Sustainability in the Department of Defense

by EVstudio AEP May 23, 2019

This past week, I attended a conference titled NDIA E2S2 in Denver.  The acronym NDIA refers to National Defense Industrial Association, and the E2S2is an acronym for Environment, Energy Security & Sustainability.  It was a great conference full of fantastic information in terms of sustainability from […]

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Keeping the Night Sky Dark is a Necessity for Human and Environmental Sustainability

by EVstudio AEP October 29, 2018

Second in a three part Dark Sky series “Darkness is as essential to our biological welfare, to our internal clockwork, as light itself.” -Verlyn Klinkenborg, “Our Vanishing Night,” National Geographic magazine, November 2008 Last week in the first article of our three part series on […]

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New Year’s Resolution for a Sustainable Future

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP May 15, 2017

The dawn of the New Year is approaching. The buzz of the New Year’s Resolution is beginning to consume the void space of the radio stations. The typical resolutions are out there – exercise more, eat less fast food, get organized, spend less money, save […]

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New Architectural Design – “Off-Grid Living”

by Kayla Harmon, Associate AIA November 30, 2016
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The new age of futuristic living is just around the corner. Technology is ever growing, making the idea of robots, hover cars and livable space crafts more of a possibility in today’s world. The “ecocapsule”, designed by Nice Architects is a low-energy living space with […]

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Modern Barn Style Home – Boulder

by EVstudio AEP September 10, 2015
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EVstudio is currently partnered up with Thom Filicia of New York to develop this 8000 sqft Custom home.  This Modern Barn Style home will be in Boulder County, where it will house a family of four.  The house, do to its size and location, will have […]

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How Can We Put More Stars in the Sky?

by EVstudio AEP October 26, 2013
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I came across an interesting article in an e-mail blast from USGBC recently.  The focus was to give a glimpse of cityscapes at night if those cities went dark.  While this is unrealistic, we do have some control over how much of the sky we […]

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Sustainability Bike Tour: Colorado Springs

by EVstudio AEP June 30, 2011

Please join us for the second annual sustainability bike tour in Colorado Springs. The bicycle tour will take place and around Gold Hill Mesa, Old Colorado City and America the Beautiful Park. The bicycle tour this year, is organized and sponsored by Gold Hill Mesa, […]

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Potential LEED-ND Candidates in Colorado

by EVstudio AEP December 26, 2010

In a partnership with the Colorado chapters of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), I recently identified developed neighborhoods that may qualify for LEED-Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND).  LEED is an acronym for Leadership in Energy & Environmental […]

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Sustainability Bike Tour in Colorado Springs: An Article from The Colorado Urbanist

by EVstudio AEP December 22, 2010

The following article on a Colorado Springs Sustainability Tour was written for the Colorado Urbanist Journal from CNU Colorado, an organization advocating new urbanism and smart growth principles in Colorado. EVstudio’s Sean O’Hara serves as the Vice Chair for CNU Colorado and EVstudio’s John Olson serves as the Treasurer.

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Designing with the Elements – Women In Design 8×8 Event

by EVstudio AEP October 22, 2010

Elicia Ratajczyk, LEED-AP, of the EVstudio Evergreen Office will be one of eight speakers to present at this fall’s 8×8 Event for Women In Design entitled “Designing with the Elements”. All eight speakers will address different aspects of designing with the elements. Elicia will speak […]

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