In January, I wrote “The New Kid on the Block: An Introduction to the WELL Building Standard,” a brief introduction about an emerging building rating system that focuses on the health and well-being of building occupants. This standard seems to be gaining momentum in Colorado, as Colorado State University recently announced that it will be
Energy Star: 2018 Updates
Later this summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) will institute more stringent, recalibrated Energy Star certification metrics in an attempt to reflect current market conditions. As a result of this recalibration, Energy Star scores are expected to drop an average of 10 points for office buildings and 16…
Update: Denver Voters Approve Green Roof Initiative; What’s Next for Developers?
On Thursday, the Denver Election Division released the final unofficial vote totals for the 2017 municipal election, and it appears that Initiative 300 will pass with 54% of the vote. We discussed the Green Roof Initiative in a post on October 24, but now that the measure has passed, we need to take another…
Denver Voters to Decide Fate of Green Roof Initiative in Upcoming Election
Last week, Denver voters received their ballots for the November 7 municipal election. In addition to considering a $937 million bond issuance and a Denver Public Schools Board election that has garnered national attention, Denver voters will decide whether to mandate the construction of “green roofs” on large buildings throughout the city. The proposed ordinance would apply to all new construction and every “roof replacement” on buildings of 25,000 square feet or more beginning in January 2018.
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Tiny Houses Take Root in RiNo
About two weeks into construction, the “Beloved Community Village” is taking shape on an otherwise vacant lot near 38th and Brighton. According to the group organizing volunteers for the build, the project for people experiencing homelessness…