Mike Ambrose used to live in a historic home in downtown Golden that was built in 1874 and was horribly inefficient. But Mike saw that some older houses in the area were equipped for solar, and something clicked for him. Eventually, Mike was offered an opportunity to buy the lot across from his old house, which he purchased in 2012 and began planning his new home. Mike worked with well-known high-performance home architect Peter Ewers to design two identical townhomes. Mike originally wanted to install gas fireplaces in the homes, but Peter explained to Mike that he had an opportunity to completely avoid fossil fuels by building all-electric homes.
Mike said working with Ewers was invaluable. His process is rooted in a commitment to greener energy, and he is creative, imaginative and knows not just heat pumps, but all of the aspects of the home construction industry.
Low energy costs; the solar PV system generates most of the home’s electricity.
Very low carbon emissions
Excellent cooking performance with induction