SUSTAINABILITY IN SNOWMASS

SUSTAINABILITY IN SNOWMASS
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Ellen Winter
Published on Feb 15, 2021
One by one, the mini architectural models in the Snowmass Base Village (SBV) Real Estate Experience are going from 3D to real life with the completion of One Snowmass, Lumin and Limelight so far.

One by one, the mini architectural models in the Snowmass Base Village (SBV) Real Estate Experience are going from 3D to real life with the completion of One Snowmass, Lumin and Limelight so far.

But Electric Pass Lodge, SBV’s latest development, is breaking ground — and barriers — as a residential complex that will be 100% powered by renewable energy, adding to the growing movement to reduce the climate change impact from new buildings and protect our winters.

With construction planned to start in April, 53 ski-in/ski-out, for-sale units will take sustainability to the next level through an unparalleled, eco-friendly approach to the design and engineering process led by Paul Anseeuw, senior principal at Integral Group, an industry leader in “deep green engineering.” The two-year project will focus on three steps to achieving a final goal of having a “net-zero” ongoing carbon footprint:

1. Minimize the amount of energy required to power the building. This included the incorporation of triple pane windows, robust insulation, phase-change ceilings that retain and release heat, and a mechanical system that significantly pre-heats (or pre-cools) incoming fresh air through heat recovery ventilators, earth tubes and passive free cooling.

2. Power the whole building with nothing but electricity.

3. Source all of this electricity from a combination of a rooftop solar array and off-site renewable sources provided through Holy Cross’s network (the local utility cooperative).

“If you own a home at a ski resort, you’re inherently invested in the preservation of snow,” shared Andy Gunion, Roaring Fork Valley managing partner for East West Partners.

The Sustainable Properties

“If you own a home at a ski resort, you’re inherently invested in the preservation of snow,” shared Andy Gunion, Roaring Fork Valley managing partner for East West Partners. “Nobody wants their ski home to contribute to climate change, but the reality is most do — either through the burning of natural gas in the home itself or by receiving electricity generated from fossil fuel sources. With Electric Pass Lodge, we’re thrilled to offer buyers beautifully designed, high-performing and healthy residences that come with the piece-of-mind that when you turn up your heat, you’re not melting our precious snow.”

Aptly dubbed Electric Pass lodge, the name also pays homage to a mountain pass nearby in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. The building’s exterior and interiors are a vision of two Colorado-based firms: 4240 Architecture, who also designed One Snowmass, and River + Lime, a firm that specializes in mountain homes and resorts. And the design team for Electric Pass Lodge has focused just as much on the health of the building’s occupants as on its climate impact.

“One of the great things about designing a sustainable building is that we end up with a building that is extremely healthy for our owners and their families,” added Ellen McCready, project manager for East West Partners. “We really focused on indoor air quality at Electric Pass Lodge by selecting non-toxic materials, providing a continuous flow of fresh air through the residences and plenty of operable windows, including our signature Infinity Living Rooms. The indoor air quality is also automatically improved by the elimination of any gas being burned in the homes — a factor that studies indicate significantly reduces the risk for childhood asthma.”

Electric Pass Lodge will expand upon the growing collection of other LEED-certified buildings in SBV, which, as a whole, is a LEED-certified neighborhood. East West Partners partnered with KSL Capital Partners and Aspen Skiing Company (ASC) in 2016 to acquire and complete the village at the base of the Snowmass.

ASC is no stranger to sustainable building, renewable energy and climate initiatives. As the first ski company to develop a set of green buildings, it participated in the creation of U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership Energy and Environmental Design Program, known as LEED and built one of the first 11 LEED-certified buildings in the world — the Sundeck Restaurant atop Aspen Mountain.

“Electric buildings powered by renewable energy are the best way society can decarbonize the built environment, which is a hugely important but difficult task,” explained ASC’s Vice President of Sustainability Auden Schendler. “I love that SBV is going all-electric with this development. They’re modeling the future of climate solutions in a very high-profile place. But more important is that the people who buy these residences will be introduced to cutting edge technology. It’s awesome.”

And in conjunction with the development of this truly awesome addition to SBV is the Havens — a fully walkable community in a never-to-be-repeated location, consisting of only 10 single-family, ski-in/ski-out standalone homes on Fanny Hill.

Inspired by European chalets, the Havens homes were designed to complement the surrounding natural environment with a fresh, light contemporary aesthetic that is also warm, cozy and comfortable. The contemporary cabin design was imagined by the award-winning architectural firm Lake | Flato. In partnership with Design Workshop, Lake | Flato has created a unique plan that places all 10 homes on a terraced slope to maximize views and create privacy.

Here, we breakdown the highlights for Electric Pass Lodge and the Havens where the SBV team is currently accepting contracts for both developments:

ELECTRIC PASS LODGE

Electric Pass Lodge Interior Kitchen

Electric Pass Lodge Interior Living Room

Starting price: 

$1.4 million

Unit options:

2-bedroom or 3-bedroom

Slated completion date:

Spring 2023

Design vibe:

Scandinavian-inspired

Insider insight:

“We set out to design not only a contemporary Scandinavian-inspired alpine lodge but the most sustainable, all-electric condominium building in the Colorado Mountains. Electric Pass Lodge will set a new standard for the future of building design in Snowmass and hopefully for ski resorts across North America,” said Christian Barlock, a principal with 4240 Architecture. “This next-generation of mountain architecture is not only designed to stand the test of time but to prioritize comfort and wellness—bringing the human-side of design forward to promote a culture of sustainability,” added Ian Wilson, 4240 Architecture’s Design Lead.

Amenities:

Each owner will have access to private amenities, including the Village Pool complex being built in conjunction with the building, Zoom rooms, SBVfit health club, a lounge, courtyard, ski locker room, storage and underground parking. These private amenities compliment the abundance of public offerings available right out the front door, ranging from ski slopes to summer trails to all the events and activities the newly completed Snowmass Base Village core has to offer.

Official website:

electricpasslodge.com

 

THE HAVENS

Havens Exterior

Havens View and Fireplace

Havens Bunk Bedroom

Starting price:

$5.7 million

Unit options:

3-bedroom or 4-bedroom

Slated completion date:

Ski season 2022/2023

Design vibe: 

Contemporary-cabin

Insider insight:

“The best amenity of all is the out-your-door access to Snowmass Ski Area’s four seasons of outdoor adventures. When you combine the location with the walkability to the village and the amazing amenities, you really have everything you could ever want or need for an ideal mountain lifestyle,” said Andy Gunion, managing partner for East West Partners, the project developer along with Snowmass Base Village. “These residences really are a rare and special opportunity.”

Amenities:

The community’s private, resident-only areas include: The Overlook, a firepit with a seating area that looks out over Fanny Hill; Pocket Park, an intimate area surrounded by aspen trees in the heart of the community; and a heated underground garage providing secure parking, with an elevator to the snow-melted pathways throughout the complex. Each home will have one reserved, dedicated parking space, and shared-use spaces will be available for owners, guests and visitors. Additionally, a car share will be available for residents to book and use via a user-friendly app, as well as e-bikes in the summer months. Residents will also have access to SBV amenities, including the Village Pool and SBVfit health club. A caretaker will live on-site to look after all the shared elements of the community and owners may also choose to sign up for Snowmass Mountain Lodging’s property management program that provides personal services such as maintenance, housekeeping, grocery stocking and concierge services.

Official website:

havenssnowmass.com

SUSTAINABILITY IN SNOWMASS FEBRUARY 15, 2021 One by one, the mini architectural models in the Snowmass Base Village (SBV) Real Estate Experience are going from 3D to real life with the completion of One Snowmass, Lumin and Limelight so far. Electric Pass Lodge Exterior But Electric Pass Lodge, SBV’s latest development, is breaking ground — and barriers — as a residential complex that will be 100% powered by renewable energy, adding to the growing movement to reduce the climate change impact from new buildings and protect our winters. With construction planned to start in April, 53 ski-in/ski-out, for-sale units will take sustainability to the next level through an unparalleled, eco-friendly approach to the design and engineering process led by Paul Anseeuw, senior principal at Integral Group, an industry leader in “deep green engineering.” The two-year project will focus on three steps to achieving a final goal of having a “net-zero” ongoing carbon footprint: 1. Minimize the amount of energy required to power the building. This included the incorporation of triple pane windows, robust insulation, phase-change ceilings that retain and release heat, and a mechanical system that significantly pre-heats (or pre-cools) incoming fresh air through heat recovery ventilators, earth tubes and passive free cooling. 2. Power the whole building with nothing but electricity. 3. Source all of this electricity from a combination of a rooftop solar array and off-site renewable sources provided through Holy Cross’s network (the local utility cooperative). “If you own a home at a ski resort, you’re inherently invested in the preservation of snow,” shared Andy Gunion, Roaring Fork Valley managing partner for East West Partners. “Nobody wants their ski home to contribute to climate change, but the reality is most do — either through the burning of natural gas in the home itself or by receiving electricity generated from fossil fuel sources. With Electric Pass Lodge, we’re thrilled to offer buyers beautifully designed, high-performing and healthy residences that come with the piece-of-mind that when you turn up your heat, you’re not melting our precious snow.” Aptly dubbed Electric Pass lodge, the name also pays homage to a mountain pass nearby in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. The building’s exterior and interiors are a vision of two Colorado-based firms: 4240 Architecture, who also designed One Snowmass, and River + Lime, a firm that specializes in mountain homes and resorts. And the design team for Electric Pass Lodge has focused just as much on the health of the building’s occupants as on its climate impact. “One of the great things about designing a sustainable building is that we end up with a building that is extremely healthy for our owners and their families,” added Ellen McCready, project manager for East West Partners. “We really focused on indoor air quality at Electric Pass Lodge by selecting non-toxic materials, providing a continuous flow of fresh air through the residences and plenty of operable windows, including our signature Infinity Living Rooms. The indoor air quality is also automatically improved by the elimination of any gas being burned in the homes — a factor that studies indicate significantly reduces the risk for childhood asthma.” Electric Pass Lodge will expand upon the growing collection of other LEED-certified buildings in SBV, which, as a whole, is a LEED-certified neighborhood. East West Partners partnered with KSL Capital Partners and Aspen Skiing Company (ASC) in 2016 to acquire and complete the village at the base of the Snowmass. ASC is no stranger to sustainable building, renewable energy and climate initiatives. As the first ski company to develop a set of green buildings, it participated in the creation of U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership Energy and Environmental Design Program, known as LEED and built one of the first 11 LEED-certified buildings in the world — the Sundeck Restaurant atop Aspen Mountain. “Electric buildings powered by renewable energy are the best way society can decarbonize the built environment, which is a hugely important but difficult task,” explained ASC’s Vice President of Sustainability Auden Schendler. “I love that SBV is going all-electric with this development. They’re modeling the future of climate solutions in a very high-profile place. But more important is that the people who buy these residences will be introduced to cutting edge technology. It’s awesome.” And in conjunction with the development of this truly awesome addition to SBV is the Havens — a fully walkable community in a never-to-be-repeated location, consisting of only 10 single-family, ski-in/ski-out standalone homes on Fanny Hill. Inspired by European chalets, the Havens homes were designed to complement the surrounding natural environment with a fresh, light contemporary aesthetic that is also warm, cozy and comfortable. The contemporary cabin design was imagined by the award-winning architectural firm Lake | Flato. In partnership with Design Workshop, Lake | Flato has created a unique plan that places all 10 homes on a terraced slope to maximize views and create privacy. Here, we breakdown the highlights for Electric Pass Lodge and the Havens where the SBV team is currently accepting contracts for both developments: ELECTRIC PASS LODGE Electric Pass Lodge Interior Kitchen Electric Pass Lodge Interior Living Room Starting price: $1.4 million Unit options: 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom Slated completion date: Spring 2023 Design vibe: Scandinavian-inspired Insider insight: “We set out to design not only a contemporary Scandinavian-inspired alpine lodge but the most sustainable, all-electric condominium building in the Colorado Mountains. Electric Pass Lodge will set a new standard for the future of building design in Snowmass and hopefully for ski resorts across North America,” said Christian Barlock, a principal with 4240 Architecture. “This next-generation of mountain architecture is not only designed to stand the test of time but to prioritize comfort and wellness—bringing the human-side of design forward to promote a culture of sustainability,” added Ian Wilson, 4240 Architecture’s Design Lead. Amenities: Each owner will have access to private amenities, including the Village Pool complex being built in conjunction with the building, Zoom rooms, SBVfit health club, a lounge, courtyard, ski locker room, storage and underground parking. These private amenities compliment the abundance of public offerings available right out the front door, ranging from ski slopes to summer trails to all the events and activities the newly completed Snowmass Base Village core has to offer. Official website: electricpasslodge.com THE HAVENS Havens Exterior Havens View and Fireplace Havens Bunk Bedroom Starting price: $5.7 million Unit options: 3-bedroom or 4-bedroom Slated completion date: Ski season 2022/2023 Design vibe: Contemporary-cabin Insider insight: “The best amenity of all is the out-your-door access to Snowmass Ski Area’s four seasons of outdoor adventures. When you combine the location with the walkability to the village and the amazing amenities, you really have everything you could ever want or need for an ideal mountain lifestyle,” said Andy Gunion, managing partner for East West Partners, the project developer along with Snowmass Base Village. “These residences really are a rare and special opportunity.” Amenities: The community’s private, resident-only areas include: The Overlook, a firepit with a seating area that looks out over Fanny Hill; Pocket Park, an intimate area surrounded by aspen trees in the heart of the community; and a heated underground garage providing secure parking, with an elevator to the snow-melted pathways throughout the complex. Each home will have one reserved, dedicated parking space, and shared-use spaces will be available for owners, guests and visitors. Additionally, a car share will be available for residents to book and use via a user-friendly app, as well as e-bikes in the summer months. Residents will also have access to SBV amenities, including the Village Pool and SBVfit health club. A caretaker will live on-site to look after all the shared elements of the community and owners may also choose to sign up for Snowmass Mountain Lodging’s property management program that provides personal services such as maintenance, housekeeping, grocery stocking and concierge services. Official website: havenssnowmass.com For more information about Electric Pass Lodge or The Havens Fanny Hill, contact one of our broker associates via email at info@christiesaspenre.com, by phone at 970-544-5800 or visit christiesaspenre.com.