2015 IECC Adoption Western Colorado

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
JurisdictionIRCIECCAmendments to CodeHERS RequiredHERS usable for permitBlower Door Required
Garfield County20152009No Amendments to IECCnonono
City of Glenwood Springs20092009No Amendments to IECCnonono
Town of New Castle20032009Requires third party checklist, blower door (7 ACH50), CAS test, and ENERGY STAR appliancesnoyesyes
Town of Silt2009nonone
City of Rifle20092009No Amendments to IECC
Town of Carbondale20092009No Amendments to IECCnoyesmaybe
Pitkin County20152015No Amendments to IECCnoyesyes
Town of Basalt20062015noyesyes
Town of Snowmass Village20152015No Amendments to IECCyesyesyes
City of Aspen20152015IECC -many amendmentsnonono
Eagle County20152015Fenestration U-factor .30 max.noyesyes
Town of Vail20152015R21 on wood framed can be substituted for continuous insulationnoyesyes
Town of Avon20152015all gas fired boilers used for snow melt minimum 92% AFUEnoyesyes
Town of Eagle20122012No Amendments to IECCno
Town of Gypsum2003nononeno
San Miguel County20092009San Miguel County Prescriptive Codeif over 5000 sfyesif over 5000 sf
Town of Telluride20032009Eliminated 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 solaryesyesyes
Town of Mountain Village (Telluride)20122012HERS rating required, mechanical engineering required, permit fee reduced for good HERS or low exterior energy useyesyesyes

Homes Under Construction

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:

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Excavation at Crystal River Valley home

 

 

 

 

 

Elk Springs home under construction

Insulation complete and siding in process at Elk Springs home

 

 

 

 

Working on Finishes at Shaw Spec Storybook House.  Check out that helix stair.

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framing stage of constructionFraming underway at the Hilleke Home

 

Confluence Architecture wins Houzz Award

Houzzbadge_22_8Confluence 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.

 

 

Marble Distilling Company Design Wins Award

Marble Distilling Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 installs Marble Bar

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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.

Confluence design – Marble Distilling Company – makes local news

We are excited to be overseeing the construction of the Marble Distilling Company, in Carbondale, CO.  (co-designed with Project Architect, Energy and Sustainable Design).  This great project just received some local press. Check out the story at Aspen Public Radio and Carbondale Chamber of Commerce. Check out the interior renderings by Confluence Architecture.

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Tasting Room