EducationEnergy

Denver Seminary Secures $1.6M for Energy Improvements

Petros PACE Finance, LLC has closed a $1.6 million Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) transaction to finance energy efficiency upgrades for the Denver Seminary campus located at 6399 South Santa Fe Drive. Denver Seminary is an accredited, graduate-level theological seminary with an enrollment of about 900 students. The C-PACE financing will allow the …

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Governor Jared Polis to Sign Clean Energy Bills into Law

DENVER — This Thursday, Colorado Governor Jared Polis will sign seven new clean-energy focused bills into law — at JeffCo Community Solar Gardens in Arvada. The HB-1003, the Community Solar Gardens Modernization Act, is the key piece of legislation that allows consumers the choice of how and by whom their …

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EnergySustainability

Energy Efficiency Leader Expands Operations to Denver

DENVER — Redaptive, a leading provider of data-driven energy efficiency services for commercial and industrial customers, has expanded its operations with a new location in Denver. With more than 1,300 sites under management, Redaptive is now continuously monitoring more than 100 million square feet of commercial and industrial facilities for energy …

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Urban Land Conservancy Begins Sustainable Energy Capital Improvement Project

AURORA – The real-estate based nonprofit Urban Land Conservancy (ULC) has launched a $3.2 million sustainable energy capital improvement project at their Oxford Vista property (previously the Excelsior Youth Center) located at 15001 E. Oxford Avenue, a 31-acre campus in Southeast Aurora serving as the AmeriCorps NCCC Southwest regional headquarters. …

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Getting Uncomfortable with Sustainability

By Drew Allen, AIA, project architect at Perkins + Will and chair of the AIA Colorado Member Voice Committee What does a sustainable building look like? Solar panels, green walls, LED lightbulbs, and plenty of recycling and compost bins probably come to mind. At this point, these strategies are effective and often common …

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Green Buildings Play Pivotal Role in Climate Action, says USGBC

Our buildings – schools, offices, grocery stores and more – are responsible for nearly 40 percent of carbon emissions today. Green buildings, like those that are LEED certified, are vital to addressing U.S. emissions, but only 11 percent of people associate green buildings with the environment and being green, according …

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Denver Pursues New Building and Fire Code

DENVER — A new public process to adopt an updated building and fire code, which will include a voluntary “green construction code,” is underway for the first time in Denver’s history. “Code development has broad-reaching impacts, from our local design and construction community to the people who will live in …

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New Zero Energy Ready Community Coming to Pueblo

PUEBLO — Sprout Tiny Homes, Inc., an industry leader in designing, manufacturing, and developing state-of-the-art Zero Energy ready homes, has successfully closed on the purchase of Phase 1A totaling 54.13 acres of land in North Vista Highlands, a new zero energy ready residential community in Pueblo that will include some commercial …

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AIA Colorado Materials Matter Series Kicks off in Denver

By Liz Gibbons Hosted across the country from Portland to Philadelphia, the AIA Materials Matter series kicked off in Denver last Friday. The series empowers architects to become advocates for materials transparency and design healthier, greener buildings. The first session challenged architects to do more with less and have a …

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Colorado Ranks Sixth in U.S. for LEED Green Building in 2018

DENVER — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its annual list of Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the world’s most widely used green building rating system. Colorado came in at number six on the list, which ranks states based on the number of LEED …

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