The Innovation Center, located at 22830 Two Rivers Road in Basalt, Colorado is a 15,610 sf office building and state-of-the-art convening center, completed in December 2015. To advance our mission and propel the industry, RMI developed the Innovation Center to demonstrate how deep green buildings are designed, contracted, constructed, and occupied.
A MODEL FOR THE INDUSTRY
The Innovation building is similar in size to 90% of U.S. commercial offices. Over half of all commercial buildings are owner occupied and office space is the largest use type.
The Innovation Center is intended to serve as a ‘living lab’ with which we’ll share how the building was contracted, designed, constructed, commissioned, and operated; and what RMI learned in the process so that it can be replicated. Therefore, RMI’s experience will serve as a practical model to inform thousands of buildings that would otherwise contribute significantly to the climate crisis.
“The 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.” –Amory Lovins
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