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Linear See Through Gas Fireplaces Solve for Energy Efficiency

Posted by All Seasons Fireplace on Mar 4, 2020 12:19:38 PM

This Edina couple, Margaret and Steve, used two linear see-through gas fireplaces and a design approach called, Human-Building Interaction (HBI) to build their new sustainable home. 

The origin of HBI stems from systems theory.  Systems theory as Peter Senge, (Author of The Fifth Discipline) describes it, is a “web of interdependence.” The interdependent elements of a system cannot operate independently and the system will not function without all of the elements.

So Why Does Systems Theory Matter?

The goal of HBI is to promote the intended action of the occupants while conserving energy.

Human Building Interaction tries to manage the negative, perhaps unintended, systemic outcomes of building systems on our environment.

Steve, a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited architect, used two linear fireplaces as the focus of this, integrated, structure.

Click the image below to play the video.  Special thanks to our photographer on this project Jordan Powers.  www.jordanpowersphotography.com

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Tags: Testimonials, Linear Fireplaces, Sustainable Home Design, Leed Certified Home Design, See Through Linear Fireplace, energy efficiency

Converting Your Zero Clearance Wood Burning Fireplace to Gas

Posted by All Seasons Fireplace on Apr 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Answer these two questions before you convert your wood burning fireplace to gas.

When you start any kind of a renovation, you need to start with a good understanding of where you are and what you want in the end.  Very often, this important step is missed.  In this tear down real estate market, we are seeing the fireplace decisions coming too far down the line during the planning process.

The time to think about the fireplace is not after you tear down the chimney.

Before you start destruction, understand what you've got.  If you are considering converting a wood burning fireplace to gas, ask these questions first.

1.Do I have zero clearance wood burning fireplace?

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Tags: Linear Fireplaces, Fireplace Design, Selecting a gas fireplace, installing a gas fireplace

Industrial Loft and Linear Fireplace

Posted by All Seasons Fireplace on Jul 11, 2017 4:45:00 PM

North Loop Loft Linear Fireplace

Your design with this linear fireplace attracted a lot of attention, didn't it?

“Yes, it isn’t every day that I get a call from  The Wall Street Journal wanting an interview with us.  They saw the image on Houzz”

“A home is a very special place for people; a home is a place where we should find safety, respite and peace. We help our clients find that harmony within their homes.”

 

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Tags: Linear Fireplaces, Fireplace Design

Fireplaces Add Value to Your Home

Posted by All Seasons Fireplace on May 9, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Does a Fireplace Add value to your Home?

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Tags: Linear Fireplaces

Linear Fireplaces form an Island in Collaborative Work Space

Posted by All Seasons Fireplace on Nov 14, 2016 2:28:45 PM

One of the most rewarding parts of doing business is meeting nice people along the way. And, as everyone knows, Minnesota is known for our nice people. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of touring the new office space at Space Center. Pope Architects, Siegfried Construction and European Home/Element 4 were our partners on this project.

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Tags: linear fireplace, Linear Fireplaces

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