M2 Building Design: This building design integrates multiple aspects of the natural environment and efficiency into consideration. Starting with the most obvious; it sits on the ocean 1) we capture the value of the wind energy 2) we use angles of the wind to minimize the impact on the building. We also use zero VOC paints and waterproofing on the exterior foundation. The are also strong benefits from the solar panels located on the roof, enough to support the entire home for heating and hot water. High efficiency doors and windows help capture the warmth in the winter months and protect against UV rays in the summer. They also help to keep the interior space at a constant, minimizing energy usage in all seasons.