See what we’ve been involved with over the years with various national built green awards, television shows and other accolades!
National Green Built Standard, (NGBS), Certified Gold Standard Denver Home
The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is the only green building rating system for homes and apartments approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), as an American National Standard. The NGBS provides a blueprint for builders to follow for the design and construction of new and renovated single-family homes and multifamily apartment buildings. A home or multifamily building can attain one of four performance levels — Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Emerald. Genre Homes obtained the first NGBS Single Family Gold in the Denver Metro area. Certified November, 2017. Click HERE For more about the program.
House Crashers, DIY Network, Nature Inspired Denver Living Room
Ashley and Ryan are first time homeowners with an outdated living room. In three days, House Crashers transforms their space and busts into an ugly bonus room to create a nature inspired living and dining space. Old hardwood floors, an eye sore of a fire place and green bonus room are completely gutted and turned into one large space for entertaining complete with a copper dining table, an all new sandstone fireplace, custom light box, wood ceiling treatment and more! Season 6, Episode 11, July 2012. Click HERE for more info about House Crashers.
Raising House, DIY Network, Denver
To build their four-bedroom mid-century modern house, a Denver couple will have to solidify their soggy lot, and figure out how to make paper plans work in reality. They’ll go from saturated soil to a three thousand square foot modern dream home.
In each episode of Raising House, a different dream house is built from start to finish by an A-team of experts. Beginning with the vision, the architect and builder lay out the floor plan, select a construction approach and outline the unique features. Next, the groundbreaking sets the pace for the entire project as the construction team rolls with the punches and tries to stay on schedule. Meanwhile, the design team selects the interior elements from floors to doors and kitchen cabinets to fireplace facades. Once the house is three-quarters of the way done, excitement builds, tensions are high and it’s time for a last look before adding the finishing touches. Finally, the finished product is revealed: a dream house you were there for every step of the way, Season 1, episode 12, December, 2010. Click HERE for more info about Raising House.
Resnet HERS Index, Five Star Plus Rating, Colorado Home
Nestled between Breckenridge and Canon City, this mountain home was a unique hybrid of post & timber framing package, supplied by Linwood Homes. Energy conservation and alternative uses were certainly important with this home as geo-thermal heating, solar panels and warm floor heating were built in. The home ultimately achieved a 5 Star Plus rating and a Resnet HERS Index rating of 49, out of 500 for a 1 Star rating, (Home Energy Rating System), virtually reversing its own energy costs and giving the owner credits on their utility costs. Learn more here.