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What the Energize Denver Rule Means for Your Business

By Matthew Bren For Denver businesses, solar has long been a “nice-to-have.” However, with the recent announcement of the Energize Denver Rule, improving your operation’s environmental footprint is now a necessity, and solar is one of the easiest, most effective options out there. Read on to learn how solar installations can be optimized …


Credit Union of Colorado’s New HQ to Feature Smart Windows

In an effort to prioritize employee health and wellness and sustainabilty, View, Inc.’s Smart Windows will be installed at Credit Union of Colorado’s new corporate headquarters in Denver’s up-and-coming Central Park neighborhood. Credit Union of Colorado designed its new headquarters to create the ideal post-Covid work environment, with comfortable space between desks …


Financing Better Buildings with C-PACE

By Joel Poppert, managing director, Imperial Ridge Real Estate Capital In looking for ways to incentivize the creation of higher-performing buildings, states around the country have authorized programs like C-PACE, or Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy financing, which allows property owners to borrow money from private investors for a variety of capital …

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How Denver’s ChefReady Virtual Kitchen is Committed to Earth Day, Every Day

By Nili Malach Poynter, co-founder of ChefReady virtual kitchens Like any industry, the restaurant industry has a deep carbon footprint. The US throws away more food than any other country in the world, with nearly 80 billion pounds of food wasted per year – an estimated 30 to 40 percent …

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Denver’s New Condo Project Raises the Bar on Affordability and Sustainability

By Nate Huyler New construction of for-sale condominium projects is few and far between in Denver. At the affordable level, there have been none. La Tela, one of Denver’s newest developments, was conceived to change that. The condos provide a rare homeownership opportunity for Denver’s workforce. It does this with an attractive, high-quality …


National Western Center Launches Largest Wastewater Heat Recovery System in the USA

The National Western Center (NWC) and its partner EAS Energy Partners (EAS) today held a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the completion of the largest wastewater heat recovery system in the United States. The NWC campus will source nearly 90 percent of its heating and cooling from a recycled source of thermal energy …

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New Xcel Energy Commercial Electric Rates Could Save You Thousands

By Rachel Mountain The below is relevant to all commercial properties but is most straightforward and pertinent to owner-occupied and gross lessors: As commercial property owners, you have a lot to manage, so electric rate changes might not be top of mind. Recently, Xcel implemented a rule change in the demarcation …


Precast, Prestressed Concrete Provides Benefits for Resilience and Sustainability

By Jim Schneider, LEED AP A building is an enormous investment in funds, labor and materials — not just in present-day terms, but also for the future. Building for tomorrow means making choices that create minimal impact today in the service of a structure that will serve its occupants and …


Becoming Net Zero: Hard Work Pays Off

By Ryan D. Anderson, associate at 4240 Architecture Inc. Recent years have seen a relative flurry of significant reports emerge on the condition of the climate and the prognosis for its future. While it is abundantly clear that humanity’s steady technological advance has already inflicted irreversible damage upon the planet, the situation …


NREL and Mortenson Celebrate Topping Out of RAIL Facility in Golden

Mortenson celebrated the topping out this week of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)’s new facility, called the Research and Innovation Laboratory (RAIL), on the South Table Mountain Campus. The fourth project Mortenson has undertaken with NREL, RAIL represents a first-of-its-kind research laboratory on the campus …