Green

The Six Components of Successful Daylighting Part II

by EVstudio AEP July 18, 2018

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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Consider LED Outdoor Lighting to get LEED Points

by Dean Dalvit July 11, 2018

It’s no surprise that LED lighting has made a significant impact on the energy use for lighting applications with it’s extremely low energy use per footcandle. New ground is being broken in all lighting uses and we are seeing LED lighting in everything from decorative […]

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The Components of Solar Hot Water – Collectors and Circulation

by EVstudio AEP June 19, 2018

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

by Dean Dalvit May 11, 2018
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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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Define Green Architecture? What Makes a Building Sustainable and Green?

by EVstudio AEP May 11, 2018

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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The Six Components of Successful Daylighting Part III

by EVstudio AEP March 29, 2018

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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Green Roofs – Some are Intense

by EVstudio AEP March 27, 2018

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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LEED Project Team Formation is an Important First Step in any LEED Certification Project

by EVstudio AEP March 27, 2018

The first step in preparing for the LEED Certification process on a building project is the formation of the LEED Project Team. Integrated design is one of the most important sustainability strategies and a good project team will become the key to an integrated, efficient, […]

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Historic Preservation and Sustainability – One Strategy Contributing to Both Goals

by EVstudio AEP February 16, 2018

Dean and I had a very interesting meeting with the Heritage Resources Program Leader for the Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service last week and during our meeting we began discussing the idea of sustainability and historic preservation. This very topic will be […]

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Top Ten Ways to Reduce Energy Demand in a Net Zero Building

by Dean Dalvit February 14, 2018

A Net Zero Building (NZB) is simply a building with a zero net annual energy consumption from the grid. While the definition of Net Zero Building is quite simple, achieving it is quite the contrary. Understanding Net Zero involves a number of key points. The […]

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Passive Solar Cooling – Solar Chimneys & Cool Tower

by EVstudio AEP February 14, 2018

Passive solar cooling may seem like an oxymoron to many. After all, the sun is hot and we’ve learned that radiant energy heats up everything on earth that it strikes? That is true and we can use it to our advantage. Keeping things cool The […]

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EVstudio and the 2017 Home Builder of the Year

by Kylie Tawney January 19, 2018
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Thrive Home Builders, one of EVstudio’s very own clients, was recently awarded ‘2017 Home Builder of the Year’ by Professional Builder Magazine. This prestigious award is so well deserved by an innovative and responsible company. And, it sure does make things exciting here at EVstudio […]

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