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We provide ideas and comments that support sustainable realism whether your dream home is a cabin, a quite palace in the country or modern home on a city street.
This, my friends, might be the solution. And how can we propagate it? Ideas?
This Market Watch Article doesn't mention Denver, so the numbers are not realistic for Colorado, but it may make sense to look into a lot, if you can find one for sale!
It pleases me to have been chosen for the 6 week limited seating, city planning academy. I'm looking forward to learning more about the process of looking forward for a city...
Let's look for balance, proper bulk, well spaced voids... anyone for beauty? Also, let's design to fit the neighborhood. Don't oversize the secondary bulk...
Washington post article indicating that home ownership is down to 69%, the lowest since 1965, and that is on a national level.
As the population increases in Denver, City leaders are struggling to keep affordable housing available. We looked at a lot in Westwood, but couldn't obtain it for a price that would enable us to keep it in the neighborhood price point. It actually was a house, with a failing foundation, so would have been a scrape.
Interest is great enough, they had to move from the Mining Museum. Planning to be there on the 5th of Aug. Any riders from Denver want to carpool?
In a supply/demand market, if housing permits are difficult to obtain, or it takes a long time to get through the process, housing prices increase, as there is not timely infusion of units into the marketplace. Goes along with a recent LinkedIn post regarding zoning in our town of Lakewood being such that nothing can be built on a lot we were looking at which is for sale.
Our first Denver Metro Chapter meeting of the AIBD was a success. Pete Shiffers of Norbord discussed with us the new panel sizes to eliminate blocking and decrease air leakage. As well as the water resistant glues now being used in some products enabling longer weather exposure without degradation. 15 people present! Join us in October for our next meeting, or join us in August for the National convention, held in Denver!
US News and World Report declared Denver to be the best place to live. I Believe it! Building is happening, everywhere.
Join us for our inaugural meeting on July 22 2016 at noon. Contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Make small spaces spacious. The trend towards enlarging your space without moving your walls is a pursuit undertaken in many countries, specifically in over-crowded cities. Here’s an example from Mumbai, India. The living/dining/kitchen space is especially impressive. Take a look at the floor plan and see what they were able to do with 80 square meters (861 square feet). (from Designboom.com)
If you are not replacing windows, yet still want to harvest electricity on your sun-drenched windows, there is a film that can be added (also to walls). It may not yet be cost effective, but technology is amazing.
Install these windows and eliminate you utility bill. One of the most fascinating prospects in new technology is solar collecting, power generating windows. While it seems more practical for city skyscrapers than for private homes at this point in time, the future looks good for sunshine being turned into a power source. And it looks like in the long run, this may be a more economical way to generate power than solar collecting grids and wind turbine generators. Click on the URL to learn more.
Builder mag. does a great job of lining out some of the variations in a per square foot cost, when discussing this with a client. What is included? Most everyone excludes the tap fees, land acquisition cost, and landscaping. Some limitations must apply. is the driveway 50' long or 250' long, and is that included? Vinyl windows? or AL clad wood windows? Lots of variables, but this conversation allows you to build credibility. Best!
Denver Home show features several Tiny Home building companies. I'll miss it, but if you go, look up Cody Farmer...
It has been a few years, but our work was displayed at a similar event. I'm planning to go. who will join me?
Beautiful house on the market in the SE of Denver CO area. We were on the design and drafting team. Turned out pretty well! Let us know if we can help you!
Empire Drafting and Design is pleased to announce that Michael Payne has renewed his LEED-AP BD+C Credential.
For too long, we have discouraged our youth from following careers where they get their hands dirty. The average HVAC worker is 55. We must refill that pipeline...