Presentation: Pikes Peak Summit House

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Join USGBC Colorado for a presentation at RTA Architect's office in downtown Colorado Springs. This presentation will discuss the design for the new Pikes Peak Summit House Complex on America's Mountain. RTA will be discussing the challenges of extreme climate design and advantages including the enhanced solar gain at altitude.

Aspects of sustainable design that will be covered include The Living Building Challenge, health and safety, environmental quality and more. Specific LEED credits will be discussed.

Learning objectives

  1. Discuss the importance of sustainable materials throughout a building.
  2. Explain the importance and significance of the Living Building Challenge.
  3. Difficulties of designing for an extreme climate.
  4. Be able to discuss the importance of integrated design and setting measurable goals.

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