Energy Efficient Home

Keeping Your Home Warm and Energy Efficient in Colder Months

Just because the temperature drops doesn’t mean you have to abandon your hopes of keeping your home comfortable while remaining energy efficient. As the temperature dips, we are all tempted to crank up the thermostat, but there are many other ways to stay warm and stay in-control of your energy use and costs. Clean and Service Your Furnace To keep your appliances running efficiently, you should have them serviced and cleaned regularly. If you haven’t this year, consider a service…

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What Homebuyers Should Look for When Buying (or Renting)

When looking to buy a new home, most of us look for a convenient location regarding proximity to work, schools, friends, and family. We also look for how it feels to us, visual attractiveness inside and out. If you are ready to go a step further, you can gain insights as to how comfortable and how large or small the impact is on the environment of your future home. The best way to begin is to determine if the house…

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What is Heart of a Building?

If you haven’t seen Heart of a Building episodes, you might not have a great idea about our work or why we work hard to bring you the projects we do. We allow people to share their “why” and their heart-centered reasons for taking such care of their homes, offices, and buildings by telling these stories. And we hope that those watching are moved to learn how to make these changes. Most of all, we want to recognize the challenging…

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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

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Keep Your Holiday Festive & Eco-Friendly

Get creative when it comes to wrapping paper. Yes, it’s so festive, but it is also wasteful, especially when you consider that premium gift wrap – which often includes plastic, dyes, and foils –  might not be able to be recycled. If you’re a giver, look for wrapping paper that is recycled (or post-consumer) or reuse where you can, such as giving the gift in a reusable bag. Use the newspaper and decorate your own gift with markers or crayons.…

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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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