Denver’s Energy Efficient  Home

Denver’s Energy Efficient Home

By Sarah Rich
John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers. As the Colorado and New Mexico territory manager for Burton Snowboards, John depends on winter precipitation for his business, not to mention for family entertainment. While the pair waits all summer for the flakes to fall, they’ll be the first to tell you that their domestic comfort actually revolves around the sun.

The Damianos’ house, located in Denver’s Highland neighborhood, runs completely on solar energy. When the couple approached Mike Moore, general contractor and design principal of the Boulder-based firm Tres Birds Workshop, sustainability topped their list of requirements. "The premise was to build a house that would last 400 years," says John. 

Though none of us can say for sure whether the house will be standing for the Damianos’ great-great-great-grandchildren, we can predict, based on a fastidious design process, time-tested materials, and advanced technologies, that the Damianos’ first home will enjoy a very long life.

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