Flatirons Bank has been awarded LEED® for Commercial Interiors (CI) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the first bank in Boulder County to earn the honor.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ is the national benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance sustainable buildings. Flatirons Bank, Boulder County's only locally owned, locally managed community bank, earned LEED certification for the interior of its newly constructed bank located at 1095 Canyon Boulevard.
The bank's interior, designed by Eric Smith Associates, P.C. and Communication Arts, Inc., was constructed entirely with recycled, rapidly renewable or repurposed materials; hand-crafted decors made by local artisans; energy-efficient lighting; Greenguard certified furniture, fabrics and carpet and Energy Star rated appliances. Local Drystack Sandstone was used to create a unique feature wall and wind energy supplies a portion of the bank's required power. The bank has a modular wall system constructed of more the 50% recycled content.
Earning LEED-CI certification places Flatirons Bank among an elite group of properties within the United States. Currently there is only one other bank in the state of Colorado that has secured LEED-CI Gold certification.