Green Ideas Building Science Consultants is excited to announce that its recent project, The Burwell Center for Career Achievement, has achieved LEED Platinum-level certification. The accomplishment marks Green Ideas' 14th LEED Platinum-level project and its 106th successful LEED project overall.

The Burwell Center, which is part of the University of Denver in Colorado, is the first LEED Platinum-certified building on the campus. At 22,904 square feet, the three-story building includes extensive daylighting with views to the surrounding campus, superior energy efficiency, and ergonomic workspaces for computer users … all contributing to a healthy occupant user experience.

Some of the sustainable strategies implemented to achieve LEED certification include:

  • Using low-emitting materials to reduce the harmful effect of VOCs
  • Capturing and managing 100% of stormwater onsite to replicate natural hydrology
  • Incorporating cool roof strategies to reduce the urban heat island effect
  • Using native and adaptive landscaping to reduce the amount of potable water needed for irrigation

Other Green Ideas LEED Platinum projects include ASU Biodesign Building B, NAU Applied Research & Development Facility, Arizona Game & Fish Department HQ, NOSC at Luke Air Force Base, Scottsdale's EL Dorado and Cactus Acres Fire Stations, and the BASF Near-Zero Energy home in Patterson, New Jersey. A complete list of Green Ideas' projects can be found here.

"Green Ideas is proud to have worked with such an integrated project team on the Burwell Center," said Green Ideas President Charlie Popeck upon receiving the LEED Platinum certification. "Congratulations is in order to the entire team, including University of Denver, Lake Flato Architects, PCL Construction, Shears Adkins Rockmore (SAR+) Architects, and KL&A Engineers and Builders."