ReportsSustainability

Denver Ranks 3rd for Progress of Urban Sustainability

Commercial Cafè recently identified the 50 cities in America that are making the largest strides toward improving the lives of their residents, as well as the ease of doing business, by embracing urban sustainability. Placing third overall, Denver achieved top 10 scores for its increase in green jobs and in LEED-certified …

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USGBC Launches New Data-driven Tool for Green Buildings

Today, at the annual Greenbuild conference in Atlanta, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched Insight, a new data-driven tool that highlights building project design features that can lead to better performance. Insight is available as a feature of the Arc platform and provides information on the design attributes of …

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DevelopmentEnergySustainability

DDP Implement Plan to Increase Tree Canopy in Downtown Denver from 4% to 10%

The benefits of a healthy urban forest are endless, from our health and wellbeing to the vibrancy of our downtown. Trees are not only beautiful but also are essential to the livelihood of Denverites. Trees provide increased property value, higher spending from consumers, higher income streams for businesses, reduced time …

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AIA Practice and Design Conference: Designing for a Healthy Future

By Katie Rapone, editor The annual AIA Practice + Design Conference gathers more than 600 architects and design professionals from across the state for education and networking. This year’s event, held October 31-November 2 in Breckenridge, explored the future of architecture through AIA’s theme, Future Forward. Rapid changes in the environment, …

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LEED Surpasses 100,000 Commercial Green Building Projects 

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is celebrating a new LEED milestone, announcing it has surpassed 100,000 registered and certified LEED commercial projects. “In 1998, we created LEED to measure and define what green building meant, and to provide a roadmap for developing sustainable buildings,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and …

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Cuningham Group’s Paul Hutton Selected as 2019 LEED Fellow

Paul Hutton, principal and chief sustainability officer for Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc., has been named a 2019 LEED Fellow by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). Hutton joins 29 other LEED Fellows who represent exceptional practitioners and leaders within the green building community and have demonstrated mastery of the technical application of …

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Lakewood-based ICAST Paves the Way for Multifamily Sustainability

With support from a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) funding opportunity, the International Center for Sustainable Technology (ICAST), a nonprofit headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado, has completed energy-efficiency upgrades to nearly 1,000 multifamily buildings, yielding a reported savings of 7.4 million kilowatt hours (kWh), …

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Unico Expands Pearl Street Sustainability Efforts with Beekeeping Initiative

Unico Properties LLC, a subsidiary of Unico Investment Group LLC has announced a new partnership with The Best Bees Company, a full-service beekeeping operation that delivers, installs and manages beehives in select markets nationwide, to bring new pollinator habitats into the local community. Just in time to celebrate Boulder Pollinator Appreciation Month, the partnership …

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Mayor Hancock Submits 2020 Budget Proposal

This week, Mayor Michael B. Hancock submitted his 2020 spending plan to Denver City Council, a $1.49 billion budget that reflects years of fiscal strength, protects Denver’s prosperity and prepares the city as the economy begins to show signs of moderating. “The people’s priorities are clear, and this budget proposal …

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Developers Release Latest Renderings of T3 RiNo

This week, McCaffery, Hines and Ivanhoé Cambridge released new renderings of T3 RiNo, at 3500 Blake Street. The property is being developed into a six-story, 250,000-square-foot T3 (Timber, Transit and Technology) office building, which will be one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable developments in Denver. The development team …

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