Water Efficiency

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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L’AVENIR TOWNHOMES

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. Project Highlights Net zero-energy/zero-emissions  1-foot thick walls with extensive air-sealing, filled wall cavities, and exterior insulation Ground-source heat pump for heating and cooling with radiant delivery…

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GREENSPIRE APARTMENTS

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 and 30% more insulation than Code requires to optimize both regenerative performance and affordability. Cody and Lisa Farmer did the energy-efficiency analysis…

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FIRST UNIVERSALIST CHURCH

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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Paul Kriescher, Executive Producer/Host
303.525.1158 | PaulK@heartofabuilding.com

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