Facility Tours

See FM innovation in action. Register for front- and back-of-house facility tours guided by staff who will provide insight into project initiatives, sustainable/energy-efficient features, building upgrades, strategic space planning, innovative technologies and daily operations. Each tour is US$20 per person.

IKEA CentennialIKEA Centennial

Maximum: 60 Participants -SOLD OUT-

At 420,000 square feet, IKEA Centennial is the second largest IKEA store in North America, and the first IKEA store in the United States to incorporate a geothermal heating/cooling system. IKEA Centennial is host to Colorado’s largest private solar array: 4,717 panels for approximately 1.4MW of solar production. Tour guests will explore the company’s recycling programs, the Geo-Plant and, weather permitting, the rooftop solar plant, which offers one of the city’s best views of the Colorado Mountains.

CCCColorado Convention Center

Second tour at 2:00 PM

Maximum: 25 Participants -SOLD OUT-

Located in the heart of downtown Denver, the Colorado Convention Center is a 2.2 million square foot facility. Recognized as a leader in sustainable building practices, the center has received LEED EB:OM Gold, ASTM/APEX Level 2 for Sustainable Venue, and ISO 14001. Tour guests will hear about the sustainable aspects of the facility and take away practical tips for implementing sustainable practices at their own facility to save money, engage occupants and reduce the use of resources.

NRELNational Renewable Energy Laboratory

Maximum: 20 Participants -SOLD OUT-

**This is a high security tour; pre-registration is required. No on-site registrations. Personal data will need to be collected to attend this tour**

NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary laboratory for energy efficiency research and development. NREL exemplifies environmental sustainability throughout its operations. Visitors to the main South Table Mountain campus will learn about renewable energy and see how the campus demonstrates clean energy technologies, reduces waste and eliminates atmospheric pollution. The tour includes the ultra-high-efficient Research Support Facility and the new Energy Systems Integration Facility.

Ralph Carr JudicialRalph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center

Maximum: 25 Parcipants -SOLD OUT-

**This is a high security tour. No on-site registrations**

A stunning example of neoclassical architecture and state-of-the-art building systems, the Judicial Center is home to the Colorado Supreme Court, the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court Library, the Colorado Judicial Learning Center, and seven judicial and legal agencies. The center is resplendent with art and architectural detail, featuring 10 major public art installations and many large-scale works by Colorado’s own John Fielder. Join the building team for an insider’s tour of this magnificent space.

Colorado-State-CapitolColorado State Capitol

Maximum: 60 Participants -MORE SEATS ADDED-

Having just completed its dome preservation project, the Capitol is once again open to the public after four years. Designed by architect E.E. Myers and built between 1886 and 1901, the Capitol features native Colorado materials, including granite, yule marble and the entire known supply of Beulah rose onyx. Tour the dome and observation deck, and learn about the Capitol’s architecture, construction, distinctive artworks and its new energy-efficient Ground Source Heat Pump system.

CCCColorado Convention Center

Maximum: 25 Participants -SOLD OUT-

Located in the heart of downtown Denver, the Colorado Convention Center is a 2.2 million square foot facility. Recognized as a leader in sustainable building practices, the center has received LEED EB:OM Gold, ASTM/APEX Level 2 for Sustainable Venue, and ISO 14001. Tour guests will hear about the sustainable aspects of the facility and take away practical tips for implementing sustainable practices at their own facility to save money, engage occupants and reduce the use of resources.

Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Maximum: 100 Participants -SOLD OUT-

Home to the Denver Broncos football team, Sports Authority Field at Mile High is the only NFL stadium with a steel seating bowl, allowing fans to create a metal clamor known as “Rocky Mountain Thunder.” The field consists of 22.5 miles of piping (a hydronic soil system), and features the fourth largest scoreboard in the NFL (25th largest in the world). Opening in 2001, it’s the first stadium to utilize design-build. The stadium hosts more than 300 events a year. Guests will tour the football field, see the high-end suites, view the mechanical systems and the state-of-the-art scoreboard control room.

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