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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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DevelopmentEnergyOfficeSustainability

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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Iconic Union Station Office Building Awarded LEED Platinum

DENVER – 16 Chestnut building in the Union Station neighborhood has been awarded LEED Platinum certification. Developed by East West Partners, a Denver-based developer devoted to building, selling, managing and supporting high-quality real estate, in partnership with global real estate investment manager Invesco Real Estate, 16 Chestnut is only the third …

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Topping Off: Lakehouse Residences on Sloan’s Lake

DENVER– Construction of the 12-story Lakehousedevelopment — the first in Colorado to pilot and pursue WELL Building Certification — is scheduled to officially top off. Crews are scheduled to pour the 13th level at the beginning of November to conclude construction of the concrete structure. NAVA Real Estate Development (NAVA), a Colorado-based development …

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Denver City Council Unanimously Passes New and Improved Green Buildings Ordinance

DENVER— On Monday night, City Council passed a green buildings ordinanceto replace the green roofs initiative approved by voters in November 2017. The new law was carefully designed to honor the will of the voters who called for more sustainable development in Denver, while fixing the legal and practical challenges of …

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Denver Pursues a Revised Green Roof Ordinance

DENVER — Denver City Council and The Green Roofs Review Task Force held a meeting on October 11, 2018 to propose recommended modifications, clarifications, and improvements to the existing Green Roof Ordinance. “Initiative 300” went into affect on January 1, 2018, and currently remains in effect for all construction projects that …

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LEED Green Buildings Attract Best in Class Talent

DENVER – A new survey released today by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), shows that employees who work in LEED-certified green buildings are happier, healthier and more productive than employees in conventional and non-LEED buildings. The majority of office workers want to work for companies that are value-oriented and take …

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