Springs Resort and Spa
The Springs Resort and Spa is home to the EcoLuxe Hotel; a 29-room, luxury green-built building designed and constructed and certified to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standards. LEED is a national building rating system that encourages green building and sustainable development practices through specified criteria.
The classic Victorian exterior and interior design was inspired by a existing successful historical resort within the region.The hotel uses geothermal resources for heating and San Juan River water for cooling. The project is the first hotel in Colorado to receive a LEED Gold Certification. The project earned the design team a 2010 Colorado Sustainable Design Award in the commercial category.
Colorado’s First LEED-built Hotel
- 31% lower energy usage than standard hotels
- 30% less water usage than standard hotel
- 75% of construction materials are recycled
- 174,630 gallons of water per year saved with high-efficiency plumbing.
- 35% of electricity coming from green sources
- 100% geothermal heated
- 100% cooled through river water systems
- 28% savings on energy costs
- 286 yards of construction waste has been recycled, rather than taken to the landfill.
- Low VOC carpets, adhesives and paints for higher interior air quality
- Lots of natural lighting means less artificial lighting during the day
- CFL light bulbs that use far less energy and last 5 times longer than incandescent
- Occupancy Sensors that control the thermostat when a guest is gone to save energy
- Raw construction materials contain recycled content and come from local sources
- Architectural design
- Structural Engineering
- Land Planning
- Master Planning
- LEED AP Service