Read the Jetson Green article of 9.27.07 “UMB Bank Colorado, Denver’s Second Green Roof Building” here, and “Mayor Hickenlooper Celebrates Denver’s Second Green Roof Building” from CSRwire of 4.27.07 here.
The 4,200-square-foot UMB Bank Colorado building is built with many sustainable features, most prominently a greenroof. Located at 3515 Quebec Street in Quebec Square at Stapleton, UMB Bank Colorado is scheduled to open on October 1, 2007. The roof is covered with drought-resistant plants that are native to Colorado. Referring to the center’s greenroof, Mariner Kemper, the chairman and CEO of UMB Bank Colorado was quoted in various press releases and Jetson Green of 9.27.07 (see below), ?Amidst growing concerns over the health of the environment and the rising cost of natural resources, there is a national trend to develop ?green? buildings… green buildings are designed to reduce the impact on the environment by conserving resources such as water and energy while blending with the features of the natural landscape. Our new banking center in Stapleton further supports UMB?s commitment to a cleaner, safer, and sustainable environment.?
In the CSRwire of 4.27.07 (see below) Mariner Kemper said, “We are very excited to be on the forefront of the ‘green’ building revolution in Denver. Mayor Hickenlooper has a very ambitious plan for turning Denver into an energy-conscience, environmentally friendly city. He can count on the support from UMB Bank and all our employees at the green banking center at Stapleton to help make his vision a reality.” The press release also says “The green roof is designed to reduce urban heat effect from reflection and decrease the amount of rainwater runoff which can pick up the dirt, oil and chemicals that lead to water pollution. “The interior of the banking center is as environmentally friendly and energy conscience as the exterior. High-performance glass windows allow natural light to flood the room while simultaneously protecting the space from unwanted heat gain. Each room has sensors that shut off light fixtures when space is not in use and all sink and bathroom fixtures are low-flow and equipped with sensors for automatic turn off and shut down. The carpet is made from 100% recycled materials and the paints, ceiling treatments and wall coverings are made of environmentally stable materials that do not “off gas” potentially harmful chemicals into the atmosphere.”