Saturday, March 28, 2015

Call for TreeHouzzes

Houzz.com - the premier web site for architecture, interior design, landscape design and home improvement - is looking for tree houses to feature on their site, and they are using Green Line's Crystal River Treehouse as as example.  If you have a great treehouse, send it in to them!
Crystal River Treehouse by Green Line Architects and David Rasmussen Design - staged with modern furniture 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Office Space in Carbondale, Colorado for Rent / Lease - Ready-to-Use Workstations!

If you are relocating your business to Carbondale, Colorado, or just need to get your business out of the house, consider renting a workstation at Green Line Architects' office.  We're right in the heart of Carbondale, not even a block from Main Street!



The office is bright, comfortable and has AC.
We have a professional grade copier/scanner/fax/laser printer.
Rent by the month!  
$500 to $600 depending on workstation size and location.
Up to 4 workstations available.  25% discount for 2nd, 3rd or 4th workstation leased.

Call Steven A. Novy, AIA at 970-963-6689 for more info.

Workstations / Office Space - For Rent in Carbondale, CO

 If you are relocating your business to Carbondale, Colorado, or just need to get your business out of the house, consider renting a workstation at Green Line Architects' office.  We're right in the heart of Carbondale,  not even a block from Main Street.



The office is bright, comfortable and has AC!
We have fast internet, both Ethernet and WiFi.  We also have a professional grade copier/scanner/fax/laser printer.

Rent by the month!  

Call Steven A. Novy, AIA at 970-963-6689 for more info.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

What are the most cost-effective energy efficiency strategies for the Roaring Fork Valley?


Thanks to local architects Mark McLain and Angela Loughry for undertaking a detailed analysis of the cost, energy-efficiency and carbon footprint of various building shell configurations and mechanical systems for an affordable housing project in Carbondale.
  
Here are some highlights from their study:
1.  The best way to reduce the carbon footprint of a home is to reduce operational energy consumption, even if it raises the initial construction carbon footprint.
2. The largest factor in fuel consumption and construction cost is the mechanical system.
3.  Avoid active cooling. 
4.  Insulation continues to be a cost effective way to increase building performance. 
5.  Air Sealing is on par with insulation in its cost effectiveness in increasing building performance. 
6.  Volume is a luxury. 
7.  Photovoltaics are becoming a key component to include in any home shell beyond the basic code minimum.  
8.  Net-zero is not out of reach. 

Read the entire study to get the details!
This is great information that we will use to help direct our clients to select the appropriate systems for their homes.
Thanks to Habitat for Humanity and the Community Office for Resource Efficiency for helping to make this happen.

 
Here is a photo of the raw data from 117 home configurations.  As Angela described, it just looks like spaghetti.   However, once you understand the initial costs on the left-hand side, and the life cycle costs as the lines run to the right, it all starts to make sense!



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Off the Grid Build: Rocky Mountains - New TV Series

Casting has begun for a new TV series: Off the Grid Build: Rocky Mountains

Like all of our projects, they are casting for unique builds, such as solar / wind power, self-sustaining energy systems, recycled materials, milling lumber on site, etc...

The show will showcase some the challenges it takes to get materials to a job site, battle mountain weather and animals!  

It doesn’t have to an 8,000 square foot home, just something that says "Rocky Mountains" and has unique features and/or challenges. 

So, are you ready to start design on that Off the Grid Home?  If so, call us and we'll consider pitching your project to the production company!


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Green Line Architects is hiring! Position available as an architectural intern, with 1-4 years experience.

Green Line Architects seeks Architectural Intern (1-4 years experience) 
Minimum 4 year architecture degree. 

Green Line Architects, PC is a collaborative design and service-oriented, architecture firm located in Carbondale, Colorado. An award-winning firm, Green Line specializes in forward-thinking design of single and multi-family homes from high-end custom to affordable housing; small commercial projects and agricultural buildings. 

Intern candidates should be familiar with and ready to contribute to the design of: 
High performance buildings; 
Solar buildings (passive solar, building-integrated PV and solar hot water); 
Architectural interiors; 
Historic preservation projects; 
Renewable energy systems; 
Applied building science and building science research; 
Land planning & entitlements; 
Space planning; 
Affordable housing; 
Small commercial projects; 
Restaurants; 
and 
Agricultural buildings. 

Extra credit if you have experience with Living Buildings or PassivHaus design. 

Valley residents preferred. 
ArchiCad experience a plus. 
Candidates must have an excellent sense of design, a strong work ethic and a professional demeanor. 

IDP candidates will receive experience in all categories of work. 
Salary based on experience and qualifications. 

Send resume, cover letter and work samples in pdf format to: 
hr@greenlinearchitects.com 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Questions to ask your architect!

Thinking of hiring an architect?  Make sure to look for an architect who is registered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and make sure to ask him or her these questions! (CLICK HERE)