Green Roofs Add Color to Cities Nationwide

By Jacqueline Tortorello
In urban areas, green space can be hard to find. That’s why designers are creating green roofs on top of commercial buildings. These living roofs have been used on top of hospitals, schools, restaurants and office spaces to add beauty while reducing energy-related costs.

Colorado School Achieves Top LEED Honor

By Lisa Kopochinski
Just call Boulder’s Casey Middle School a triple threat. Not only is it one of Colorado’s most sustainable new schools, it is the first middle school in the state and the second in the nation to achieve LEED platinum status. “Achieving the platinum status is a thrill and an honor,” said Casey Middle School Principal Alison Boggs.

Sustainability Service Companies Merge

PE International and Five Winds International, a sustainability management consultant firm, announced a merger.

University Solar Fields on the Rise

By Sameea Kamal
One of the latest trends on college campuses is an increasing number of solar energy fields hosted by universities, made possible by a number of supporting factors.

Denver Office Planned for Platinum Certification

The developers of a $120 million, 22-story downtown office building are applying for LEED Platinum certification.

Expanded Colo. Spinal Center Opens

A renovated and expanded spine and joint center opened at Sky Ridge Medical Center in June, improving a variety of services at the facility.

Mesa State College Aims for LEED Gold Certification

Mesa State College expects to receive LEED Gold certification for its new learning center, which recently won an award from the state’s energy provider and utilizes a ground source heating and cooling system.

Colorado Private School Awarded LEED Gold

Valor Christian High School is the first private high school in the state to receive a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, according to school officials.

Colorado School District Saves $1.3 Million With Energy Program

Thompson School District saved more than $1.3 million in operating costs during the last three years due to a districtwide energy savings program.

Bank Plans Second Green Roof in Denver

UMB Bank Colorado , a chartered bank of UMB Financial Corporation, is building the second green here.