Net Zero Guesthouse

Net Zero Guesthouse

AlpenGlow Building + Design

LOCATION:
DURANGO, CO

DESIGN/BUILD:
COMPLETED IN 2014

SPECS:
1400 SF

Net Zero Guesthouse

This unique project radically changed our trajectory and understanding of buildings and technology. The clients had an understanding of passive technology and worked closely with us at the design phase as well as the build out. The result is amazing and outrageously energy efficient.

Passive building comprises a set of design principles used to attain a quantifiable and rigorous level of energy efficiency within a specific quantifiable comfort level. “Maximize your gains, minimize your losses” summarize the approach. To that end, a passive building is designed and built in accordance with these five building-science principles and consumes 70-90% less energy than the standard home.