Dr. Dave Edwards received his Ph.D. in 1999 in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry for four years before starting Earth Bound Homes in 2002. Dr. Edwards is a certified Green Building Professional, LEED-AP, Certified Passive House Tradesperson, HERS Rater, and Green Point Rater.
Earth Bound Homes was founded with the goal of being the greenest home building and remodeling company in the nation by using sound science and leading-edge building materials and techniques combined with a complete focus on collaboration with both the clients and the architects and other design professionals on every project, no matter the size.
In 2004, the company rebuilt Dr. Edwards’s home in Santa Clara. Living in this home, which is now rated the greenest home in California by Build It Green’s Green Point Rated System(315 pts.), providing Dr. Edwards with a unique understanding of what works and what doesn’t at the bleeding edge of green building. In 2009, Earth Bound Homes built the first LEED Platinum Zero Energy/Zero Carbon home in California.
Today, with a team of twenty people, Earth Bound Homes has developed into one of the most sought-after home builders in the Bay Area, with the ability to build architecturally beautiful homes that are also leading-edge Passive House homes that focus on resource and energy efficiency, durability, indoor air quality yet are still respectful of budgets. Earth Bound Homes has developed a highly respected PreConstruction Process that focuses on an open and transparent planning and building process that emphasizes a deep collaboration with our architects and clients. This process allows us to work on a wide range of projects, from remodeling small single-family homes in San Jose to building large new estates in Atherton and Woodside. Dave takes great pride in building great green homes for everyone, having built two smaller Passive House homes in just the last three years and with five more substantially larger Passive House homes/estates currently in Construction and PreConstruction.