Keystone to open first "green’ building today |

Keystone to open first "green’ building today

KEYSTONE – Officials at Keystone Resort used nature’s untapped resources, left-over wood and beetle-killed logs to create the resort’s first environmentally sensitive building.

The information center will hold its grand opening today at noon.

The center features solar power-generated electricity, energy-efficient lighting, a motion sensor-controlled fireplace and a display that describes the system and shows how much energy is being created by the sun.

So much energy is generated from the sun, the building is able to sell power back to the electric company, said Molly Speer, operations manager for the Keystone Neighborhood Co.

“Thanks to Keystone Resort and its environmental efforts, we were able

to supply the Information Center with renewable energy,” Speer said.

“With the energy the solar panels produce, we are actually selling power

back to the electric company.”

The information center is located between the Montezuma parking lot and River Run Plaza.

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