net-zero energy home #2 on the way

What? coLAB studio is making pink stucco houses?

No. Not at all. This is an advanced weather barrier that is fluid applied to the exterior sheathing. Its part of the building technology system we use to make the insulation much more effective. This house's AC system uses very little power, which enables us to have a 1680 SF home net-zero with just over a 3 kWh photovoltaic system.

Applying blow-in cellulose insulation. 100% recycled content and more effective than conventional insulation. Much less prickly to work with too. And all the "waste" you see on the floor can be swept up and put back into the blower, so there is ZERO waste!

Applying blow-in cellulose insulation. 100% recycled content and more effective than conventional insulation. Much less prickly to work with too. And all the "waste" you see on the floor can be swept up and put back into the blower, so there is ZERO waste!

More progress at Dunlap Venue (19th Ave & Dunlap)

Much of the paving and seating is now in place. Waiting for the landscaping, which should really make the plaza come to life. I'm also curious to see how the colored concrete comes out. The first color they've put in isn't showing up much, but it hasn't been cleaned and sealed yet. However, the shade from the canopy has a really nice balance to it. Not solid- but feels cooler under it.

I love the shadow patterns on the ground.

I love the shadow patterns on the ground.