Energy

Xcel Energy Aims for Zero-Carbon Electricity by 2050

DENVER — Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest electric utility, announced on Tuesday, its ambitious goal to deliver 100 percent carbon-free electricity to customers by 2050. As part of this vision, the company also plans to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2030, from 2005 levels in the eight states it serves. “This …

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Denver City Council Unanimously Passes New and Improved Green Buildings Ordinance

DENVER— On Monday night, City Council passed a green buildings ordinanceto replace the green roofs initiative approved by voters in November 2017. The new law was carefully designed to honor the will of the voters who called for more sustainable development in Denver, while fixing the legal and practical challenges of …

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Denver Pursues a Revised Green Roof Ordinance

DENVER — Denver City Council and The Green Roofs Review Task Force held a meeting on October 11, 2018 to propose recommended modifications, clarifications, and improvements to the existing Green Roof Ordinance. “Initiative 300” went into affect on January 1, 2018, and currently remains in effect for all construction projects that …

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Denver-headquartered Solar Pioneer Building 8.2 MW of Solar Projects in Minnesota

DENVER – Denver-headquartered community solar pioneer SunShare, is building two new projects totaling 8.2 MW of solar power. The new solar gardens in Saint Michael and Zumbro Falls, MN, will serve approximately 1,200 households. Community solar is the fastest growing segment of the solar industry according to a recent report by the Rocky Mountain …

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Unico Delivers The Circa Building on Platte Street

By Katie Rapone Developers and dignitaries gathered at 1615 Platte St. on Thursday for a Ribbon Cutting event to celebrate the opening of The Circa Building, a LEED Platinum-certified, 96,000-square-foot Class A office building in Denver. Developer Unico Properties, that currently owns and operates nearly 4 million square feet of commercial properties in …

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Groundbreaking: Colorado School of Mines’ Residence Hall

GOLDEN — Colorado School of Mines and Confluence Companies — a Golden-based developer and builder — have broken ground on a new residence hall for sophomore students at 1750 Jackson Street in Golden.  The new construction project is a public-private partnership between the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) and Confluence Companies …

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45% of Denver Office Buildings are Green Certified but Other Cities are Greener

DENVER – According to the annual U.S. Green Building Adoption Index by CBRE and Maastricht University, 45.2 percent of Denver office space is green certified, up from 41.9 percent last year. However the increase was not enough to hold Denver’s place in the rankings. The Mile High City fell two spots on this …

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Denver Releases 80×50 Climate Action Plan

DENVER — Mayor Michael B. Hancock recently reaffirmed Denver’s leadership in combatting climate change and embracing clean energy with the release of the city’s 80×50 Climate Action Plan. “Cities like Denver will continue to push forward on clean energy,” Mayor Hancock said. “We have a responsibility to do everything we can …

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Denver-based C-PACE Financier Secures $500 Million for Sustainable CRE

DENVER — Lever Energy Capital, a Denver-based Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financier, has officially launched one of the largest dedicated C-PACE ventures in the country, and the only one in Colorado. The company now has the ability to originate up to $500 million in C-PACE financings for sustainable commercial real estate. C-PACE financing …

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Economic Roundtable Focusing on Energy Efficiency in the Denver Marketplace Sparks New Insights

By Danny Sprague, Sr. Project Engineer for Haynes Mechanical Systems Denver’s commercial real estate market continues to evolve at a lightning pace. Changes are flying at building owners from every possible angle. New tax laws, local mandates, environmental regulations, financial rules and treatments, and a continuing push for energy efficiency …

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