The Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company (PESCO) facility is the first vertical construction project to be built at Peña Station NEXT, Denver's "Smart City" development located at the 61st Avenue and Pena Boulevard rail stop on RTD's new University of Colorado A-Line. Mortenson delivered this 112,500-square-foot facility for Westfield Company. The project is part of Fulenwider's larger 400-acre Peña Station NEXT development, where Mortenson is also providing solar and battery storage services. Designed by Farnsworth Group, the building allows PESCO to attain best-in-class facility performance and minimizes waste and environmental impacts. The primary building systems are investment-grade, tilt-up concrete panels and structural steel with extensive glazing in the office areas. Specialty electrical systems were constructed to service the testing and development needs of the ECO lab inside the warehouse and the roof-mounted solar panels. The project is pursuing LEED Gold certification. The facility accommodates 100+ PESCO engineers, scientists and management personnel of the Energy Solutions Group and Sensory Solutions Group of PESCO, as well as Panasonic CityNOW, which is Panasonic's smart city initiative in North America. This facility also includes a 24/7 network operations center that monitors a nationwide network of large-scale solar photovoltaic installations. Mortenson is also part of the team installing the patented dual incline canopies from Solaire on the carport, currently under construction, and owned by Denver International Airport. Mortenson is also building its first battery storage project at the site, as part of the Panasonic and Xcel Energy team bringing the Peña Station NEXT microgrid to life. Learn more about Mortenson's just-released study on the Rise & Future of Energy Storage or contact Gene Hodge, vice president, project development.
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Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company (PESCO) Operations & Technology Center at Peña Station Now Open

Denver, CO  – The Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company (PESCO) facility is the first vertical construction project to be built at Peña Station NEXT, Denver’s “Smart City” development located at the 61st Avenue and Pena Boulevard rail stop on RTD’s new University of Colorado A-Line. Mortenson delivered this 112,500-square-foot facility for Westfield Company. The project …

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HFF Secures $73M in financing for 14-Building Industrial Portfolio

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New Report Finds Net Zero Energy is Available for Most Building Types, but Cost & Education Remain Challenges

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for net zero energy (ZNE) buildings in the residential and commercial sectors, examining major market changes, as well as drivers and barriers, key technology and design trends, and related regulation and outreach programs. As local and global energy issues continue …

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Marcus & Millichap Sold Self Storage-Anchored Mixed Use Property in Littleton

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Architect of Record & Listing Brokers now on DBJ Crane Watch

View here The Denver Business Journal recently added supplemental information to their Crane Watch by including the Architect of Record and listing brokers on the map pins for the office, hospitality, multifamily, mixed-use, retail, healthcare, industrial and other types of projects. The featured rendering is the ATRIA, a new Class …

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New Energy Efficiency Rules in Place for Denver’s Commercial Buildings

View here The Denver City Council passed new regulations regarding energy efficiency for Denver’s commercial buildings before adjourning for the holidays. Starting in 2017, owners of buildings 25,000 SF or larger will need to determine the Energy Star score of their buildings using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star …

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Hackman Capital Partners Sells 140K SF Industrial Property in Commerce City

Commerce City, CO – Hackman Capital Partners, LLC and Calare Properties, Inc. recently sold 9410 Heinz Way to an affiliate of Gramercy Property Trust, a New York based global investor and asset manager of commercial real estate. The 140,630-square-foot industrial facility was built in 2005 for current tenant Home Depot and is …

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