Conference Venue

Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street
Denver, Colorado 80202

Phone: (303) 228-8000
Fax: (303) 228-8103
Email: info@denverconvention.com
Website: www.denverconvention.com

Energy

ENERGY REDUCTION AND ALTERNATIVES SOURCES

Energy conservation is a major challenge for many convention centers as the buildings are often operating on a near 24 hour basis. Here at the Colorado Convention Center, we look for creative ways to reduce our impact. Following the launch of our sustainable efforts, we reduced our energy consumption almost 29% compared with the previous year.

Highlights:

  • 300kw rooftop Solar Array - In 2009, the system produced 383,760 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity. This saved the equivalent of 282 metric tons (MtCO2e) of carbon dioxide emissions as compared to conventionally produced electricity, which equates to the CO2 emissions of the following:
  • Saving 31,676 gallons of gasoline
  • Saving 655 barrels of oil
  • Planting 7,067 trees
  • Taking 53 cars off the road for a year. To learn more about what our panels are producing visit our Current Energy Saving Site.
  • 25% of the energy consumed by the building is purchased as Wind Energy
  • Variable Frequency Drive fans in our HVAC system for increased efficiency.
  • Natural Daylighting used in our Atriums.
  • Lighting Level protocol set at 50% for move-in and 25% for cleaning and maintenance.