Building Tour: Net-Zero Yeti Cooler House, August 11, 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

  • 11 August 2023
  • Start time : 03:30 PM
  • End time : 05:30 PM
  • Event Host : USGBC Colorado
  • Event Location : 18 Crescent Pl, Glenwood Spring, CO, 81601, United States
Green Building Tour, Net-Zero Yeti Cooler House
Event Description

Tour a unique and sustainable home inspired by a cooler... simple, airtight and insulative! This building tour will showcase a net zero, all-electric, high performance build in a climate with high heating and cooling loads.

Project details include:

  • The goal was to reduce energy bills and increase indoor comfort, with the Passive House concept in mind.
  • The shape is a simple rectangle and the double walls with a durable air barrier provide high levels of insulation.
  • Solar panels cover the energy use during the day with a battery system providing power through the night.
  • The central ERV supplies fresh air and exhausts stale air throughout the entire home to ensure top notch indoor air quality, with high energy recovery.
  • Heat pump technology is also utilized for the water heater and all heating and cooling needs.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the benefits of being all-electric and offsetting your electric usage with on-site renewables, therefore achieving net zero.
  2. Understand the benefits and design success of heat pump technology in a mountain climate.
  3. Recognize the benefits of indoor air quality and how this is achieved with a central ERV that serves all rooms in the house.
  4. Learn about the opportunities of building a high performance home, from reduced energy bills, tax incentives (both federal and local) as well as a comfortable environment.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • USGBC Colorado
  • Event type
    • Green Building Tour

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