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Category Archives: Energy Efficient

ENERGY STAR DAY Oct 25th

    Mandala Custom Homes, ENERGY STAR® Qualified Builder, celebrates ENERGY STAR DAY on Oct 25th 2016! What is an ENERGY STAR® home? An ENERGY STAR® qualified new home is on average 20 percent more energy efficient than a home built to code. These homes..

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    Climate Change Ready- By Design

      Mandala Homes designs and prefabricates round performance homes and commercial buildings primarily for the North American market.  In 2016 we have plans to begin shipping homes to our Scandinavian distributor in Norway . One of the benefits of designing and..

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      ENERGY STAR 6 in Alaska

        The Michael and Maddie O’Laire family of EcoSmart Homes Alaska recently finished the latest Mandala Home project in Alaska. Their Mandala Home received a whopping 97.5 points on the BEES rating system, which qualifies it as a 6-Star Home.  At..

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        Announcing Indwell Design

          If you are lucky enough to call the Koote­nays home we have con­struc­tion crews avail­able to assist with your project, big or small. We also offer prod­ucts to improve the effi­ciency of your home, includ­ing insu­la­tion, door and win­dow pack­ages...

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          Energy-Efficient Homes Less Likely To Default

            Pacific Insti­tute for Cli­mate Solu­tions reveals good news about mak­ing the choice to build an Energy-Efficient Man­dala Home PICS reports: “The risk of default­ing on a mort­gage is 32% lower for home­own­ers that live in energy-efficient homes, accord­ing to a new study by..

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            Snug Mandala Home

              “Efficient house design is based on the natural energies coming into the system (sun, wind,rain) on surrounding vegetation, and on commonsense building practices.” Bill Mollison   South Elevation The use of intelligent design to reduce the amount of energy required..

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              Nelson ENERGY STAR Mandala featured by Yellow Blue Designs

                The province of British Colum­bia can now boast that it has its first ENERGY STAR Qual­i­fied home, located in Nel­son, BC. Mag­no­lia 2300 (as it has been named) is the home of the own­ers of Man­dala Cus­tom Homes, Lars Chose and Rachel Ross. There are many inter­est­ing (and..

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                Nelson Star Feature Article

                  Nelson’s Man­dala hits Energy Star mark Rachel Ross (left) and Lars Chose (right) at their Six Mile home which they designed, built, has achieved a high Energy Star rat­ing. Sam Van Schie photo By Sam Van Schie — Nel­son Star Pub­lished: June..

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