WESTON Celebrates Green Redevelopment Progress at Garrison Station

Lakewood’s First Transit-Oriented Development

DENVER, CO — September 23, 2010 – Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON®), a leading environmental, redevelopment, and construction firm, recently celebrated the progress of its Garrison Station sustainable redevelopment project, a 4.47-acre mixed-use office and retail site located in Lakewood, CO. Adjacent to a future light rail stop at Garrison Street and Colfax Avenue, Garrison Station is the first transit-oriented, LEED® Gold pre-certified development along the new FasTracks commuter line on the West Corridor. Distinguished guests included Phillip Washington, Regional Transportation Director CEO and General Manager; Karen Kellen, Senior Enforcement Attorney, US EPA Region 8; and Peter A. Ceribelli, WESTON COO.

From the outset the company used green redevelopment practices to minimize waste and reuse materials. Phase I consists of the construction of a two-story, 32,000-square-foot office building, using locally sourced and manufactured materials plus innovative products and technologies that work together to increase the efficiency and sustainability of the space. The building design takes advantage of daylighting opportunities, and includes low-flow water fixtures; a GreenGrid® vegetated roof to manage stormwater; energy-efficient, automated thermal and lighting controls and systems to reduce power consumption; water-efficient landscaping that is appropriate for the Colorado climate; and even bike racks to encourage commuter status and reduce carbon footprint.

“This is an exciting step for Lakewood’s future,” said Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy. “By developing a light-rail transit system, the Denver Metro area is well-positioned for job growth and sustainable development. Projects like Garrison Station are evidence that large infrastructure investments like FasTracks can and do provide economic-development opportunities for our surrounding communities.”

“I am very proud of the progress to date in Lakewood,” stated Peter A. Ceribelli, WESTON COO. “We worked with stakeholders and the community to transform an underutilized property into a valuable asset that will be a model of sustainability for years to come. Potential tenants are excited about the building design and the operational efficiencies that can be achieved as a result of the sustainable features, including substantial natural light, energy-efficient systems, and improved indoor air quality. It celebrates our commitment to sustainability.”

WESTON, the general contractor for this project, has partnered with Klipp Architecture for the design capabilities, and Grubb & Ellis Co. as the listing agent. Completion of the Phase I office building is scheduled for June 2011.

Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON®) is a leader in environmental, sustainable, and energy solutions, property redevelopment, and design/build construction. Dedicated to making a difference in the world, the company's 1,800 people reach out from 60 offices around the globe to build strong stakeholder relationships that work. WESTON has been responding to its clients' toughest problems for more than 50 years.