About Us

Natural Homes

A Division of Logic Real Estate

Alan Hoffman

228 St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505–946-3001 fax
[email protected]

Natural Homes is a group of like-minded real estate brokers that have come together, under the direction of Alan Hoffman, to market environmentally sustainable real estate in Northern New Mexico. Offering education, newsletters and a Web Site to expand the public’s awareness of sustainable opportunities in real estate, Natural Homes specializes in Passive solar homes, LEED certified homes, Pedestrian friendly communities, Low toxic homes, and Organic farms.

Alan Hoffman has worked with environmental real estate in Santa Fe since 1977, designing and building passive solar homes, successfully marketing new home communities and helping to create neo traditional villages including “Aldea de Santa Fe” and “Oshara Village”. Alan is also a member of the ‘Congress For the New Urbanism’, a signatory to its Charter and a contributor to the first and second editions of “the Best Practices Guide of New Urbanism”. Alan passionately pursues the cutting edge of walkable community design and certified Zero Energy Homes.

Natural Homes, What we Do

Natural Homes can provide services tailored to your needs starting with an initial fact finding discussion. We are experienced in most styles of sustainable homes and can inform buyers of expected performance, actual performance and problems encountered in similar homes in the past. These are a few of the details we consider in helping you assess a possible home:

Type of Location

1. Rural Setting
2. Walkable Community
3. Historic District

Type of Home

1. Pueblo style
2. Territorial style
3. Craftsman style
4. Northern New Mexico Pitched Roof style
5. Experimental dwellings

Types of Green Certifications

1. Home “Energy Star”, do not use, not capable of Zero Energy operation
2. LEED Certification, capable of Zero Energy operation
3. Build Green New Mexico certification, capable of Zero Energy operation

Sustainable Features (* suggested as a minimum)

1. Whole House Ventilating system*
2. Supper Insulated Exterior Envelope*
3. Energy Efficient lighting*
4. Energy Star Appliances*
5. Passive Solar, Direct gain
6. Passive Solar, Trombe Wall
7. Passive Solar, Green House
8. Solar Domestic Hot Water
9. Tank less Hot Water Heater
10. Solar Heated In-Floor Radiant heating
11. Photo Electric Panels, Grid Tied
12. Photo Electric panels, Battery Storage