999 18th St.
Denver, CO 80202
The size of the property is 815,000 gross square feet with two office towers, 34 and 23 stories each, connected by two-six level Terraces. A two story retail mall is separately metered for all utilities and wasn't included in the benchmark assessment. The property also includes a 367,000 square foot, three-level subterranean parking garage.
The largest tenant is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region VIII office occupying over 300,000 square feet. In addition to the EPA, the tenancy consists of a variety of legal, financial, technology, financial and real estate agencies.
Annual energy costs have been reduced approximately $300,000 as a result of several energy upgrades as well as many "no cost / low cost" operational improvements.
A $1,350,000 energy retrofit was done in 1996. Public Service Company of Colorado funded $550,000 through their Demand Side Management program. The remaining $800,000 was financed over seven years. The retrofit included:
"It is important to look at the no cost / low cost opportunities for reducing energy consumption prior to implementing costly energy upgrades. These opportunities include a multitude of issues. The building personnel need to look at the following no cost energy saving measures: after hours HVAC operations; janitors shutting off lights at night; sending letters to tenants to turn off CRT's and other equipment at night; and optimizing the efficiency of boilers and chillers. The engineers also need to be intimately familiar with the utility bills and the month-to-month data relative to peak demand and consumption energy. This will allow them to set targets for reducing energy. These operational savings should be documented and segregated from any potential savings related to a major energy upgrade. Credit should be given where credit is due."
Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by LBA Realty 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.
Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
Facility Type: Office
Total Floorspace: 1051200 sf
Year Constructed: 1980
Contract Type: None