Green Initiatives

Saving Money and Improving Comfort

The Snowmass Village Housing Department is dedicated to pursuing and implementing the latest solutions in energy efficiency and renewable energy to make their employee housing not only more comfortable, but more affordable for residents through lower electric and heating bills.

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Implementation

Rodeo Place

All Rodeo Place homes and duplex units were constructed to exceed code mandated efficiency standards by a significant margin, resulting in a calculated annual energy saving of over $1,000.

Brush Creek Apartments

With the help from a grant from the Community Office for Resource Efficiency, this complex—originally constructed in 1967 as the first employee housing units in Snowmass—were given a green upgrade.

In 2016, the apartments also received an exterior remodel, and energy efficiency was greatly improved.

Palisade Apartments

In 2016, with help from CORE grants, renovations were implemented which resulted in a reduction of CO emissions by 27% or a total of 68 tons of CO2 annually, which translates into $300 of electric bill savings per unit annually.

Villas North Apartments

With the help from a grant from the Community Office for Resource Efficiency, a solar thermal system and mechanical upgrades are expected to save seven to 10 percent of the complex's energy. Learn more on the blog

Upcoming Projects

The Housing Department is planning energy upgrades to additional properties in partnership with the Community Office for Resource Efficiency. Join the discussion on how and why you’d like to see Snowmass Village employee housing go green.