Confluence Architecture was instrumental in turning an old 1970 energy hog home into a an efficient, low energy use residence. The project qualified for $12,000 in grants from CORE and $7,092 in rebates from Holy Cross Energy. The home is fully electric and uses air-source heat pumps for heating and cooling. It is projected to be net-zero. Confluence was responsible for planning, architecture and energy modeling on this home.
Confluence Architecture has worked with the Blue Lake Preschool non-profit to find a permanent new home for their Carbondale location. Can’t wait to see this light- filled, efficient space up and running.
We are excited to showcase a new home we designed in Aspen Glen. It is a 2500 sf, 3 bedroom home for a young family. The form of the home has 2 axis to respond to a challenging parallelogram lot. The home includes indoor/outdoor features including an in and out bar window between the kitchen and rear patio. The master bedroom has a wrap around deck with views oriented towards t Mount Sopris.
Confluence Architecture along with local non-profit Blue Lake Preschool is honored to announce that after searching for 5 years they were able to find a permanent location. Last September, Blue Lake Preschool acquired the property at 55 N 7th st, which happens to be the former residence of Mary Ferguson, a Carbondale icon. She was born at Spring Gulch in 1906, taught in one room schoolhouses, was a town council member, a volunteer and historian. We find this connection to be a valuable continuation of Mary’s love of teaching.
Construction is now underway on the addition and remodel to to transform this 1950’s ranch home into an energy efficient healthy and cozy preschool. Some of the energy efficiency attributes include addressing air circulation and filtration by utilizing a HRV system with Merv 13 filter, and upgrading the insulation. We seek to replace all the flooring with environmentally friendly natural linoleum and will use zero or low VOC paints.
Confluence Architecture has thrown its support behind this worthy project by contributing our professional services of planning, property analysis, and Architectural services. Blue Lake Preschool is seeking funding to assist with construction. This permanent home will allow Little Blue to increase the number of infant care spaces in Carbondale, a critically underserved demographic. We encourage all to donate to this worthy cause. Donations can be made at Blue Lake’s website https://bluelakepreschool.org/donate.
Heavy timber porches are taking shape on the Net Zero Prince Creek home.
Confluence is excited to announce that Prince Creek Home (outside of Carbondale Colorado) is framing. This home is a modern reinterpretation on an existing ranch home foundation. It will be net zero! To achieve net zero the home uses SIPS, good foundation insulation, heat pump heating system, proper window location and shading and PV.
Confluence Architecture has three architecture projects under construction. Congratulations to our clients for breaking ground.
Craver addition on Missouri Heights.
Hill Residence in the Crystal River Valley
The new home of the Carbondale Animal Hospital on Main Street, Carbondale.
Construction season started with a bang here in the Roaring Fork Valley. Confluence Architecture currently has 5 homes we designed under construction. A record for us. We are working with a range of clients from owner builders to spec builders. Here are highlights from recent site visits:
Excavation at Crystal River Valley home
Insulation complete and siding in process at Elk Springs home
Working on Finishes at Shaw Spec Storybook House. Check out that helix stair.
Framing underway at the Hilleke Home
Confluence Architecture of Carbondale Colorado awarded Best of Houzz 2016 for customer service. The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.
USGBC Colorado honored the Marble Distilling Company design for its exceptional implementation of sustainable technologies with a 2015 Commercial Real Estate Award. The distillery’s integrated systems approach utilizes the heat from the distilling process to heat the distillery, tasting room and Inn as well as recaptures that heat and water for utilization in the distilling process and for domestic use. With these measures, the building is 85 percent more efficient than local code requires. Confluence Architecture is honored to be part of a great team that made this possible. Congratulations to Marble Distilling Company, Energy and Sustainable Design and the whole team! Read more here.