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Vaisala to Break Ground on OZ Architecture-designed Building in Louisville

LOUISVILLE – OZ Architecture has been tapped to design Finland-based Vaisala OYJ’s North American headquarters. The two companies are breaking ground soon on the new 38,000-square-foot office building located at 152 S. Taylor Ave. in Louisville, Colorado. Vaisala OYJ is a global leader in weather, environmental and industrial measurements. The architecture and …

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Energy Efficiency Leader Expands Operations to Denver

DENVER — Redaptive, a leading provider of data-driven energy efficiency services for commercial and industrial customers, has expanded its operations with a new location in Denver. With more than 1,300 sites under management, Redaptive is now continuously monitoring more than 100 million square feet of commercial and industrial facilities for energy …

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Urban Land Conservancy Begins Sustainable Energy Capital Improvement Project

AURORA – The real-estate based nonprofit Urban Land Conservancy (ULC) has launched a $3.2 million sustainable energy capital improvement project at their Oxford Vista property (previously the Excelsior Youth Center) located at 15001 E. Oxford Avenue, a 31-acre campus in Southeast Aurora serving as the AmeriCorps NCCC Southwest regional headquarters. …

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Turner Construction Company Announces New Sustainability Goals

DENVER — Turner Construction Company, a North America-based, international construction services company with an office in Denver, announced this Earth Day an elevated approach towards environmental sustainability. The company is targeting a 50 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions and water use from construction activities by 2030. Since the company made …

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Setting Sustainable Goals: A Guide for Architecture and Design Firms

By Julie Edwards, OZ Architecture These days, sustainability is on peoples’ minds. How can we use less water? How can we reduce our carbon footprint? How can we cut down on waste? These types of questions are becoming more important for architects and designers when approaching clients about sustainability efforts. In fact, a …

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Green Buildings Play Pivotal Role in Climate Action, says USGBC

Our buildings – schools, offices, grocery stores and more – are responsible for nearly 40 percent of carbon emissions today. Green buildings, like those that are LEED certified, are vital to addressing U.S. emissions, but only 11 percent of people associate green buildings with the environment and being green, according …

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Denver Pursues New Building and Fire Code

DENVER — A new public process to adopt an updated building and fire code, which will include a voluntary “green construction code,” is underway for the first time in Denver’s history. “Code development has broad-reaching impacts, from our local design and construction community to the people who will live in …

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Lakewood-based Engineering Firm Earns ACEC Award

LAKEWOOD —Martin/Martin, Inc. Consulting Engineers, a full-service civil and structural consulting engineering firm in Lakewood, has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 52nd annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) for their work on 1144 Fifteenth Street in downtown Denver. At 40 …

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AIA Colorado Materials Matter Series Kicks off in Denver

By Liz Gibbons Hosted across the country from Portland to Philadelphia, the AIA Materials Matter series kicked off in Denver last Friday. The series empowers architects to become advocates for materials transparency and design healthier, greener buildings. The first session challenged architects to do more with less and have a …

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Colorado Ranks Sixth in U.S. for LEED Green Building in 2018

DENVER — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its annual list of Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the world’s most widely used green building rating system. Colorado came in at number six on the list, which ranks states based on the number of LEED …

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