Boulder’s First Net-Zero Carbon, All-Electric Life Sciences & Tech Facility to Break Ground in 2024

Set to break ground in 2024, Boulder-based Conscience Bay Company will bring a new world-class ground-up office project, Ridgeway Science & Tech to Boulder.

Set to break ground in 2024, Boulder-based Conscience Bay Company (CBC) announced it will bring a new world-class ground-up office project, Ridgeway Science & Tech to Boulder, providing much-needed flexible office and lab space to support Colorado’s burgeoning life sciences and technology industries.

“Boulder is home to 17 federally funded labs, we’re surrounded by top-tier academic and research institutions, we enjoy pro-innovation business policies, the highest percentage of advanced degree-holders in the nation, and an exceptional quality of life – all of which has contributed to outsized demand for high-performance office and lab space,” said Daniel Aizenman, director of development and design at CBC. “We saw an opportunity with Ridgeway Science & Tech to create a flexible, state-of-the-art office and lab campus equipped to support scientific and technological breakthroughs across various fields – from life sciences, biotech, medical device research and production to robotics, aerospace and technology.”

The project, which the City of Boulder recently approved, will be the city’s first net-zero carbon, all-electric life sciences building and technology campus. The 112,000-square-foot project is set to be completed in 2026. Stantec is the architect for the project and Swinerton is the general contractor.

Ridgeway Scient & Tech will be equipped with state-of-the-art lab spaces that meet Bio Safety Level 1, 2, and 3 requirements. The project will also feature a cutting-edge communal conference room, a game room and lounge, a wellness room, a meditation room, an indoor bike room with electric bike charging stations, 2,500 square feet of outdoor terraces and collaborative spaces, an on-site café, an outdoor gym, an on-site jogging path, low-irrigation restorative landscaping, pollinator and food gardens, and electric charging stations.

At every level, the project is designed to meet the highest Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) standards, including LEED Platinum, WELL Gold, Wired Score Gold, and Zero Energy Certifications. The building will feature on-site geothermal exchange, on-site and off-site solar panels, and an impeccably insulated and airtight envelope. Its proximity to RTD’s Boulder Junction Depot Square Station provides convenient access to public transit, putting tenants just 45 minutes from Denver International Airport, the world’s third-busiest airport. Tenants will also have the advantage of access to nearby bike trails, open spaces, and mountain views.

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