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Tour of Straw Bale Home in Boulder

David Adamson of EcoBuild and Brian Fuentes discuss the construction of the Adamson’s straw bale zero-energy residence in Boulder, Colorado.

Special thanks to the team: The Adamson Family, RMI, Artesano Plaster, EcoBuild and builders Doug Parker and Roger Sims.



Renew bath almost finished!

The Renew Home bath is almost complete- reclaimed barnwood, custom cast concrete ramp sink by Concrete Visions, who also did the hand troweled floor.  The shower walls are by Artesano Plaster, and are tadelakt, or a Morrocan lime plaster technique that creates a waterproof plaster using olive oil soap and hand burnishing with a stone.  Windows are by Zola European Windows, passive house ready thermoplus Clad.  The stain is an antiqued yellowish brown over finger-jointed pine.   The muted earth tones play background to the white Victoria Albert slipper tub.





Visit of Future Off-grid Passive House

Beautiful Colorado!! Here’s a quick panoramic of the future home site of an off-grid Passive House in Fairplay, Colorado (elevation 9900′).  Construction anticipated spring 2013 – check back for additional videos as the project progresses!




The Fun Theory

We believe architecture affects us all – for a fun example, check out the “Piano Staircase” at the fun




Energy Now! Energy 101

In this video, Energy Now answers the question, “How many people does it take to turn on a light bulb?” and explains the process of creating electricity.