Mortenson Denver to Complete Fourth Project With NREL

Mortenson, a top-20 U.S. builder, developer, and engineering services provider with four decades of experience in Colorado, will build a new research laboratory facility on the South Table Mountain Campus of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, marking the fourth time Mortenson has completed …

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Common Questions About Commercial Solar Energy

By John Shaw An increasing number of businesses are boosting cash flow while also differentiating their business. They are investing in solar to capture waning tax benefits, reduce operating expenses (OpEx), and meet environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. Navigating the complexities of a solar capital energy improvement can be challenging, so we’ve …


Law Firm Moves Office to 1144 Fifteenth Street

Law firm Stinson LLP will relocate its Denver office to a new space at 1144 15th Street, bringing its 18 attorneys and 11 staff members into one space, with plans to open in early September. “We’ve been looking forward to getting everyone into one office space for some time,” said Deborah …


Denver to Adopt New 2021 Building and Fire Code

The City and County of Denver is adopting a new building and fire code, which will incorporate the 2021 series of international codes, as well as advance the voluntary 2019 Denver Green Code. The city will consider amendments to the 2021 international codes to ensure they work for Denver’s specific …


New Industrial Building Breaks Ground at McWhinney’s Baseline

McWhinney has broken ground on its second flex industrial spec building at Baseline, a 1,100-acre master planned community in Broomfield. The new 152,761-square-foot industrial spec building will be located immediately east of McWhinney’s first Baseline flex industrial building near the intersection of Sheridan Blvd. and 160th Ave. The industrial project …

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Why 2021 is the Best Time to Maximize Returns on Solar

By Rachel Mountain, Commercial Solar Project Developer at Namasté Solar The opportunity to earn a compelling return on investment (ROI) by installing clean solar power on your commercial property has never been greater. Solar equipment prices are historically low, and many lucrative incentives will decline in the next two years. The Tax …


Centerra Metro District Celebrates Earth Day with Sustainable Initiatives

Centerra Metro District strives to positively impact the planet, not just for Earth Day but every day of the year. Throughout the last several years, the Metro District has launched a series of sustainability initiatives to conserve water and encourage the use of alternative transportation. Water Conservation Through partnerships with …


McKinstry Kicks Off Energy Awareness Program

This Earth Day, McKinstry, a national construction and energy services firm, and Fremont RE-2 School District, in consultation with the Colorado Energy Office, begins a two-year student and staff educational program as part of their partnership on a $3.2 million Energy Performance Contract project that includes a ~500kW solar PV ground-mounted …


How Certifications Help Your Occupants Feel Safe

By Dannie DiIonno, Net Zero Advocacy Manager, BranchPattern  There seems to be an endless supply of building certifications all advertised to building owners to increase property value and help recruit tenants. Some building certifications focus on sustainability and the benefits the building can have on the planet, while others focus on health, …


Denver Water OCR Project Awarded Multiple LEED Certifications

Denver Water recently announced that eight buildings in its Operations Complex Redevelopment (OCR) project have been awarded Platinum, Gold, and Silver levels of LEED certification. Denver Water’s OCR project took nearly a decade to plan and construct. The 34.6-acre complex on W. 12th Avenue in Denver has conducted operations at …