SugarCube is certified LEED Silver for its maintenance and operations, which demonstrates a sustained commitment to lessening our impact on the environment. A building-wide composting and recycling program helps to divert around 60% of the building’s waste away from landfills, and a rooftop solar array produces energy to be used by building tenants. Using water-conserving fixtures and energy efficient designs and practices, SugarCube has reduced its water usage to 30% below accepted usage targets and is among the top 23% of similar buildings in the country in terms of energy efficiency. And constant attention to the products utilized in maintenance, cleaning and pest control ensures the safety of our tenants and improves the indoor air quality of our entire building.
LEED Silver Certified for Operations and Maintenance
High-efficiency LED lighting
Named “Greenest of the Green” at the Denver Mayor’s Design Awards
Rooftop solar array
Energy and water-efficient appliances and fixtures
Compost and recycling service provided for all residents, commercial and restaurant tenants
Low VOC paint and wool carpets free of petroleum products to protect indoor air quality
As part of SugarCube’s ongoing effort to divert its waste from landfills, periodic waste audits are performed to help educate tenants and inspire improved recycling and composting behaviors. Check out this video to see the process in action.
Waste Audit on the Sugar Block
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