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Department of Transportation Office Building (Lakewood, CO)

LEED Silver Version 2.0

Project Team
GSA Contact  Tom Birlson,
Developer  Opus Northwest Construction, LLC
Architect  Opus Architects & Engineers, Inc.
Contractor  Opus Northwest Construction, LLC
Gross Sq. Ft.  129,000
Completion Date  June 2004
Cost  $17.6 Million

Sustainable Sites

  • Public transportation access
  • Bike racks, showers and changing rooms are provided
  • Electronic vehicle charging stations
  • 22 carpool/vanpool spaces provided
  • Local open space requirement was exceeded by over 25%
  • High reflective roofing was used to reduce the heat island effect

Water Efficiency

  • Xeriscape – Reduced water consumption for irrigation by over 50%

Energy & Atmosphere

  • Ozone protection - Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems are free of HCFC’s and Halons
  • Renewable energy purchases will offset 50% of the building’s electricity for 2 years

Materials & Resources

  • Over 76% of the construction waste was diverted from landfill
  • 23% of the building materials contain recycled content
  • 72% of the materials were locally manufactured and 41% were locally harvested

Indoor Environmental Quality

  • Prior to occupancy, new filtration media was used to perform a two-week flush out
  • Low-emitting materials, adhesives & sealants
  • Carpeting is certified as a low-emitting material
  • Temperature and humidity monitoring
  • 91% of the regularly occupied spaces get natural light

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