The annual Mayor’s Design Awards celebrate the growing number of Denver’s homeowners, small business owners and developers who have made design excellence a priority in their community.
(Tejon34) embodies the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle in location, construction and function …It’s incredibly cool looking to boot.
~ North Denver Tribune
An urban infill site reduces the need for construction of new street and utility infrastructure, and supports
the efficiency and viability of mass transport systems and local businesses.
Landscaping and porous materials are used to the maximum extent possible along with light colored hard surface materials to reduce heat absorption ( the urban heat island effect), and allow ground water absorption.
On-site energy generation
The rooftop for all units has been designed to maximize the potential area for homebuyers to add photo-voltaic or water-based solar systems.
Location in a pedestrian-oriented neighborhood
This reduces a resident’s dependence upon automobiles and fossil fuels and establishes a stronger sense of community for the resident. The Highland neighborhood is in the top 95% of walkable neighborhoods in Denver.
Reclaimed materials from the site
The former flagstone city sidewalks have been incorporated into the masonry porch and building walls.
Energy Star certified building shell performance
EPA certified air quality for the building interior
Large window areas to increase quality of living and reduce energy needs for lighting
High Performance Andersen Windows with Low E Glass
Special window tinting at south and west walls to reduce cooling and heating loads
Two part insulation system to ensure high R rating and minimum air infiltration
Reclaimed lodgepole pine timbers from beetle-kill forests in Colorado
Locally sourced building materials
Flagstone, brick, timber, and wood stair treads
Gypsum board, carpeting, steel framing, and architectural steel elements.
Heating and cooling systems
Energy Star rated water heater, furnace and air conditioning.
Optimized HVAC for more efficient operation, lower energy bills, reduced maintenance and greater comfort.
High efficiency (90% AFUE) Mantis gas fireplace
Energy Star Rated Viking Appliances