Energize Denver Awards 2022 Winners

Published on October 26, 2022

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Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Energize Denver Awards! These awards celebrate Denver buildings leading the way in reducing greenhouse gas impacts.

All-Electric: Unico Properties, 1875 Lawrence St.

1875 Lawrence is a mixed-use office building in LoDo. They recently installed a new building automation system. They also installed new, efficient equipment. The building has a long list of awards:

  • LEED Gold certified
  • Fitwel certified
  • All-electric class A

They also subscribe to a local solar farm. Unico Solar Investors owns and operates the solar farm. 

Energy Efficiency: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, 700 Broadway 

700 Broadway reduced its energy use by 26% from 2020 to 2021. They did this with a building automation system. They also installed new, more efficient equipment. Improving the building in this way aligns with their dedication to community health. It also aligns with their environment, social, and governance strategy. 

First Place; Equity and Community Impact: Pancratia Hall Lofts

This building is all-electric, 100% deed-restricted, and affordable. It is a central part of the Loretto Heights campus. This building has strived from the beginning to be high-performance. For example, they preserved the historic building’s carbon-intensive existing infrastructure. Inside, they installed efficient lighting and HVAC systems. Residents have access to free EV charging and an onsite fruit orchard. 

Second Place; Equity and Community Impact: Centro San Juan Diego

Centro San Juan Diego is a Ministry of the Archdiocese of Denver. They recently made energy efficiency upgrades through Energy Outreach Colorado. This included:

  • Brand-new LED lighting
  • Building insulation
  • Two high-efficiency HVAC systems

This center provides vital resources to Spanish speakers in Denver. For example, they offer English classes, financial literacy, legal counsel, and more.   

Smart Leasing: The Casey, 2100 Delgany St 

The Casey is a 187-unit apartment complex. They have successfully integrated green lease language. This works to engage residents in sustainable practices. The leases include information disclosure clauses. This makes it easier for tenants to track energy and water use. Residents receive sustainability education through printed guides and environmental holidays. Awareness campaigns are part of GID’s environmental, social, and governance initiatives.  

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