Colorado Convention Center

LEED O&M Certification

Situation: The Colorado Convention Center sought to expand its potential client base to organizations that require sustainable sites for their meetings and events. The Convention Center was committed to becoming a premier green meeting venue, but did not have a budget allocated for the project. 

Solution: UHG Consulting analyzed the CCC's operations and designed a path to achieving LEED Certification for Operations & Maintenance that did not require any large capital outlays. 

Delivering Results: UHG Consulting designed and guided the Colorado Convention Center along and economical, low-cost LEED Certification path, which culminated in LEED Certified status, over $1 million in utility cost reductions, and cost-free publicity. 

  • Utility Reductions

    • 29% Reduction in Energy use​

    • 48% Reduction in Water use

    • Utility costs were reduced by $1,060,000 through the LEED certification process

  • Market Exposure

    • 2009 Best Green Meeting Facility award presented by Colorado Meeting & Events Magazine.

    • Featured in Tradeshow Week, Special Events.com, Expoweb.com, Colorado Independent, Denver.org, and Greenprint Denver.  ​

  • Ongoing Success: 

    • Operational Manual - UHG produced a comprehensive manual to give CCC staff easy access to its sustainable policies and procedures.​

    • Tracking Databases - UHG created tracking systems for each department to ensure that the CCC has the tools to continue with its environmental commitment and maintain LEED Certified status.