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Energy Department Announces Dates and New Contests for Solar Decathlon 2017 in Denver, Colorado

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 student design competition, which challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive, will take place October 5 – 15, 2017, in Denver, Colorado, Energy Department and Denver officials announced today

Justice Department Settles with Colorado Apartment Complex for Discriminating Against Families with Children

The Justice Department announced today that the owners and manager of the Westland Apartments, a 28-unit apartment complex in Lakewood, Colorado, have agreed to pay $75,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging discrimination against families with children in violation of the Fair Housing Act.  The settlement must still be approved by the U.S. District Court of the District of Colorado

Polis statement on Obama Administration’s move to increase homeowner access to renewable energy

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) released the following statement on the Obama Administration’s announcement of new guidelines for families to install renewable energy and water conservation projects in their homes.

Coffman Introduces Savings Account Legislation for First-Time Homebuyers

U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) today introduced the First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account Act (H.R. 5575) along with U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) and U.S. Representative Barbara Comstock (R-VA). The act would amend the federal tax code to create 529-style savings accounts for first time homebuyers.

Ken Buck Supports American Families Who Rely on Affordable Energy

Congressman Ken Buck voted in favor of House Concurrent Resolutions 89 and 112. These resolutions express the sense of the House of Representatives that a carbon and oil tax, respectively, would be detrimental to American families and businesses. Both of these taxes would regressively impact Coloradans who rely on these energy sources for heating their homes, driving to work, and powering the small businesses they own.

Colorado Housing Agencies Receive $412,000 to Help Veterans Access Affordable Housing

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that six Colorado housing agencies have won a total of $412,668 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Veterans Affairs Support Housing (VASH) program to help veterans and their families access affordable housing.

KTGY and University of Denver Grad Students Take Top Honors in 14th Annual NAIOP...

A collaboration of international award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning and University of Denver (DU) graduate students resulted in the winning proposal for the 14 th Annual 2016 NAIOP Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge on April 28, 2016.  Challenged to create the dynamic best use of the Westminster Station Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) site, KTGY prepared the site and building plans and the 3D model that illustrated the development ideas generated by the DU team

Colorado Voters Oppose Raising Rates on Consumer Loans, Says Survey

A new survey finds that Colorado voters strongly oppose the idea of raising interest rates on consumer loans. Opposition was widespread among voters across lines of race, party affiliation, and household income, but the intensity of opposition was especially strong among voters of color and those who had served in the military. Overall, 51% of voters said they would be "much more likely" to vote against a legislator who voted to increase interest rates. That number rose to 58% of military service-members or veterans, and 62% of non-whites.

Senate Passes Bennet-Backed Measure Supporting Wind Energy

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined his Senate colleagues in support of an amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations bill that boosts funding for wind energy. The measure adds $15.4 million to the $80 million already included in the bill to bring it on par with the funds appropriated in recent years. $30 million of that total is slated for the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden.

Polis Solar EDGE to Boost Expansion and Venture in American Solar Industry

In an effort to continue his push to incentivize clean energy and job growth, Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced the Solar Expansion Distributed Generation Exponentially (EDGE) Act. The bill will promote investment in small scale distributed generation solar projects, especially residential installation, across the U.S., and encourage long-term job growth in the solar industry

Senate Adopts Bennet-Isakson Amendment to Encourage Energy-Efficient Home Improvements

The Senate today adopted an amendment introduced by U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) to establish more practical mortgage lending processes on a voluntary basis, encourage investments in energy-efficient homebuilding, and help create tens of thousands of construction jobs. The amendment is based on the bipartisan Sensible Accounting to Value Energy (SAVE) Act that they've previously introduced.

Michael Kercheval named executive director of CU Real Estate Center

David Ikenberry, dean of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder, today announced the appointment of global business leader Michael P. Kercheval as executive director of the CU Real Estate Center (CUREC). The appointment is effective July 1.

CU-Boulder hardware to launch aboard SpaceX rocket April 8

High-tech hardware designed and built at the University of Colorado Boulder will be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the commercial SpaceX Dragon capsule on Friday, April 8.

Perlmutter Joins Current And Former Members Of Congress To File Amicus Brief In Support...

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) joined a bipartisan group of 44 current and former Senators and 163 current and former House members in filing an amicus brief in support of the Obama administration's historic 'Clean Power Plan' (CPP). The CPP will reduce carbon pollution and address climate change, save consumers $155 billion by 2030, create jobs, and prevent 90,000 childhood asthma attacks through 2030.

Gov. Hickenlooper, industry stakeholders, to highlight Colorado as wind power leader

Members of the press are invited to attend an exclusive live press conference release of the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) 2015 U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, which will show the U.S. wind energy industry supporting more jobs than ever.

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Energy Department Announces Dates and New Contests for Solar Decathlon 2017...

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 student design competition, which challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive, will take place October 5 – 15, 2017, in Denver, Colorado, Energy Department and Denver officials announced today

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Tipton: FHA Practices Pose Risk to Taxpayers

Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) questioned Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro during a House Committee on Financial Services oversight hearing to examine the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) precarious financial state Alan J Smith Littleton Real Estate