Elizabeth Hernandez, CU News
The East District Energy Plant is on the east end of the University of Colorado Boulder's main campus. (Steve Talley / Courtesy Image)
The headquarters for the University of Colorado's Utility and Energy Services division was recognized with the second-to-highest nationally-recognized certification for the building's sustainability.
The East District Energy Plant, which opened in 2014, reduced its water use by 41 percent and saved 25 percent of energy costs when compared to industry standards, according to a news release by the building's architect, LOA Architecture, and the project's mechanical and electrical engineer, RMH Group.
The plant, located on the east end of the main campus, earned praise from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, which certifies facilities for their green building practices.