The Alliance Center (built in 1908) is the building that is run by the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado and embodies the mission of advancing sustainability through collaboration. It houses dozens of nonprofits, all working on an aspect of sustainability and all working together to accomplish their goals. The Alliance Center is a hub of collaboration, enabling all of its tenants and partners to be more effective in their missions. We provide shared administrative services and below-market rent so that the nonprofits can focus on their work. It combines a unique focus on quality, mission-enhancing work spaces paired with an example of resource-efficiency in an existing, historic building.
As the first historic building in the world to earn two LEED certifications (Existing Buildings Gold and Commercial Interiors Silver) the Alliance Center vividly demonstrates the ease and savings of installing resource efficient features such as low flow toilets, occupancy sensors and renewable materials. Drawing over 1,000 people a year for tours, the Alliance Center inspires adoption of resource efficient measures in businesses and homes.
The Alliance Center was conceived to:
- Create a gathering place for leaders in sustainability from across the state
- Provide a showcase of green construction in a rehabilitated historic building
- Help organizations achieve greater efficiencies by providing stable, healthy, financially favorable, and secure office space
- Improve communications and opportunities for collaboration
History of the Building
The History of the Alliance Center The Kennicott-Patterson Transfer and Storage building, also known as the Otero building and currently serving as the Alliance Center, was built c. 1908 with Denver building permit 1329. The building is a contributing structure in the National, State, and Local Historic Register District of Lower Downtown. The building was originally used as a warehouse and … More »
An Award Winning Facility
The Alliance Center has proven to be an award winning facility and a leader in sustainable design, receiving various awards for contributions not only to High Performance Buildings but also in the field of education. To this date, the Alliance Center has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and continues to advance as a model for sustainable commercial structures. Awards … More »
Multi-Tenant NonProfit Center
The Alliance Center hosts and provides shared services to over 30 nonprofit organizations all working on some aspect of sustainability. It is, therefore, classified as a Multi-Tenant Nonprofit Center. Multi-Tenant Nonprofit Centers (MTNCs) are buildings that house multiple organizations and provide healthy, efficient, quality, mission-enhancing workspace. More than just offices, these … More »
High Performance Buildings
With buildings accounting for 40 percent of total energy use, 70 percent of electricity, 60 percent of raw materials, and 12 percent of potable water use there has never been a greater need for high performing buildings. Such buildings do more with less, have small ecological footprints, and create a healthy indoor environment for the user. They meet users functional and aesthetic needs, while … More »