In the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver, students and faculty engage directly with our vibrant city, dynamic community, and magnificent landscape by working on real projects that make a real difference. Explore the ways research and creative projects at CAP ignite evolution that enriches places for people and the planet.
Green Affordable Housing: Wapiti Commons
Student Researcher: Srishti Murugan
Client: Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley
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Wapiti Commons in Rifle, Colorado, is a for-sale affordable housing project with 18 units. This community includes eight quadplex flats for seniors and ten duplex townhomes for working families. This project aims to make these homes affordable to families earning 80% of the AMI while aiming for NetZero emissions by maximizing energy-efficient construction methods such as Passive Solar technology and Photovoltaic panel installation, thus ensuring long-term affordability and sustainability.