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The L’Avenir Townhomes, Ft. Collins, Colorado | The L’Avenir townhomes, a 4-unit rowhome nestled next to Old Town Ft. Collins, Colorado, embodies a lifetime of design work and learning from the wife and husband team of Laurie and Bob Davis of Davis/Davis Architects. They deliver homes with an exceptionally light footprint on the Earth. L’AVENIR TOWNHOMES | VIDEO STORY SPONSORS

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SIERRA GRANDE PK-12 REPLACEMENT SCHOOL

Sierra Grande PK-12 Replacement School, Blanca, Colorado | Sierra Grande PK-12 Replacement School, located at the base of Mount Blanca, serves just under 300 students. The 84,389-square-foot building sits on a 20-acre lot. After much debate on whether to make renovations or build a new facility, the Sierra Grande School District advisory group and Board of Education deemed it necessary to rebuild a new school that would replace the 1956 infrastructure for the best interest of the students. Shortly after…

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Better Buildings Better Society Podcast

We were thrilled to kick off June on the Better Buildings Better Society podcast. You can watch and listen here or head to their YouTube channel and see this and other great episodes. Don’t forget to subscribe! Please let us know if you have questions or would like more information about anything you heard here! From the show notes: “Without a question, we need better airtightness and better insulation. That is the best place to spend your dollars,” shares Paul…

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Can it Pass the Blower Door Test?

Even if a house looks sustainable, you have to ask, “Can it pass the blower door test?” Watch our host and founder conduct a simple blower door test on his new home to test the home’s energy efficiency. This test could tell you a lot about air leaks, where ice dams may form and give you a clue about why your energy bills are higher.

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The Ins and Outs of Energy Efficient Windows

If you are building a new home or looking to make your home more energy-efficient, you may be thinking about windows. Up to 30% of household energy is lost through windows, and depending on age and maintenance, losses can amount to much more. Energy-efficient windows can be a costly investment, so understanding which windows are suitable for your home is essential and not relatively as easy as one, two, three. Here’s the rundown on energy-efficient window basics. Getting to know…

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Online Event: Beating the Climate Crisis by Laura Nettleton

Heart of a Building is not involved in this event, but we highly recommend attending to learn more Laura and her projects We Can’t Change the World Outside Us Without Changing the World Within Us April 28, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (est) via Zoom In this online talk, Laura Nettleton will discuss the insights she’s gained from 35 years in in sustainability practice as well as the changes that cultures need to make in order to thrive. She will…

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Making You, Your Home, and Your Office Gentler on Mother Earth!

With Earth Day fast approaching, many are looking for ways to lower their carbon footprint and save money. Fortunately, no matter the age of your home or office, there are lots of small changes that will yield significant results when it comes to being kind to the planet and your wallet at the same time. Changing anything about your existing home or office takes money and/or “sweat-equity,” so understanding that investing a little bit of your time, efforts and/or money…

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How to Use Water More Efficiently at Home

With climate change impacting weather patterns worldwide, resource efficiency is at the forefront for environmentally inclined homeowners’ builders and developers. This is especially true for water; if recent years have taught us anything, it’s that water is a precious resource that can’t be taken for granted. A recent CNN article noted, “Global scientists reported in August that because of the climate crisis, droughts that may have occurred only once every decade or so now happen 70% more frequently.” In the…

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