Sustainable Development on the Rise in Colorado

Sustainable development is on the rise across the country, and according to the U.S. Green Building Council, Colorado ranks 5th in the nation for LEED green building in 2015. LEED-certified spaces require less energy and water resources, reduce carbon emissions, and save money for families, businesses and taxpayers.

In 2015, Colorado certified 95 projects; 10 of which were platinum certified, representing 12,218,992 square feet of real estate. The future looks promising too, as data from USGBC’s 2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study (link) show LEED construction is expected to support 103,000 total jobs in Colorado, with a total impact on GDP of $9.05 billion from 2015-2018.

Last year, Integrated Properties, Inc. completed its 16M building; a 10-story mixed-use property located at 16th and Market in Lo-Do; which featured a number of green building initiatives (shown above). Integrated Properties later sold the building to LaSalle Investment.