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How to Safe Harbor the 26% Solar Tax Credit Before It Drops

By Rachel Mountain The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) has supported the growth of solar energy across the country by allowing property owners to recapture a significant percentage of the solar system price. The ITC is claimed on federal income taxes and can be monetized the first year after system operation. The tax credit …

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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 …

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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 …

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Invest in Solar to Maximize Available Incentives

By John Shaw, co-owner and commercial solar project developer, Namaste Solar Why Solar? The opportunity to earn a compelling return on investment by installing clean solar power on your commercial property has never been greater. Corporate tax rules allow up to 100% depreciation in the first year for solar installations. In conjunction with …

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A Window into the Future of Denver’s Office Sector: View Smart Windows Drive a ‘Flight to Quality’ in the Mile High City

By Marisa Mendenhall, View, Inc. With their first office development in Denver, Schnitzer West set out to develop a best-in-class property that reflected the healthy and active lifestyles of the people who live there. They designed Civica Cherry Creek to include a rooftop terrace, bike storage, and floor-to-ceiling smart windows from View, Inc. …

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Reduce Your Utility Expenses This Budget Season

By Rachael Mountain Budget season is back, and that means juggling competing interests when putting together your 2022 budget proposals. If you’re a commercial property owner, one thing your budget always includes is an estimate for utility expenses. Like death and taxes, utility expenses are a given, right? But what …

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Common Questions About Commercial Solar Energy

By John Shaw An increasing number of businesses are boosting cash flow while also differentiating their business. They are investing in solar to capture waning tax benefits, reduce operating expenses (OpEx), and meet environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. Navigating the complexities of a solar capital energy improvement can be challenging, so we’ve …

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Denver-Based OLC Celebrates 60th Anniversary

By Stuart Ohlson and Hervey Lavoie, founders of OLC On June 15, 1961, mere years after growing up and playing on a dirt road called Colorado Boulevard, Stuart Ohlson hung up his shingle and started Stuart Ohlson and Associates. Working from an office he designed just across the street from East High School, …

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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 …

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Next-Level Sustainability Company Launches in Denver

By David Mathias As Denver continues to expand its leadership role in green building practices, commercial property owners and building managers continue to seek opportunities to enhance their location’s green footprint for a number of strategic reasons (USGBC). Some look for projects that will afford them green building certifications like LEED/SITES credits, Well …

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