Sam’s Smokehouse

Sam’s Smokehouse is a LEED Gold certified restaurant that overcomes its exposed location high on the mountain to provide an energy efficient building by using structurally insulated panels (SIPS) with R-49 foam insulation on the roof and high-efficiency boilers and furnaces that are designed for high altitude use. Highly efficient plumbing fixtures including waterless urinals and a low maintenance landscaping plan are elements of an aggressive water strategy that is designed to reduce water use by 47 percent as compared to a conventional building. Additional building elements recognized by LEED include LED lights that radically cut lighting energy use, structural wood timbers that were sustainably harvested and extensive use of building materials featuring recycled content.