Peak & Prairie

Rocky Mountain Chapter's
Online Newsletter
April / May 1999


Conserving Resources When Building or Remodeling Your Home

Energy-Efficient Home Construction Guide Now Available.

By Mary Romano

The City of Fort Collins has developed practical information to help builders construct homes that are durable, safe, comfortable and energy efficient. It includes how to comply with building codes as well as the basics of insulating, air sealing, and moisture control. The guide details design considerations for foundations, floors, walls, windows, doors, sky-lights, HVAC systems, ceilings and roofs, as well as available products.

An easy-to-use, fully illustrated version is on-line at or through the City of Fort Collins web site at This guide is also available (for $15.00) in hard copy version, 154 page, 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" format. Order it from: City of Fort Collins, Building and Zoning, P.O. Box 580, Fort Collins, CO 80522, 970-221-6760 or City of Fort Collins, Light and Power, PO Box 580, Fort Collins, CO 80522, 970-221-6700.

You can also check availability at your local library.