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Oct. 23, 2013

State-of-the-Art Candelas Swim and Fitness Club Awarded LEED Gold Certification

By Gabriel Circiog, Associate Editor

Candelas, one of the Denver metro area’s fastest growing new home communities, has recently announced that its first recreation center has been awarded LEED Gold Certification by the United States Green Building Council.

Located in northwest Arvada, Colo., between Indiana Street and Highway 93 and just north of state highway 72, the Candelas homebuilder list includes Richmond American Homes, Ryland Homes, Century Communities, Standard Pacific Homes, Village Homes and an exclusive collection of custom builders. The builders offer a variety of homes and architectural styles. The homes are available for every budget ranging in price from the low $300,000s to over $1 million.

The LEED Gold Certification of the Candelas Swim and Fitness Club confirms the commitment to a sustainable community design and green building practices.

“The Candelas Swim and Fitness Club has been recognized by the United States Green Building Council with a LEED Gold Certification for superior energy efficacy and thoughtful resource use,” says Keith Hayes AIA, LEED BD+C and principal of Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture, the designer of the swim and fitness center. “The project uses half the energy of a building designed to current building codes and generates a fifth of the annual power it requires. Candelas residents can enjoy the facility and know they are leaving a lighter carbon footprint.”

Candelas’ Vice President of Markeing and Finance, Creig Veldhuizen said that the award is “emblematic of [the company’s] commitment to designing and building a sustainable community at Candelas.”

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