WJ Ranch Green Insight Projects

WJ Ranch

Aspen, CO

Project Details:

WJ Ranch reinterprets the Aspen housing market by creating a mountain retreat that is sustainable as well as luxurious and was featured in Green Builder Magazine as the “Aspen Vision House 2009”.

Green Insight’s scope of work included working with the contractor to build complex energy models, LEED® for Homes credit verification and testing during construction, building material assessments, review of specifications, construction documents, and project submittals.

  • Aspen, CO
  • LEED Gold certified
  • Developer – Paradigm Construction
  • Contractor – Paradigm Construction
  • Developer Contact – Gerry Hazelbaker 505-401-8050


Luxury homes have a significant influence on our natural resources, energy, and water usage building these homes green can have a considerable impact on our environment. The size of the home affected not only resource use but also the level of LEED certification.


• Highly insulated envelope with a radiant heating and cooling system with geothermal wells, solar thermal for domestic water heating, 2.5 kW photovoltaic system
• Regionally appropriate green building materials and systems
• An integrated system for tracking gas and electrical consumption was incorporated to allow for ongoing performance monitoring.


  • Reduced Green House Gas Emissions by an average of 64.2% reductions included CO2 33.6 tons/yr, SO2 82.8 tons/yr and NOx 102 tons/yr. Project achieved a HERS index of 32.

What our clients are saying

“Green Insight is always available on-site and in real-time. Their ability to turn things around and keep a project on track distinguishes GI from competitors. They are also creative and willing to roll with the punches. In my world, things don’t always work out perfectly but the team at Green Insight is always open to finding creative solutions to figure out the most timely, cost-efficient way to resolve issues.”

Casey Cameron

Casey Cameron
Project Manager, Pavilion Construction

“Green Insight’s team is responsive, available, and provides a tremendous sense of security. We recently had a project where the goalposts changed quickly and often during the approval process. We were able to get our project approved, but I honestly don’t know how that would have gone if we didn’t have the backup and knowledge that Green Insight provided.”

Chris Beabout
Director of Development, Landmark Homes

“When it comes to green energy consultants, Green Insight takes the stress away like no other. They bring an unbeatable combination of value-engineering, industry knowledge, and out-of-the-box creativity for solutions that work. What I value most about working with Green Insight is the relationship – which is more like a partnership that has been one of the key drivers in our success. They take the stress away. And frankly, this has been the best relationship that I’ve had with somebody in this business.”

Ceri Jones

Ceri Jones
Owner, Trailhead Homes

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