AIA Colorado Legacy Project Builds LEED Platinum Habitat for Humanity Home
Aug30

AIA Colorado Legacy Project Builds LEED Platinum Habitat for Humanity Home

In 2011, the Denver chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) partnered with CAD-1, Inc. to administer a design-build competition for a home that would be built for Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity in Kittredge, Colorado. The winning design of a duplex was submitted by Molly Blakley, Assoc. AIA; Alan Ford, AIA; Kathy Ford, [...] In 2011, the Denver chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) partnered with CAD-1,...

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Ecohabit Smart Home Vies for 2013 Solar Decathlon Recognition
Aug30

Ecohabit Smart Home Vies for 2013 Solar Decathlon Recognition

An entry in the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition, Ecohabit is a project of a cross-disciplinary group of sixty Stevens Institute of Technology students with expertise it the areas of engineering, design, computer science, and the technological aspects of business, visual arts, and music. The Stevens Team, only one of twenty that were selected to compete [...] An entry in the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition, Ecohabit is a project of a...

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Big Budget Historical Renovation Gets the (LEED) Gold
Aug30

Big Budget Historical Renovation Gets the (LEED) Gold

One of the twenty-one projects that have been named as winners by REMODELING magazine in the 2013 Remodeling Design Awards, the Shornecliffe Residence gets its recognition in the category, Green Remodeling Over $250,000. The sustainable renovation of the 1914 arts-and-crafts-styled home has achieved it a LEED for Homes Gold rating. When the homeowner called upon [...] One of the twenty-one projects that have been named as winners by...

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Net Zero BARNagain Uses Reclaimed Barn Wood to Achieve LEED Platinum
Aug30

Net Zero BARNagain Uses Reclaimed Barn Wood to Achieve LEED Platinum

Dubbed BARNagain,  this LEED Platinum-certified home was designed by Rick Hauser of In.Site:Architecture to meet the client’s request for an energy-efficient house that utilized materials from a deteriorating barn for its structure and skin. The main structural elements of the home were built using timber frames, while reclaimed barn siding served as the exterior skin. [...] Dubbed BARNagain,  this LEED Platinum-certified home was...

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Park Passive is First Certified Passive House in Seattle
Aug08

Park Passive is First Certified Passive House in Seattle

Attendees of the 2013 Explore Design Home Tour, sponsored by American Institute of Architects (AIA) Seattle, will get up close and personal with Park Passive, one of seven homes on the Tour and the first home in Seattle to be designated as a Passive House in accordance with the requirements set by Passive House Academy [...] Attendees of the 2013 Explore Design Home Tour, sponsored by American Institute of Architects (AIA) Seattle,...

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Kumar Renovation Overlooks San Francisco Bay Through Energy-Efficient Windows
Aug08

Kumar Renovation Overlooks San Francisco Bay Through Energy-Efficient Windows

The 1100 square foot Kumar Residence was in need of an addition and remodel to update the look and provide a fourth bedroom and space for living and entertaining. Now at 3,000 square feet, the 1950’s era ranch home that is located in a suburban cul de sac in the hills of Belmont, California is [...] The 1100 square foot Kumar Residence was in need of an addition and remodel to update the look and provide a fourth bedroom and space for...

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