DENVER – 16 Chestnut building in the Union Station neighborhood has been awarded LEED Platinum certification. Developed by East West Partners, a Denver-based developer devoted to building, selling, managing and supporting high-quality real estate, in partnership with global real estate investment manager Invesco Real Estate, 16 Chestnut is only the third core and shell building in Denver to earn the LEED Platinum designation.
“We are thrilled to earn LEED Platinum certification for the 16 Chestnut project,” said Ryan Stone, development partner at East West Partners – Denver. “East West Partners’ commitment to sustainability has significantly shaped our approach to development not only in Denver, but throughout the company. We approach each new project with the goal of achieving the highest standards of sustainability and this Platinum certification – one of only three in Denver – further demonstrates our commitment to creating innovative and sustainable projects that are built to stand the test of time.”
East West Partners teamed with architect Gensler, Saunders Construction and BuildMark to achieve LEED Platinum certification for 16 Chestnut. In addition, the goal to reach LEED Platinum had full participation and buy-in from the building’s anchor tenant, DaVita.
The recently completed $190 million, 250-foot-tall, 430,000-square-foot building was designed to convey a timeless and intelligent elegance. 16 Chestnut achieved LEED Platinum certification for its environmentally friendly design and operations including solar power, efficient lighting strategies, energy star appliances, use of recycled materials, indoor air quality management to ensure high quality air for tenants and a 12th floor roof terrace that incorporates local and drought tolerant plantings.
“The goal of achieving LEED Platinum was a definite attraction for tenants coming to the building,” said Stone. “While we set our sights on Platinum from the get-go, it’s important to create buy-in from all parties – including tenants – as it makes the process easier and the goal more easily attained. In the end, we can all, as a community, be proud of this accomplishment.”
Photos courtesy of East West Partners