Extreme cold winter temperatures, high altitudes, 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 area residents.
Coldharbour showcases new and innovative building materials and energy systems at Coldharbour Ranch.
Coldharbour Institute provides an effective platform for solutions to these challenges, facilitating education in, and demonstration
and innovation of sustainable building materials and technologies appropriate for our climate and community.
If you’re interested in testing out a building technology, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.