04 Jun '11, 12am

Off-Grid NZE Mountain Cabin in Colorado via @Ziteapp

Off-Grid NZE Mountain Cabin in Colorado via @Ziteapp

There’s some interesting history to this net-zero energy home in Lenado, Colorado. Apparently, a “cranky,” gun-totting squatter named Jack Hogue, or “Lumber Jack,” built a cabin and bathhouse near the top of Woody Creek and took title by adverse possession in the 1990s, after 17 years. Branden Cohen and Deva Shantay of True Nature Healing Arts bought the place from Lumber Jack and improved it, but at 8,650 feet in elevation, it turns out they needed, among other things, a bathroom *in* the home, not out. So the owners hired Green Line Architects to design a new home – still off-grid and solar-powered like the previous one – to be more reliable, efficient, and comfortable. Eventually, the cabin and bathhouse were deconstructed and some things like cotton insulation, bronze door hardware, and CFL fixtures ended up in the new home. Like The Power Haus, the NZE Mountain Cabin ...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/06/off-grid-traditional-h...

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Colorado Climbing to the Forefront of Clean Energy

Colorado Climbing to the Forefront of Clean Energy

cleantechnica.com 13 Jun '11, 10pm

Certainly having NREL in state provides not only the institutional knowledge but also the credibility for Colorado’s renew...