Mass Walls and Required Insulation R-Value – Energy Code

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP July 26, 2019

Note: This is based on the 2006 IECC and this section changes in the 2009 code, so its always important to verify which code is adopted. Mass walls are walls that provide energy efficiency through mass rather than insulative value. The mass allows them to […]

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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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Denver Building Code & Energy Calculations

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP November 16, 2018

Beth Freeman called the Denver Building Department to ask about their new requirements for energy calculations on single family residences. We haven’t had to submit them in the past, but we’d heard that some builders had. The word from Denver is that you do not […]

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Energize Denver Program Overview

by Bill DeKam, PE September 28, 2018

Energize Denver: Energy Efficiency in Large Buildings Energize Denver is a program started by the City of Denver in 2017. The Benchmarking Ordinance program looks to measure and monitor building energy use because and per the City of Denver, “you can’t reduce what you don’t measure.” […]

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Cost of PV – Photo Voltaics

by EVstudio AEP August 5, 2015

The Lawrence Berkley National Lab just released (9/2011) a study titled “An Historical Summary of the Installed Cost of Photovoltaics in the United States from 1998 to 2010” (a very clever, concise and subtle title I thought). Though lengthy it included many interesting bits that […]

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Simple Energy Analysis in Revit

by EVstudio AEP August 5, 2015
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Working in Revit makes it simple to find data about the building being modeled, such as its life cycle energy use or its renewable energy potential. Instead of drawing lines to design buildings as in older CAD programs, actual walls and building elements are being […]

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October is Energy Action Month for Denver

by EVstudio AEP October 1, 2014

Want to save some money on your Taxes? Want to save money each month on your utility bills? Check out Denver and Xcel’s page on getting your home buttoned up for the winter so you will be more comfortable and saving money while finding resources […]

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NREL Researches Sustainable Daylighting Technology

by EVstudio AEP May 14, 2010
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Lighting Design Available from EVstudio

by evstudio March 21, 2010

The EVstudio Lighting Design group has delivered innovative lighting solutions for healthcare, higher education, residential, retail, non-profit, and civic projects.  We offer services for both interior and exterior (site) lighting including but not limited to: Existing lighting conditions evaluation Energy usage and code analysis Interior […]

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Jefferson County Colorado Residential Energy Code Submittal Requirements

by evstudio October 2, 2009

Jefferson County Colorado requires a Residential Energy Code Submittal to obtain a Residential Building Permit including Energy Calculations, Energy Code Worksheets, and a Manual J & Manual D.

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Geothermal the “hot” new thing?

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE June 20, 2008

Here again to post on yet another hot topic. ok – sorry, I just can’t help myself. The topic of today’s knowledge blog is geothermal heating and cooling. There is actually nothing new about this idea, but it is gaining popularity in these days of […]

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