From the breezes on Colorado’s Eastern Plains to Denver’s abundant sunshine, Colorado is rich with wind and solar energy resources. So is Peña Station NEXT, where energy efficiency and green building, renewable solar energy, and emissions-free mobility add up to clean energy that powers your business, your home, and your active lifestyle.
- Green Building Guidelines:
Green buildings make for healthier, happier, more productive places in which to live and work. That’s why Peña Station NEXT requires that each project earn LEED Silver certification at a minimum. In September 2017, the Panasonic Business & Technology Solutions Center at Peña Station NEXT officially earned LEED Gold certification.
- An Award-winning Microgrid Powered by Clean, Resilient Renewable Energy:
A 1.6 MW solar PV system over Denver International Airport’s parking lot and another 259 kW of solar PV on Panasonic’s rooftop help power Peña Station NEXT with renewable energy from Colorado’s abundant sunshine. A large battery system owned and operated by Xcel Energy forms a microgrid that strengthens energy resilience through backup power. In June 2017, Environmental Leader named the microgrid a 2017 Project of the Year. Later that same month, Energy Storage North America named the project a finalist in its annual Innovation Awards
- Partnering with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory:
In July 2017, Peña Station NEXT partners, including LC Fulenwider, Denver International Airport, Xcel Energy, and Panasonic announced an exciting new project with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO. Together they’re developing a district-wide energy plan for Peña Station NEXT, potentially making the community completely net-zero energy and carbon-neutral and placing the district at the national and international forefront of energy innovation.
- Low-emissions Mobility:
With its location directly adjacent to the 61st and Peña station on the University of Colorado A-Line train, Peña Station NEXT is all about transit-oriented development and convenient mobility options. It’s also about low-emissions mobility that helps protect Denver’s air quality and climate. For example, nearly 20 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations—including 11 complimentary stations in Denver International Airport’s parking lot adjacent to the train station—encourage EV use powered by solar energy and free of tailpipe emissions. Learn more about mobility at Peña Station NEXT.