Vintage building earns LEED Silver rating
Last Updated: 15:14 August 27, 2013
The 198,000-square-foot building at 110 16th St. is owned by developers Tim Borst and Lou DellaCava of Boulder.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certifications are awarded to buildings based on commitment to energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. There are four levels of certification: certified, silver, gold and platinum.
The Petroleum Building's owners have invested more than $1.5 million in energy efficiency upgrades over the past two years, according to a press release. Those measures include the installation of high-efficiency natural gas boilers, offsetting 75 percent of its electricity use with wind power, and achieving Energy Star status from the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Petroleum Building, according to the release, is one of only two downtown Denver buildings built before 1960 to achieve LEED certification.
"The LEED Silver certification recognizes our continuing commitment to make our properties sustainable," Borst said. "Very few 1950s-vintage buildings have achieved this status anywhere in the country, and we are proud that we could turn the Petroleum Building into a conservation leader."
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