Denver takes lead in green building

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Denver is quickly becoming a leader in developing environmentally friendly buildings, Green Building Pro reported.

February 25, 2011

 

Denver is quickly becoming a leader in developing environmentally friendly buildings, Green Building Pro reported.

According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), almost 30 projects achieved the coveted LEED status in 2010 alone. Of those, two received the Platinum rating, the highest possible.

“Colorado’s culture of sustainability and conservation are part of its DNA; individual cities like Denver clearly understand the importance of green building as a part of that culture,” says Deb Kleinman, executive director of USGBC Colorado Chapter. “From the largest commercial buildings to schools and universities to individual homes, Denver is embracing LEED and its comprehensive approach and process for green building.”

Currently, 230 buildings and projects in Denver are LEED certified. And already in 2011, three more buildings have been added to the list.

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