1325 East 16th Ave, Denver, CO 80218

Group14 performed LEED, energy, Xcel Energy Design Assistance (EDA), and commissioning services for the new Fryer-Newman Center for Science, Art and Education at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The two-story, 62,154 SF center contains an atrium, labs, four galleries, classrooms, a herbarium, library, café, and a 300-seat auditorium.

The building, which earned LEED Gold in 2021, includes a rainwater harvesting system, onsite solar power, and the use of 20% recycled building materials.  The design also incorporated active and biophilic design principles, including the use of materials and elements from nature. 

The Fryer-Newman Center hired Group14 to perform fundamental and enhanced commissioning to ensure the building’s systems were installed, calibrated, and performed according to their project requirements.

RESULTS:

The LEED Gold project was able to achieve 30% energy cost savings.

Using high efficiency plumbing fixtures, the center was able to reduce indoor water consumption by more than 35% annually. Additionally, the project reduced exterior water use by over 60%– driven in part by harvesting rainwater for on-site use (the first commercial property in Colorado to do so).  

 

Services:

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

Snapshot:

  • City – Denver, CO
  • Project Size – 62,154 SF
  • LEED Gold

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