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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 …


Miller’s Landing Project Recommits to C-PACE Program

Douglas County Commissioners have voted in favor to once again provide C-PACE financing for P3 Advisors’ Miller’s Landing project — one of Southeast Denver’s newest, mixed use commercial development projects.  C-PACE (Colorado Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) is a program that connects commercial property owners with loans for energy and water efficiency technology, …


Energy Efficient Building in Golden Sells for $30.5M

Signature Centre, a five-story Class A office building located at 14143 Denver West Parkway in Golden, has sold to Vista Investment Group for $30.475 million, marking the Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm’s entry into Colorado. Vista plans to pursue increasingly larger, core-plus, value-add and distressed opportunities throughout the Western states …


Saunders Completes DU Community Commons Project

Saunders Construction and the University of Denver (DU), recently completed the DU Community Commons. A major component of the Denver Advantage Campus Framework Plan, the Community Commons aims to improve the student experience by providing a space that reimagines community connection. Located at the heart of the DU campus, the 132,000-square-foot …

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Aspen Snowmass to Debut All-Electric Slope-Side Development

East West Partners will begin construction this April on Electric Pass Lodge in Aspen Snowmass — one of the first of its kind slope-side, ski in/ski out for-sale residences that is 100 percent powered by renewable energy. The building will include 53 ski-in/ski-out, for-sale residences at the base of the iconic …

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New Solar Co-op Launches in Denver

The nonprofit organization Solar United Neighbors (SUN) is working with the City and County of Denver to promote the second Denver Solar Co-op to help residents and small businesses within the City and County of Denver go solar. Eighty-three Denver residents and business owners have joined the co-op, with a …