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Frisco Retail Center Achieves Summit County’s First LEED-CS Certification

DENVER – NAVA Real Estate Development (NAVA), a Denver-based commercial development firm, announced today that its retail center in Frisco is officially the first commercial project to achieve LEED Certification in Summit County, Colorado. Located just off I-70 on Summit Boulevard, the main thoroughfare between Frisco and Breckenridge, the retail …

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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.

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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 space …

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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 academic …

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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 made …

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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.

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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 require …

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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 the …

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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 zero …

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“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 state. …

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