Going LEED: How Denver South (and Colorado) became a national leader in green construction

Colorado ranks sixth in the U.S. for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building, with 17,042,295 of Certified Gross Square Footage, according to the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) 2019 national ranking. Although construction of LEED-certified buildings can be more expensive up front, they yield cost savings over time. According to the USGBC, certified LEED buildings have as much as 20 percent lower maintenance costs than typical commercial buildings. LEED-certified buildings also know how […]

Hong Kong: Then and Now

Arriving by flight to Hong Kong before 1998 would have involved a carefully charted landing route that gave passengers a direct view into the high-rise apartment buildings that stood alongside the runway. These tightly-bunched, concrete towers were only allowed to be built to a height of 13 or 14 floors because of their proximity to the airport. The descent has been described by many-a-passenger as truly unique: having to land the plane in between the […]