Green Roof Ordinance Approval Odds Look Strong
View here As of 2 a.m. this morning, The Denver Green Roof Initiative’s approval odds look good. Yes votes for the Initiated Ordinance 300, led by Brandon Rietheimer, lead by more than four percentage points, 52.2 percent to 47.8 percent. Image of FLIGHT green roof install, courtesy of Zeppelin Development. Read more
President of Zeppelin Development Donates $5000 to Green Roof Initiative
By Katie Rapone DENVER – Ahead of the Nov. 7 election, Kyle Zeppelin, president of Zeppelin Development, has committed a $5,000 donation to the Denver Green Roof Initiative. If passed, the ballot initiative will require that all new buildings greater than 25,000 square feet, dedicate a portion of their rooftop to green... Read more
GH Phipps Mark Dedication for Largest Carbon-Neutral, Net-Zero Library in U.S.
Greenwood Village, CO — The Tutt Library Renovation and Addition project was in the spotlight during Colorado College’s Homecoming Weekend, with a ribbon-cutting on October 14 celebrating the completion of a project that moves the school further in its goals for sustainability. The school describes Tutt as the largest carbon-neutral, net-zero energy... Read more
Denver Mayor Formerly Opposes Green Roof Initiative
View here Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has formally opposed Initiative 300, a ballot measure that would require many buildings in Denver to feature environment-friendly “green roof” amenities, “While green roofs support many sustainability objectives, Initiative 300 is not the right approach for Denver,” Hancock’s office said in a statement... Read more
Small Colorado Community Among Nation’s Top 10 for LEED Projects
View here The community of Edwards, CO, west of Vail and Avon is among the top 10 leaders in the nation for LEED projects. According to Abodo’s report looking at LEED construction across the U.S, Edwards has 1.94 LEED projects for every 1,000 people. Read more
Denver Green Roof Initiative Meets Strong Opposition
An initiative that would require many buildings in Denver to feature environment-friendly “green roof” amenities, that will appear on the city’s ballot this November, has met strong opposition from the commercial real estate industry, concerned about the negative impact the proposed ordinance could have on Denver. The ordinance would... Read more
NREL to Develop National Western Center Energy Plan
View here According to the Denver Post, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has high hopes to make the National Western Center a zero net energy district. Earlier this year, the city’s North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative and Colorado State University created a large road map for the project, outlining... Read more
Colorado Schools Strive for Zero Net Energy
An increasing number of schools in Colorado are pursuing zero net energy — a term used to describe ultra-efficient new construction and deep energy retrofit projects that consume only as much energy as they produce from clean, renewable resources. Perhaps the biggest incentive for a school to pursue net... Read more
“C-PACE” Financing for Colorado
DENVER — CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, Inc., the leading direct provider of commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (“C-PACE”) financing, announced today that they have completed their first transaction in Colorado, opening up a new source of capital to finance energy efficiency, solar energy and many other building improvements throughout the... Read more
$86M Apartment Project Breaks Ground in Westminster
View here Minneapolis-based developer Sherman Associates has broken ground on Ascent, an $86 million apartment project in Westminster with 24,000-square-feet of ground-floor retail. The ground-breaking comes one month following the news that an Origin Hotel and Marcyzk’s Fine Foods will be developed on the Westminster mall site. Image courtesy of... Read more