Skyscraper Earns LEED Gold Recognition

DENVER – (Realty News Report) —A new 30-story office tower developed in Denver by a joint venture of Houston-based Patrinely Group and USAA Real Estate has been LEED Gold status to recognize its sustainability.

The 606,000-SF speculative office building, located on Fifteenth Street in downtown Denver, is named Block 162.

“We believe Block 162 is the best new office building in Denver,” said Patrinely Group’s Rocky Mountain Region Vice President David Haltom. “Achieving LEED Gold status under the USGBC’s new v4 criteria reinforces the building’s market-leading design, quality, energy efficiency and safety features, as well as its positive impact to the community.”

The developer says the Block 162 building is a sustainable, energy-efficient, and well-ventilated building.

“The façade is comprised of high-performance glass, featuring 10-foot clear windows around 100% of the perimeter of each office floor, offering 90% of building occupants daylight and views of downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains. The building offers HVAC with fresh air ventilation capacity at 30 percent above code,” the developer said.

The office building was designed by Gensler architecture.

“Block 162 is the latest example of why it is so important to develop and design with LEED certification in mind,” said Raffael Scasserra, LEED-AP, Principal at Gensler. “If we can bring more healthy, highly efficient buildings to our communities, then we will be able to make significant strides toward reducing the overall carbon footprint.”

The tower achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 Gold Core and Shell status. It is the largest project in Colorado to receive this status, as well as the largest LEED v4 BD+C: CS project in Colorado of any level. It is located at 675 15thStreet, between Welton and California Streets in downtown.

The building has an 11th floor Sky Terrace, Denver’s only tenant-exclusive indoor/outdoor amenity deck, features three distinct areas that all open onto a sizable outdoor terrace via 110 linear feet of operable NanaWall doors.

Oct. 6, 2021 Realty News Report Copyright 2021

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