• Energy Model Output for CU-Denver Business School
  • Energy Model Output for CU-Denver Business School
  • CU-Denver Business School
  • University of Colorado Denver

    Denver, Colorado

    The former Quizno’s headquarters building was converted into a classroom building to serve as the new home for the CU Denver Business School. Since CU Denver was pursuing LEED certification for the project, the building needed to meet minimum LEED energy efficiency requirements to earn certification. As the project’s mechanical/electrical engineer and energy modeler, RMH initially developed two energy models to determine whether the building would meet (or exceed) minimum LEED energy efficiency requirements.
    1. Energy model of the building in its pre-renovation state
    2. Baseline energy model of the building which complies with ASHRAE Standard 90.1- 2004 (minimum LEED energy efficiency requirement)
    Based on RMH’s initial energy model, it was determined the building did not meet minimum LEED energy efficiency requirements in its pre-renovation state. The design team then developed building system and envelope upgrade strategies to improve the building’s energy profile. With these proposed upgrades incorporated into the energy model, RMH projected the renovated building would exceed minimum LEED energy efficiency requirements by 24%, and the building would realize a 26% energy savings when compared to pre-renovation conditions. The proposed upgrades were ultimately implemented, and the project earned LEED-CS Gold certification.
 

CU Denver Business School

University of Colorado Denver

Denver, Colorado

The former Quizno’s headquarters building was converted into a classroom building to serve as the new home for the CU Denver Business School. Since CU Denver was pursuing LEED certification for the project, the building needed to meet minimum LEED energy efficiency requirements to earn certification. As the project’s mechanical/electrical engineer and energy modeler, RMH initially developed two energy models to determine whether the building would meet (or exceed) minimum LEED energy efficiency requirements.

  1. Energy model of the building in its pre-renovation state
  2. Baseline energy model of the building which complies with ASHRAE Standard 90.1- 2004 (minimum LEED energy efficiency requirement)

Based on RMH’s initial energy model, it was determined the building did not meet minimum LEED energy efficiency requirements in its pre-renovation state. The design team then developed building system and envelope upgrade strategies to improve the building’s energy profile. With these proposed upgrades incorporated into the energy model, RMH projected the renovated building would exceed minimum LEED energy efficiency requirements by 24%, and the building would realize a 26% energy savings when compared to pre-renovation conditions. The proposed upgrades were ultimately implemented, and the project earned LEED-CS Gold certification.

Certifications

Certified LEED-CS Gold