The National Western Center is a year-round, global destination for agriculture and food innovation, western heritage, and culture that will open in Denver in 2024.
The EAS Energy Partners team is composed of Enwave, AECOM and Saunders Construction. EAS will deliver district and renewable energy solutions while also being responsible for the long-term operation and maintenance of NWC energy systems. There are two primary components of the system. The first component includes Sewer Heat Recovery (SHR) system that makes use of an existing 72-inch diameter wastewater infrastructure, called the Delgany Interceptor. The SHR is an innovative technology that heats and cools buildings with recycled thermal energy from nearby pipelines will be one of the largest clean technology systems of its kind in North America. Second, the primary electrical power source will be the installation of photovoltaic (i.e., solar power) arrays on the new building roof areas. These systems will provide heating and cooling for seven buildings on the Campus.
Saunders is a member of the EAS development team, as well as a design-build partner of Campus Energy Constructors (CEC), a joint venture between AECOM and Saunders.
Image credits: Mayor’s Office of the National Western Center; Enwave