Richard Yarnell and Susan Nielsen
Richard Yarnell has a vision for green building and a keen mind for engineering. After retiring from the solar business, he turned his imagination to designing a passively heated and cooled home with all the controls, bells and whistles. With a spiral staircase and beautiful tile and stone work, it’s shaping up to be a dream green home in rural Clackamas County. One side is a three-story greenhouse that will have adjustable shutters to control light and temperature, raised garden beds and a solar-heated swimming pool.