Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Doors Open Denver This Weekend

Doors Open Denver
"150 Years of Denver Architecture"
Saturday & Sunday, April 12th & 13th 10am-4pm

2008 is the 150th anniversary of the founding of Denver. Doors Open Denver will celebrate by opening doors representing “150 Years of Denver Architecture” in a FREE two-day event that allows you to go behind the scenes of the city’s significant architectural gems and lesser-known treasures. Spend the day on a self-guided tour of both historic and modern buildings, register for an Expert Tour or embark on an Urban Adventure, a self-guided tour based on a theme.

via DenverInfill Blog

Here are some Expert Tours of interest:

An Emerald Gem in Lower Downtown – US EPA Building: EPA’s new regional headquarters is an excellent example of ‘green building’, and how the built environment can reduce its environmental footprint. Come learn about this state of the art building, and the strategies used to reduce impacts to the natural environmental, better conserve energy, use less natural resources, reduce waste and create a healthier workplace environment.

Alliance Center – Green Multi-Tenant Nonprofit Building: The Alliance Center demonstrates a hub for a state-based sustainability movement with thirty non-profit tenants. Tenants, partners and community members use the building as a tool for collaboration, education and social advocacy. It is one of two buildings in the world to receive two Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certifications from the US Green Building Council – LEED Gold for Existing Buildings and LEED Silver for Commercial Interiors. The Center received Energy Star Leader certification. Over 50 signs and displays highlight the collaborative, green and historic features throughout the Alliance Center. This tour will explore the Alliance Center’s “green” ingenuity, design and unique characteristics

Discover How Easy It Is To Be Green…Creatively: Architect/ Developer Cheryl Spector & Associates will lead a tour of this LEED Registered, award winning green facility – Nine10Arts. Learn how being green is affordable. Following the tour you can visit with over 18 different artists who have their studios here, drink a cup of coffee, eat lunch in Studio 6 Coffee House or hang out in the Gallery and courtyard.

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