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Green Features

Green Features
Ventilated TerraCotta Rainscreen Double Insulation Maximum Airtightness Durable, Low-Maintenance Materials Innovative Thermal Comfort System Rooftop Solar Photovoltaics Natural Daylighting Triple Glazed Windows Radiant Floor Heating and Cooling Passive Design Geothermal Energy Electric Vehicle Charging Station Energy Monitoring

Ventilated TerraCotta Rainscreen

Imagine a building that “breathes”. The open joint terracotta rainscreen system allows air to circulate behind the panels to provide pressure equalization, preventing water from being drawn into the building. This natural “breathing” ventilation prevents any mold or mildew from growing inside the wall. Condensation is not trapped in the wall, which makes for it is an extremely healthy, durable and long lasting building enclosure.

Double Insulation

There is both insulation inside the building walls, and also a continuous blanket on the outside. By locating the insulation outside the air/vapor barrier, the condensation is continually evaporating due to air movement. The result is a 50 percent higher insulation value which reduces energy consumption, resulting in healthy wall construction as well as substantially improved comfort and productivity for the occupants. Since this virtually eliminates air filtration and exfiltration, the HVAC system can be substantially reduced.

Maximum Airtightness

Airtightness is important for both energy efficiency and comfort. Cold air leaking into the building through gaps and cracks increases the building heat load. In typical homes, infiltration typically accounts for 25 percent or more of heating and cooling energy consumption. Across the entire residential sector this equates to over 600 average-sized coal-fired power plants. This high-performance building is built with a very tight envelope, and then provides ventilation in a controlled, reliable way with an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV), which is a fan-powered ventilation unit with a heat exchanger.

Durable, Low-Maintenance Materials

Innovative Thermal Comfort System

Comfort and resiliency is the basis of our mechanical system. Each townhome has a variable-speed water-to-water geothermal system. It is the Swiss Army Knife of heating and cooling. One compact unit provides radiant in-floor heating, cooling and domestic hot water. In addition, we have a back-up air cooling system in the attic for those few days a year of high temperatures. Fresh air is important in a super insulated, super tight house, so we also have an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) to provide controlled fresh air exchanges.

Rooftop Solar Photovoltaics

Each townhome has its’ own photovoltaic (PV) panels that are net metered by the City of Fort Collins Utilities Department. The PV system provides all the power required with super-efficient 345-360 W panels.

Natural Daylighting

Large energy efficient skylights are over the stair way to provide ample daylight in all the townhouses. Skylights can make a major contribution to energy efficiency and comfort. They are an excellent source of natural light, perhaps admitting more than three times as much light as a vertical window of the same size. In addition, the skylight has integrated shading to filter light as needed.

Triple Glazed Windows

Windows are non-conductive fully insulated fiberglass frames with for ultimate comfort in both summer and winter. The window unit has a suspended film that reduces convection and energy transfer, and improves acoustic performance. The insulated unit is filled with Argon gas for maximum R-value.

Radiant Floor Heating and Cooling

The hydronic radiant heating and cooling system heats and cools a structure by circulating warm or cool water through flexible PBX tubing located in the floor. Because water has the capacity to transport energy 3,500 times greater than air, a hydronic radiant heating and cooling system can provide greater comfort to a space using less energy than forced-air systems. Especially in our dry climate, radiant heat and coolth is much better than forced air. Radiant provides a quiet, even temperature and eliminates the allergy problems associated with ducts.

Passive Design

The importance of passive design cannot be overstated. It takes advantage of the location and climate to maintain a comfortable temperature range in the townhomes. Passive Design reduces the need for auxiliary heating or cooling. The strategies used are solar orientation, building form and massing, overhangs on the south, glazing choices, insulation, thermal mass, and air/water tightness. The building’s passive design effectively ‘locks in’ thermal comfort for the life span of the home.

Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Energy is the most efficient and environmentally friendly heating and cooling system available, 300-500% more efficient than conventional furnaces. Geothermal energy is the heat from the Earth. It’s clean and sustainable. Our geothermal energy comes from 7 350’ deep wells with glycol loops that capture the constant temperature of the earth to reduce energy needed to condition the building.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station

A level 2 Charging station is to power the shared electric vehicle which will be available to home owners through a L’Avenir Mobile Phone app.

Energy Monitoring

User friendly monitoring software, available both on a mobile app and a computer, tracks both energy production and energy use in real time. With this easy to use interface, the home owner can feel confident with the energy bottom line every month.

Elegant Character

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Elegant Finishes
Durable Low-Maintenance Materials Flexible First Floor Dumbwaiter Modern Euro-Style Cabinets Sub-Zero Integrated Refrigerator Wolf Induction Range Wine Refrigerator Urban Garden Window Flower Boxes Built-in Media & Storage Floor Heights Indoor Air Quality Assurance LED Lighting Throughout Contemporary European Details and Finishes Dustless Baseboard Design Wide Plank Oak Flooring Large Format Tile Floors in Baths Upstairs Laundry Steam Shower in Master Bath (optional) Additional Built-ins on Living floor (optional) Minimal HOA Costs Secured Site Natural Daylight

Durable Low-Maintenance Materials

Flexible First Floor

Dumbwaiter

Modern Euro-Style Cabinets

Sub-Zero Integrated Refrigerator

Wolf Induction Range

Wine Refrigerator

Urban Garden

Window Flower Boxes

Built-in Media & Storage

Floor Heights

1st: 11 ft
2nd: 10 ft
3rd: 9 ft

Indoor Air Quality Assurance

LED Lighting Throughout

Contemporary European Details and Finishes

Dustless Baseboard Design

Wide Plank Oak Flooring

Large Format Tile Floors in Baths

Upstairs Laundry

Steam Shower in Master Bath (optional)

Additional Built-ins on Living floor (optional)

Minimal HOA Costs

Secured Site

Natural Daylight

L'Avenir Living Features section

Ventilated Terracotta Rainscreen
Imagine a building that “breathes”. The open joint terracotta rainscreen system allows air to circulate behind the panels to provide pressure equalization, preventing water from being drawn into the building. This natural “breathing” ventilation prevents any mold or mildew from growing inside the wall. Condensation is not trapped in the wall, which makes for it is an extremely healthy, durable and long lasting building enclosure.

Energy Monitoring Software
User friendly monitoring software, available both on a mobile app and a computer, tracks both energy production and energy use in real time. With this easy to use interface, the home owner can feel confident with the energy bottom line every month.

Tall Windows for Daylighting
Window height in relationship to ceiling height is the biggest factor in getting the maximum amount of natural daylight. Our windows are flush with the ceiling, allowing the space to be almost 90% daylit. It also contributes to passive solar heat gain in the building during the cold months and helps keep energy usage down during the day.

Maximum Airtightness
Airtightness is important for both energy efficiency and comfort. Cold air leaking into the building through gaps and cracks increases the building heat load. In typical homes, infiltration typically accounts for 25 percent or more of heating and cooling energy consumption. Across the entire residential sector this equates to over 600 average-sized coal-fired power plants. This high-performance building is built with a very tight envelope, and then provides ventilation in a controlled, reliable way with an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV), which is a fan-powered ventilation unit with a heat exchanger.

Double Insulation
There is both insulation inside the building walls, and also a continuous blanket on the outside. By locating the insulation outside the air/vapor barrier, the condensation is continually evaporating due to air movement. The result is a 50 percent higher insulation value which reduces energy consumption, resulting in healthy wall construction as well as substantially improved comfort and productivity for the occupants. Since this virtually eliminates air filtration and exfiltration, the HVAC system can be substantially reduced.

Innovative Thermal Comfort System
Comfort and resiliency is the basis of our mechanical system. Each townhome has a variable-speed water-to-water geothermal system. It is the Swiss Army Knife of heating and cooling. One compact unit provides radiant in-floor heating, cooling and domestic hot water. In addition, we have a back-up air cooling system in the attic for those few days a year of high temperatures. Fresh air is important in a super insulated, super tight house, so we also have an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) to provide controlled fresh air exchanges.

Rooftop Solar Photovoltaics
Each townhome has its’ own photovoltaic (PV) panels that are net metered by the City of Fort Collins Utilities Department. The PV system provides all the power required with super-efficient 345-360 W panels.

Roof Skylights
Large energy efficient skylights are over the stair way to provide ample daylight in all the townhouses. Skylights can make a major contribution to energy efficiency and comfort. They are an excellent source of natural light, perhaps admitting more than three times as much light as a vertical window of the same size. In addition, the skylight has integrated shading to filter light as needed.

Triple Glazed Windows
Windows are non-conductive fully insulated fiberglass frames with for ultimate comfort in both summer and winter. The window unit has a suspended film that reduces convection and energy transfer, and improves acoustic performance. The insulated unit is filled with Argon gas for maximum R-value.

Radiant Floor Heating and Cooling
The hydronic radiant heating and cooling system heats and cools a structure by circulating warm or cool water through flexible PBX tubing located in the floor. Because water has the capacity to transport energy 3,500 times greater than air, a hydronic radiant heating and cooling system can provide greater comfort to a space using less energy than forced-air systems. Especially in our dry climate, radiant heat and coolth is much better than forced air. Radiant provides a quiet, even temperature and eliminates the allergy problems associated with ducts.

Passive Design
The importance of passive design cannot be overstated. It takes advantage of the location and climate to maintain a comfortable temperature range in the townhomes. Passive Design reduces the need for auxiliary heating or cooling. The strategies used are solar orientation, building form and massing, overhangs on the south, glazing choices, insulation, thermal mass, and air/water tightness. The building’s passive design effectively ‘locks in’ thermal comfort for the life span of the home.

Geothermal Energy
Geothermal Energy -The most efficient and environmentally friendly heating and cooling system available which is 300-500% more efficient than conventional furnaces. Geothermal energy is the heat from the Earth. It’s clean and sustainable. Our geothermal energy comes from 7 350’ deep wells with glycol loops that capture the constant temperature of the earth to reduce energy needed to condition the building.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Electric Vehicle Charging Station – A level 2 Charging station is to power the shared electric vehicle which will be available to home owners through a L’Avenir Mobile Phone app.

L'Avenir Elegant Character

Ventilated Terracotta Rainscreen
Imagine a building that “breathes”. The open joint terracotta rainscreen system allows air to circulate behind the panels to provide pressure equalization, preventing water from being drawn into the building. This natural “breathing” ventilation prevents any mold or mildew from growing inside the wall. Condensation is not trapped in the wall, which makes for it is an extremely healthy, durable and long lasting building enclosure.
Energy Monitoring Software
User friendly monitoring software, available both on a mobile app and a computer, tracks both energy production and energy use in real time. With this easy to use interface, the home owner can feel confident with the energy bottom line every month.
Tall Windows for Daylighting
Window height in relationship to ceiling height is the biggest factor in getting the maximum amount of natural daylight. Our windows are flush with the ceiling, allowing the space to be almost 90% daylit. It also contributes to passive solar heat gain in the building during the cold months and helps keep energy usage down during the day.
Maximum Airtightness
Airtightness is important for both energy efficiency and comfort. Cold air leaking into the building through gaps and cracks increases the building heat load. In typical homes, infiltration typically accounts for 25 percent or more of heating and cooling energy consumption. Across the entire residential sector this equates to over 600 average-sized coal-fired power plants. This high-performance building is built with a very tight envelope, and then provides ventilation in a controlled, reliable way with an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV), which is a fan-powered ventilation unit with a heat exchanger.
Double Insulation
There is both insulation inside the building walls, and also a continuous blanket on the outside. By locating the insulation outside the air/vapor barrier, the condensation is continually evaporating due to air movement. The result is a 50 percent higher insulation value which reduces energy consumption, resulting in healthy wall construction as well as substantially improved comfort and productivity for the occupants. Since this virtually eliminates air filtration and exfiltration, the HVAC system can be substantially reduced.
Innovative Thermal Comfort System
Comfort and resiliency is the basis of our mechanical system. Each townhome has a variable-speed water-to-water geothermal system. It is the Swiss Army Knife of heating and cooling. One compact unit provides radiant in-floor heating, cooling and domestic hot water. In addition, we have a back-up air cooling system in the attic for those few days a year of high temperatures. Fresh air is important in a super insulated, super tight house, so we also have an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) to provide controlled fresh air exchanges.
Rooftop Solar Photovoltaics
Each townhome has its’ own photovoltaic (PV) panels that are net metered by the City of Fort Collins Utilities Department. The PV system provides all the power required with super-efficient 345-360 W panels.
Roof Skylights
Large energy efficient skylights are over the stair way to provide ample daylight in all the townhouses. Skylights can make a major contribution to energy efficiency and comfort. They are an excellent source of natural light, perhaps admitting more than three times as much light as a vertical window of the same size. In addition, the skylight has integrated shading to filter light as needed.
Triple Glazed Windows
Windows are non-conductive fully insulated fiberglass frames with for ultimate comfort in both summer and winter. The window unit has a suspended film that reduces convection and energy transfer, and improves acoustic performance. The insulated unit is filled with Argon gas for maximum R-value.
Radiant Floor Heating and Cooling
The hydronic radiant heating and cooling system heats and cools a structure by circulating warm or cool water through flexible PBX tubing located in the floor. Because water has the capacity to transport energy 3,500 times greater than air, a hydronic radiant heating and cooling system can provide greater comfort to a space using less energy than forced-air systems. Especially in our dry climate, radiant heat and coolth is much better than forced air. Radiant provides a quiet, even temperature and eliminates the allergy problems associated with ducts.
Passive Design
The importance of passive design cannot be overstated. It takes advantage of the location and climate to maintain a comfortable temperature range in the townhomes. Passive Design reduces the need for auxiliary heating or cooling. The strategies used are solar orientation, building form and massing, overhangs on the south, glazing choices, insulation, thermal mass, and air/water tightness. The building’s passive design effectively ‘locks in’ thermal comfort for the life span of the home.
Geothermal Energy
Geothermal Energy -The most efficient and environmentally friendly heating and cooling system available which is 300-500% more efficient than conventional furnaces. Geothermal energy is the heat from the Earth. It’s clean and sustainable. Our geothermal energy comes from 7 350’ deep wells with glycol loops that capture the constant temperature of the earth to reduce energy needed to condition the building.
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Electric Vehicle Charging Station – A level 2 Charging station is to power the shared electric vehicle which will be available to home owners through a L’Avenir Mobile Phone app.

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