Denver Mayor Formerly Opposes Green Roof Initiative

View here Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has formally opposed Initiative 300, a ballot measure that would require many buildings in Denver to feature environment-friendly “green roof” amenities, “While green roofs support many sustainability objectives, Initiative 300 is not the right approach for Denver,” Hancock’s office said in a statement made …


Small Colorado Community Among Nation’s Top 10 for LEED Projects

View here The community of Edwards, CO, west of Vail and Avon is among the top 10 leaders in the nation for LEED projects. According to Abodo’s report looking at LEED construction across the U.S, Edwards has 1.94 LEED projects for every 1,000 people.

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Denver Green Roof Initiative Meets Strong Opposition

An initiative that would require many buildings in Denver to feature environment-friendly “green roof” amenities, that will appear on the city’s ballot this November, has met strong opposition from the commercial real estate industry, concerned about the negative impact the proposed ordinance could have on Denver. The ordinance would require …


NREL to Develop National Western Center Energy Plan

View here According to the Denver Post, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has high hopes to make the National Western Center a zero net energy district. Earlier this year, the city’s North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative and Colorado State University created a large road map for the project, outlining the …

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Colorado Schools Strive for Zero Net Energy

By Katie Rapone, editor An increasing number of schools in Colorado are pursuing zero net energy — a term used to describe ultra-efficient new construction and deep energy retrofit projects that consume only as much energy as they produce from clean, renewable resources. Perhaps the biggest incentive for a school …


“C-PACE” Financing for Colorado

DENVER — CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, Inc., the leading direct provider of commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (“C-PACE”) financing, announced today that they have completed their first transaction in Colorado, opening up a new source of capital to finance energy efficiency, solar energy and many other building improvements throughout the state. …

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$86M Apartment Project Breaks Ground in Westminster

View here Minneapolis-based developer Sherman Associates has broken ground on Ascent, an $86 million apartment project in Westminster with 24,000-square-feet of ground-floor retail. The ground-breaking comes one month following the news that an Origin Hotel and Marcyzk’s Fine Foods will be developed on the Westminster mall site. Image courtesy of City …

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Dairy Block Earns LEED Gold Certification

DENVER – Dairy Block – Denver’s newest micro-district in the heart of Lower Downtown – is pleased to announce that it has been awarded LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the newly constructed buildings now open in the redevelopment project. Developed by McWHINNEY, Sage Hospitality and Grand …

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Film Production Center to Anchor 70-Acre Development in Douglas County

View here Redbarre, a 22-year-old Denver company, will formerly announce Friday plans to build a high-tech sound stage and film production center, to anchor a 70-acre development in northern Douglas County. The town of Parker and Panasonic’s smart city technologies business are partners in the project. According to Rebarre, project plans call for …

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RTA Architects Chosen to Design Two New Academy District 20 Schools

Colorado Springs, CO – RTA Architects, an award-winning Colorado Springs-based architectural and interior design firm that specializes in education, healthcare, retail, community, and commercial properties, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to lead the designs of the new School in the Woods and the Middle School at Chinook Trail for …