- Written by MBD Editor
Envirohaven Corp. delivers some of the most sustainable homes in the United States.
SUNCREST BUILDERS INC. founder and President Greg Bischoff has always had a passion for sustainable and energy-efficient design. The first home he designed and built in Truckee, California, in 1982 is essentially a two-story, earth-sheltered, passive solar custom home. The design maximizes the warm air that rises to the top floor, circulated through cinderblock channels lined up under the bottom level. The home was simple and cost-effective to construct. Low energy costs allowed his young family to live extremely comfortably with minimal heating costs in the nation’s fifthsnowiest town. Bischoff’s passion for sustainability eventually led to the 1992 founding of Suncrest Builders with his wife Vicki.