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Wells Fargo Completes Its First LEED-Certified Bank in Colorado

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The pedestrian bridge at 18th Street in Denver’s Central Platte Valley opened March 5, providing a second connecting point to Riverfront Park and Commons Park from Union Station and Lower Downtown.

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The bridge is a 170-ft-long span with a copper-clad elevator tower at each end. It was financed by the Central Platte Valley Metropolitan District through mill levies on Central Platte Valley property owners east of the Consolidated Main Line.

68West Engineering Inc. facilitated and coordinated the design team and managed construction, Edward Kraemer & Sons served as the general contractor, OZ Architecture was the designer, and S.A. Miro did the structural engineering.

The renovation of Mitchell Hall, the facility that serves as the cadet dining area at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, completed in February, two months ahead of schedule.

JE Dunn Construction Co., Denver and Colorado Springs, served as a general contractor for the construction manager, Weston Solutions, to complete the 25,000-sq-ft, three-story renovation.

The Mitchell Hall project was the third phase of six to modernize the main cafeteria and kitchen building. The scope of work included expanding the kitchen mezzanine floor, all while the facility stayed fully operational. Mitchell Hall serves upwards of 4,500 people at a time, three times a day.

GE Johnson Construction Co. and Davis Partnership Architects, both of Denver, completed the first Wells Fargo LEED-certified bank in Colorado in February.

This bank, located in Colorado Springs, achieved a LEED-Silver certification and is only the second LEED-certified Wells Fargo in the country. The bank is approximately 5,200 sq ft and incorporates green-building features that include FSC-certified plywood and insulation made from recycled blue jeans.

Wells Fargo is currently planning two more LEED-certified banks in Denver and Boulder.


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