Avon Town Hall receives LEED Gold Certification
Avon, CO – Avon Town Hall has officially received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. According to the U.S. Green Building Council’s website, LEED is an internationally-recognized green building certification system that promotes sustainable building and development practices and recognizes projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance. The LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.
The certification process awards points in seven categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation in design, and regional priority credits. To earn the gold certification, Avon Town Hall received a score of 63 out of a possible 110 points.
In April 2016, the Town of Avon purchased the Town Hall building, previously known as the Skier Building, located at 100 Mikaela Way, to house administrative offices, the Municipal Court, Council Chambers, meeting rooms and community spaces. Constructed in 2003, the structure stood as a building shell with minimal interior improvements until 2017, when the Town undertook the Town Hall Tenant Finish Project to finish out the building to serve as a Town Hall. The building officially opened in October 2018.
Sustainable attributes of Avon Town Hall include, but are not limited to:
- A 28.05 kW of photovoltaic (solar) array as an onsite renewable energy source that generates over 50% of the energy used in the building on a clear day.
- Water efficient flow and flush fixtures that have helped reduce total indoor potable water usage by 34%, which is equivalent to an estimated 18,675 gallons of water saved annually.
- A 36% lighting power reduction.
- Approximately 10% of the building’s total building materials content, by value, has been manufactured using recycled content.
- A renewable energy contract to supply 100% of the building's electricity from renewable sources for a minimum of two years.
The certification is the result of efforts by the Town of Avon, led by Town Engineer Justin Hildreth, Group14 Engineering, Davis Partnership Architects, FCI Contractors and ME Engineers.
For more information, please contact Justin Hildreth, Town Engineer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-748-4045.