Tallest Mass-Timber Structure in Colorado Wins National Award

On June 23, local developer Katz Development was recognized by USDA Forest Service and the Softwood Lumber Board, at the AIA Conference on Architecture in Chicago, for their efforts to reduce carbon and propel architectural innovation in their Denver-based mass timber housing project, Return to Form, a boutique, nature-driven high-rise apartment building located at …


National Western Center Launches Largest Wastewater Heat Recovery System in the USA

The National Western Center (NWC) and its partner EAS Energy Partners (EAS) today held a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the completion of the largest wastewater heat recovery system in the United States. The NWC campus will source nearly 90 percent of its heating and cooling from a recycled source of thermal energy …


Precast, Prestressed Concrete Provides Benefits for Resilience and Sustainability

By Jim Schneider, LEED AP A building is an enormous investment in funds, labor and materials — not just in present-day terms, but also for the future. Building for tomorrow means making choices that create minimal impact today in the service of a structure that will serve its occupants and …


Becoming Net Zero: Hard Work Pays Off

By Ryan D. Anderson, associate at 4240 Architecture Inc. Recent years have seen a relative flurry of significant reports emerge on the condition of the climate and the prognosis for its future. While it is abundantly clear that humanity’s steady technological advance has already inflicted irreversible damage upon the planet, the situation …

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National, Local Leaders Visit DHA’s Mariposa Neighborhood in Denver

On Thursday, Feb.24, Secretary Buttigieg, Senator Bennet, Senator Hickenlooper, Representative Perlmutter, Governor Polis, Mayor Hancock, delegation members, community advocates, residents, David Nisivoccia, CEO of Denver Housing Authority, and other city leaders, participated in a conversation with transportation advocates and residents at the Mariposa Housing District owned by Denver Housing Authority. …


T3 RiNo Financed with Green Construction Loan

Co-developers, Hines, Ivanhoé Cambridge and McCaffery, recently secured a $91M green construction loan for their T3 RiNo project. Construction of T3 RiNo began in November 2021 and is slated to be complete in fall 2023. The 235,000-square-foot office building is designed to meet the newest and most innovative standards of efficiency and …


Two Environmentally Sustainable Car Washes Open in Colorado

Kahn Construction, a Colorado-based general contractor, recently completed work on a second Wash Fox car wash in Commerce City. The project included the installation of a state-of-the-art water reclamation system to reuse 80 percent of the water, as well as to remove contaminants that come from cars. Wash Fox car …


RTA Architects Receives Top Honors from Construction Specifications Institute for Environmental Stewardship

RTA Architects, an award-winning Colorado Springs-based architectural and interior design firm, has been recognized with an Environmental Stewardship Award from the Construction Standards Institute (CSI). RTA was nominated for its work on the new Pikes Peak Summit Complex and the project’s pursuit of Living Building Challenge certification and for its …


St. John Properties Celebrates its 50-Year Anniversary with Continued Focus on Sustainability

St. John Properties, Inc., a commercial real estate development, management and investment company headquartered in Baltimore, MD and founded in 1971 by Edward St. John, is celebrating its 50-year anniversary with a renewed focus on building sustainability and growth. Their 21 million-square-foot real estate portfolio – including more than 1.5 million square …


Construction Restarts on T3 RiNo

Following a pause in construction, McCaffery, Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines recently kicked-off construction on T3 RiNo, which is being developed into a six-story, 238,726-square-foot T3 (Timber, Transit and Technology) office building, and will be one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable developments in Denver. Conveniently located one mile north …