Gallery: Colorado’s State Capitol is the First and Only LEED Certified ...

Because of the richly historic nature of the building, the energy upgrades cannot disturb its character. This means that the HVAC systems are a mixture of new boilers and chillers, old radiators and ducts, and retrocommissioning. One example of energy savings is how, by taking advantage of the thermal mass, engineers can flush excess heat that the building gained throughout the day out at night.

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