What's Happening with Boulder's Green Codes?

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Boulder’s green building codes have been some of the most rigorous in the county since the City began their Green-points program in 2007, and the County with Buildsmart in 2088. Every few years, each municipality implements a code update and the green building codes have been the most aggressive area of change. Read the full article here.



Barbara Slack-Bowden and Dr. Fern Slack, right, are co-founders of Boulder’s sole feline-only veterinary clinic.

Barbara Slack-Bowden and Dr. Fern Slack, right, are co-founders of Boulder’s sole feline-only veterinary clinic.

Pet owners all know the fear and uncertainty of realizing their animal is sick. It can be hard to determine what’s wrong and whether it’s serious enough to warrant a trip to the vet. According to Dr. Fern Slack, cofounder of Uniquely Cats Veterinary Center, cats can be especially difficult to diagnose because of their evolutionary position on the food chain. “Cats are predators, but they’re also small prey, and small prey animals all obey one behavioral rule: If you’re sick, you don’t act sick until you absolutely cannot hide it anymore,” explained Slack, a veterinary physician who has worked solely with felines since 1993. “The minute you act sick in the wild, you have a target on your back.” Read more here.



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We are pleased to announce that Brandon David, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA, has become a Co-Owner in Skycastle and additionally has been named a Principal of Rodwin Architecture.  He has earned this through his dedication to his clients, the integrity with which he does business, and the quality he instills in all his projects.  Brandon has been with the firm for 14 years and was instrumental in creating every aspect of how we do business.  He has been the steady hand on the helm running all of our day-to day operations, as well as guiding our long-term vision and leading our amazing team.  Brandon is an expert in sustainable design and has been recognized nationally as one of Builder Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40. Some of his notable projects include the Boulder Area Realtor Association Offices, Japango Sushi, Tara Waldorf High School, Montbell’s new Denver flagship store, and Uniquely Cats Veterinary Clinic, as well as numerous award-winning green homes. He has over 20 years of construction experience and a Degree in Environmental Design from CU; this gives him the rare balance of design & construction skills that is necessary to create Skycastle’s extraordinary projects.


How Do You Work With A Builder?

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You’ve probably heard the horror stories from friends at a party as they tell you about their construction project headaches: Budgets blown. Schedules shot. Questionable quality. And lawsuits. Oh, the joy of building. Sometimes it sounds like the only thing worse would be trying to do it yourself. But there are plenty of success stories too – they just don’t make for as good a story. Here’s what you need to know to improve your chances for a happy outcome.

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