 50
  • All appliances are electric, Energy Star certified
  • Water collector for the garden
  • Parking area underneath the Structure. Clear at least 7’
  • Mechanical Room on a Ground Level
  • Metal Roofing and Siding, Metal Stairs,
  • Two Exits
  • Wood or Composite Deck
  • Metal Steels embedded in Concrete Footings

SUSTAINABILITY

One of our core values is sustainability, and we base our decisions on it every step of the way. We design for minimizing energy expenditure by integrating natural fuel and solar. Our homes are built to reduce waste and resource consumption, utilizing smart features that track water and energy usage in real-time. We use chemical-free materials and consider the health of the environment and community in everything we do.

 

01 / SUSTAINABILITY

DURABILITY AND EFFICIENCY

Steel Shell: Seamless, Fire Rated, Insects and Rodent resistant, anti-corrosion treated metal


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FRESH AIR EXCHANGE

Continuous, low flow fresh air exchange with energy saving heat Recovery ventilation

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THERMAL BRIDGE FREE CONSTRUCTION

Being designed and built to be airtight which eliminates moister and temperature variations from entering the house

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ENERGY MODELING CALCULATION

WUFI analysis will be provided (detailed energy modeling) to meet above Code requirements. Will exceed the conventional construction codes


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TRIPLE E TIER II PROGRAM STANDARDS

Meet 2016 Triple E new construction guide – Triple E Tier II program standards


ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Environmental impact includes protection of occupants health and reducing waste, pollution and environmental degradation. 

Bedroom Interior


Kitchen Interior


Bathroom


Living Room Interior


Mechanical Room


01 / ENVIROMENTAL IMPACT

AVOID FLUORINATED CHEMICALS IN INTERIOR FINISHES

Highly Fluorinated Chemicals are used in carpets, cleaners, clothing, cookware, cosmetics, food package, furnishings, outdoor apparel, paints, papers, protective coatings and sealants, and firefighting foams. Our goal is to avoid fluorinated chemicals as much as possible. Learn more about these harmful chemicals.

introduction to fluorinated chemicals


02 / ENVIROMENTAL IMPACT

AVOID FLAME RETARDANTS IN FURNITURE AND WOOD

Flame retardants are released from products into soil, rivers, and oceans where they are persistent pollutants and can bioaccumulate up food chains. These chemicals are found at particularly high levels in marine mammals and can be associated with adverse health effects in these and other species. Flame retardants are used in furniture, children’s products, electronics, building materials, wire and cable, tec. Many retardants have been banned and deemed at highly toxic in Europe and some US states including California and Maine.
introduction to flame retardants

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Consume less electric, heat, and water.

introduction to building science

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AVOID ANTIMICROBIALS IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

This harmful chemical is used in a plethora of construction products—the data is overwhelming. Antimicrobials are chemicals added to products to kill or inhibit the growth of microbes. Antimicrobials may have adverse effects on beneficial microorganisms and other living things. For example, triclosan can disrupt hormone functioning and is associated with developmental and reproductive effects, allergen sensitivity, and antibiotic resistance. Some studies suggest it may also harm beneficial gut bacteria. Quats are associated with asthma, dermatitis, and allergies.
Eliminating exposure to antimicrobials is critical. They are found in cleaning and personal care products, clothing and linens, building materials and furnishings. They are also found in some food storage containers, kitchenware, school supplies, exercise mats, and electronics.
introduction to antimicrobial chemicals


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AVOID HARMFUL SOLVENTS

Many solvents are carcinogens, causing cancer as a result of frequent exposure. Products containing solvents include oil-based paints, paint strippers, adhesives, wood finishes, shoe polish, cosmetics, markers, aerosols, nail polish remover, garment dry cleaning, sealants, and household cleaners.
introduction to harmful solvents

SMALL HOUSE. live big.

Our goal is to promote interest in—and educated about—the possibilities of small home living. We are invested in building a community of people who desire to live responsibly and tread lightly on their environment.

In the United States, the average size of new single-family homes has been on the climb.

In 1978, the average home was 1,780 square feet. 2007: 2,479 square feet. 2013: 2,662 square feet. Although the average family size has decreased, the average home size has increased dramatically. People own more material possessions than at any point in history, which requires more square footage to house those things.

The small house movement is a return to houses of less than 1,000 square feet. Frequently, the distinction is made between small (between 400 square feet and 1,000 square feet) and tiny (less than 400 square feet). People residing in small homes enjoy a minimalistic lifestyle with fewer material possessions and a break away from the consumerist mold.





BUILD TO INSPIRE


BluffView Development Group is built on a foundation of values that we believe are imperative for the health of the environment and its residents – sustainability, minimalism, education, community, and  return on investment.

 


  • SUSTAINABILITY
  • MINIMALISM
  • TRANSPARENCY
  • EDUCATION
  • COMMUNITY
  • RETURN ON INVESTMENT

As health and environmental concerns multiply, the demand for sustainable, low-impact housing increases. We do our best to reduce harmful and unnecessary materials through ongoing research, and we design and build new-generation structures utilizing the best materials available in our local market. Our buildings reduce CO2 emissions, limit excessive energy consumption, improve efficiency, and minimize maintenance.

In our houses you will find cutting-edge technology for comfort, convenience, and sustainability, including:

  • Highly efficient appliances
  • Controlled fresh-air ventilation system
  • Energy and water conservation
  • Site waste management
  • Low-emitting materials management
  • Low-maintenance landscaping
  • Passive solar design

The minimalistic design of Forde Hybrid House promotes quality over quantity, as well as the flexibility to choose how your space is utilized. A clean and simple design provides for environmental openness and mental clarity. “By clearing the clutter from our lives, we are able to focus on eliminating debt, changing our habits, and making better decisions with fewer resources” (The Minimalists).

We implement the standards of the Green Science Policy Institute in all aspects of our construction phases. Their research has a big impact on our decisions when we select interior/exterior materials. Whenever possible, we avoid:

  • Fluorinated chemicals
  • Antimicrobials
  • Flame retardants
  • Bisphenols + phthalates
  • Certain metals
  • Some solvents

Bluffview Development Group will offer classes in Newly Constructed houses on subjects such:

  • Smart thermostat
  • Advantage of passive solar design
  • Smart plumbing
  • Smart lighting
  • High-tech security options
  • Real-time utility usage
  • Real-time energy consumption and cost
Bluffview Development Group aims to build sustainable communities that embody and promote:
  • Systemic thinking and recognition that people, nature, and the economy are all affected by our actions.
  • Self-efficiency and neighborly support
  • Improvements in health, wellbeing, and the environment
  • Minimalism and intentionality as opposed to consumerism
  • Minimal resource consumption and light environmental impact
  • Diversity of people and cultures
  • Inspiration for local government and neighborhood

Reine House has the ability to pay for itself unlike traditional houses. It has been designed with a hybrid conceptual floor plan that can be converted into a bed and breakfast or a space to rent out for special events. Investors are interested in Forde Hybrid House as a property with high Return on Investment (ROI).