Zero E Design has been working on the forefront of low- energy buildings in Taos for the past 10 years. Joaquin, a German “Architekt” and former Passive Solar/ Adobe designer  imported and adapted a new cutting edge building concept from Germany for the Taos climate, local building practices and materials.  Together with contractor Ben van Willigen and mechanical engineer Michael Tarleton they realized many of the “firsts” among Passive Houses in New Mexico.