Clearstory windows allow in daylight and natural convection to get rid of heat.Modular construction makes this home a humane addition to the neighborhood.Daylighting designs capture sunlight and views.Energy-efficient Boulder home with passive solar design.


  • Passive Solar Design
  • Excellent Daylighting
  • Captures Views
  • Energy Efficient Remodel
  • Remodel Saving Resources
  • Modular Construction
Energy-efficient Boulder, Colorado home featuring passive solar design.
The clients wanted to enlarge their house for entertaining large groups and to make it energy efficient. We enlarged the living and dining rooms and allowed for flexibility in use, created an entry room, master suite and office that capture the wonderful view of the Flatirons. The energy-efficient design de-emphasizes the garage to make the neighborhood more humane.

Large southern windows with proper overhangs were designed so the greatly enlarged house uses less energy than the original house. Clearstory windows allow in daylight without glare and allow natural convection to get rid of summer heat. Most new rooms have windows on two sides for balanced light and cross ventilation. To save money, 15'x45'x13' building modules were created off site, trucked in, and lifted into place with a crane. 2005.

This house is featured in the video Passive Solar Simplified.
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