Group14 provided sustainability, energy and measurement and verification (M&V) services for Catalyst Health-Tech Innovation, which was recently awarded WELL Core & Shell Certification at the Silver Level. The prestigious certification was awarded by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). Designed by the Beck Group, the 180,000-square-foot, seven-story core and shell office building includes numerous design elements that promote the health and well-being of its occupants.
Located in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood, Catalyst HTI brings together relevant stakeholders from across the health, wellness, and tech industries, with tenants that include UCHealth, Kaiser Permanente, Medical Solutions, the American Diabetes Association and more than 70 healthcare startups.
To be awarded WELL Core & Shell Certification, Catalyst HTI underwent rigorous testing and evaluations, earning the distinction based on seven categories —Air, Water, Light, Nourishment, Fitness, Comfort and Mind.
Features that helped the project achieve WELL Silver Certification include:
Light: The facility was designed with large, fixed windows to take advantage of site orientation and capture natural light. Lighting systems were also designed to minimize glare caused by electric light sources.
Air: The building promotes clean air through a variety of measures. These measures include moisture management, VOC reduction and construction pollution management.
Water Quality: Safe and clean water was achieved through the implementation of filtration techniques that eliminated contaminants.
By receiving WELL Silver Certification, the project became one of just 10 projects in Colorado to achieve this important recognition.
Through measures like an efficient, insulated roofing system, a reduction in lighting loads, and split systems with DX cooling, the building achieved 15% energy cost savings.