Arvada, Colorado (PRWEB) October 23, 2013
Bolstering its commitment to sustainable development, Candelas--one of the Denver metro area’s most exciting and fastest growing new home communities--has announced that its first recreation center, the Candelas Swim and Fitness Club, has been awarded LEED® Gold certification by the United States Green Building Council.
To achieve LEED® Gold certification, structures must achieve high scores on an extensive green building checklist. From an exhaustive list of building site criteria to water efficiency, landscaping, energy and atmospheric considerations to materials usage, indoor environment quality and design innovations, buildings seeking to achieve such a high standard must be well-planned, designed and built with an all-out commitment to green building best practices.
“The Candelas Swim and Fitness Club has been recognized by the United States Green building Council with a LEED® Gold Certification for superior energy efficacy and thoughtful resource use,” said Keith Hayes AIA, LEED® BD+C and Principal of Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture, the designer of the swim and fitness center, adding, “The project uses half the energy of a building designed to current building codes and generates a fifth of the annual power it requires. Candelas residents can enjoy the facility and know they are leaving a lighter carbon footprint.”
Candelas’ Vice President of Marketing and Finance, Creig Veldhuizen, said of the achievement, “This award is emblematic of our commitment to designing and building a sustainable community at Candelas. Congratulations to our development, architecture and construction team for achieving this prestigious award.”
Since its inception, the Candelas residential community in Arvada, Colorado has made an unprecedented commitment to sustainable community design and green building practices. This has been accomplished while attracting the area's finest builders and enhancing the beauty and livability of the community for its current and future residents.
Candelas is located in beautiful northwest Arvada, Colorado between Indiana Street and Highway 93 and just north of state highway 72. The Candelas new homebuilder list includes Century Communities, Richmond American Homes, Ryland Homes, Standard Pacific Homes, Village Homes and an exclusive collection of custom builders. Each builder offers a variety of homes and architectural styles for every budget with homes priced from the low $300s to over $1 million.