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Colorado’s Electric Pass Lodge will be powered entirely by renewable energy

Just 9 miles from downtown Aspen, one of the world’s best ski resorts will soon welcome the Electric Pass Lodge, a luxury residential building that will run entirely on renewable energy. Designed by Colorado-based 4240 Architecture in collaboration with interior design firm River + Lime, the all-electric condominiums were created as part of the Snowmass Base Village, a LEED-certified, $600 million resort development at the base of Snowmass Ski Area. The Electric Pass Lodge will house 53 ski-in/ski-out residences that start at $1.4 million.

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Described by Snowmass Base Village as “one of the first of its kind in ski country,” the energy-efficient Electric Pass Lodge will draw its power from a combination of rooftop solar arrays and the purchase of offsite renewable electricity through Holy Cross, a local utility cooperative that plans to convert its entire network to renewable energy by 2030.

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To minimize the building’s energy footprint, the designers integrated triple-pane windows, high-performance insulation, earth tubes, phase-change ceilings to retain and release heat and a mechanical system that pre-heats and pre-cools incoming fresh air through heat recovery ventilators. Operable windows let in plenty of natural light and ventilation, while an interior palette of non-toxic materials ensures safe indoor air quality.

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The light-filled interiors take cues from Scandinavian design with natural tones and clean lines. Available for reservation online, the 53 residences include two- and three-bedroom layouts. Private amenities include the village pool complex (not connected to the development’s electric system), meeting rooms, an SBVfit health club, a lounge, a courtyard, a ski locker room, storage and underground parking in addition to immediate access to the area’s famous winter ski slopes and summer trails. The Electric Pass Lodge is slated to begin construction in April and is expected for completion in spring 2023.

+ Electric Pass Lodge

Images via Electric Pass Lodge

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