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Program offers options for Green Building compliance

Every building represents an opportunity to address climate change, enhance community and improve health by increasing energy efficiency.


August 9, 2019
Riverview at 1700 Platte Street

Going green is a growing priority in Denver

Whether it’s new energy benchmarking standards or a push for green rooftops, there’s a new sustainability-focused headline in Denver every week. In reality, the trend toward improving build


October 2, 2017

Denver’s booming population calls for sustainable building space

You can liken community development to buying a new car. Everything works perfectly when you drive off the lot, but over time it will need maintenance, oil changes and more upkeep in


August 8, 2017

Maxwell – Green is Gold for Zocalo

Once again, Zocalo Community Development Inc. has brought home the Gold. The Denver-based developer’s Coda Apartments in Cherry Creek has been awarded the LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 12-story, 185-unit apartment tower opened a year ago at First Avenue and Steele Street. Susan Maxwell stands in front of the Coda,…

Kris Oppermann Stern

August 2, 2017

Denver is nation’s seventh-greenest city, says CBRE

Green Building Adoption Index shows more green in cities with benchmarking laws For the fourth year in a row, Denver ranked among the top 10 U.S. cities for the percent of its office space qualified as green-certified, according to the annual Green Building Adoption Index study by CBRE and Maastricht University.[vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column width="1/3"]


July 12, 2017
Map of US

We must continue to support, fund EPA’s Energy Star

By now most of you have heard the expression “what you measure, you manage.” If we take away the measuring tool, how do we assess performance? This is the exact situation we are facing if


July 3, 2017

Lakehouse ‘magic’ for Hines, Levitt

Lakehouse breaks ground tomorrow. Lakehouse is the 12-story, 206-unit condominium tower in Sloans, the mixed-use development on the former St. Anthony Hospital campus. Lakehouse sits across from Sloan’s Lake, the largest body of water in Denver.

Kris Oppermann Stern

May 23, 2017

Platinum LEED thanks to Hines, Invesco

Forget about going for the Gold. That is so 2009. Hines and Invesco Real Estate recently unveiled that 1515 Wynkoop has moved up a notch to Platinum. The Class A office building that shares its name with its address, opened in 2009 as a Gold LEED certified building. 1515 Wynkoop has a Platinum LEED certification.…

Kris Oppermann Stern

February 23, 2017
1515 Wynkoop

1515 Wynkoop earns LEED Platinum certification

Hines and Invesco Real Estate announced that 1515 Wynkoop earned Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system for existing buildings. Completed in 2009 and owned by a separate account pension fund client of Invesco Real Estate, 1515 Wynkoop is

Kris Oppermann Stern

February 7, 2017

Rebchook Real Estate Corner brought to you by CREJ

Rebchook Real Estate Corner is a new column by John Rebchook that can be found at CREJ.com. Welcome to my new commercial real estate column at CREJ.com Jon Stern, owner and publisher of CREJ, has given me the opportunity to look under the hood of all aspects of commercial real estate with my column, the Rebchook…

Kris Oppermann Stern

January 31, 2017