The Components of Solar Hot Water – Collectors and Circulation

by EVstudio AEP May 30, 2019

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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LEED ID Credits – New LEED Pilot Credit Library

by EVstudio AEP March 8, 2019

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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Permanent Makeup Water Connections to Heating Water Systems

by evstudio February 6, 2019

A typically designed and/or installed detail for a heating water system (and hydronic systems in general) shows the makeup water with a permanent hard connection to the heating water system.  The EV Studio Mechanical Department recommends against this practice, however. There are a few reasons […]

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Recycling Water

by Michael Banks March 29, 2018
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Out for a summer bike ride with my son one day, we found ourselves at the top of a winding downhill path through a park lined by green grass being gently misted by the park’s sprinkler system. As we started down the hill, memories of […]

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Fire Protection Ponds – Water Storage

by EVstudio AEP January 6, 2017

Another one of our Jefferson County, Colorado Grading Permit projects is almost finished with construction. This particular client came to us last year and wanted us to design a fire protection pond that would ultimately provide the required water storage volume to provide fire protection […]

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Snow Removal IS Home Maintainence

by EVstudio AEP December 2, 2015
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Most people would not consider shoveling snow off of your sidewalks and driveways to be for anything more than safety but it is actually a very important part of maintaining your home properly. Keeping the water away from your homes foundation keeps your slabs from […]

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Women In Design Event was Very Well Attended!

by EVstudio AEP November 9, 2010

Last week, I had the privilege of being one of the eight speakers at the fall 8×8 Event for Women In Design entitled “Designing with the Elements” at the Flower Garage in Denver. The entire event was very well put together and although I did […]

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LEED Certified Core & Shell in Texas – Regional Priority

by EVstudio AEP August 3, 2010

The Highpointe Building 2 Project in Killeen, Texas is pursuing LEED Certification under the LEED for Core and Shell 2009 Rating System with the help of the EVstudio team.  This is the first certification project that EVstudio has been involved in under the new 2009 […]

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Rainwater Harvesting Pilot Study in Colorado – HB 1129

by EVstudio AEP April 28, 2010

With some minor exceptions, rainwater harvesting is not allowed under Colorado Water Law. This is because of our system of “first in time, first in rights” allocation of water. It is generally understood that all of the water that falls in Colorado is already owned […]

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Colorado Water Rights and Temporary Detention of Direct Flow Rights

by EVstudio AEP April 27, 2010

I recently wrote about Senate Bill 09-080 which allows rainwater harvesting for those on residential property who only have access to water through well. John Olson of EVstudio raised a great question about a 72 hour law in “which rainwater can be captured and dispersed […]

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Water and Sewer Tap Fees – Construction Soft Costs

by EVstudio AEP March 24, 2010

Two major expenses on projects are the water and sewer tap fees.   Depending on the type and size of the project these fees can range from expensive…. to VERY expensive.  Typically, most single family residential homes require a 3/4″ water service.  Commercial projects typically require […]

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