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USGBC Colorado - Roaring Fork Branch: Bike Tour of Sustainable Buildings

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Starts On - September 24, 2016 - 10:30am
Ends On - September 24, 2016 - 3:00pm
22830 2 Rivers Road
Basalt , CO 81621

Please join the USGBC Colorado Roaring Fork Branch for our annual fall bike ride tour. We will be touring the Rocky Mountain Institute building, the Element Hotel in Basalt, the local community gardens & the Habitat Restore in Basalt.

The tour will begin at the RMI building in Basalt. Bikes will be provided. There will be bikes available to those who need them at RMI. If you do have your own bike, please bring it with you. We are planning to have lunch in Willits after we tour RMI.

Attendees can earn 2 GBCI CE hours.


  • Doug Graybeal, Principal at Graybeal Architects
  • Will Peterson, LEED AP; Project Manager at JE Dunn Construction
  • Amory Lovins, Cofounder, Chief Scientist and Chairman Emeritus at RMI

The RMI Innovation Center is not about technology, but about design. This building achieves beyond net-zero energy because we have gotten better at choosing and combining technologies to maximize building performance. It has achieved or is close to achieving the following awards:

  • LEED Platinum (NC v2009)
  • Anticipating ILFI Net Zero Energy Certification
  • Anticipating Living Building Challenge Petal Recognition
  • PassiveHouse Certified
  • PHIUS+ Source Net Zero project
  • Exceeds Architecture 2030 Challenge goals
  • Anticipating Energy Star target score of 10

The Element Hotel is new to the town of Basalt & is centrally located to the bus stop & Whole Foods & is LEED Certified. The local gardens highlight the ability for the Valley to grow food in our arid climate & the local Habitat Restore helps divert thousands of pounds from the landfill by offering used furniture & building materials for re-sell.