World Trade Center Denver: LEED EB and Retro-commissioning

Creating a customized, data-driven, ongoing commissioning program

The World Trade Center® Denver, a 792,000-square-foot, two-tower property managed by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), wanted a way to stand out in the downtown Denver real estate market by demonstrating its commitment to environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, and the health and well-being of all occupants.

World Trade Center Denver

Cadmus provided staff training and guided JLL’s team through documentation for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) Operations and Management (O+M).  In addition to identifying opportunities for improved energy performance, Cadmus created a customized, data-driven, ongoing commissioning program to enable continuous optimization of building systems performance. This project helped the client reach their goals through:

  • Improving water fixtures
  • Implementing green purchasing practices
  • Creating an integrated pest management policy
  • Reducing overall waste
  • Instituting a comprehensive building automation system (BAS) for the trending and ongoing commissioning program

Many elements of the program incorporated no-cost or low-cost measures, which are estimated to save over $38,000 and 3,400 MBTUs per year, with an aggregate simple payback of just 1.7 years.

These measures have increased occupant comfort and helped the facility achieve an exceptional ENERGY STAR® score of 97. Cadmus supported the World Trade Center in achieving the first LEED-EB O+M v2009 Gold certification in Colorado and has continued to work closely with the building team to push its practices to new heights in preparation for its recertification effort.

“Entering the LEED process, I was terrified. The people at the Cadmus Group walked me through every step with patience and a willingness to break it down for the lay person, such as myself.  They displayed an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the process, standards, and points.  Their connections in the field gave us a strong advantage, as they had an excellent understanding of upcoming changes.  I could not ask for a greater partner in this process.”

–  Verna Pottle, Assistant General Manager, JLL Americas, Inc