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Boulder Commons

Boulder Commons Raises the Bar for Sustainable Design

Boulder Commons Raises the Bar for Sustainable Design

Boulder Commons Sets New Standard for Net-Zero Leases Just two miles from downtown Boulder, Colorado, a new net-zero energy (NZE) development is under construction: Boulder Commons. The project consists of two commercial buildings totaling roughly 100,000 square feet of professional office space and boasting a restaurant, coffee shop and community gathering flex space — all

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United States’ Largest Landlord Might Go 50% Net-Zero by 2030

United States’ Largest Landlord Might Go 50% Net-Zero by 2030 Ryan Pollin for Zondits, February 11, 2015 The United States General Services Administration (GSA) owns and leases 8,300+ buildings to the federal government, and last September the US Green Building Advisory Committee (GBAC) proposed that 50% of the GSA’s building area achieve net-zero energy building

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Golden Arches May Become a Little Greener

McDonald’s eyeing net zero energy restaurants Fierce Energy, February 3, 2015 With the help of Rocky Mountain Institute, McDonald’s Corporation is investigating the feasibility of developing net zero energy (NZE) fast food restaurants. Net zero energy means that in a year, an energy efficient building and the site on which it sits produces as much

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Citibank Enters into Energy Efficiency Financing

In short, Citibank and partners figured out how to take advantage of the huge (and secure) financial returns available through energy efficiency that my boss at IRT was talking about.

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