Title: Pikes Peak Summit Complex: An All-Electric & Severe Climate Case Study
Date: Wednesday March 22nd
Pete Jefferson, PE, WELL Faculty, LEED AP | Principal, BranchPattern
Units: 1 LU/HSW (pending approval)
At 14,115 feet above sea level, Pikes Peak is a unique high mountain summit accessible to visitors from all over the world, despite being in the harshest climate in North America. Despite the obstacles posed by the harsh climate, the vision of the Summit Complex became one that aligned closely with the petals of the Living Building Challenge, and ultimately certification became a project goal.
At the heart of the design response is a bioclimatic design approach, incorporating elements of biomimicry and regenerative design principles to achieve it. Having opened in June 2021 as the highest elevation public building in North America, the project is now open to visitors. As the project team continues to live with the building to measure and optimize performance. Design decisions are constantly being tested by the climate, and in this webinar you will get to hear what worked, what didn’t, and lessons learned in the Summit Complex project.