Lodging in Yellowstone provides the special opportunity to walk out the door and into the world’s first national park. This multi-phase project included 407 lodging units, which were consolidated into five buildings with one lodge containing the guest check-in operations.
Group14 provided LEED consulting, energy modeling, and commissioning for the five buildings totaling 175,000 SF. Group14’s efforts focused on materials selection and reducing waste, water, and energy use – all of which were particularly important in this remote location.
Annual energy savings of around 50% are predicted for each of the lodges. A Campus Master Site was used for economies of scale to achieve LEED Silver certification.
As a national park, maximizing open space on the site and protecting and restoring the natural habitat were a top priority for the client. By exceeding LEED requirements, the team earned an exemplary performance point under the ‘Innovation and Design’ category for maximizing open space.
By installing water efficient flow and flush fixtures, the five buildings have saved a cumulative 3.5 million gallons of water annually.