The pair had considered settling on both coasts but ended up falling in love with the vistas and lifestyle in the Fraser Valley. Ron, a general manager for Hewlett Packard, and Beth were content enough in the traditionally constructed townhouse they had purchased near Fraser (a town that proudly proclaims itself "America's Icebox"). That is until a few years ago, when the weather delivered more than a dozen days with the temperature never lifting above 0 degrees. Their wind-whipped windows and frigid-to-the-touch walls were enough to clue them in that it was time to make a commitment to attentive design and proper construction. That weekend they came across a newspaper story about local designer Seth Sadler, who concentrated on green design, and knew they had a phone call to make.