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Fort Collins Passive House Development

Colorado is known for its wilderness and charm, which is a huge draw for tourists and locals alike. Year-round adventures of skiing, camping, lake fun and trails provided the ideal location for a Passive House development. Each home is built to achieve rigorous building standards with the goal of energy efficiency and reducing the home’s ecological footprint. This is seen in their choice of triple-pane windows, an air-tight building envelope, and a high-performance ventilation system. Each of these assemblies works in conjunction with each other, as well as building orientation, to create an energy-efficient dream home. Beyond the inner workings of the home, the aesthetics of the residence are just as remarkable.

The beauty of Fort Collins is not lost on this sprawling French-country-inspired home. The single-story 4,500 sq.ft. the residence was designed for comfort and entertaining. The communal zones of the open floor plan have a clear delineation from the private rooms. The large-scale shared zones feature a 10-person dining room, a 6-seater island, plus additional seating in the breakfast nook. The large-scale great room features a grand fireplace and wall of windows to highlight the large scale of the home. In addition to the main house, an 893 sq. ft. guest home is steps away from the back patio for ultimate comfort for visiting friends and family.

Glo’s A7 triple-pane thermally-broken aluminum windows and doors were used throughout the home. The superior performance of our windows and doors is achieved through a larger thermal break, Low-E glass, high-performance spacers, and multiple air seals. Furthermore, the concealed window and door hinges create an air-tight seal surrounding the perimeter of the window frame, contributing to the well-sealed building envelope. In order to ensure the home met the Passive House standard, Emu Systems was hired as a PH consultant for the project (and entire Passive House development).