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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


IFMA Announces 2018-19 Executive Committee and Global Board of Directors

DENVER— The International Facility Management Association IFMA recently announced their member-elected executive committee (EC) and new appointees of its global board of directors for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which includes a member from Denver; Dean Stanberry, Abraxas Energy Consulting. A Denver resident has not held a seat on the global board since the 1990’s, a …


Colorado Health Foundation’s Office First U.S. Project to be Awarded WELL, LEED v4 Certifications at the Gold Level

The Colorado Health Foundation, Davis Partnership Architects (Davis), Saunders Construction (Saunders) and WSP announced that the Foundation’s new office building in Denver’s Uptown neighborhood has been awarded WELL Certification at the Gold level by the International WELL Building InstituteTM (IWBITM). The project has also achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). …


Sagebrush Companies Defining Thoughtful Development in Colorado

By Katie Rapone Formed in 2000, Sagebrush Companies is a small Denver-based firm specializing in real estate investments and thoughtful development with holdings throughout the U.S. and Mexico. The company has managed more than $350 million in new developments that include multifamily apartments, multifamily condominiums, office and retail. The firm’s hotel …