Energy Efficient

An Interview with James Lyman Reynolds, architect and owner of the Straw Bale House

James Lyman Reynolds has designed and built energy efficient and sustainable buildings for over 20 years, long before the terms "renewable energy" and "passive solar housing" were environmental and moral imperatives for the planet. The Straw Bale House, one of his earlier projects, happens to be his personal residence in Stone Ridge, NY. This home is a low-key showcase of James' talent for creating beautiful and environmentally conscience spaces utilizing simple, durable, local, natural, recycled and renewable resources.