Extreme cold winter temperatures, high altitude, and arid conditions present significant challenges to the human population of the Gunnison Basin. Additionally, significant impacts the natural environment is facing from a changing climate present future challenges to humans as well. Area isolation and long distances to other economic centers further strains the area's resources and adversely impacts cost of living. The need for energy efficient and ecologically sustainable housing is critical to both the social and economic well-being of are residents.
Coldharbour provides an effective platform for solutions to these challenges, facilitating education in, and demonstration of innovation and sustainable building and energy programming specific to this environment. Check out some of programming below!