LEED Certified Projects

Energy efficient and environmentally conscious design is a focus of the design industry and project owners alike.  The US Green Building Council’s  (USGBC) LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification system has become the standard in forward-thinking-design in the United States.  All of the Principals in The Ballard Group, Inc. are LEED Accredited Professionals, which means that they have a good understanding of the full requirements for attaining all levels of LEED Certification (Platinum, Gold, Silver, Certified). We have played a key role in the design of multiple LEED Certified Projects, with varying levels of certification, as well as continuing to design toward certification.  We  utilize many Innovative Design Strategies in all of our projects, whether they intend to go through the certification process or not, because we are fully committed to energy efficient and environmentally conscious design in all of our projects.


The level of LEED Certification is decided on by the project owner and architectural design team early in the design process.  Obtaining LEED Certification requires the design team to go above and beyond the normal building code requirements to achieve an energy efficient, sustainable structure.   For more information on the LEED Certification process or requirements, please visit USGBC's website.

LEED Planned Projects

The following projects are designed with the intent of undergoing the LEED Certification process.


Certification Pending USGBC Review


  • Hi-Plains School District, Hi-Plains Pre-K - Grade 12 School Complex – Siebert
    • Certification in progress, LEED Gold anticipated
  • University of Wyoming, Performing Arts Building – Laramie, Wyoming
    • Certification of Existing Building in progress
  • University of Wyoming Half Acre Gym – Laramie, Wyoming
    • Certification in progress
  • Northern Arizona University Aquatics and Tennis – Flagstaff, Arizona
    • Certification in progress with LEED Gold as the target
  • University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, Student Recreation Center – Colorado Springs
    •  In-design, LEED Gold planned
  • Central Denver Recreation Center – Denver
    • In-design with LEED Gold as target
  • Southern Oregon University, McNeal Pavilion and Student Rec Center – Ashland, Oregon
    • In-design with LEED Gold as target

LEED Certified Projects

The following projects have completed the LEED review process and have been Certified at various levels by the USGBC.


  • South Transit Center - Fort Collins LEED Gold Certified
  • Western State Colorado University, Mountaineer Field House – Gunnison LEED Gold Certified
  • Arvada Police Department, Lake Arbor Community Station – Arvada LEED Gold Certified
  • Arvada Police Department, West Woods Community Station – Arvada LEED Gold Certified
  • Gunnison Public Safety Facility: Police and Dispatch Station – Gunnison LEED Silver Certified
  • Candelas Swim & Fitness – Aurora LEED Gold Certified
  • Eagle View Adult Center – Brighton LEED Gold Certified
  • Park County Schools, Fairplay PreK-12 School Campus – Fairplay LEED Gold Certified
  • Central Park Recreation Center at Stapleton – Denver LEED Gold Certified
  • Denver Public Schools, Swigert McAuliffe K-8 International School – Denver LEED Silver Certified
  • Robert L Taylor Community Center – Sarasota, Florida LEED Silver Certified
  • Rifle Library – Rifle LEED Gold Certified
  • University of Colorado -Colorado Springs, Gallogly Events Center LEED Gold Certified
  • Huffhines Recreation Center – Richardson, Texas LEED Silver Certified
  • Colorado State University, Indoor Practice Facility – Fort Collins LEED Gold Certified
  • Colorado State University, Anderson Athletic Academic Training Center – Fort Collins LEED Gold Certified
  • Institute for Healthy Living at Good Shepherd – Longview, Texas LEED Gold Certified
  • Northside Aztlan Recreation Center – Fort Collins LEED Gold Certified
  • Colorado College, Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center – Colorado Springs LEED Gold Certified
  • The Health & Fitness Center at Washtenaw Community College – Ann Arbor, Michigan LEED Gold Certified

The Ballard Group, Inc.

Lakewood Office:


2525 South Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 200

Lakewood, Colorado 80227


303-988-4517 (Fax)

Fort Collins Office:


4730 South College Ave., Suite 203

Fort Collins, Colorado 80525


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