Civica Cherry Creek is a 105,000 SF mixed-use office building complete with a rooftop deck, private library, locker rooms, and an underground parking garage. The first-floor great room provides a variety of places to work and meet.
Group14 provided energy modeling, EDA, LEED services, and fundamental and enhanced commissioning for this mixed-use project which has a strong focus on ensuring occupant comfort and energy efficiency.
Due to the building’s orientation, solar heat-gain and glare were a design concern. To help with this, dynamic glass that enhances sustainability and occupant comfort was used.
Through LED lighting fixtures, daylight and occupancy controls, and efficient HVAC systems, the building achieved a 16% energy cost savings relative to the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 baseline.
Challenges were faced trying to maximize water savings while staying within budget but, by installing high efficiency flow and flush fixtures, Civica saved 289,965 gallons of water annually — equivalent to a 38% reduction in indoor water demand when compared to the LEED baseline.