Our Philosophy

The fundamentals of building a “green” house begin with a design that works for Central Texas. Orienting your house properly on its site, specifying green materials and products for the foundation, framing, insulation, roofing, siding and interiors and choosing the right mechanical system makes all the difference. With these implemented we can build an affordable sustainable long lasting home.

To provide our clients with the most sound environmental designs. We consistently build upon and grow our knowledge level of green building practices and trends through continuing education programs, workshops and seminars. CDS is a proud member of the Austin Energy “Green Building Program” Ron Van Sickle and Cammi Klier are both “Green Boots” Certified

CDS believes in a team approach to home design, be it a remodel or new construction. Working directly with the homeowner and when possible the builder, we assist by developing a design that meets your needs, lifestyle, budget and your shade of green. With a completed design, we involve structural engineers, authorities responsible for permits, and other professionals as necessary.