Green Builder Media is excited to work with UL Environment because of the organization’s unique expertise in indoor air quality. UL Environment’s product emissions certifications, GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold, are the marks of leadership, demonstrating that products meet stringent chemical emissions levels, and thus contribute to healthier indoor air. With UL, we are creating a product specification methodology and case study that will help building professionals, manufacturers, and consumers understand the pathway to clean, healthy, and safe homes.
The Structural Insulated Panel Association has worked diligently with its member companies for decades to develop high performance, durable, resilient building envelope systems. Green Builder Media will work with SIPA to collect and analyze energy performance data from the VISION House at Mariposa Meadows structures and create a case study that highlights the benefits of building with SIPs.
Green Builder Media always welcomes the opportunity to work with Whirlpool because of the company’s passion for and dedication to sustainability. Whirlpool’s innovative appliances will help us achieve our net zero energy and water goals while contributing to the beauty and elegance of the new and retrofit homes.
Radiant heat is a perfect solution for homes in the extreme climate of the Colorado Rockies, and fire protection for structures located anywhere in the American West has become a must. Green Builder Media is delighted to showcase Uponor’s advanced radiant heat, fire protection, and plumbing manifold systems, all of which will contribute to the efficiency, resilience, and resource conservation of the homes.
James Hardie uses a unique manufacturing process reliant on natural, sustainable raw materials that are low in toxicity. Their fiber cement products are available in a wide variety of textures, styles and colors to offer endless design options and are specifically Engineered for Climate® to resist the harshest conditions. Green Builder Media is privileged to be able to showcase their products at the VISION House at Mariposa Meadows project.
Green Builder Media has begun work on our first self-sufficient carbon neutral project-- the natural evolution from our highly successful VISION House Series to an Independent Research Center and Case Study. The VISION House at Mariposa Meadows and the ReVISION House at Rancho La Garita will be perched high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. They will unite extraordinary design, extreme performance, innovative products and intelligent technology.
Here are the eco-landmarks we navigate by as we create this sustainable enclave.
|Energy Efficiency Off-the-grid living demands the ultimate in energy-efficient products. Here’s what we picked.|
|Renewables Dependence on petroleum is dead; instead, we use these easy-on-the-environment technologies.|
|Water and Resource Conservation Natural resources are finite. Here are the techniques and products we use to reduce, reuse, and recycle.|
|Indoor Air Quality Healthy buildings mean healthy people. We spec’d products that make the indoors as fresh as the meadow air surrounding us.|
|Smart Technology We harness smart tech that will make life simpler and help us be more sustainable.|
|Durability See which building science practices and green products hold up to the harsh realities of high-altitude living.|
|Resilient Housing Disaster can strike anywhere. Techniques and products can help buffer buildings from these assaults.|
|Multifunctional Living Spaces We designed spaces that morph and accommodate more than one function.|
|Onsite Food Production Fresh food grown on site is the healthiest and most green way to go (not to mention tastiest!) Here are some notes from the high-altitude larder.|
|Indoor/Outdoor Living New products and design conceits blur the lines between shelter and the soul-healing outdoors.|
|Wildlife Protection Wildlife conservation means protecting all plant and animal species and their habitats so nature will be around for future generations to enjoy. Here’s how we address this important concept.|