Metro State Hotel Learning Center

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Design Build Electrical for New Learning Center & Hotel

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The Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center (HLC) at Metro State will offer the Denver community two assets: a fully functioning flagged hotel and a learning laboratory for students. Located in the heart of Denver, the HLC includes an estimated 150 rooms, conference facilities and more than 21,000 square feet of academic space, including classrooms, specialty learning labs and faculty offices. The hotel is run by the professional hotel management firm, Sage Hospitality, and will provide hands-on training opportunities for students in Metro State?s Hospitality, Tourism and Events department. LEI was the design build electrical contractor for this six (6) story Marriot Springhill Suites. LEI incorporated a state of the art Energy Management System in the hotel, which provides energy efficiency, guest comfort and overall energy cost reduction. Design Features: New electrical service to comply with Auraria Campus Requirements as well as Springhill Suites, Architectural Elements for Lighting Design

Green Features: Interior lighting for the facility will primarily be fluorescent sources to achieve the energy performance of criteria of 30% better than ASHRAE 90.1, Occupancy and Daylight Sensors, motion sensor and energy efficient garage lighting, Cassia Energy Management System, Intelligent programmable lighting control panel with photocell sensor and daylight inputs will control the building interior and exterior building mounted luminaries, the separation of power distribution systems will be provided to set-up measurement and verification, front desk controlled heat pumps to provide cooling only once guest has checked into the room. As part of these efforts the, LEED Certification went from pursuing Silver to an improved LEED Gold.

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Metro State/Auraria Campus


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Project Start Date

January 2010

Project Finish Date

January 2012