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Affordable, Net-Zero Townhomes Planned for Westminster

Urban Land Conservancy (ULC) is finalizing plans for a 58 home development that includes market-rate and affordable for-sale townhomes in a mixed-income community. To ensure permanent affordability, the land will be held in a 99-year community land trust in partnership with ULC’s affiliate, Elevation Community Land Trust (ECLT), ensuring the …

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USGBC Launches New Data-driven Tool for Green Buildings

Today, at the annual Greenbuild conference in Atlanta, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched Insight, a new data-driven tool that highlights building project design features that can lead to better performance. Insight is available as a feature of the Arc platform and provides information on the design attributes of …

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DDP Implement Plan to Increase Tree Canopy in Downtown Denver from 4% to 10%

The benefits of a healthy urban forest are endless, from our health and wellbeing to the vibrancy of our downtown. Trees are not only beautiful but also are essential to the livelihood of Denverites. Trees provide increased property value, higher spending from consumers, higher income streams for businesses, reduced time …

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LEED Surpasses 100,000 Commercial Green Building Projects 

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is celebrating a new LEED milestone, announcing it has surpassed 100,000 registered and certified LEED commercial projects. “In 1998, we created LEED to measure and define what green building meant, and to provide a roadmap for developing sustainable buildings,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and …

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Cuningham Group’s Paul Hutton Selected as 2019 LEED Fellow

Paul Hutton, principal and chief sustainability officer for Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc., has been named a 2019 LEED Fellow by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). Hutton joins 29 other LEED Fellows who represent exceptional practitioners and leaders within the green building community and have demonstrated mastery of the technical application of …

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Lakewood-based ICAST Paves the Way for Multifamily Sustainability

With support from a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) funding opportunity, the International Center for Sustainable Technology (ICAST), a nonprofit headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado, has completed energy-efficiency upgrades to nearly 1,000 multifamily buildings, yielding a reported savings of 7.4 million kilowatt hours (kWh), …

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U.S. Green Building Council Report Shows that Climate Action Requires Putting People First

With Climate Week upon us, we realize that elevating the role the building industry needs to play in the climate discussion is more important than ever, but the building sector’s work has struggled to rise to the top of conversations. Why aren’t Americans demanding greener homes, offices and schools? The second …

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Mayor Hancock Submits 2020 Budget Proposal

This week, Mayor Michael B. Hancock submitted his 2020 spending plan to Denver City Council, a $1.49 billion budget that reflects years of fiscal strength, protects Denver’s prosperity and prepares the city as the economy begins to show signs of moderating. “The people’s priorities are clear, and this budget proposal …

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Geothermal-Powered Apartment Community in Brighton Sells for $72M

Last week, a 288-unit, geothermal-powered apartment community in Brighton, sold for $72 million in an off-market transaction. Elements at Prairie Center, located at at 3128 Eagle Boulevard is the second 100-percent geothermal apartment community the ownership partnership of Littleton-based C&A Companies and Delaware-based Commonwealth Group, has developed in the Brighton area. CBRE’s Dan …

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USGBC Report Sees 19% Growth in Green Home Certifications, All-Time High

While affordability and supply chain challenges plague the housing market, there is one area that’s seen consistent growth: the green homes sector. The green single and multifamily sector in the U.S. has been growing and is expected to continue through 2022 with customer demand and a growing green products market …

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