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9191 South Jamaica Street
9191 South Jamaica Street
Englewood, CO 80112
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The CH2M HILL West Building is a five-story, Class-A office property located in Englewood, Colorado, whose tenants are the employees of CH2M HILL, a global engineering, consulting, and construction firm. The building, constructed in 2002 as part of the CH2M HILL office complex, is managed and owned by Columbia Property Trust.

CH2M HILL realizes energy savings of approximately $150,000 per year through initiatives such as:

-- Reduced-wattage lamps installed throughout the building

-- High-efficiency lighting with electronic ballasts

-- High-efficiency motors with variable-frequency drives 

-- Dual-flush toilets in the women?s rooms and pint flush urinals in the men?s rooms

-- HVAC and lighting on a Building Automation System with programmed start and stop times, including after-hours two-hour override switches for building quadrants to shut off lights

-- High-efficiency glazing on glass 

-- Direct-expansion rooftop air-handling cooling unit with evaporative condensers

-- Summer and winter standardized temperature set points

-- LED lighting in all parking lots


In 2006, before Columbia took ownership of the building, then-owner CH2M HILL was already making improvements to the building?s energy efficiency by installing improved building automation controls. When Columbia took ownership in 2007, the new owner and tenant began an ongoing collaboration to improve the building?s energy profile. CH2M HILL?s facilities management team identified opportunities for improvement and implemented them with Columbia? approval.

Some efficiency gains were accomplished through improved operations and maintenance and other low-cost practices. Employees were instructed on how to manage temperature for individual comfort by adjusting existing louvered blinds and dressing for individual comfort levels, reducing the need for thermostat adjustment in individual areas.

In 2007, Columbia approached CH2M HILL about applying for ENERGY STAR certification for the West Building. The West Building?s baseline score in 2009 was 79 ?above the 75 necessary to earn ENERGY STAR certification. However, the West Building houses a data center with an uninterruptable power supply, which at the time made it unable to meet ENERGY STAR?s guidelines for certification. In 2010, those guidelines were revised, making it possible for the West Building to qualify. In the meantime, improvements were implemented, bringing the rating to its current 99. The CH2M HILL West Building was awarded ENERGY STAR certification in 2011. Three other buildings on the site earned certification in 2010.


CH2M HILL is reaching out to employees to spread the word that energy efficiency is good for the bottom line and the environment. The firm?s North American Environmental Management System publicizes the energy conservation measures and resulting savings throughout the firm. CH2M HILL also reports energy usage and resulting environmental impacts as a member of the United Nations Global Compact. The report, which is updated yearly, can be viewed onCH2M HILL?s website.




Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Columbia Property Trust or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Building Owner:*
Columbia Property Trust

Property Manager:*

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2011 (99)
2012 (84)
2013 (76)
2014 (79)
2015 (80)
2016 (86)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 155210 sf

Year Constructed: 2002

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant
   Other Technologies/Strategies