First Residents Move into Solera, Denver’s First LEED-Gold Apartments

Denver, CO (June 30, 2010) — After much anticipation, downtown Denver’s first LEED apartment building, Solera, will welcome its first residents on July 30th.

As Zocalo Development’s second LEED-certified multi-family project, Solera will be the first LEED-Gold rental development in the Rocky Mountain Region and one of only a few dozen in the country.   Zocalo’s first LEED multi-family project – award-winning RiverClay – outperformed projected energy savings, reducing energy consumption by nearly 60 percent compared to EPA standards.  Through “virtuous tinkering,” Solera, according to developer David Zucker, implements “a dozen energy-conserving strategies that seek to make Solera even more energy efficient than RiverClay”…