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The Six Components of Successful Daylighting Part II

by Anthony Ries March 24, 2016

Last week we talked about the first two components of successful daylighting. This week we follow up with the next two: Assess lighting needs for typical visual needs Use of apertures to create focus and mood These two components are somewhat advanced strategies the breathe […]

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First Finished photos of Red Fox Run Home

by Dean Dalvit March 24, 2016
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While we haven’t yet had a chance to get professional photos of this project yet, I wanted to share with our followers of the mountain modern home series of posts the Red Fox Run project that was recently completed in Evergreen.     The Materials palette for […]

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Green Roofs – Some are Intense

by Anthony Ries March 15, 2016

I want to talk today about intensive green roofs. These roofs are beautiful but expensive due to their continued maintenance and irrigation requirements and structural requirements.  In exchange for high cost a building owner gets a green roof that can have a large variety of […]

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Consider Closed Cell Spray Foam for your Thermal Envelope

by Dean Dalvit March 15, 2016

Our projects range across commercial and residential building types and climates from cold and dry high alpine environments above 10,000 feet to hot and humid sites below 1,000 feet. One very important element to consider in every design is the thermal envelope. This is composed of the […]

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Define Green Architecture? What Makes a Building Sustainable and Green?

by EVstudio AEP March 2, 2016

Terms like ‘Green’, ‘Sustainability’ and ‘LEED’ are being thrown around lately and architects have been a big part of the throwing. In fact, at EVstudio have been discussing these terms a lot lately. So what do these terms really mean and what do they really […]

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New Cost Effective Ideas for Daylighting at NREL

by Dean Dalvit February 5, 2016

We toured the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Research Support Facility, and were able to see a number of design solutions that were relatively low-cost, but provided a great sustainable approach to many of their design goals. One in particular was with Daylighting. The challenge was […]

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Modern Mountain Home in Evergreen Colorado Nearing Completion

by Dean Dalvit February 5, 2016

We’re very excited to be seeing the completion of a modern mountain home we designed in Evergreen Colorado near completion. The Certificate of Occupancy was recently released and the owners are moving in. EVstudio provided all of the Architecture, Structural and Civil Engineering on this […]

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Do This One Simple Trick to Lower Your Energy Bills for Your Home

by Dean Dalvit December 15, 2015
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We had the pleasure of having an entry in the recent Parade of Luxury Homes in Evergreen Colorado, and our home was by far the largest on the tour. Many people remarked at the size of the home and questioned what it took to heat […]

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LEED ID Credits – New LEED Pilot Credit Library

by EVstudio AEP December 15, 2015

Earlier this year, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) introduced a new dimension to their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating Systems for green building certifications known as the Pilot Credit Library (PCL). The PCL currently includes 41 Pilot Credits which can be […]

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Ipe Wood vs. Composite Decking

by evstudio September 18, 2015

We recently designed a house in which the homeowner is considering both Ipe wood and composite decking for the exterior decks.  Ipe is one of the strongest and most durable wood decking materials available due to its extremely dense grain.  When left untreated, Ipe wood decking can […]

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The Components of Solar Hot Water – Collectors and Circulation

by Anthony Ries August 15, 2015

In the world of solar hot water there are many names for systems that are identical or do similar things. It is important to know the basics and general components of any system one is working with. Once the basics are understood and mastered then […]

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The Six Components of Successful Daylighting Part III

by Anthony Ries August 14, 2015

Presented today are the last two components of successful daylighting: Integrate the daylighting scheme into the architecture Integrate the daylighting scheme with building systems These final two points remind us that architecture is synergistic, that is it becomes more than the sum of its parts. […]

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