Location:
Avon, Colorado
Architect:
No Name Architects
Landscape Architect:
David Beadle Landscape Architect
Interior Design:
Design Project, Inc.
LEED Silver Rating
HERS index rating of 49
Chrysalis Award for Green Category
ACH Rating of 1.18
Energy Star Appliances
Zip System Sheathing
Aggressive insulation package
R35 Walls
R70 Roof
 

Spirit Center


The owners of this stunning home wanted to create an addition that served a specific purpose – a place to get some quiet time, focus on quality conversation and also have a space for exercise and overall well being. The Spirit Center, as it is called is a 1,200 square foot, two story octagonal addition which is built adjacent to the main home. The inside features a beautiful well lit cupola above the main area with octagonal walls and abundant daylight shining through. The downstairs offers a health and fitness center and you are drawn to the natural beauty and aspen hillside that this rotunda overlooks.

The intent for this 1,200 square foot octagonal residential addition was to maximize space and make it as energy efficient as possible. As drawings progressed, it became clearer that the strengths of the building made it a great candidate for LEED Certification. An additional result of this level of LEED practice resulted in a HERS rating of 49. Standard Homes typically have a HERS rating of 100 or more. Without adding alternative energy sources such as solar or wind and eliminating all the windows, a HERS index rating of 49 is about the best rating you can get on a home or structure.

“Boy, this has all gone so well that I wish it’d been a bigger project! Thanks for the update and to each of you for all you have done to keep on time and on budget in creating this perfect jewel of a space for contemplation and recreation for us and future generations.”

Beck Building Company received a national Chrysalis Award for excellence in remodeling in the Green Category for this project. The Chrysalis awards recognize the nation’s finest remodeling work in the country and is sponsored by Professional Remodeler and the American Builders Association.

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