The NCSEA, North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, recently interviewed Duncan McPherson, AIA, LEED AP regarding our firm’s commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability. Duncan answers questions about the growing trend of green building and Samsel Architects' philosophy on architectural design and green building. The article was posted on the NCSEA newsletter and website.

Our retirement age clients usually want the same thing: a low-maintenance and durable house. Who wants to spend time on the roof or on a ladder doing maintenance or repairs? Designing a house that our clients’ can continue to age in means a durable shell and easy to clean materials and finishes that require little labor or cost to maintain. We look at the aspects of a house that we don’t intend to replace in the next 40 or so years and invest in them as high quality, efficient and durable components. Controlling moisture is the first crucial