1325 East 16th Ave, Denver, CO 80218

The Carla Madison Recreation Center is located on the corner of Colfax Avenue and Josephine Street in central Denver. The five-level, LEED Gold facility includes swimming pools, a gymnasium, fitness areas, community gathering spaces, classrooms, and outdoor amenities. 

Group14 provided LEED consulting, energy modeling, Xcel Energy Design Assistance (EDA) consulting, and fundamental & enhanced commissioning services. Sustainability features include rain gardens to filter runoff from the parking area & building, natural light, and the use of low-emitting building materials.

The rec center was designed to use one-quarter as much energy and one-half as much water as an average building of its size. The recreation center features high-performing heating & cooling systems, efficient lighting, and an advanced pool filtration system.


The state-of the-art community and fitness center is predicted to save 32.2% energy cost savings and received an incentive through its involvement with the Xcel Energy EDA Program.

Using water efficient fixtures and efficient pool design, the recreation center saved over 40% in annual indoor water use over the LEED baseline. The project also reduced its exterior water use by over 58%.



  • LEED Consulting
  • LEED Facilitation
  • Xcel Energy – Energy Design Assistance (EDA)
  • Energy Modeling
  • Fundamental Commissioning (Cx)
  • Enhanced Commissioning (Cx)


  • City – Denver, Colorado
  • Project Size – 70,000 SF
  • LEED Gold

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