USGBC Report Sees 19% Growth in Green Home Certifications, All-Time High

While affordability and supply chain challenges plague the housing market, there is one area that’s seen consistent growth: the green homes sector. The green single and multifamily sector in the U.S. has been growing and is expected to continue through 2022 with customer demand and a growing green products market …


Denver-based UDR, Inc. Publishes Inaugural Corporate Responsibility Report

Denver headquartered multifamily real estate investment trust UDR, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: UDR), recently announced the release of the Company’s inaugural 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report and the launch of its Sustainability related website at The report and website summarize the Company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) achievements in 2018, and outline its targets …


Hotel Born at Union Station Earns LEED Silver Certification

Developed by Continuum Partners and designed by architect BOKA Powell, Kimpton Hotel Born Denver, the anchor for Denver’s revitalized Union Station neighborhood, has earned two notable recognitions: a Four Diamond Rating from AAA and LEED Silver certification.  “In a destination as hot as Denver, the combination of these two noteworthy …

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University of Denver Burwell Center for Career Achievement Celebrates Groundbreaking

The University of Denver recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its new Burwell Center for Career Achievement. Designed by Lake|Flato Architects, along with Denver-based design partner Shears Adkins Rockmore (SA+R) in collaboration with Landscape Architect Didier Design Studio, the milestone marks an important step toward transforming the campus into a gathering place for the extended DU community. …


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 …


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 …


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. …


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 …


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 …


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 …