COLORADO ECO-HOME DESIGN APPROACHES

 
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Colorado's unique environment means you should take into account the following factors when buying our renovating your home. Home sustainability - the Colorado way.

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ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS : Colorado's Cold Climate

“A cold climate is defined as a region with between 5,400 and 9,000 heating degree days (65°F basis).”

(Source: Building America Best Practices Series, Volume 7.3. Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County – August 2015)

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Key Eco-Friendly Strategies for Colorado

Homes located in cold climates require substantial heating in our to maintain a comfortable living environment. Therefore a key strategy to reduce the environmental impact of these homes focuses on improving the enclosure and efficiency of HVAC systems.

  • Improve the insulation of walls and attics
  • Upgrade the HVAC system to a more efficient model
  • Install Smart Thermostats and Programmable thermostats 
  • Upgrade your water heater with an on-demand system
     
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REBATES For home sustainability projects in Colorado

  • Colorado has tax credits that can be applied to home improvements that make your home more eco-friendly and sustainable. These incentives can be found here.
Evan Morrison