Denver Water, one of the oldest utilities in Colorado, wanted their 34-acre multi-building operations complex to demonstrate and implement best practice sustainability concepts. Our team of energy modelers, sustainability consultants and commissioning engineers worked with Denver Water to help them achieve a LEED rated campus- and meet their net-zero energy goals for the 186,000-SF Administration building.
The six-story administration building has achieved LEED Platinum rating and net-zero energy. It also incorporates One Water strategies. The other seven facilities in the campus are also LEED rated, creating one of the most resilient and sustainable utilities campus in the state.
The Administration building’s sustainable elements include biophilic design, onsite solar, a radiant slab powered by the complex’s central utility plant to conserve heat and energy and a high-efficiency triple pane-glazed window system. For energy savings, the systems include an ultra-high-efficiency central utility plant with thermal storage and heat recovery.
In addition to facilitating the LEED campus certification process, we worked with Denver Water to refine and track these goals through the design and construction process and continued to monitor and refine progress during operation and building occupancy phases.