(DENVER, CO) – September 9, 2020 – There has never been a more important time to consider the air your family is breathing. With 90% of our time spent indoors, indoor air quality is a key factor in our overall exposure to viruses, germs and other pathogens–and a key contributor to our overall health. Thrive Home Builders, a locally-owned Denver homebuilder, is dedicated to building homes with the cleanest possible air by actively managing the quality and amount of fresh air homeowners breathe. After nearly a decade perfecting the concept, Thrive is partnering with the EPA and Professional Builder Magazine to introduce its new collection of homes- the Vitality Collection— that will truly help people breathe easier.
“We want homebuyers to know that their next home can do more. We believe a home should help pay for its own energy, offer peace of mind with its durability and make people healthier by incorporating the latest health features identified by the best minds from NREL and other national laboratories like Oak Ridge, Lawrence-Berkley and Pacific Northwest, where scientists are studying just how we can make our homes healthier,”aid CEO/founder Gene Myers.
Thrive has been one of Central Park Denver’s most successful builders for nearly 20 years. The company’s expertise lies in building high-quality, healthy, and sustainable homes in Denver and offers the healthiest and most efficient choices available using new technology and sustainable, locally-sourced products. In fact, Thrive has been the nationwide leader in building healthy, LEED Certified, Indoor airPLUS Qualified homes for years, and last year the EPA awarded Thrive with The Indoor airPLUS Leader of the Year Award.
“We’ve always been about staying ahead of trends, especially when they have a direct impact on our homeowners’ health and the environment and this is particularly true right now.” s “We are fortunate to have had a runway all of these years to perfect this concept,” note Myers.
The Vitality home collection is taking shape in North End neighborhood and will consist of homes built from the ground up with clean indoor air quality in mind. Beginning with an active radon ventilation system and the use of HEPA ventilation that brings outdoor air inside. And, they use products that minimize exposure to airborne contaminants and toxic chemicals. Living in Colorado means a higher than average risk for radon exposure, which naturally comes from the soil. Thrive puts an active radon ventilation system in every home. Additionally, mold is a significant asthma trigger, and it grows when there’s excess moisture inside the home. Thrive homes have advanced moisture management practices to keep water outside of your home, where it belongs.
“Healthy homes” are as devoid of potentially harmful chemicals as possible. Research from the EPA has demonstrated the negative impact that many common building materials can have on a home’s air quality. From certain types of insulation and paints to the type of flooring and even how wood is treated, all building materials emit chemicals, and many are dangerously toxic. Surprisingly, most homeowners are unaware of the impact building materials can have on air quality and health.
Formaldehyde and harsh chemicals are released into the air by many common building materials and household products. Thrive homes are built using paints, carpets, and wood products that keep levels of these chemicals low.
“As Coloradoans, we live for the great outdoors, but that means that we’re acutely aware of the great indoors, too” added Myers. “Every home we build is qualified under the EPA’s Indoor airPLUS program and is LEED Certified, so the air you breathe is better in a Thrive home.”
The Vitality Plan has a large open floor plan with a contemporary kitchen featuring granite counters & backsplash, sleek stainless appliances, 5″ plank engineered wood floor, undermount kitchen sink with pull down faucet, and built-in pantry. The rear staircase leads to the 2nd floor with 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, a loft and convenient 2nd floor laundry. The Master Suite features volume ceilings, walk-in closet, granite counters with dual undermount sinks, and clear glass shower. All bathrooms have tile floors, elongated toilets, and all bedrooms feature ceiling fan prewire.
“When we began specializing in green homes, most homeowners weren’t necessarily asking for solar panels, but we believed it was our duty to show them just how beneficial an energy-efficient home could be. Today, there is compelling research that the materials used in homebuilding have a significant impact on health. And similar to when we first began building awareness on energy-efficient homes, we are now focused on offering the healthiest homes possible and informing our families just how important they are.”
Thrive has earned national recognition for their dedication to energy efficiency and health, winning numerous prestigious awards, including Best in Green and Best Green Design from the 2015 International Builders Show, the Green Home of the Year by Green Builder Magazine and 10 consecutive Department of Energy Innovation in Housing Awards.
“Thrive has had an incredible track record of success in Central Park Denver and the introduction of the Vitality Collection is perfectly timed during this health crisis,” said Forrest Hancock Director of Development of Brookfield Properties. “We are fortunate to have a builder of such high quality leading the charge of healthy building. For more information on Thrive Home Builders, visit www.thrivehomebuilders.com.