Energy Efficiency

10 Easy Things You Can Do Today 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 Today 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…

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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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The Greenspire Apartments, Longmont, Colorado | Greenspire is Colorado’s first Passive House inspired apartment building, providing 44 healthy, affordable studio apartments built with the heart-centered “why” of leaving the world a better place for future generations. Developer/Builder Gary Kinzie worked with Cody and Lisa Farmer of Mainstream Corporation to design a building that uses features like airtight construction to optimize both regenerative performance and affordability. Cody and Lisa Farmer did the energy-efficiency analysis and Passive House energy modeling to put…

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The Con Frank / Wes Geary Residential Project, Aurora, Colorado | This residential home was built through a collaboration between homeowner Wes Geary and developer Con Frank. Con Frank is an inventive, self-taught designer and builder who needed to “prove it could be done.” Homeowner Wes Geary decided to invest in a new house out of a conviction that “some things are more important than money.” A shared belief in sustainability was the “why” that brought Geary and Frank together…

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First Universalist Church, Denver, Colorado | This community put their “why” into action by honoring one of the central tenets of their faith —“respect the interdependent web of all existence” – with a large-scale renovation of their existing building. Using recycled and repurposed materials, spray-foam insulation, solar panels, and a geothermal heat system, the new worship sanctuary and event space were constructed to operate entirely on clean, renewable energy — with zero greenhouse gas emissions. Jessica Montgomerie, a staff member…

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