Project Details

Emerson School Building


Spectrum General Contractors (GC), National Trust for Historic Preservation (Owner)


Historic, Design-Build

Start Date

July 2011

Finish Date

August 2012

Project Value


Capitol Hill Neighborhood, Denver, CO

This renovation of the 1885 Emerson School Building headed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation was used to set an example for future preservation projects as a model for older buildings to meet or exceed the highest standards for energy efficiency. APCO Electric was honored to be included as a design build partner in this 22,000 sq. ft. project, which achieved LEED Gold status. APCO Electric provided a new 1600amp service, all new branch power and lighting, refed the existing elevator, and wired for a new HVAC geo-thermal system. This work was accomplished while a portion of the building was occupied.