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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Sierra Grande Kick Off Event

Come Celebrate the Sierra Grande Project Being Showcased on RMPBS! Sierra Grande High School’s use of Passive House performance principles; an outstandingly insulated/air-tight thermal envelope and optimal solar orientation, allowed them to eliminate complicated heating/cooling systems resulting in easy/less expensive maintenance is a model that is worthy of being replicated! Community buy-in was a priority, and the team engaged the community from the proposal process through to the end of construction. Their “why” is to provide an exceptional learning environment…

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My Net Zero Home Got Me Through a Wisconsin Winter

My Net Zero Home Got Me Through a Wisconsin Winter — Here’s What I Learned By Amber Westerman Is it really possible to get through a Wisconsin winter on solar electricity alone? We had a 10-day cold snap last February and it got down to minus 17 degrees F. My air-source heat pump (mini-split) was working hard — and consuming lots of power.  When I set out to build a net-zero house (and afford it), I knew my design had to…

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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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Thrive Vitality Homes, Denver, Colorado | Each Vitality home features luxurious architecture combined with Thrive’s trademark Zero Energy construction, LEED certification, and a focus on cleaner indoor air. Vitality Thrive Homes are production built, single-family homes, which deliver zero-energy and zero-emission housing available to hundreds of home buyers every year in the Denver Metro area. Thrive’s decades-long vision was to optimize the health of the buyer. They did this by enhancing indoor air quality, comfort, and eliminating the home’s carbon…

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