Media Coverage

Ecofutures’ new website showcased by web design community

Our website re-design took literally months to perfect, and it appears our hard work is paying off. We recently learned that the critics of all critics – web designers and developers – are showcasing our new website on Woo ThemesRead more

Solar Harvest hits the New York Times

The legendary New York Times brought Solar Harvest to the world stage in an article titled “The Showhouse That Sustainability Built” on March 26, 2008. Click the title to view the article.

What happens when a Solar Harvest article is translated to Chinese

Recently we learned that an article featuring our flagship zero energy home, Solar Harvest, had hit a Chinese paper. It’s a nearly direct translation of the New York Times feature article, and the translation back to English provided us Read more

Boulder Rotary pens catchy tune for Ecofutures

In September 2009 Eric Doub was invited to speak at a luncheon for the Boulder Rotary Club about Ecofutures pioneering work in creating a more sustainable community.  The luncheon was wonderful and the audience of more than one hundred were … Read more

Ecofutures receives Honorable Mention on GreenDot 2008 competition

Ecofutures was awarded an honorable mention for the international Green Dot Awards. Of over 500 entries from all over the world, only 25 received awards. Ours came in the competition’s “Design + Build” category for our Scrub Oak Deep Read more

“Retrofit for Zero Net Energy,” Solar Today, January 2010

Read the great new Solar Today article, “Retrofit for Zero Net Energy,” about 1247 Scrub Oak, a deep energy retrofit we completed in 2008, that made an energy-inefficient and outdated 1970′s ranch-style home typical of South Boulder into a … Read more

Energy Independence for 7 Percent More?

HGTV Pro’s January 2010 newsletter features Solar Harvest, Ecofutures flagship zero net energy home, as a model for building methods that will “future-proof” your home from rising energy costs for just 7-8% more in construction costs. The article shows … Read more

Ecofutures wins E-Star’s New Millennium Builder of the Year Award

Presented during the 2006 E-Star Summit, Ecofutures was awarded the New Millennium Builder of the Year Award for our commitment to innovations in energy efficiency and to building ENERGY STAR-rated homes.  With founder and CEO, Eric Doub, trained as an … Read more

Discovery Science Channel turns spotlight on Ecofutures latest zero net energy home in Broomfield

A film crew from the Discovery Science Channel seeking out “the high technology of building green” visited two Ecofutures homes today to interview our staff for the show, Eco Tech (now canceled). The episode aired during the first week of … Read more

Ecofutures first Boulder builder to build 100% ENERGY STAR-qualified homes

2007  marked Ecofutures first year honoring our 2006 pledge to build 100% of all new homes as Energy Star-qualified homes; homes that are designed and built to meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. EPA.  We are Read more

Ecofutures Co-Founds EfficiencyFirst.org

Efficiency First represents America’s Home Performance Workforce, ranging from energy auditors and raters to contractors who are the front line of our climate battle, embodied in green-collar jobs from weatherization to HVAC.  By organizing these groups nationally, Efficiency First has … Read more

Ecofutures interviewed on Living Dialogues with Duncan Campbell

On June 21, 2009, Ecofutures founder Eric Doub spoke with Duncan Campbell about “Homes for the New Energy Economy” on the show Living Dialogues, a show featuring pioneers in new paradigm thinking in a broad variety of … Read more

Evergreen zero net energy home achieves HERS (-3) score

In a February 26, 2009 email sent to Ecofutures, Adam Stenftenagel of Sustainably Built remarked:  “Congrats on this project! It’s the first negative HERS score certificate I’ve produced!”  Which got us to wonder: Could this be one of the first … Read more

Eric Doub featured in Kitchen + Bath Business magazine

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Writers at Kitchen + Bath Business magazine took notice of Ecofutures’ strong focus on green and zero net energy construction and chose to highlight the motivation driving this decision in a profile piece on Eric Doub, … Read more

Does BuildSmart cost more? We think not.

In a late-January 2009 town meeting, county officials met with builders, homeowners, prospective buyers and members of the community to dicuss several points of criticism to Boulder County’s new BuildSmart program.  BuildSmart is a precedent-setting building code that requires … Read more

Ecofutures recognized for performance in Builder’s Challenge

Ecofutures was honored in Las Vegas this weekend for our outstanding performance in the Department of Energy’s Builder’s Challenge.  The Builder’s Challenge calls on builders to construct homes that meet a 70 or better on the EnergySmart Home Scale (E-Scale).Read more

Solar Harvest press goes international

Even though we here at Ecofutures headquarters can’t read this article, we are thrilled to see the Solar Harvest story published in another language. We were found through an internet search by Yan Lu, editor of Shanghai’s Bund Newspaper. Over … Read more

Solar Harvest represents future of clean power

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Eric Doub was interviewed for a Greenwire article that went to press recently discussing projections for distributed residential and commercial power generation stations – also known as the buildings we live in!  As more houses like Solar Read more

Solar Harvest performance verification page launched

In April 2007, Solar Harvest was outfitted with advanced data monitoring equipment, including Watt Nodes by Continental Controls Systems, to monitor the home’s energy and comfort systems.  During the summer to follow, as we refined the equipment settings, Solar … Read more

Solar Harvest gets new appliances!

Ok, we admit, it’s not the news-worthy headline, but Energy Design Update thought it was news enough for their News Briefs section of the May, 2008 issue!  Click here to read the short brief and read on for our corrections:… Read more

Ecofutures weighs in on efficient home popularity

A recent survey of homebuyers in the Denver area confirms what many builders have come to know is true: efficient homes are selling – fast. A whopping 63% of homebuyers stated that they were looking to buy low- to zero-energy … Read more

South Boulder deep energy retrofit a case study

One of Ecofutures’ projects, a South Boulder deep energy retrofit is prominently featured among the case studies of exemplary green homes.  View case study

From the folks at BuildingGreen and the publishers of Fine Homebuilding comes the Green Building Advisory … Read more

Ecofutures in YERTpod 16: Energy Sipping Homes in Colorado

Your Environmental Road Trip – fondly dubbed “YERT” is a year-long expedition currently being undertaken by three eco-enthusiasts seeking out the best, brightest, and most bizarre accomplishments of the eco movement in the US. In the summer of 2007, Ben, … Read more

Ecofutures & clients profiled in Denver Metro HBA magazine

In a beautifully illustrated article by Sandra Graham, with photographs by Phil Mumford, Eric Doub and two Ecofutures’ clients were interviewed to discuss the benefits to remodeling green.  The article featured Joan Gregerson, who is converting her existing Longmont home … Read more

Ecofutures shows that better-built homes cut power bill

In a unique feature on the benefits of green building from an investor’s point of view, Brad Kelly of Investor’s Business Daily features several national builders including Ecofutures to discuss the ongoing trend.  Quite simply put, building green makes “cents.”… Read more

Eric Doub quoted on sustainability in land-use hearing

“There are hundreds of building codes that cost more to follow than the easiest way of doing things.  We cannot afford not to afford these measures,” remarked Eric at the close of a hearing on improving sustainability measures in Boulder’s … Read more

Daily Camera revisits Solar Harvest one year later

This weekend’s warm temperatures and sunny days marked the onset of what many Boulder residents referred to as “the big melt” – as Boulder began to emerge from a blanket of snow that lingered for over 50 days.  As residents … Read more

Eric Doub featured in KGNU’s Conservation Radio Spotlight

Marking the one-year anniversary of moving into Solar Harvest, Eric discusses experiences from the first year and proposes new directions for zero net energy homes.… Read more

Boulder home pushes for zero

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Boulder Home Pushes for Zero in the Nov/Dec 2006 issue of Home Energy Magazine Online discusses general specifications and performance of Solar Harvest after its first year.  To … Read more

Solar Harvest in the Rockies, Smart Homeowner

In a beautiful six-page color spread, author Carol Driscoll of Smart Homeowner magazine explores the multifaceted elements of Solar Harvest including design concepts, builder philosophies, national home energy trends and how Solar Harvest contributes to the green building movement.

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