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Major Restoration on Tap for Denver’s South Platte River

A leader in river restoration and development, S2O Design and Engineering has been selected to execute a signature component of downtown Denver’s River Mile development—the restoration of the iconic South Platte River. The effort will incorporate sustainability, aquatic and riparian habitat enhancements, and flood control along a more than 1-mile-long …

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Peak Development Group Assumes Ownership of Colorado’s First Geosolar Community

Peak Development Group, a Denver-based real estate developer focused on well-located and unique residential, commercial, hospitality and multi-family projects, announced the firm has acquired Colorado’s first geosolar community, Geos Neighborhood, in Arvada. Peak Development, in partnership with co-developer Laudick & Laudick Engineering, LLC, plans to complete the public infrastructure and …

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Restoration of Historic Pancratia Hall Underway

The first phase of Westside Investment Partners’ master plan that will transform the historic Loretto Heights campus into a vibrant new community, is now underway. The historic Pancratia Hall, located at 3001 S. Federal Blvd, will be converted into 72 units of affordable housing to be known as Pancratia Hall …

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Modular Construction: Affordable, Fast, and Green

By Daniel Gray Commercial construction often involves significant costs, project timelines, materials waste, and environmental impacts.  While the construction industry has made enormous strides in construction technology, concerns about worker safety, project efficiency, and environmental damages remain. Construction sites produce 56 million tons of debris every year and account for …

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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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Pilot Program Launches to Support Sustainability and Affordable Housing

Denver Community Planning and Development (CPD) is launching a pilot program that will incentivize five 100 percent affordable housing projects and five projects that build according to the new Denver Green Code. The pilot was announced at Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s annual State of the City address on Monday. “With …

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Stantec Designs Net-Zero Denver Water Admin Facility

Denver Water, Colorado’s oldest and largest water utility, recently opened its new six-story, 186,000-square-foot administration building, the central focus of its 35-acre operations complex. Global integrated design firm, Stantec, designed the building to both LEED Platinum and Net-Zero Energy standards as part of the public agency’s multiphase modernization project. The …

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Water Conservation and Sustainability Initiative Launches at Centerra

McWhinney, a master-planned developer and investment firm, has launched an official Water Conservation and Sustainability Initiative for its Centerra community in collaboration with environmental nonprofit High Plains Environmental Center (HPEC), to enhance water conservation and sustainable practices in northern Colorado. Over the course of the next year, Centerra, HPEC and local community stakeholders including the …

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USGBC Helps Cities and Communities Better Prepare for Pandemic Events

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released two new Safety First pilot credits as part of the LEED for Cities and Communities rating system. The new credits are designed to help local governments and development authorities better prepare for and respond to future pandemic events. The guidance includes strategies for …

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Snowmass Resort Receives LEED Certification

The OZ Architecture designed Limelight Hotel in Aspen, Snowmass dubbed the “living room” of Snowmass, has given Snowmass Base Village the anchoring hotel and outdoor community gathering space it long needed. Earlier this year, the 99- room hotel joined the impressive list of buildings OZ has designed that meet the stringent standards of …

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