Boulder seeks net-zero energy plan for former Boulder Community Health hospital

By District Energy posted 09-09-2020 13:54


Daily Camera


A new analysis of Alpine-Balsam, the former Boulder Community Health hospital campus, will study future energy options for the city-owned property.

The study will determine whether the site can be “net-zero,” producing as much energy on-site as it uses, while also delivering affordable energy solutions for the future site occupants.

The analysis will explore whether energy options such as electric, thermal microgrids, geothermal, solar and battery storage could serve the site.

“The city has a great opportunity at Alpine-Balsam to pursue multiple city goals by incorporating sustainable practices, affordable housing and safe, welcoming city services,” project manager Amanda Bevis Cole said in a written statement. “We look forward to learning more about what’s possible at the site.”