Tierra Concrete Overview - Homes Across America Search Return

Tierra Concrete











(This house reported 38 resource efficient features.
Percentages above indicate the distribution of features and total 100%)


  • To build an off the grid, sustainable home/office that is comfortable and healthy for the residents.
  • Use recycled material in the building and furnishing of the home.
The Tierra Concrete demonstration home is also home to Frank and Judy Fosdick.


  • Location: Pueblo, Colorado
  • Climate Zone: Cold
  • Type of Project: New Construction
  • Home Completed: 2000
  • Setting: rural
  • Energy Source: - wind - solar - propane
  • Layout: Single-Family; 3 bedroom; Attached garage
  • Lot Size: 40 acre
  • Square Footage: 2800
  • Sales Market: Middle-income
  • Cost/Square Foot: $ 70.00


Tierra Concrete Homes
- Builder - Designer

Phone: (719) 947-3040
Fax: (719) 947-3050


  • Colorado Built Green Award   Outstanding Contribution to the Goal of Green Buil   2000
  • Energy Star Labeled and Certified Home - Builder Option Packages and Guidelines
  • Home Energy Rating System (HERS) 5+ stars
  • Building America , Pueblo, Colorado
  • High Performance Building Program - National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Best Practices Sustainability - Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
  • Energy Value Housing Award - National Association of Home Builders Research Center


For six years running, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002 Tierra Concrete Homes, Inc. of Pueblo, Colorado, has received an Energy Value Housing Award from the National Association of Home Builders. The awards recognize builders who integrate energy efficiency into all aspects of home building. Entries are judged by an expert panel on the basis of nine criteria: practicality, land use and site planning, design, innovation, resource efficient building, construction, marketing, customer relations, and energy performance of the completed house construction. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) analyzed this home. Its test showed the home to be 75% more efficient than a home built to the Model Energy Code. The test is documented in NREL's "Renewable Energy Technologies in Disaster" publication.

Tierra Concrete Home has also won Builder of the Year from the EPA Energy Star Program and Built Green Program of Colorado. The State of Colorado also gave the company a Most Energy Efficient Builder award.

This home office receives a lot of visitors. With the attention paid to building a clean, green, and quiet home, many people say "the house just feels good." For more information, log on to: http://www.tierraconcretehomes.com/

The family room shows how daylighting can light a home's interior.

The kitchen is central to the main living area.

This showcase is for educational and informational purposes. It is meant to provide ideas and contacts for further assistance. We do not endorse particular products or services. It is the responsibility of the user to check references and facts prior to making use of the information.

The contents of this website are public information and may not be copyrighted in any form, sold or used for profit in any way. The information within the showcase may only be printed when this notice is included and credit is given to the Peaks to Prairies Pollution Prevention Information Center and the individuals cited in each home profile.