December 3 – Sustainable Building Tour: Series 1
Every year, the Sustainable Building Tour provides an opportunity to tour homes that are pushing on the constructs of conventional building styles and practices by incorporating features to improve energy
Every year, the Sustainable Building Tour provides an opportunity to tour homes that are pushing on the constructs of conventional building styles and practices by incorporating features to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste, and utilize sustainable and reclaimed materials. This year’s tour is bringing together everything that we love about the tour in a safe, virtual format. Each part of the two-part series will feature a single sustainably built home that has been captured through beautiful videography. The videos will be aired during the events and will be followed by a question and answer session with the designers, builders, and homeowners afterwards. The homes featured on the tour include a remodeled 1970’s a-frame cabin just down the road from the Thunderhead chairlift and a recently built SmartPads home in Fairview.
The first series showcases the 1970’s a-frame cabin that features a beautiful interior, which has taken influence and inspiration from Scandinavian design and the mountain chalets of Switzerland. The home boasts beautiful windows that maximize solar gain and increase natural light. The structure of the roof can be seen throughout the cabin. Not only does this make for a striking feature, but it has allowed for a tightly insulated build, which has minimized energy usage throughout the home. The home has been designed for all generations of the family to enjoy for years to come. Attend this event to learn more about why the homeowners fell in love with the a-frame and fought to keep the original structure, which in turn exceptionally reduced demolition waste.
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