The Nauhaus prototype project is a collaborative effort of a group of businesses located in Asheville, North Carolina who set out to create one of the first "carbon neutral urban homesteads" in the world. The Nauhaus Institute (NHI) is an offshoot of the prototype project. NHI's mission is to share and expand upon what is being learnt through the research, design, and construction of the prototype. We are an independent research, development and educational organization seeking 501(c)3 tax exempt status. Our business model is open source sharing of information and we are actively seeking funding through grants and donations to fulfill that mission. Our only commercial service for hire is consulting.
NHI is unaffiliated. However, if you are in need of professional services that are in line with performance goals of NHI's work, then we can point you to the businesses that initially came together to create the Nauhaus prototype:
Think Green Building designs ultra-efficient and zero-net energy homes utilizing passive and active energy strategies, local resources, natural materials and permaculture-based landscapes.
Think Green Building, LLC
Our mission is to be a conscientious real estate company that reflects our community. We are comitted to being the change that we seek in the world.
Mike Figura, Broker