Economic Roundtable Focusing on Energy Efficiency in the Denver Marketplace Sparks New Insights

By Danny Sprague, Sr. Project Engineer for Haynes Mechanical Systems Denver’s commercial real estate market continues to evolve at a lightning pace. Changes are flying at building owners from every possible angle. New tax laws, local mandates, environmental regulations, financial rules and treatments, and a continuing push for energy efficiency …


IFMA Announces 2018-19 Executive Committee and Global Board of Directors

DENVER— The International Facility Management Association IFMA recently announced their member-elected executive committee (EC) and new appointees of its global board of directors for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which includes a member from Denver; Dean Stanberry, Abraxas Energy Consulting. A Denver resident has not held a seat on the global board since the 1990’s, a …


Colorado Health Foundation’s Office First U.S. Project to be Awarded WELL, LEED v4 Certifications at the Gold Level

The Colorado Health Foundation, Davis Partnership Architects (Davis), Saunders Construction (Saunders) and WSP announced that the Foundation’s new office building in Denver’s Uptown neighborhood has been awarded WELL Certification at the Gold level by the International WELL Building InstituteTM (IWBITM). The project has also achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). …


Sagebrush Companies Defining Thoughtful Development in Colorado

By Katie Rapone Formed in 2000, Sagebrush Companies is a small Denver-based firm specializing in real estate investments and thoughtful development with holdings throughout the U.S. and Mexico. The company has managed more than $350 million in new developments that include multifamily apartments, multifamily condominiums, office and retail. The firm’s hotel …


Cushman & Wakefield Awarded 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence

DENVER – With Earth Day approaching, it seems fitting that Cushman & Wakefield should receive the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. Cushman & Wakefield’s accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy …


Miami-based Water Conservation Startup Investing in Denver

DENVER — EcoSystems, a Miami-based water and energy efficiency company founded by two brothers who represent the next generation of sustainable development, is investing in growth in the Denver market – specifically among multifamily properties and sustainable renovations. The company has hired Phil Tollios as project leader to oversee the Denver market growth and …


Denver Pursues LEED for Cities Certification

DENVER — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) green building program, with support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, has announced a new grant program designed to recognize the sustainability and green building achievements of U.S. cities pursuing LEED for …


Colorado Falls to No.10 on USGBG List of LEED Buildings

DENVER — This week, The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its annual list of the Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the world’s most widely used green building rating system. The list ranks states in terms of certified square feet per resident in 2017. Colorado …

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Groundbreaking: Pinkard Construction Underway on Vida for DHA

DENVER – Pinkard Construction Company has broken ground on Denver Housing Authority’s (DHA) new ground-up mixed-use senior housing development, located on West Colfax Avenue between Perry Street and North Quitman Street, near Sloans Lake. VIDA will include 176 units of senior housing, a health clinic, and an adult day center. VIDA replaces a used car …


CBRE Energy Trends Report: Denver Weathered Downturn Better than Most Markets

DENVER – In the wake of an energy industry downturn that caused oil prices to plummet and rocked energy-exposed office and industrial markets across North America, CBRE’s 2017 North American Energy Trends report found that Denver’s diversified economy helped it weather energy downturn better than most markets. While the energy industry may never be the same, …