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 (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.