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.

Project Details

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

RA+A Provided

  • Architectural design
  • Structural Engineering
  • Landscape
  • Land Planning
  • Master Planning
  • LEED AP Service