Category Archive: Energy and sustainability

Boulder Green Home Tour, September 29, 2018

The purpose of the Boulder Green Home Tour is to highlight some of the most innovative green building projects in Boulder and to help promote the collaborative exchange of ideas on green building… Continue reading

Passive House Consultant

Juana Gómez is a Certified Passive House Consultant, only one of a handful of architects in Colorado and nationwide with this credential. The certification in highly energy-efficient building design completes a rigorous training… Continue reading

Guaranty Bank changes hands

This summer marks the 10th anniversary of the new Baseline Guaranty Bank building. It is now Key Bank at the south end of the new pedestrian underpass at Baseline and Broadway. Happy Anniversary!… Continue reading

Take a look at new LEED web site

The design team anticipates a rating of LEED Platinum for this new house under construction at 420 Spruce Street in Boulder, Colorado.  LEED is the U.S. Green Building Council’s rating system for buildings.… Continue reading

………….Tiny House Summer

Gently placed in a mature aspen grove among the columbines, a little mountain getaway provides year-round comfort for two families. Who knew when this little cabin was built, that Tiny House would become… Continue reading

Ancient passive house construction

About one thousand years ago, the Taos Pueblo established a town using massive adobe masonry walls. Nowadays, one-hundred fifty people still live here, twenty of them year-round. Cooling comes from keeping the heat… Continue reading

……………………….Net ZERO

At the Boulder Reservoir Gateway, the new entryway kiosks produce more electricity than they consume, making these Net Zero buildings. Namaste Solar installed a 9.81 kW array of 30 photovoltaic panels. The project… Continue reading

Modern as The Greenest Building

The Mid-century Modern addition and restoration continues this summer. We are investigating the possibility and relative merits of a thermal solar system and/or a photovoltaic array. This house was also featured recently in… Continue reading

Warmth of wood-burning fireplaces

Fall and winter get us thinking about evenings curled up with a book or playing a game of Pictionary with the family. Pair these activities with the crackle of a fire. You won’t… Continue reading

Modern Traditional

An interesting article in Houzz