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Beck earns LEED designation for home

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – Beck Building Company has earned a LEED “silver” designation from the US Green Building Council for one of its recently completed homes in Granby. LEED certification means that during the home building process, the builder incorporated features in the areas of lot and site development, energy, water and resource efficiency, indoor environmental quality and home owner education.

“For over three decades, we have incorporated the latest construction techniques in high performance building and this home exceeds the standard by incorporating many of them in one place,” said Kevin O’Donnell, president of Beck Building Company. “This home was a great candidate for LEED designation with its smaller footprint and focus on sustainable materials.”

The home sits on C Lazy U Ranch, which has been an active guest ranch since 1919 and focuses on honoring and preserving the traditions of the American west.-

“This home was built to look as if it has been there for over 100 years,” said Forrest Watson, project manager for Beck Building Company.-“We went to great lengths to capture many of the advantages from the ranch for the home, such as where it sits on the valley floor to maximize natural light and minimize exposure to wind. We built the cabin from locally harvested beetle kill wood that came from the ranch.”

For more information, call 970-949-1800 or go to http://www.beckbuilds.com