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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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Commercial Solar: The Demand for and Marketability of Green Buildings

By John Shaw Green buildings are no longer a niche category, and the increasing adoption rate speaks to their many benefits. Commercial property owners can be leaders in the sustainable commercial building movement, especially with solar. Soon, however, green design will be the norm instead of the exception, and property …

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How to Overcome the Split Incentive with Solar

By Rachel Mountain For commercial property owners with triple net leases (NNN), recouping the costs of a capital energy improvement can be a barrier to making sustainable investments. Typically, these improvements lower the tenants’ utility bills in NNN leases, so the owner is not financially incentivized to invest in those improvements. This is …

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Vacant Property Coverage Amid COVID-19

By Morgan P. Mahoney Whether we see a V-shaped recovery or a swoosh, there are bound to be retailers and restaurants forced out of business in the next few months and perhaps beyond. Larger corporations, meanwhile, are increasingly embracing remote work. The consequence of all this is clear: commercial vacancy rates may be …

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Safe Harboring the 26% Solar Investment Tax Credit in 2020

By John Shaw, Commercial & Industrial Solar Developer at Namasté Solar Since it was enacted in 2006, the federal solar investment tax credit (ITC) has helped support the growth of solar energy across the country by more than 10,000 percent, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. This tax credit, …

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