Green Building Awards and Recognitions

Region 8 Headquarters Building Awards and Recognition

In December 2006, Denver welcomed a world-class addition to its downtown, the 305,000 square-foot U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional headquarters building. Our nine-story building is a hallmark of environmental sustainability. In collaboration with the General Services Administration and the architects, builders and engineers who worked on this project, 1595 Wynkoop is a high performance structure that offers considerable benefits in terms of reduced pollution and resource conservation. The following awards and recognition honor the accomplishments achieved in design, construction, and the performance of our remarkable building:

  • ENERGY STAR (2008): Region 8 headquarters awarded ENERGY STAR score of 96. This prestigious award indicates that 1595 Wynkoop is in the top 4% of all buildings in the country in energy efficiency.
  • Urban Land Institute Profile (date TBD) : ULI is going to profile the Denver office as one of its 25 nationwide case studies for 2008. The outcome will be a case study ("glossy one") that is distributed to all ULI members. Ours is the first profile to include a federal occupant building.
  • Sustainable Facility article, November 2008: The Case for Daytime Cleaning Exit- explains the environmental and other benefits of using janitorial services at 1595 Wynkoop during the day.
  • World Sustainable Building Conference (Sep. 08): 1595 Wynkoop was highlighted at the Sustainable Building 2008 conference and expo in Melbourne, Australia. The building's performance and sustainable features were presented in a slideshow and poster format.
  • Green Source Magazine, Sep 2008: Article entitled "Greening The Mile-High City" Exithighlights the central atrium and green roof.
  • The American Architecture Awards (Aug. 08): The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design Exitawarded 1595 Wynkoop's design architect (Zimmer Gunsal Frasca) the 2008 American Architecture Awards. This internationally recognized award highlights the most significant new contemporary architecture of the year.
  • Sunset Magazine, April 2009: Article entitled "Nursery day trip: Denver and beyond" Exitfeatures the green roof as the "most impressive rooftop garden."
  • Federal Electronics Challenge, Gold Level (2008): The Office of the Federal Environmental Executive and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the achievements of EPA Region 8 for their leadership in the Federal Electronics Challenge during 2007. Electronic stewardship actions undertaken have helped the Federal government improve its sustainable practices when purchasing, managing and disposing of their electronics assets.
  • EPA Employee Electronics Equipment Recycling Challenge (2007): Winner - Region 8. Employees collected 10,158 pounds of equipment.
  • Downtown Denver Partnership Annual Award (2006): For incorporating the preservation of the environment into the design and construction process, setting the standard for future sustainable office development in Downtown Denver, while designing a building that is sensitive to its place in the historic Lower Downtown district. Exit
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (2006): Office Development of the Year.
  • Associated General Contractors of Colorado: Jack Mincher's People's Choice Award.
  • Architect Magazine (2007) R&D Award for Atrium Day lighting Control System (Sails).