Case Study: Colorado State Veterans Center – Homelake Domiciliary

December 2, 2010


Kristi Ennis

The renovation of 24 historical duplex cottages on the campus of the Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake is a unique project, incorporating current building technologies and sustainability methods, while simultaneously restoring the historic characteristics of the original cottages.

Located in the San Luis Valley, the Homelake domiciliary cottages offer an independent/assisted living setting for veterans. The homes, originally built in 1914, 1932, and 1939, have been altered to become more sustainable. Upgrades include high-efficiency appliances and an irrigation system, eco-friendly materials, and a closed-loop geothermal heat pump system. In April of 2011, the Homelake Domiciliary became the first assisted living facility in Colorado to achieve LEED certification under the LEED for Homes™ program, earning a Platinum rating.


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