Cuningham Achieves Net Zero Carbon Across Firm’s Internal Operations

Cuningham, a national design firm, is proud to announce its internal operations are officially Net Zero Carbon. After a four-year effort to better understand the firm’s impact on the global environment, Cuningham — which has over 260 employees across six U.S. offices, including Denver — is now making a commitment …

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How to Safe Harbor the 26% Solar Tax Credit Before It Drops

By Rachel Mountain The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) has supported the growth of solar energy across the country by allowing property owners to recapture a significant percentage of the solar system price. The ITC is claimed on federal income taxes and can be monetized the first year after system operation. The tax credit …


Cushman & Wakefield Move Closer Toward Achieving Net Zero Goal

Cushman & Wakefield announced earlier this month that its science-based target to reach net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its entire value chain by 2050 has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The firm is among the first group of companies to have its net zero target …


McKinstry Expands with Holistic Solar and Storage Solutions

McKinstry, a national construction and energy services firm, is helping clients achieve their climate and sustainability goals through an integrated suite of energy and facility services that has grown to include solar photovoltaics, distributed generation, battery storage systems, geothermal energy, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, community solar and more. Among the …


Denver City Council Approves $41M Sustainable Building Incentive Program

On Monday, the Denver City Council made a $41 million agreement with Michael’s Energy Inc. that is expected to make tens of millions of dollars in incentives available to property owners seeking to install more sustainable, electric heating systems in their large commercial, apartment and condo buildings. Gas heating for big commercial, …


California-Based Electric Vehicle Company Opens First Colorado Retail Studio at Cherry Creek Mall

Lucid Motors, a brand-new electric vehicle company offering the first EV with over 500 miles of range and incredible performance, opened its first studio location in Denver last month at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. The opening marks 27 studio and service center locations open in North America. “The state of …


5 Reasons to Outsource Energy Efficiency Updates and Benchmarking to Meet Energize Denver Targets

By R.J. Mastic Denver multifamily property owners have until 2024 to meet interim Energy Use Intensity (EUI) targets set by the city through its Energize Denver ordinance, which the city approved last year. Following last month’s deadline to assess and report energy performance, many firms are considering methods to streamline the benchmarking process …


Energy Industry Now Occupies a “Stable” 10% of Downtown Denver Office Space

Following years of volatility, the energy sector’s share of downtown Denver’s office market has stabilized, according to new research from CBRE.   Oil and gas companies occupy 3.2 million square feet in downtown Denver as of the first quarter of 2022, accounting for 10.6 percent of downtown’s occupied office footprint. This …

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Colorado Senior Living Community Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Hilltop Reserve Senior Living Community has been awarded the prestigious LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the first senior living community in Colorado to achieve the LEED Gold level. At 324,559 square feet, it’s also the largest senior living community nationwide. Built by Catamount Constructors and supported by LEED …

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What the Energize Denver Rule Means for Your Business

By Matthew Bren For Denver businesses, solar has long been a “nice-to-have.” However, with the recent announcement of the Energize Denver Rule, improving your operation’s environmental footprint is now a necessity, and solar is one of the easiest, most effective options out there. Read on to learn how solar installations can be optimized …