L’Avenir

L'Avenir Living Room

Sustainability meets luxury with net-zero single-family townhome living.

L'Avenir, a zero-energy/zero-emission four-unit single-family townhome project in Old Town Fort Collins, is fully powered by the sun's energy with a comfortable, elegant interior, is revolutionizing healthy home construction. L'Avenir will become a template of sorts to other projects in the area and an inspiration to break other barriers in promoting local green building initiatives.

 

“L'Avenir was an incredible project to be a part of. Achieving net-zero and six above-code programs is about as much as an Energy Consultant can ask for. The location is perfect. An infill lot downtown Fort Collins sat upon a remediated brownfield gas station site is really what green building is all about. Make use of what you have and improve upon it. L'Avenir is a healthy and sustainable blueprint of a project for urban developers to follow. PV is specified to have the home at net-zero energy consumption and is coupled with extremely efficient ground source heat pumps, which negate the need for natural gas to be run to the home.

AeroBarrier system used to ensure tight building envelope and large efficient south-facing windows help ensure this home is as comfy in the winter as in the summer. Natural daylighting is critical to making the home somewhere you want to work and live in year-round. Indoor airPLUS, LEED product specification credits, and an ERV ventilation system inform us that human health is critical to this home's well-rounded design. I truly hope that we can use this project as an example for future projects around Colorado and the world!”

Photos

L'avenir Bedroom

Photos courtesy of L'Avenir Living

L'Avenir Entry

L'Avenir Living Room
L'Avenir Bathroom

EnergyLogic Team Members

Trevor Donnelly - The EnergyLogic Team

Trevor Donnelly

Field Services
Operations Manager

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Greydon Studer - The EnergyLogic Team

Greydon Studer

Team Lead &
Senior Energy Rater

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Peter Oberhammer - The EnergyLogic Team

Peter Oberhammer

Plans Consultant & 
Team Lead

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Building Certifications/Programs

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Department of Energy (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) logo
U.S. Green Building Council LEED Platinum Logo
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International Living Future Institute logo

Resources

PBS Spotlight - Heart of a Building, L’Avenir Episode


PBS showings of Heart of a Building, the unique new program that the Institute for the Built Environment (IBE) has helped to create with Denver’s Paul Kriescher.  EnergyLogic worked with IBE on beautiful, energy-positive L’Avenir, to help it attain LEED Platinum.

L'Avenir embodies a lifetime of design work and learning from the wife and husband team Laurie and Bob Davis at Davis Davis Architects to deliver homes with an exceptionally light footprint on the Earth. Learn their “ why” as well as much of the “what” behind these exceptional rowhomes.

PBS showings of Heart of a Building's 30-minute L'Avenir Episode will air on RMPBS on Sunday, November 21 at 10:00 AM (MDT) and be available for streaming after that time. Check your local channel listings for RMPBS DT1 or watch here.

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