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.
Here in western Colorado, local jurisdictions are busily adopting the 2015 building code. The 2015 IECC adoptions are the most contentious and most heavily modified. It is hard to keep track what needs to be done to comply with the energy requirements for residential construction. Below is a cheat sheet table of adoptions and modifications in Western Colorado. If you need assistance getting the most sustainable home or just figuring out what a jurisdiction wants – give Confluence Architecture a call. How is the 2015 IECC different than 2009? See this blog. We do HERS ratings, blower door tests, and code compliance documents for the IECC.
|Adopted Residential Energy Codes and Amendments|
|Jurisdiction||IRC||IECC||Amendments to Code||HERS Required||HERS usable for permit||Blower Door Required|
|Garfield County||2015||2009||No Amendments to IECC||no||no||no|
|City of Glenwood Springs||2009||2009||No Amendments to IECC||no||no||no|
|Town of New Castle||2003||2009||Requires third party checklist, blower door (7 ACH50), CAS test, and ENERGY STAR appliances||no||yes||yes|
|Town of Silt||2009||no||none|
|City of Rifle||2009||2009||No Amendments to IECC|
|Town of Carbondale||2009||2009||No Amendments to IECC||no||yes||maybe|
|Pitkin County||2015||2015||No Amendments to IECC||no||yes||yes|
|Town of Basalt||2006||2015||no||yes||yes|
|Town of Snowmass Village||2015||2015||No Amendments to IECC||yes||yes||yes|
|City of Aspen||2015||2015||IECC -many amendments||no||no||no|
|Eagle County||2015||2015||Fenestration U-factor .30 max.||no||yes||yes|
|Town of Vail||2015||2015||R21 on wood framed can be substituted for continuous insulation||no||yes||yes|
|Town of Avon||2015||2015||all gas fired boilers used for snow melt minimum 92% AFUE||no||yes||yes|
|Town of Eagle||2012||2012||No Amendments to IECC||no|
|Town of Gypsum||2003||no||none||no|
|San Miguel County||2009||2009||San Miguel County Prescriptive Code||if over 5000 sf||yes||if over 5000 sf|
|Town of Telluride||2003||2009||Eliminated whole code and replaced with their own that has higher insulation levels, required HERS, blower door, and duct blasting, min. HVAC efficiencies, low flow fixtures, and rough for solar||yes||yes||yes|
|Town of Mountain Village (Telluride)||2012||2012||HERS rating required, mechanical engineering required, permit fee reduced for good HERS or low exterior energy use||yes||yes||yes|
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.
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.
Marble Distilling Company is still under construction. Some wonderful finishes are starting to go in. Check out the marble slab bar set up for event for 5280 magazine. Look for an article this fall in 5280. Confluence is working with the building team to finalize all their IgCC material requirements. If you are building a commercial project in Carbondale, Basalt, or Snowmass Village, we can help with your IgCC requirements. See more here.