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Our mission is to create the most environmenFROM TOP: MARGIE HAMRICK, THE ASSOCIATES III DESIGN TEAM, JENNIFER CHICK-GRAY

tally responsible, high-performance residence possible that will serve as a living classroom for the building community. Our vision is to leave the world a better place, and to inspire the building community to take part in the solution by using environmentally sound building techniques and materials that have a positive impact on the earth.

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Going Green:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

The design team at Associates III carefully considers the following key criteria when evaluating finishes and furnishings for each and every project. CERTIFICATION Look for: third-party certification--the most comprehensive, technical, independent and unbiased. REDUCED MATERIAL Look for: dovetailed joinery and

multi-functional pieces.

DEVELOPER Margie Hamrick, Ecoexistence, Edwards, CO, (970) 926-9261, [email protected] RESIDENTIAL DESIGNER Peter MacDonald, Peter Stafford MacDonald & Co., Minneapolis, MN, Colorado: (970) 401-1853; Minneapolis: (612) 333-1822, macandco.net BUILDER Boles Custom Builders, Inc., Edwards, CO, (970) 926-3202, bcbi.net SUSTAINABLE INTERIOR DESIGN TEAM Associates III, Denver, CO, (303) 534-4444, associates3.com ENERGY CONSULTANTS Active Energies, Inc., Avon, CO, (970) 227-0272, activeenergies.com NATURAL STONE SUPPLIER Telluride Stone Co., Denver, CO, (303) 388-8863, telluridestone.com LOG PROVIDER Custom Log Homes, Inc., Stevensville, MT, (406) 777-5202, customlog.com REAL ESTATE AGENT Patti Brave, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Cordillera, CO, (970) 926-3505, pattibrave.com BENEFICIARY Habitat for Humanity of Eagle & Lake Counties, CO, (970) 748-6718

RECYCLED MATERIAL Look for: products made with

pre-consumer content, post-consumer content and post-industrial content.

RENEWABLE MATERIAL Look for: products made from

wool, cotton, jute, wheatboard, linoleum, cork and bamboo.

SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING Look for: companies that minimize waste and packaging, conserve energy and water, use recyclable materials, and are committed to sustainable business practices and fair trade. REDUCED TOXIC EMISSIONS Look for: low-VOC paints,

finishes and adhesives; linseed oil and wax finishes; and waterborne stains and topcoats.

6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

LOW-IMPACT MATERIALS Look for: locally harvested wood,

wheatboard cabinetry and counters, and wool or jute rugs.

LOCALLY MANUFACTURED Look for: local stone and

reclaimed wood from nearby buildings being demolished.

DURABLE AND LONG-LASTING Look for: low-maintenance materials like tile and stone.

ADAPTABLE & REUSABLE Look for: multi-functional

furnishings or pieces you already own that can be repaired, refinished or repurposed.

BIODEGRADABLE Look for: natural fibers, biodegradable

adhesives and nontoxic dyes.

T H E DREAM TEAM

INDOOR AIR QUALITY Look for: low-VOC paints,

water-based adhesives, bio-based wall coverings and solvent-free finishes and sealants.

REDUCED PACKAGING Look for: minimal packaging; biodegradable peanuts and bubble wrap; returnable packaging; recyclable boxes made from post-consumer waste. EFFICIENT SHIPPING Look for: companies that use

eco-friendly carriers (like UPS).

Have a Question?

Do you have a question about building green or a sustainable solution you'd like to share with The Dream Team? Send your thoughts to Margie Hamrick, the Natural Dream Home 2008's developer, at [email protected]

REDUCED SAMPLES Look for: manufacturers who

provide initial samples digitally.

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Associates III

MOUNTAIN LIVING: Associates III has been providing interior design services for close to 40 years. Has sustainable design always been your goal? ASSOCIATES III: It has always been a topic. We've been thinking about it and talking about it since the 1970s, but we didn't make it an official part of our company culture until 10 years ago, when we came together and added it to our mission and vision. We knew that before we could go out and spread the word, we really needed to walk the talk. We formed task forces to green every aspect of our company. We looked under our sinks, at our office supplies, at our Web site, even to our neighbors, to see if they might be willing to collaborate on a recycling program. Once we got it down within the walls of Associates III, it was time to take sustainability to our clients and to the world. ML: In your experience, how has the green industry changed over the past decade? AIII: The availability of new, innovative and environmentally friendly products for interiors continues to grow steadily, especially over the past two years. And it's happening everywhere, from fixed building finishes such as paints, carpets, cabinets and wallcoverings to furniture, both upholstery and case goods. We began asking vendors and manufacturers what made their products sustainable back when it wasn't popular to do so. At that time they were unfamiliar with the term sustainable. They hadn't stopped to think about it because no one had ever asked. But now everyone has been exposed to it. The environment is such a prevalent issue today and manufacturers are understanding that this is what consumers want. They now need to provide it to be competitive in their market. ML: What do you say to people who believe green design is more expensive and more restrictive? AIII: We're working at breaking down those myths. As manufacturers become more practiced in making responsible products and more people are buying them, these costs are coming down. We find that the long-term benefits of these products far outweigh any slight cost increases. Often, when all factors are considered, including the health of the family, the green product is actually less costly. ML: What is your vision for the Natural Dream Home 2008's interiors? AIII: What really convinced us to take on the project was the opportunity to share our knowledge with the developer, the other vendors working on the house, and the readers of Mountain Living. We want it to be common knowledge that sustainable, responsible green design can also--and should also--be lovely and sophisticated. You don't have to sacrifice anything; you only gain. Our goal is always to complement and honor a home's architecture. So, from the beginning, we envisioned a Rocky Mountain contemporary application. We're working with the colors of nature and we're selecting fixed finishes and furnishings that will create a space that's vibrant, inviting and healthy. Since the home is for sale, we are mindful that it has to appeal to a wide audience, so we're aiming for a design that's universal yet tasteful and beautiful.

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Natalie Lynch

MEET T H E ASSOCIATES III DESIGN TEAM DREAM TEAM

Jill Bosshart

Maggie Tandysh Rachael Morton

Wendy Kisicki

Kari Foster

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Finishing Touches

Each fixed finish found in the Natural Dream Home 2008 was carefully selected by the design team at Associates III for its sustainability, durability and beauty.

FLOORING

THE WARMTH OF WOOD The Natural Dream Home's main level will feature Carlisle WidePlank Floors' reclaimed, FSC-certified wood. Carlisle has always practiced the sustainable selection of its wood products, and has now become FSC certified. This third-party certification made AIII even more confident that the wood specified comes from a reliable and sustainable source. The wood used to craft the Natural Dream Home's floor was taken from the beams and support structure of an old hay barn--thought to have been built in the mid-1800s--in Roxeter County, Ontario. wideplankflooring.com STONE SOLUTIONS For the lower level, AIII specified natural, locally sourced stone, provided by Stone Concepts. stoneconceptsusa.com CERTIFIED CARPETS For the home's master suite, lower-level bedrooms and theater, AIII specified all-natural, 100-percent wool Karastan carpets that have been certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute's Green Label Plus Program. The rug industry uses this second-party certification to monitor the influence carpet has on indoor air quality by certifying carpets and carpet adhesives that are low emitting, low VOC, and that have the healthiest, lowest chemical emissions. carpet-rug.org UNIQUE TREATMENTS The floors in the upstairs laundry room will be covered with cork flooring; for the downstairs laundry, AIII specified Marmoleum, an all-natural product made from linseed oil, wood flour, resin and jute. forbolinoleumna.com

PLUMBING

With the help of Martz Supply, a Denver-based distributor of plumbing and heating supplies (martz supply.com), AIII has specified a wide variety of smart plumbing fixtures for the Natural Dream Home, including: KOHLER "Kohler has a green commitment," says AIII. "They consider water conservation, smart manufacturing processes, recycled content and the recyclability of their final products, as well as the health and safety of their employees. And, they have a manufacturing facility in the United States." kohler.com TOTO "TOTO's dual-flush toilets were a great solution for the Natural Dream Home because they help with water conservation and also manufacture some of their products in the United

green

go

The AIII design team shares their favorite ways to go green

"Ask, `Where does it come from and where does it end up?'"

Kari

"Support local artisans."

Wendy

"Keep it clean: Use nontoxic materials."

Rachael

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States," says AIII. "So many plumbing fixtures come from overseas, so we made an effort to specify products from companies with manufacturing facilities in the United States." totousa.com HANSGROHE "We chose Hansgrohe fittings for the home's showers for several reasons," says AIII. "The products perform well, are easily cleaned, and their rate of water flow is fewer gallons per minute than you'd find with a traditional faucet, but because air is integrated with the water, you still get good water pressure. The company--based in Georgia--also employs many green manufacturing processes, including a water-reclamation process." hansgrohe-usa.com

SOLID SURFACES

COUNTER INTELLIGENCE The kitchen island will be tiled with durable, 100-percent recycled aluminum from Eleek (eleekinc.com), a green company committed to understanding and reducing its impact on the natural environment. Other countertops feature tiles composed of a pigmented blend of cementitious materials, post-consumer and post-industrial recycled materials, and recycled glass by Meld USA (meldusa.com). TILE STYLE Some bathrooms will feature long-lasting and recyclable concrete-tile floors that were made in California using natural iron-oxide pigments from SmithLaredo (smith-laredo.com). Adding style to the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry room are tiles that have recycled content, use nontoxic glazes, and are made by companies that have sustainable manufacturing practices such as Oceanside Glasstile (glasstile.com), Encore Ceramics (encoreceramics.com), Royal Mosa (royalmosa.com), Sonoma Tile Makers (sonomatile makers.com), Malaga Cove (malagacovetile.com), Stone and Pewter Accents (stonepewter accents.com) and Lunada Bay (lunadabaytile.com). "One striking tile we've specified is a combination of recycled slate and glass," says AIII. Nontoxic grouts, adhesives and sealers are being used to keep everything securely in place.

PAINT

NATURAL BEAUTY AIII has specified American Clay Natural Earth Plaster for the home's public areas. One of the greenest wall products available, it is all natural, free of chemicals and toxins and, as a result, healthy for both the installer and homeowner. The natural clay used in the product also "breathes" as a result of changes in humidity levels, releasing beneficial negative ions into the room. Thirtyfive available colors are derived from locally sourced natural pigments and the product itself is manufactured in New Mexico. americanclay.com BREATHING EASY In rooms where American Clay hasn't been specified, walls will be coated with low-VOC paints from Benjamin Moore's Aura paint collection. "In most cases, there's no need for a primer, it goes on beautifully, there aren't any fumes, and even the matte paint is totally washable," says AIII. myaurapaint.com

"Adapt and reuse: Give pieces a second life!"

Jill

"Buy from companies you trust."

Maggie

"Use your nose. If it smells funny, it probably is."

Natalie

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PHOTOS BY MARTIN CRABB

MEET T H E JENNIFER CHICK-GRAY Showroom Manager/ DREAM T E A M Executive Chef, Home and the Range

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Jennifer Chick-Gray is the showroom manager and executive chef of Home and the Range, an independently owned Viking showroom that offers the complete line of Viking appliances. Home and the Range offers Viking-certified installation services, as well as recreational cooking classes and product-education classes in its in-house kitchen, and even in-home demonstrations. "Viking is eco-friendly in several ways," says Jennifer. "Its products are made in the United States, in my hometown of Greenwood, Miss. Viking recycles 100 percent of its cardboard packaging and 70 percent of its shipping palates. In 2007, Viking Manufacturing recycled about 4.6 million pounds of stainless steel and iron." Jennifer Chick-Gray explains the eco-friendly friendly features of the Viking appliances featured in the Natural Dream Home 2008's kitchens and barbecue area: RESPONSIBLE RANGE "The kitchen's 48" Viking range features electronic-ignition burners. That means there's no standing pilot light, so it's very energy efficient. The response time is tremendous, too. You can use 15,000 BTUs and then quickly go down to a low simmer, so you're only using what you need when you need it." UNDER THE HOOD "The hood liner's blower is outfitted with a rheostat, which offers more control than just `full power' or `off'; there's everything in between. You can control the setting--and the amount of energy you're using." SMART & SPOTLESS "The ENERGY STAR-certified dishwasher is extremely quiet and water smart: two separate spray arms offer the flexibility to just wash the top or bottom rack. It uses as little as 2.1 gallons of water per load and just one tablespoon of detergent, which conserves water and reduces phosphate runoff." KEEPING COOL "The kitchen's 60" ENERGY STAR-rated refrigerator/freezer uses a variable-speed compressor, which means it doesn't run at full power all the time. It senses when the temperature rises and adjusts its power level accordingly. This saves energy and keeps the amount of noise down. The refrigerant is reclaimed and recycled and releases no harmful emissions." HOT ON THE SPOT "The building code doesn't allow us to have a range in the lower-level kitchen, so we're using Viking's induction pods instead. These single burners are completely portable and 94-percent efficient--more efficient than gas or electric. You can go from a boil down to a simmer in three seconds." "GREEN" GRILL "The outdoor grill is double-wall insulated, which keeps the heat contained. When you close the lid you're creating something similar to a convection system inside, which allows the grill to preheat more quickly than other grills and maintain an accurate temperature."

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Locations: Denver (Edwards, CO, location coming this fall) Phone: (303) 777-3773 Web: homeandtherange.com

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Sponsor Directory

APPLIANCES

HOME AND THE RANGE 286 So. Logan St, Denver, CO 80209 303.777.3773 homeandtherange.com

FURNISHINGS

DENVER DESIGN DISTRICT 595 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80209 303.733.2455 denverdesign.com

ARCHITECTURE ­ PRESENTING SPONSOR

MACDONALD RESIDENTIAL DESIGN CO: 970.401.1853 MN: 612.333.1822 macandco.net

GREEN BUILDING SUPPLIES

GreenSpot 792 Highway 133, Carbondale, CO 81623 970.963.4206 greenspot.com

BENEFICIARY / NON-PROFIT

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PO Box 4149 455 Nottingham Ranch Rd, Avon, CO 81620 970.748.6718 habitateaglelake.org

GREEN ORGANIZATIONS

ECObuild

ECObuild 500 Broadway, Eagle, CO 81631 Adam Palmer, 970.328.8734 [email protected] EAGLE VALLEY ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY PO Box 4923, Vail, CO 81658 970.569.3890 eaglevalleyalliance.org

BUILDER ­ PRESENTING SPONSOR

BOLES CUSTOM BUILDERS 0210 Edwards Village Blvd., Ste. B-101 P.O. Box 426, Edwards, CO 81632 970.926.3202 bcbi.net

INSULATION ­ PRESENTING SPONSOR

NCFI/INSULSTAR P.O Box 1528, Mount Airy, NC 27030 866.678.5283 insulstar.com INSULVAIL, LLC PO Box 2888, Vail, CO 81658 970.524.3000 insulvail.com

CABINETRY

KITCHENS BY WEDGEWOOD / CRYSTAL CABINETS 1685 Boxelder St., Louisville, CO 80027 303.664.1400 wedgewoodcabinetry.com

CARPET

RUGGS BENEDICT CARPET ONE P.O. Box 830, 810 Nottingham Rd, Avon, CO 81620 970.949.5390 ruggsbenedict.com

INTEGRATED & RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS ­ PRESENTING SPONSOR

CONUNDRUM TECHNOLOGIES 2737 Larimer St., Ste. A, Denver, CO 80205 800.741.8639 conundrumtechnologies.com

CENTRAL HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

UNICO SYSTEM 7401 Alabama Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111 800.527.0896 unicosystem.com

INTERIOR PAINT

BENJAMIN MOORE PAINTS 16265 East 33rd Drive #40, Aurora, CO 80011 720.858.8212 benjaminmoore.com

CLOSETS

CLOSET FACTORY 8480 Upland Drive. Suite 200, Centennial, CO 80112 970.493.2472 closetfactory.com

LOG PACKAGE & TRUSSES ­ PRESENTING SPONSOR

CUSTOM LOG HOMES P.O. Box 218, 3662 Hwy 93 N., Stevensville, MT 59870 406.777.5202 customlog.com

COMMUNITY ­ PRESENTING SPONSOR

CORDILLERA METRO DISTRICT 408 Carterville Road, Cordillera, CO 81632 970.569.6256 cordilleracolorado.com

METAL WORK

VENTANA, INC. 31612 Shadow Mountain Dr., Conifer, CO 80433 303.670.3060 ventanacustom.com

CONSTRUCTION VIDEO

IBEAM SYSTEMS 21985 E. Costilla Drive, Aurora, CO 80016 800.403.0688 ibeamsystems.com

NATURAL STONE SUPPLIER ­ PRESENTING SPONSOR

TELLURIDE STONE 3975 York Street, Denver, CO 80205 303.388.8863 telluridestone.com

DEVELOPER/SUSTAINABLE BUILDING SOLUTIONS ­ PRESENTING SPONSOR

ECOEXISTENCE, INC. PO Box 2125, Edwards, CO 81632 970.926.9261 [email protected]

PLUMBING FIXTURES ­ PRESENTING SPONSOR

MARTZ SUPPLY COMPANY 5330 Pecos Street, Denver, CO 80221 800.456.4672 martzsupply.com

SUSTAINABLE LIVING SOLUTIONS

DOORS

ARTISANS DOORS OF MONTANA 2741 Highway 93 South, Kalispell, MT 59901 406.756.9737 artisansdoors.com

REAL ESTATE INFORMATION ON DREAM HOME ­ PRESENTING SPONSOR

SLIFER, SMITH, & FRAMPTON Patti Brave 970.926.3505 2203 Cordillera Way, Cordillera, CO 81632 pattibrave.com, [email protected]

ENERGY CONSULTANTS

ACTIVE ENERGIES PO Box 7627, Avon, CO 81620 970.227.0272 activeenergies.com

RECLAIMED WOOD SUPPLIER

CENTENNIAL WOODS 1482 Commerce Dr, Ste A, Laramie, WY 82070 866.778.8762 centennialwoods.com

FIREPLACES

HOME AND HEARTH OUTFITTERS 999 E. Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80210 303.722.6698 homeandhearthoutfitters.com

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ROOFING MATERIALS ­ PRESENTING SPONSOR

BR MCKRAKEN / ECO STAR P.O. Box 7000, Carlisle, PA 17013 303.322.3665 premiumroofs.com

ROOFING MATERIALS, CONT

RECLA METALS 136 South Maple Avenue Montrose, CO 81401 970.249.7922 reclametals.com S&H ROOFING, SIDING & TRIM, INC PO Box 5653, Eagle, CO 81631 970.524.6652

S&H Roofing

SUSTAINABLE INTERIOR DESIGN ­ PRESENTING SPONSOR

ASSOCIATES III 1516 Blake St Denver, CO 80202 303.534.4444 associates3.com

THEATRE ­ PRESENTING SPONSOR

CONUNDRUM TECHNOLOGIES 2737 Larimer St., Ste. A Denver, CO 80205 800.741.8639 conundrumtechnologies.com

TILE & GRANITE

STONE CONCEPTS, INC. PO Box 4330, Eagle, CO 81631 970.328.3800 stoneconceptsusa.com [email protected]

WALL FINISHES

AMERICAN CLAY 8724 Alameda Park Dr. NE, Ste. F Albuquerque, NM 87113 866.404.1634 americanclay.com

WINE SUPPLIER

HILL FAMILY ESTATE 6512 Washington St. Yountville, CA 94599 707.944.9580 hillfamilyestate.com

No trees were harmed producing this shake.

WOOD FLOORING

CARLISLE WIDE PLANK FLOORING 1676 Rte 9 Stoddard, NH 03464 866.595.9663 wideplankflooring.com

EcoStar roofing tiles truly preserve valuable natural resources because no trees are destroyed to create their signature Seneca Cedar Shake TilesTM. Every EcoStar roofing tile is available with a transferable 50-year warranty* that provides unmatched protection and performance. Made of 80% recycled rubber and plastic polymers, these tiles carry a Class A Fire Rating from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Class 4 Impact Resistance. Sustainability, beauty and style that does not compromise your natural environment; EcoStar is roofing that fits your lifestyle.

The 2008 Mountain Living Dream Home sections are made possible through the generosity of these companies. We would like to extend a very special thank you to our Presenting Sponsors, who continue to exceed our expectations in their involvement, dedication, skill and knowledge.

800-211-7170 www.ecostar.carlisle.com

©2008 EcoStar. EcoStar and Seneca Cedar Shake Tiles are trademarks of Carlisle. *Gold Star Contractor Installation Required.

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