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Project Details

Location:  Bloomington, Minnesota
Total Cost:  $14.9 Million
Square Footage:  37,000
Completed:  June 2015

Project Description

The Hyland Ski Area Chalet serves the ski and snowboard hill, with warming and food service areas, commercial kitchen, lift ticket sales, equipment rental, ski shop and administration offices.  This new chalet, replacing outdated, overly congested 40 year old structure, rests on the fringe of 1,000 acre Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

The Chalet is flexible enough to facilitate year round operation, with a design distinctive enough to elicit spring, summer and fall events.  Facility features included the following:

  • Low-flow and waterless plumbing fixtures
  • Occupant-sensing faucets
  • High efficiency heating and cooling equipment
  • Optimized energy performance (energy modeling indicates that CO2 emissions will be 343 metric tons/year and the annual building energy use will be 99 KBTU per SF, exceeding the State of Minnesota Energy Code by approximately 35-40%)
  • High efficiency LED lighting
  • Energy recovery and occupancy sensing in conjunction with mechanical fresh air ventilation
  • Daylight harvesting to dim lights when ambient levels are adequate
  • Operable windows for natural ventilation
  • Desiccant dehumidification for the ski rental area that is a very humid environment
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