Group14 performed LEED consulting, energy services and commissioning for three LEED Platinum projects on the Kent Denver School campus.
The 37,000 SF Middle School at Kent Denver School is one of the several projects undertaken by Denver-based architects Semple Brown in conjunction with Group14. The building, completed in March 2019, was sustainably built to LEED Platinum standards.
The 28,000 SF Upper School Classroom building is also LEED Platinum, scoring 19 out of 19 in optimization of energy performance. The building features on-site renewable energy and multiple water-use reduction design features.
Finally, the LEED Platinum Dining Hall, completed in 2011, includes 8,000 SF of extensive renovation and 12,000 SF of new construction. It was the nation’s first LEED Platinum-certified Dining Hall and uses onsite solar and all LED lighting.
Middle School: Indoor water savings of 45%. In addition to indoor water savings, 292,000 gallons of water will be saved each year on irrigation, or 69% savings from the LEED baseline. The project also achieved 83% in energy cost savings.
Upper School: High efficiency plumbing fixtures result in 45% annual indoor water savings. The project’s PV system accounts for 173,679 kWh/yr contributing towards 86% in annual energy cost savings.
Dining Hall: 56% energy cost savings; 45% annual indoor water savings and 56% annual outdoor water savings.