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Net Zero Comes To Colorado


One of the first buildings to shoot for net zero in Colorado is Boulder Commons, a 100k SF mixed-use property just north of the transit center at Boulder Junction. CBRE's Shane Bohart tells us the new development also plans to work with tenants to reduce its demand load annually. "We're right on the edge of achieving net zero and are even working with the restaurant tenant to only use electric appliances,” he explains.

For more about what goes into a net zero building, see the Whole Building Design Guide.


Solar panels cover the roof and the east facade, and the building has a variable refrigerant HVAC system, thermal windows, and a "mobility hub" with carshare parking, EV stations and a fleet of bikes for tenant use. Recently MCV Capital in Boulder, which developed the project in partnership with San Francisco-based New Island Capital, tapped CBRE to lease the property, with Shane and colleagues Lindsey McCabe and Katherine Mackintosh on the assignment.