The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Denver opened its doors in October 2007, and is the first Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified museum in the US. MCA Denver's functional green design starts with its exterior. Other green highlights within the space include a lush roof garden; furniture, fixtures and equipment that utilize more than 20% recycled content; materials purchased primarily from local suppliers; and a rigorous recycling program. In addition to business as usual, the MCA Denver team was juggling construction timelines, the capital project and publicity for the new museum. Furthermore, the new museum has become a particularly coveted space to unveil new art. The new museum has even sparked the interests of environmentalists and real estate professionals. Attracting visitors interested in both the art and building itself shouldn't be a problem for the museum this year, with plenty of high-profile visitors traveling to Colorado.