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A Dose of Dopamine: Using Neuroarchitecture in Space Design to Support Wellbeing

By Marc Snyder, director of sustainability and associate principal at 4240 Architecture As a lot of us face a new normal during uncertain times, it is good to reflect on and realign to those aspects of our lives that contribute to positivity and good health — no matter where we may …

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Commercial Connected Lighting Saves Energy and Money, Study says

A new report from Boulder-based Navigant Research explores the role connected lighting can play in advancing the intelligent buildings market. The report focuses on the how vendors must pivot their solution offerings in the new ecosystem of stakeholders  and value-added services that can provide increased opportunities while solving customer pain points. The …

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Pickard Chilton Selected to Design T3 RiNo Project

Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architecture studio with an office in Denver, has been selected by McCaffery, Hines and Ivanhoé Cambridge to design T3 RiNo, a new Class-A, mixed-use office project in RiNo, scheduled to break ground next month. The six-story, 250,000-square-foot T3 (Timber, Transit and Technology) project at 3500 Blake Street will be one …

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Colorado First in the Nation for Green Building

For the first time since 2011, Colorado has taken the top spot on the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) list of Top 10 States for LEED green building. The list ranks states based on the number of LEED certified square feet per person. This year’s top states are home to …

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Denver Adopts Tall Mass Timber Codes

On December 23, the City of Denver voted to adopt the 2019 Denver Building Code, which includes the tall mass timber code provisions approved for the 2021 International Building Code (IBC). As part of the adoption of the new code, there will be a four-month period where new projects can …

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Kipnis Architecture + Planning Open New Office in Boulder

Kipnis Architecture + Planning of Evanston, Ill. is expanding beyond the Chicago area to open a new office in Boulder. The new office in downtown Boulder opened Jan. 1, 2020 and will serve clients in and around Colorado. Nathan Kipnis, principal at the firm, earned his degree from the University of …

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Denver Green Code Moves City Closer to Sustainability Goals

For the first time in Denver’s history, the city’s updated building and fire code will include a “Denver Green Code” designed to encourage more sustainable design and construction practices and in particular, move Denver closer to its goal of having new construction be net zero energy by 2035. The Denver Green Code will …

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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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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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