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Rocky Mountain Institute

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1984, Steven Conger. 1739 Snowmass Creek Rd.

This residential-office-research facility was built by many volunteers using local materials, organic forms, and active and passive solar systems. Physicist Amory Lovins and his wife, Hunter, a lawyer, founded the institute in 1982 to “foster the efficient and sustainable use of resources as a path to global security.” A self-guided tour features experimental utilities, solar design, and a greenhouse in a serene and contemplative communal atmosphere.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Rocky Mountain Institute", [Snowmass, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 500-500.

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