Yampa Valley Housing Authority
Request for Qualifications
Brown Ranch Energy System Economic Analysis and Design
Proposal Deadline – August 26, 2022
Yampa Valley Housing Authority (YVHA) is seeking a qualified energy engineering and/or energy system design firm to evaluate energy options at Brown Ranch, a 536-acre master planned mixed use workforce housing development in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. At full buildout, Brown Ranch will comprise of a series of neighborhoods including approximately 2,300 housing units with 409,000 SF of retail, grocery store, fire station, K-8 school and other commercial space. Approximately 60% of the housing units will be multi-family rentals, with YVHA operating much of the development in the long-term. Construction of Brown Ranch will be phased, with an estimated completion in 2040.
Using NREL’s A Guide to Energy Master Planning of High-Performance Districts and Communities as a guiding document, the consultant will develop a Concept Detailed Energy Master Plan for Brown Ranch based on a thorough economic analysis of both horizontal and vertical energy-related systems and infrastructure, including estimated first and lifecycle costs, carbon intensity, on and offsite energy delivery system costs and load modeling to support grid interaction opportunities. The purpose of this analysis and master plan is to provide future residents of Brown Ranch the best possible energy value with respect to upfront cost, lifecycle cost, resilience, and carbon emissions.
Responses to this request for qualifications will be due by 5:00 PM (Mountain Time) Friday, August 26, 2022.