The Mayor’s Office of the National Western Center selected EAS Energy Partners (EAS) to enter into an exclusive negotiation to become the official campus energy partner of the National Western Center (NWC) in Denver. EAS is a consortium of Enwave USA Holdings LLC, AECOM Technical Services Inc. and Saunders Construction Inc. Located northeast of downtown Denver, the National Western Center has set a long-term goal of becoming a net-zero energy campus. Energy consumption would be completely offset by renewable on-site energy production annually. EAS will serve as NWC’s campus energy partner, delivering district and renewable energy solutions while also being responsible for the long-term operation and maintenance of NWC energy systems. The EAS team has extensive district energy system experience across North America – including Chicago – and the demonstrated ability to develop and manage a system to meet the National Western Center’s current and future needs. “EAS brings a strong technical partnership with the financial, engineering and operating resources to deliver NWC a one-stop solution to design, build, finance and operate its innovative campus energy system,” said Doug Castleberry of EAS Energy Partners. “We are proud to partner with the Mayor’s Office of the National Western Center on this critical project and look forward to turning the NWC vision into reality.” The current energy concept features a sewer heat recovery system to transfer heat between the Delgany sewer main and an ambient campus wide piping distribution loop as well as a solar photovoltaic system located on the rooftops of campus buildings. “The Mayor’s Office of the National Western Center is committed to creating a strong foundation for net zero energy as we build out the campus infrastructure and venues,” said executive director of the Mayor’s Office of the National Western Center, Gretchen Hollrah. “I am confident EAS is the right partner to help NWC create a low-carbon campus using innovative sustainability strategies.” The National Western Center is the product of a shared vision among founding partners from the City and County of Denver, Colorado State University, the Western Stock Show Association, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and History Colorado. These organizations, combined with input from local community members, continue to work together to create a one-of-a-kind campus for entertainment, research, education and agribusiness. For more information, contact Jenna Espinoza, director of communications & public information, Mayor’s Office of the National Western Center, (720) 865-2906.


Elizabeth Kriarakis

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