LEED for Homes and HERS
Confluence is proud to provide volunteer LEED consulting and a low cost HERS rating for a single family home under construction for Adam Lavender and his family in Carbondale, Colorado through the Roaring Fork Valley Habitat for Humanity Chapter. Adam Lavender is a local finish carpenter, furniture maker and expert mountain-biker, had a serious fall while testing an off-road course for professional riders. Adam is now paralyzed from the chest down, facing a life constrained to a motorized wheel chair and the need for a home that can accommodate his needs.
Confluence is part of a great team of area architects and designers – all working to make this home the first LEED platinum home in the Roaring Fork Valley. Architects Scott McHale and Mark Rudolf have provided a creative and efficient design that will allow Adam access to all parts of the home. Landscape Architect, Chase Anderson, is providing a water efficient landscape design ad well as acting as project manager on the project. Green Rater David Zilar of Today’s Bldg is volunteering his time to verify LEED points. Aaron Humphrey at Alpenglow Lighting Design, Inc. designed a state of the art lighting system.
Confluence has worked closely with the Habitat for Humanity construction team to find low cost sustainable solutions. The excellent lot location knitted into the community, compact lot size, and compact home design lend themselves well to the LEED for Home program. Confluence has assisted Habitat in implementing efficient framing and exterior insulation techniques to make the home more efficient and comfortable.