Alpenglow Building + Design specialize in highly energy-efficient buildings in the residential and commercial scope. We have a fresh approach of implementing modern technology through innovative means. This focus combined with a true design/build model equals an new experience for clients looking to build or develop.

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Our Work

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NET ZERO AND HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS

Buildings constructed today are basically unchanged from decades ago utilizing simple measures to build fast and in step with the industry. Building codes are just now beginning to require testing of the systems and quality of construction. High-Performance buildings or Passive Buildings deliver a product vastly different with an emphasis on energy efficiency, durability, comfort and health. Currently, demands to condition buildings consume 40% of all the energy produced in the US. Is this sustainable and appropriate given the knowledge and technology that we possess? We think there is a better way.

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ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN THE U.S.
Industry
33%
Transportation
28%
Buildings
39%

DESIGN / BUILD ADVANTAGE

ONE TEAM

Choosing one team that can work together to arrive at the same goal- of having an end result that meets or exceeds expectations is the definition of a successful project. All projects have challenges and how these are dealt with strongly determines the outcome. One team that has the required expertise and history together is the key.

BUDGET

Always at the forefront of any building endeavor, the budget is critical to success. Having ongoing discussions around a project budget before, during and after schematic design and beyond ensures that the team and client are on the same page. Communication around cost implications is essential early in the process and help to eliminate surprises later on.

ACCOUNTABILITY

Design/Build provides a single source of professionalism for the entire project. How it looks, total costs and the timeframe to completion are looked at from the start. When the same team designs and builds a project, more attention to the details of not only the structure but of the budget take place from beginning to end. A team cannot be success without transparency and honesty.

CONTINUITY

One team equals greater efficiency throughout the process. The likelihood of details big and small dropping through the cracks is greatly reduced. Concerns expressed early on are followed through with design meetings and ongoing site overview.

EXPERTISE

For a successful design/build firm to operate and gain accolades, a mastery of both fields of design and construction must be understood. We pride ourselves on the fluidity of architectural design and construction details and understand how this affects pricing, sequencing and the end result.

COMMUNICATION

Any business can attribute communication as the key to success. We focus on being 100% transparent from the beginning to the end with full disclosures of pricing, schedules and options. The best partnerships are formed when what needs to be said is not always what everyone wants to hear.

NET SAVINGS

The Design/Build approach will save you money. With one team, we have the ability to soft-bid projects well before Construction Documents are complete to make sure the budget is being met, schedule dates for a project ahead of time and reduce turnaround time when things change. We have inherit efficiency built into our model and believe in passing this onto our clients.