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 […]