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Panasonic Tech Talk: Sustainability in Building

(If you have difficulty viewing this video, please enter password PNACES if prompted to view this video) Heart of a Building founder and host, Paul Kriescher spoke with Russell Pope for Panasonic’s Tech Talk about what you can do to boost sustainability, energy efficiency in your home! We are thrilled to be working with Panasonic and their team as we highlight more and more homes and buildings in our videos!

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10 Easy Things You Can Do To Increase Your Home’s Energy-Efficiency

While we like to make a big deal out of building projects on the leading edge of environmentally sound techniques, we also want to make a big deal about the little things. It is those little things that can end up making a big difference. We’ve compiled a list of 10 Easy Things You Can Do to Increase Your Home’s Energy-Efficiency you can take to make your home more environmentally sound. These are simple, easy, and inexpensive steps you can take that…

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Have You Heard – Rich Moore?

Heart of the Building just wrapped up our next three episodes. When you sit down to watch, we ask that you make sure the volume UP! The background music was written and produced by local musician Rich Moore. Back in the day – which was about, let’s say, starting 25 years ago, Rich worked with Heart of a Building founder Paul Kriescher. “Building science wasn’t my first passion, but I did enjoy the logic and creative problem-solving it required.” notes…

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Nantes Library Episode Guide

This episode will air on RMPBS on Sunday, November 14 at 10:00 AM (MST) and be available for streaming after that time. Check your local listings for channel or watch here. L’Avenir Episode Guide | Thrive Episode Guide This near Passive House-compliant public building has become the gem of the High Plains Library District by bringing together outstanding daylighting and comfort for occupants while delivering incredibly low utility bills for the taxpayers of the district. This story merged people who…

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L’Avenir Episode Guide

This episode will air on RMPBS on Sunday, November 21 at 10:00 AM (MST) and be available for streaming after that time. Check your local listings for channel or watch here. Nantes Library Episode Guide | Thrive Episode Guide This zero-energy/zero-emission 4-plex of rowhomes nestled next to Old Town Ft. Collins embodies a lifetime of design work and learning from the wife and husband team Laurie and Bob Davis at Davis/Davis Architects to deliver homes with an exceptionally light footprint…

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New Episodes on the Calendar!

Great news! We just heard that our THREE NEW EPISODES will air on Rocky Mountain PBS on Sundays in November: the 7th, 14th, and 21st! Thrive’s Vitality Collection indoor air safe/net-zero energy/zero emissions homes in Denver (to air/begin streaming on 11/7 at 10am) Nantes Library a near Passive House compliant public library in Gilcrest, CO (Weld County) (to air/begin streaming on 11/14 at 10am) and L’Avenir project net-zero/zero emission/LEED Platinum townhome project in Ft. Collins (to air/begin streaming on 11/21 at 10am). AND – if you…

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KUNC Colorado Edition

Many thanks to KUNC for including us in the Colorado Edition this week. Paul Kriescher talked with Erin O’Toole about our “why” and some of the details on Passive Homes and Net-Zero Buildings. If you didn’t catch it, you can still listen to the June 22nd you can listen here: You can also listen to this episode of Colorado Edition by clicking the image to the right or using this link (Heart of a Building segment starts at 18:13)

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Join the Movement!

We are telling the “Why” stories behind high-performance Homes and Buildings across Colorado and your help makes it possible! Heart of a Building is using video to tell the “why” stories of visionaries who are designing, financing, constructing, and occupying the buildings of tomorrow, today. Our stories showcase the technology, rationale, and strategies behind the growing industry of sustainability and introduce you to people who are creating sustainable, energy-efficient buildings that perform beyond existing practices and codes. Our vision is…

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New Episodes on the Way!

We are proud to announce Rocky Mtn PBS has approved us to air 3 more Heart of a Building’s episodes in October and November!! And, these episodes include showcasing projects from L’Avenir, net-zero energy townhomes, in Ft. Collins, one project in Denver Thrive’s Vitality Collection, and one in Gilcrest, Colorado (Weld County)  Nantes Library  We are looking forward to sharing your powerful “why” story as well as great details on the ”what” you did to bring these projects into reality.  The…

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