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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Grand Opening: Northglenn Justice Center

NORTHGLENN – Hoefer Wysocki, an interdisciplinary architecture and design firm, recently completed the design for the new Northglenn Justice Center, a 45,000-square-foot facility designed to provide an up-to-date space to house the Northglenn Police Department, along with the city’s municipal court and a crime lab. Designed to meet projected demands for the next …


Unico Delivers The Circa Building on Platte Street

By Katie Rapone Developers and dignitaries gathered at 1615 Platte St. on Thursday for a Ribbon Cutting event to celebrate the opening of The Circa Building, a LEED Platinum-certified, 96,000-square-foot Class A office building in Denver. Developer Unico Properties, that currently owns and operates nearly 4 million square feet of commercial properties in …


45% of Denver Office Buildings are Green Certified but Other Cities are Greener

DENVER – According to the annual U.S. Green Building Adoption Index by CBRE and Maastricht University, 45.2 percent of Denver office space is green certified, up from 41.9 percent last year. However the increase was not enough to hold Denver’s place in the rankings. The Mile High City fell two spots on this …


McCarthy Building Companies Named 2018 Top Solar Contractor

DENVER — McCarthy Building Companies Inc. ranked No. 7 in Solar Power World’s 2018 Top Solar Contractors list of top contractors in the United States. McCarthy was also ranked No. 5 on the “Top 10 Solar EPCs” list and No. 7 on the Top 10 Utility Solar Contractors list. In 2017 McCarthy’s Renewable Energy team installed 370,000 kilowatts (DC) for 10 projects in …