Sustainable Colorado Green Homes and Living

Welcome and thank you for visiting SUSTAINABLE LIVING REAL ESTATE. We are dedicated to the sales and development of SUSTAINABLE residential and commercial real estate located in Northern Colorado. The homes, guest buildings, art tudios and backyard buildings we build enrich the environment & nurture the spirit. We provide professional real estate services as well as sustainable construction sales for the towns of Fort Collins, Loveland, Livermore, Bellvue, Boulder, Timnath, Longmont, Berthoud and Estes Park. Many of the properties for sale incorporate the latest in GREEN renewable energy features like Solar, Wind, Solar Thermal, and Geo-Thermal Energy.

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Sustainable Off Grid Home in Livermore, Colorado FOR SALE
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Price: $429,000 / Bedrooms: 3 / Bathrooms: 3 / SQFT: 2,486 / Size: 40 Acres
OFF THE GRID custom sustainable home on 40 ACRES near FORT COLLINS  with 3 beds, 2.5 baths, loft, great room, dining area, theater room and family room. Built entirely with “SIPS” panels supplied by Enercept Inc. Radiant in floor heating. More…

Self Sufficiency OFF THE GRID Home in Montrose Colorado

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Price: $890,000 / Bedrooms: 3 / Bathrooms: 2 / SQFT: 2,466 / Size: 40 Acres
Amazing custom OFF THE GRID home near TELLURIDE Colorado.  Stunning Self Sufficiency…. Strawbale construction keeps this home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The home is drenched in natural light. Adobe and stucco walls give you the feeling of the southwest and pure comfort. More…

Eco-Friendly Home near Fort Collins, Colorado FOR SALE
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Price: $675,000 / Bedrooms: 4 / Bathrooms: 3 / SQFT: 3,578 / Size: 40 Acres
One Of Kind ECO friendly HEALTHY home built entirely with non-toxic materials. Beautiful horse friendly property situated on 40 spring-fed & fenced acres! This 4 bed + gym with sauna, 3 bath, 3,578-sq ft home, features a beautiful state of the art kitchen, dining room and deck with sweeping views of the mountains. More…

In Colorado we are spoiled by the natural beauty of our state and over 300 days of sunshine a year. We know how to take advantage of both, from hiking to cycling to skiing to rafting. And now with solar power panels we can take advantage of the sunshine to produce clean electricity from an ever-renewable energy source—keeping Colorado beautiful for generations to come. SOLAR POWER has never been a better value and investment! Please feel free to contact our Sustainable GREEN Real Estate Team:              Mitch Weiner – Sustainable Living REAL ESTATE970.218.8300

SUSTAINABLE VILLAGE PROJECTS WE ARE WORKING ON!

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Solar, Geothermal and Wind Powered Homes

Sustainable on-site Construction by LEE BARKER BUILDER LLC: Lee Barker has been building energy efficient homes in Northern Colorado for the past decade. Lee’s continuing education and commitment to high performance homes have earned him a reputation as one of the leaders in green building; Lee was inducted into the Built Green hall of fame and honored by Larimer County for his professionalism in his pioneering work in Green building and development. We build a few homes each year for folks who’d like to lighten their footprint on the earth and live in a healthy home. Whether it’s the latest in technology or simply a well insulated & efficient home, we’re here to help you realize your dream. For over ten years we have been building custom, energy efficient, high performance, healthy and sustainable homes in and around the Fort Collins, Colorado area.

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Solar Powered Homes from SOLAR VILLAGE HOMES:

Summit-TraditionalThese custom homes from Boulder, Colorado are systems built true solar homes that perform at extraordinary levels of energy conservation. These homes are the result of relationships with the leading OFFSITE home manufacturers in COLORADO, who are able to build to our extremely high standards. There is a reason why many countries in Europe build a large percentage of their homes the “systems built” or Offsite way, please call me for more information.

OffSite Construction by SOLAR VILLAGE HOMES

Offsite factory built construction is one of our first choices for our homes because this building method can provide significant time and cost savings to our customers, has higher quality than most competetor on-site built product, and it’s very environmentally friendly. The total build time is typically one third of an on-site built home. Nothing can compare to having your high quality home built inside a temperature controlled factory. Regardless of the wide range of weather outside, your home will never be exposed to moisture, bugs, pollutants and dirt making our homes extremely clean. We offer a complete high end “on site” custom home building program for your most descriminating of projects. Please call for pricing…

S.I.P.S INSULATED PANEL CONSTRUCTION

INSULATED COMPONENT STRUCTURES – ROCKY MOUNTAIN, Inc.
(ICS-RM) is a manufacturing company dedicated to helping people
save time, money, and energy. We have developed cost-effective, high quality,
energy-efficient, easy-to-assemble building components
as modern alternatives to conventional building methods. We maintain a friendly,
fair, and creative work environment that promotes productivity, responsibility,
conservation, and innovation.

PRODUCTS: ICS-Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are
manufactured with internal and external surfaces (“skins” or substrates) of
engineered structural products, such as oriented strand board (OSB),
fiber-cement, Fiberock, fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP), various exterior
sidings, or various metals, and have a closed-cell polyurethane foam core. The
variety of surfaces allows ICS-SIPs to have numerous commercial, residential,
and specialty applications: homes, schools, storage buildings, retail buildings,
hotels, motels, theaters, modular offices, laboratories,
temperature/humidity-controlled enclosures, curing barns, agricultural and
animal containment buildings, assisted living and nursing homes, protective
electronic shelters, are a few of the types of construction that have
incorporated ICS-SIPs. ICS also manufactures non-structural insulated panels,
such as insulated curtain walls, interior walls, partitions, and cladding for
existing structures.
The insulation value of ICS panels ranges from R-20 (3-inch) to R-28
(4.5-inch) to R-42 (6.5-inch) to R-54 (8.25-inch). This can provide a reduction
in energy consumption from 30% to 70%, depending on local heating and cooling
requirements and local utilities costs, when compared to traditional “stick
& batt” construction methods.
ICS is built on the knowledge that there is a need
for advanced pre-manufactured modular building
components
that, when assembled, form a complete structural/thermal exterior
building shell. These structural building components
are supplied to the construction industry for residential, commercial, and
specialty applications.

Sustainable Construction Benefits

Homes that enrich the environment & nurture the spirit
Environmentally friendly
Energy saving features
Higher Quality
Lower loan carrying costs
True built to order opportunity (3 months or less)
Minimal construction management time & expense
Less exposure to change orders (the price gets locked in at order time)
All our homes utilize the passive solar design philosophy
Low toxicity finishes throughout
There is near zero waste during construction
Super insulated using spray foam and rigid foam exteriors
High efficiency (92-95%) heating system & HRV comes standard
Tankless hot water heat “instant hot”
Ultra air filtration systems
Double pane LoE windows come standard
Efficient compact fluorescent lighting comes standard
LED lighting available
Solar PhotoVoltaic Energy & Solar Hot Water
Geo-Thermal and Wind power available
Precision factory built using jigs, CAD driven saws, laser alignment
Indoor construction environment eliminates weather damage issue
OSHA compliant work space increases efficiency and quality
Solar Village Homes Turnkey Modular Services
Site planning for a factory built solar home
Home design optimized for factory efficiencies and solar performance
Develop material and feature specifications based on budget and “green” goals
Factory built construction & General Contractor oversight and management

75 REASONS TO MOVE TO FORT COLLINS COLORADO

America’s Most Satisfied City: Time – May 2014

  • Timberline Award: Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence – Dec 2013
  • 2nd Best Place for Job Seekers in Colorado: NerdWallet – Dec 2013
  • 2013 Best Towns in America: Outside Magazine – Oct 2013
  • Ranked 7th on Best Places for Business and Careers: Forbes – Aug 2013
  • Ranked 2nd on Top 10 Metro Areas for High-Tech Startup Density: Kauffman Foundation – Aug 2013
  • Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community: League of American Bicyclists – May 2013
  • Gold Level Certification: Solar Friendly Communities – Apr 2013
  • 2012 Tree City USA: The Arbor Day Foundation – Apr 2013
  • Robert Havlick Award for Innovation in Local Government recognizing the Sustainability Services Area formation: Alliance For Innovation – Mar 2013
  • 4th Healthiest Mid-Size City in U.S.: 2012 Gallup-Healthways Survey – Feb 2013
  • 2012 Project Award Winner, Re-construction of the SH 392 & I-25 Interchange: American Public Works Association, Colorado Chapter – Jan 2013
  • 2012 Top Downtown in the Country: Livability.com – Nov 2012
  • Ranked 3rd on Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report: AllState – Sep 2012
  • One of the Ten Best Vacation Cities for Beer Lovers: Yahoo! Travel.com – Jul 2012
  • Ranked 3rd in the nation on Best Places to Do Business list: Forbes.com – Jun 2012
  • Ranked 11th on America’s Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities: Bicycle Magazine – May 2012
  • Fort Collins-Loveland, Third Skinniest Metro Area on the Well-Being Index: Gallup and Healthways – Mar 2012
  • Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport, winner of two “Best in Colorado” awards: Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association – Mar 2012
  • One of the Top 10 Best Places to Retire: CBS Money Watch – Feb 2012
  • Ranked First, Safest Drivers in America: Allstate Insurance Company – Sep 2011
  • Ranked 3rd on the Best Bicycle Cities list: League of American Bicyclists and TheStreet.com – Aug 2011
  • One of the top 15 Best Places for triathletes to live and train: Triathlete Magazine – Aug 2011
  • Ranked 5th Best Places for Business and Careers: Forbes – Jun 2011
  • Fort Collins, One of the Top 10 Cities Adopting Smart Grid Technology: U.S.News and World Report – May 2011
  • Top Colorado City for Job Growth, Fort Collins-Loveland: 2011 Best Cities for Job Growth, newgeography.com – May 2011
  • One of the Top Ten Places to Retire in the Nation: Charles Schwab’s On Investing – Apr 2011
  • Third Happiest Metro Region, Fort Collins-Loveland, CO: Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index – Mar 2011
  • 2011 Governor’s Arts Award: Colorado Creative Industries and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade – Mar 2011
  • One of the Top 10 Best American cities to invest your real estate dollars in 2011: Trulia.com – Dec 2010
  • Named 5th Most Educated City in the country based on education levels of our adult population: Portfolio.com – Dec 2010
  • Fourth Best State for Business, Colorado: Forbes magazine – Oct 2010
  • One the Top 25 Best Places to Retire: CNNMoney.com – Sep 2010
  • One of the Top 10 Best College Towns: Small-Sized Cities Category, USA Today – Sep 2010
  • One of the top six ‘Smarter Cities’ for Energy: Natural Resources Defense Council, (population 100,000-249,999) – Aug 2010
  • 6th Best Place to Live in the Nation: Money Magazine – Jul 2010
  • One of the Most Underrated Cities in the West: Life.com – Jun 2010
  • One of the Greatest Places to Live in the West: American Cowboy magazine – Apr 2010
  • Ranked 4th Best Places for Business and Careers: Forbes – Apr 2010
  • One of a Dozen Distinctive Destinations: National Trust for Historic Preservation – Feb 2010
  • Ranked 3rd ‘Smarter City’ for sustainability: Natural Resources Defense Council – Jul 2009
  • Named one of 10 Great Places for Entrepreneurs to Retire: Forbes – Jun 2009
  • Ranked 1st Best Place to Live and Work for Young Professionals (pop. 100,000-200,000): Next Generation Consulting – Mar 2009
  • Named 2nd Best Metro for Business and Careers: Forbes magazine – Mar 2009
  • Ranked 7th Best Midsize Metro in the nation: bizjournals.com – Mar 2009
  • One of Top 20 Places to Thrive: Best Boomer Towns – Feb 2009
  • Ranked 10th Best-Educated City in America: Forbes magazine – Nov 2008
  • One of the Best Places to Raise Your Kids: Business Week – Nov 2008
  • LEED Gold designation for the Northside Aztlan Community Center LEED Gold designation for the Northside Aztlan Community Center LEED Gold designation for the Northside Aztlan Community Center: U.S. Green Build Council – Oct 2008
  • Gold level Bicycle Friendly Community: League of American Bicyclists – Sep 2008
  • 2nd Best Place to Live: Money magazine – Aug 2008
  • One of 8 Enriching Towns for Art and Music Lovers: Where to Retire magazine – Apr 2008
  • Named 3rd Best Place for Business and Career: Forbes magazine – Mar 2008
  • Ranked 39th Best Place to Live and Launch a Business: CNN/Money – Mar 2008
  • Top 10 Digital Cities: Center for Digital Government – Sep 2007
  • One of 30 Fast Cities, due to innovation and creativity of workforce: Fast Company magazine – Jul 2007
  • 9th Best Place to Invest in Real Estate: Business 2.0 – May 2007
  • Top 10 College Towns for Grown-Ups: Kiplinger’s magazine – Mar 2007
  • Named a Preserve America Community: First Lady Laura Bush – Mar 2007
  • One of America’s Most Walkable Small Cities: msn.com – Mar 2007
  • One of the Best Places for Business and Careers: Forbes magazine – Mar 2007
  • Fort Collins listed among the Top 10 College Towns for Grown-Ups: Kiplinger magazine – Mar 2007
  • Fort Collins Ranked 4th among College Towns With Great Golf: Business Week Online (Golf Digest) – Nov 2006
  • Fort Collins came in 9th on “Where to Buy Now”: Business 2.0 magazine – Nov 2006
  • #1 Best Place to Live in the Nation: Money Magazine – Aug 2006
  • Listed as 23rd among 63 Hot Mid-Sized Cities for Entrepreneurs: Entrepreneur magazine – Aug 2006
  • Fort Collins is one of the 50 Best Places to Live (ranked 34th): Kiplinger’s magazine – Jun 2006
  • Seated as the 6th Best Places for Business and Career: Forbes magazine – May 2006
  • Ranked 2nd (moved up from 9th place in 2005) for having the Safest Drivers: Allstate Insurance – May 2006
  • Rated as the 6th most Affordable Communities/Best Places to Raise Your Family: Frommer’s – May 2006
  • Fort Collins received the Preserve America Grant: – Mar 2006
  • Fort Collins is one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People: America’s Promise – Sep 2005
  • City of Fort Collins earns “Bicycle Friendly Community” national award: League of American Bicyclists – Aug 2005
  • American Dream Town. Fort Collins rated as one of the Best Towns in the U.S.: Outside Magazine – Aug 2005
  • Fort Collins drivers are the ninth best in the nation: Allstate Insurance Company’s (“America’s Best Drivers Report.”) – Jun 2005
  • Fort Collins & Larimer County Named Top Nature-Friendly Communities: – Jun 2005
  • Selected as 4th best place to live in the United States: Men’s Journal – Apr 2005
  • City of Fort Collins selected as “Top Retirement Spot”: Where to Retire magazine – Apr 2005
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