Denver Zoo's Elephant Passage achieves LEED Platinum Certification: The Denver Zoo's 10-acre Elephant Passage

Local residents waited almost a decade for the Toyota Elephant Passage to come to open its doors at the Denver Zoo, and since its debut last summer, it’s been the hit everyone hoped for—but all the hoopla hasn’t been just about the pachyderms. This groundbreaking 10-acre attraction has also garnered the very first LEED Platinum Certification for a zoo, and last month also brought home a National Recognition Award and an exclusive Honor Award at the Engineering Excellence Awards held in Washington, DC. The RMH Group of Lakewood, CO, an engineering and design firm long committed to sustainable design, took home the prizes. RMH president Bill Green noted, “We are proud to have had a role in this truly innovative project. The Denver Zoo challenged the entire design team to step outside convention to achieve very high-energy efficiency and sustainability goals. The result is an...

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