January 23, 2020

2011 Golden Sustainability Awards

Our Sustainability Advisory Board presented the 2011 Golden Sustainability Awards last week, and they selected a terrific group of local folks to recognize. The recipients:

  • Pat and Brian Martinek received the individual award for their impressive low-impact lifestyle (passive solar home, solar panels, avid recycling, bus & bike commuting).
  • Golden Visitors Center received the community group award for their visitor education efforts, the building’s considerable sustainability-oriented features (drought-tolerant landscaping, LED lighting, and more), and the sustainability commitments of their staff and volunteers.
  • The Golden Hotel received one of three business awards for their substantial investment in solar panels, a motion sensor system to help reduce energy costs (reducing electricity use in empty rooms), water fixture and lighting retrofits, Energy Star appliances, and a recycling program.
  • Another business award went to Andersen & Hallas Architects for their impressive renovation of an old motel into a cutting edge low-impact building in downtown Golden. Some of the cool features are a geothermal heating system, porous asphalt, daylighting throughout the building, and LEED Gold designation (the only building in Golden!).
  • The third business award went to MIE Properties for their sizable solar photovoltaic installation on their commercial properties in south Golden, more than 850 kilowatts worth.