High Performance Building
Inciting evolution in building
As a high performance builder we collaborate with clients and architects to create buildings of beauty, durability, comfort, and performance – “legacy buildings” that promise a lifespan measured in generations.
While 21st century building science powers our high performance building approach, its ethos is inspired by John Ruskin’s words from a century ago:
“When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for.”
For Hammer & Hand, building to last is the most fundamental definition of sustainability and the best path to green building.
We do it with physics. Our systems-based understanding of how buildings function enables us to deliver projects that boast both unmatched resilience and revolutionary energy efficiency, reducing building energy consumption for heating and cooling by 90%: a big win for the planet.
We also do it through delight. For a building to last, its inhabitants must value it. So we use high performance building to create gracious spaces, infused with oxygen-rich air, steady and even thermal comfort, and strong inside-outside connections. Our advanced modeling tools coupled with our in-the-dirt practical experience allow us to give architects and clients more freedom to make the aesthetic and programmatic design decisions they need without compromising building performance.
High performance building and high design go hand-in-hand at Hammer & Hand. Contact us today to learn more.
“I would recommend Hammer & Hand without hesitation.”
“We love our ‘new’ home and are extremely happy with the high quality workmanship.”
“From the beginning we knew we were working with great people.”
“I’m so happy with all the work you did with the Doug fir. It’s like artwork to look at.”
“You were so responsive throughout the process, and were reliable and thorough. The end result is beautiful.”
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“I am so pleased with every aspect of working with H&H.”
“The quality of the workmanship is outstanding.”
“The Hammer & Hand team was easy to communicate with and they stayed in touch with us during the construction project. We highly recommend them.”
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“We love our new bathroom and know our little one will, too.”
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“We are extremely pleased with the work H&H has done.”
“Oh my gosh… the house is so warm!! We keep turning the heat down, isn’t that cool!”
“We have the most beautiful basement in all of Portland (and beyond!) thanks to all of you.”
“Everyone on the job has been so professional, responsible, respectful of the house and garden and friendly.“
“The work looks GREAT. I’m so happy. Our experience was fabulous.”
“We’re really glad we went with Hammer & Hand. We really love our new kitchen.”
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“When the last finish is finished and the last nail is hammered I will know that our home was built with great talent and a lot of heart.”
“H&H employees are creative & smart, their project managers approachable & resourceful, and their work careful & precise.”
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“They matched the style perfectly, down to every piece of molding.”
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“H&H are true craftspeople who take pride in their work, and it shows in the finished product.”
“We would highly recommend them to any homeowner contemplating a major remodeling project.”
“You have not only built our dream home, but also made the experience a pleasure.”
“The craftsmanship exceeded my expectations and actually delivered slightly below budget, which amazed me.”