“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
Dairy Block Earns LEED Gold Certification
DENVER – Dairy Block – Denver’s newest micro-district in the heart of Lower Downtown – is pleased to announce that it has been awarded LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the newly constructed buildings now open in the redevelopment project. Developed by McWHINNEY, Sage Hospitality and... Read more
Film Production Center to Anchor 70-Acre Development in Douglas County
View here Redbarre, a 22-year-old Denver company, will formerly announce Friday plans to build a high-tech sound stage and film production center, to anchor a 70-acre development in northern Douglas County. The town of Parker and Panasonic’s smart city technologies business are partners in the project. According to Rebarre, project plans call... Read more
RTA Architects Chosen to Design Two New Academy District 20 Schools
Colorado Springs, CO – RTA Architects, an award-winning Colorado Springs-based architectural and interior design firm that specializes in education, healthcare, retail, community, and commercial properties, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to lead the designs of the new School in the Woods and the Middle School at Chinook Trail... Read more
Denver’s Energy Benchmarking Ordinance: What it Means for the Denver Real Estate Market
By Jesse Hunt, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP – Powers Brown Architecture In December of 2016, the City of Denver passed Code of Ordinances Ch. 4, ARTICLE V. – Energy Efficiency in Commercial and Multifamily Buildings. This ordinance follows in the footsteps of 17 other large cities in the United States who... Read more
Denver Named Nation’s Seventh-Greenest City in CBRE Study
DENVER – For the fourth year in a row, Denver has ranked among the top 10 U.S. cities for the percent of its office space qualified as green certified, according to the annual Green Building Adoption Index study by CBRE and Maastricht University. Interestingly the study showed more “Green” in cities with... Read more
Denver’s Commercial Buildings Must Meet Benchmark Deadline
View here A new rule in Denver as of December 2016, requires all commercial buildings in Denver — that are 50,000-square-feet or larger — to benchmark their energy-efficiency ratings. Property owners had until June 1 to comply with the new rule, but a 90-day grace period is now in effect. Owners... Read more