Rocky Mountain Institute, Basalt, Colorado

Award Winner 2018

Basalt, Colorado

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) Innovation Center was built to support RMI’s mission of cutting-edge research for energy and resource efficiency management. The 15,600 square foot building is located in one of the coldest U.S. climate zones, with 40°F daily temperature swings and harsh winter weather. The design team’s challenge was to create the most efficient building possible while still showing beautiful and high-performing interiors to attract and enable their talented research and advocacy teams to pursue a sustainable economy.

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Survey Results

The RMI Innovation Center performed above the benchmark scores in every core survey category, including thermal comfort and acoustics.

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2018 Honorable Mentions

  • 2019-LBA-Millikan

    Pomona College, Millikan Science Building

    Claremont, CA

    The Millikan Science Building, located in the center of the Pomona College campus in Southern California, was originally constructed in 1958. After completing major renovations, the building is now environmentally reponsive and reflects the new teaching and learning styles of the 21st century. Two major concerns for the design team were the triple digit summer temperatures and poor outdoor air quality. The building utilizes displacement ventilation, ceiling fans, radiant ceiling panels, and active chilled beams.

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    Project Team

    • EHDD Architecture, Architect
    • Integral Group, MEP Engineer
    • Stantec, Civil Engineer
    • EPT Design, Landscape Design
    • Rutherford & Chekene, Structural Engineer
    • TEECOM Design Group, Telecom and Security
    • Charles M. Salter Associates, Acoustics
    • Matt Construction, General Contractor
    • HKS Architects, Laboratory
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