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Colorado State University's Gregory Allicar Museum | Fort Collins, CO  »

Colorado State University's University Center for the Arts completed construction of their new 6,000 square-foot museum expansion to the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art in which the Hartford-Tandsta...

Denver International AirportIntegrative Process Gap Analysis | Denver International Airport »

Denver International Airport has teamed up with IBE in hopes to improve their green building standards and overall project process in order to better support sustainability goals. Through reviewing...

CSU Advancement Start Op »

CSU Advancement's purpose is to engage alumni, friends of the university, corporations, and foundations to raise the financial support necessary to advance the University's mission and vision. Adv...

One Health Strategic Advancement »

The CSU One Health Initiative began during CSU's International Colloquium on Global One Health in 2013. The modern One Health movement has gained significant visibility, as health experts around t...

CanDo | The Built Environment Working Group (BEWG) »

The Built Environment Working Group (BEWG) is a sub coalition within CanDo Fort Collins that focuses on the intersection of health and wellness in the built environment. BEWG is committed to incre...

Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark  »

Harrison Street Real Estate (HSRE) has chosen to complete the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) as a part of their commitment to corporate sustainability. GRESB is an internation...

Loveland Fire Station No. 2 LEED Review | Loveland, CO »

Loveland Fire Station No. 2, located at 3070 West 29th Street, is a newly constructed 12,980 SF building for two relocated fire companies and their equipment. The station includes office space, liv...

9850 Key West Avenue LEED Operations and Maintenance »

In collaboration with Harrison Street Real Estate Capital (HSRE), Cushman Wakefield, and Green Generation Solutions (GreenGen), IBE is pursuing LEED Operations and Maintenance: Existing Buildings, v4 ...

Fort Collins Living Wall »

In 2014, the City of Fort Collins launched an initiative called Nature in the City with the goal of ensuring every citizen has access to nature close to where they live and work. The focus of the proj...

Nature in the City Design Guidelines »

Nature in the City is a project undertaken by the city of Fort Collins that will ensure that, as the community grows to its build-out population, all residents have access to high-quality natural spac...

Catalyst for Innovative Partnerships: Innovation Center for Sustainable Agriculture | Colorado State University »

Colorado State University is looking to become a global leader in advancing innovations to feed more people with reduced environmental impacts. The University desires to link CSU discovery to the burg...

Walkability Assessment | Pierre, SD »

City of Pierre, South Dakota received grant funding to analyze and document the current state of walkability in an effort to make their city more pedestrian friendly. This walkability assessment took ...

Aurora Dream Center | Aurora, CO »

Creating a financially sustainable and vibrant community resource center, one that is connected to and shaped by the families, schools, and anchor institutions in North Central Aurora is the vision of...

Green Building Technical Assistance | Fort Collins, CO »

In 2007, the City of Fort Collins created the Roadmap for Coordinated and Enhanced Green Building Services. This program was intended to define a green building vision for the City and provide recomm...

Larimer County Offices | Loveland, CO »

The Architects' Studio, an architecture firm based in Fort Collins, is partnering with Larimer County to build a new Division of Motor Vehicles building in the City of Loveland. With the help of IBE s...

Revive | Fort Collins, CO »

Placer Development and Revive Properties are partnering to construct Revive, a new housing development in northern Fort Collins. Formerly known as Union Place, each home in the neighborhood will be b...

Homewood Suites | Greeley, CO »

Homewood Suites is opening its newest hotel in Greeley, CO early next year. The project owner, Hilton Hotel & Resorts, is committed to making a positive difference in the environment by finding way...

High Plains Elementary School | Loveland, CO »

This future facility will not only act as a traditional school, but will also create a culture of sustainability through integrated sustainable practices in the curriculum. This facility will be a new...

Harrison St. Real Estate Capital Sustainability  »

Harrison Street Real Estate Capital is developing a Sustainability Action plan with the help of IBE. Through outreach to company employees and data tracking of current resource use levels IBE will dev...

Foothills Mall Waste Diversion Verification & Storytelling »

The Foothills Mall and Shopping Center, located in Fort Collins, is undergoing extensive demolition and redevelopment. This will yield a large volume of demolished concrete, concrete reinforcement, s...

DoS Vision Map Development | Denver, CO »

The City of Denver Office of Sustainability is initiating work develop to the City of Denver's sustainability goals. The city of Denver seeks to implement an integrative, inclusive, and facilitated pr...

National Western Center Master Plan | Denver, CO »

Colorado State University, University Operations project team seeked to develop a guiding framework for the redevelopment of the National Western Stock Show grounds and surrounding areas as part of th...

CS100Utility Administration Building | City of Fort Collins »

The City of Fort Collins is creating a new 37,500 sq. ft. municipal office building to house the customer services and executive administration of Fort Collins Utilities, as well as the Sustainability...

ASD SignageEducational Signage & Case Study Development | Larimer County Alternative Sentencing Division »

The Institute for the Built Environment collaborated with the Larimer County Alternative Sentencing Division to create education signage and a case study for their new LEED Gold building. The purpose ...

Redtail PondsRedtail Ponds Community Workshops | Fort Collins Housing Authority »

Redtail Ponds Permanent Supportive Housing is a mixed income development with designated housing designed to meet the needs of homeless individuals with disabilities, homeless veterans, and other low-...

Carbon Footprint Metric | National Science Foundation »

The National Science Foundation awarded a $600,000 research grant to CSU to develop the Carbon Footprint Metric. The goal of this project is to measure the greenhouse gas emissions of the built env...

LENSES ToolLENSES Application Guide Development »

In an effort to present tangible methods for business leaders and sustainability professionals to apply the LENSES Framework to a particular project, IBE established a working group to develop the LEN...

AECCustom Charrette Facilitation Training | AEC »

This customized, half-day training for Architectural Energy Corporation (AEC) was focused on best practices for facilitating collaborative sustainable design charrettes and related integrative design ...

Fort CollinsCivic Center Master Plan | Fort Collins, CO »

The City of Fort Collins seeks to develop a conceptual design and master plan for Block 32 and potential surrounding parcels in order to define future development which will align with the goals of th...

CC BehaviorCampus Crest Integrated Conservation & Sustainable Behavior Program »

Operate Responsibly is part of Campus Crest's NEXT initiative. The key objectives of Operate Responsibly are to reduce energy, water, and waste through operation and maintenance practices. IBE is su...

Coors GardenThe GaRden at Coors Field | Denver, CO »

ARAMARK food services, an industry leader in public venue scale food service and facility maintenance, contracted IBE to assist in the creation of a pilot garden space, a first within major league spo...

Downtown Fort CollinsThe Mason UniverCity District Urban Lab | Fort Collins, CO »

IBE is proud to announce that it has been awarded grant monies from UniverCity Connections and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability to establish an urban laboratory that will begin by inv...

eVoloProject Research for [ours] Hyper-Localization of Sustainable Architecture »

The book [ours] by Andrew Michler is a collaborative effort between eVolo, host of the annual Skyscraper Competition, and the Institute for the Built Environment at Colorado State University on unveil...

Brinton Museum | Sheridan, WY »

The Brinton Museum is an extension of the Bradford Brinton Memorial and Museum located on the ranch in Sheridan, Wyoming. The new structure will expand the existing Western Art Collection to house an ...

Avenir renderingAvenir Museum of Design and Merchandising | Colorado State University »

The renovation and addition to Avenir Museum on Colorado State University's main campus has earned LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The museum houses a large per...

Whole-School Sustainability Report »

The USGBC Center for Green Schools has asked IBE to create a guidance document based on IBE's Whole-School Sustainability (WSS) framework. This public-facing report will detail the guiding vision and...

EcosphereIBE Green Building Certificate Program »

The Institute for the Built Environment (IBE) pioneered the certificate program eight years ago. The program was taught by Brian Dunbar and a cadre of local industry professionals and was produced, co...

Johns Manville LogoCustom Sustainability Training for Johns Manville Sales Force »

Johns Manville, a leading manufacturer of premium building insulation and commercial roofing, requested IBE to create a custom training for their roofing and insulation sales force. The training focu...

GSA LogoKnowledge Network Development | U.S. General Services Administration »

The Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings of the U.S. General Services Administration selected IBE as a partner in a collaborative effort to further develop their Knowledge Network. The ...

Animal Sciences | Colorado State University »

The original structure, constructed in 1952, is an International-style design, which is an unembellished aesthetic of the modern architecture movement of the post-World War II period. Renovation of th...

Summit Hall EB:O&M Certification | Colorado State University »

Three phase (implementation, performance period, and certification) LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance. The completion of this project acted as Colorado State University's first E...

evo Cira Centerevo at Cira Centre South | Philadelphia, PA »

Campus Crest Communities is currently in the design process of a high-rise residential student housing that will serve University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University students. The building will incl...

Lory Student Center Revitalization | Colorado State University »

The project included renovation of 160,000 gsf of existing space and adds approximately 40,000 gsf of new space. There were three major aspects of the project: improve the building infrastructure and ...

Hampton Inn & Suites | Gunbarrel, CO »

This new hotel has been in development since 2008. Beginning in late 2011 the owner, Boulder Hospitality LLC decided to pursue LEED certification for green building and engaged IBE to coordinate the ...

Engineering IIEngineering II | Colorado State University »

Planning for the new Engineering Building on the main campus of Colorado State University incorporated faculty, staff, students, and members of the CSU planning staff to determine the needs of the pro...

DLR Group2013 | Linking Performance & Experience: An Analysis of Green Schools »

This study was conducted on a national sample of 12 green schools and illustrates the positive impacts of green school design. The schools participating in the study were designed with sustainability...

Dena'ina Convention Center | Anchorage, AK »

Dena'ina Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska conducted a feasibility study to determine the potential certification level achievement under the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenan...

Curt Gowdy Visitor Center | Laramie County, WY »

Curk Gowdy State Park is currently under construction of a new Visitor's Center that will include: Lobby and display area, Multi-purpose room, Public showers for Park visitors, and office space for fo...

Campus Crest CommunitiesCampus Crest Communities Corporate Office Remodel | Charlotte, NC »

Campus Crest Communities sought to complete an office remodel that inspired connectivity, collaboration and inter-department communication. Utilizing a design/build model and led by the Campus Crest c...

Campus Crest Communities Corporate Sustainability  »

Campus Crest Communities, a developer/manager of off-campus nationwide student housing, seeks to develop a comprehensive Corporate Sustainability initiative. The integration of sustainability within ...

Windsor Readiness CenterArmy National Guard, Windsor Readiness Center | Windsor, CO »

The Army National Guard completed construction of their new Windsor Readiness Center. The 17-acre facility is the home of approximately 130 soldiers from the 1157th Forward Support Company of the 1st ...

Visual Arts Facility | University of Wyoming »

The University of Wyoming, in recognition of the need to expand their arts facilities, has decided to construct a new Visual Arts Facility on campus. The goal for this 79,000 gross square foot buildin...

Fort Collins Utilities Services Design Charette »

In a collaborative manner, IBE worked with Vaught Fry Larson Architects to prepare and participate in design charrettes to define the expansion and renovation of the City of Fort Collins�?�¢?? Util...

LENSESLENSES Aspect Development: SOGES Global Challenges Research Grant »

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES), awarded IBE a grant for the development metrics for the LENSES Framework. The grant funded...

Grove Sacramento: Community Engagement Workshop »

Campus Crest Communities hosted a community engagement workshop to introduce local neighborhood residents to thier newly proposed Grove project. This workshop was used to hear their concerns, ideas a...

FCHA Supportive Housing: Green Communities Charrette  »

The mission of Fort Collins Housing Authority is to provide and promote safe and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a living environment free from discrimination. In order to achieve this m...

CSU Powerhouse Design Charrette »

CSU's well-known Engines and Energy Conversion Lab will be remodeled and enlarged to meet the growing research agenda of the innovative lab. The lab, in a landmark building along the Poudre on Colleg...

Red Hawk ElementaryRed Hawk Elementary | St. Vrain CO »

St. Vrain Valley School District set high performance goals for the 250 student Red Hawk Elementary School. This project utilized cutting edge technology, such as a ground source heat pump, while comm...

Roche Office Remodel | Greeley, CO »

Roche Constructors has begun design development for a major renovation to their Greeley Corporate office. Roche is also committed to occupant comfort and productivity, indoor air quality, and construc...

USGBC Research to Practice Program, Phase 2 Pilot »

IBE piloted phase 2 of the USGBC's Research to Practice Program,developing educational teaching case studies, classroom materials, online learning modules, and workshop materials were developed from g...

Grove Corvallis: Community Engagement Workshop »

Campus Crest Communities hosted a community charrette to introduce and discuss their newly proposed Grove project in Corvallis, OR with local neighborhood community members. This charrette was used to...

Rocky Mountain National Park - Bear LakeRocky Mountain National Park Waste Audit | Rocky Mountain National Park, CO »

Rocky Mountain National Park planned two waste audits of their consumable waste stream in an effort to develop an educational component based on the findings. A waste audit is used to determine the sp...

Resident Life Sustainability Program  »

Campus Crest Communities desired to educate Grove residents about sustainable living. To understand the student audience, IBE surveyed a sample of The Grove's 16,000 residents. An engaging education...

Laramie County School DistrictLaramie County School District #1 Sustainability Project | Cheyenne, WY »

As part of an ARRA grant, the Institute for the Built Environment (IBE) was engaged by LCSD#1 to reach beyond the grant�?�¢??s renewable energy installations in order to influence the integration o...

Larimer County Alternative Sentencing Division Building | Fort Collins, CO »

The Alternative Sentencing Department is a unique program of the Larimer County Criminal Justice Services Division which allows offenders to serve court ordered jail sentences yet remain productive me...

Lincoln Elementary Charrette »

School district administration invited IBE to facilitate a visioning design charrette for the new Lincoln Elementary School. The charrette began with a discussion of the teaching opportunities within...

Health Pro Medical Facility | San Juan, Puerto Rico »

The 44,220 square foot Health Pro Medical Center Facility is located in San Juan, Puerto Rico and includes a host of high performance building features. The building will house medical and dental exa...

Berry Center for Natural History and Conservation | University of Wyoming »

The Robert and Carol Berry Center for Natural History and Conservation brings together research laboratories, faculty and graduate student offices, teaching, and display spaces to the University of Wy...

Vail Fire Station 3 | Vail, CO »

The Town of Vail recognized the need for better response times in fire emergencies and is committed to building green and energy efficient buildings. To address these needs, the town developed a new 1...

Timnath Fire Station | Timnath, CO »

As the Town of Timnath plans for growth and development, Poudre Fire Authority has decided to start the design process for a new fire station that will respond to the growing needs of the community. P...

Patrick B. Roche Memorial Baseball Facility | Greeley, CO »

The Patrick B. Roche baseball training facility was in need of a facelift, and following the Patrick B. Roche Memorial Foundation�?�¢??s mission to instill the values of respect, leadership, mentor...

Rocky Mountain Innosphere | Fort Collins, CO »

The Rocky Mountain Innosphere is a non-profit corporation formed to accelerate the success of high-impact scientific and technology startup companies and promote the development of a regional entrepre...

Lory TheaterLory Student Center Theater Remodel | Colorado State University  »

Colorado State University�?�¢??s Lory Student Center is undergoing a renovation of the 50-year-old student theater. The project began with the expectation of only achieving LEED Certified certifica...

Geller Center for Spiritual Development: Design & Visioning Charrette »

An interdisciplinary group of about 40 people gathered to participate in the Visioning Workshop Charrette. Participants of the charrette included: employees and board members of the Geller Center, CSU...

Weldon Valley School | Weldona, CO »

Weldon Valley School is a K-12 historic school renovation located in Weldona, CO. The project achieved a high level of performance while reusing 100% of existing exterior walls, floors and roof and ma...

Vista PEAK P-8 | Aurora, CO »

Aurora Public Schools embraced green school design by focusing on improving the student-learning environment, reducing operating costs, and protecting the natural environment. The 100,000 square foot ...

Summit Hall, EB: O&M Cost Analysis  »

The report derived through cost and implementation estimation by IBE allowed Colorado State University's Housing and Dining Services to determine the benefi...

Grove Fort Collins: Community Engagement & Redesign | Fort Collins, CO »

IBE initially engaged with Campus Crest due to the high profile nature of the Fort Collins development project they were proposing to be located on CSURF land near the cross section of Center Road and...

Cheyenne Botanic Children's Garden | Cheyenne, WY »

The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens in Cheyenne, WY recognized a unique opportunity for providing a hands-on learning environment for children and adults alike. The Gardens transformed an old 1930's Works Pr...

RIC SignageResearch Innovation Center: Educational Signage »

In order to provide educational information for occupants and visitors about the green building strategies used in the building, signage was created focused on energy, water, materials, and site. Eac...

Research Innovation Center | Colorado State University »

In January 2007, IBE facilitated a community design charrette that included design professionals, community members, and students for conceptualizing the Research Innovation Center at Colorado State U...

Denver Green School Charrette »

A group of about 38 interdisciplinary participants, organized into 5 planning groups (Human behavior, Interior Spaces, Site Development, Energy and Operations + Maintenance) came together for a full d...

CO GovernorColorado State University LEED EB:O&M Feasibility Study »

The Colorado Governor's Energy Office (GEO) released a request for proposals to fund a feasibility analysis phase of the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance process on university cam...

United Way Housing Services Day Center | Fort Collins, CO »

The Housing Services Day Center is an innovative community initiative to address homelessness and poverty in Larimer County. It is a resource center being built through the efforts of over a dozen rep...

Sargent Junior High | Monte Vista, CO »

Sargent School District began plans to construct a 63,000 square foot Junior/Senior High School near Monte Vista, Colorado. Early in the design process, school officials decided to pursue LEED Gold C...

Rockwell SignageRockwell Hall: Educational Signage »

In order to provide educational information for occupants and visitors about the green building strategies used in Rockwell Hall, signage was created focused on energy, water, materials, and site. Eac...

RB+B Architects: Sustainability Management System (SMS) »

An SMS is a long-term road map for an organization to achieve corporate sustainability. The RB+B SMS defines roles and responsibilities for improving sustainability performance and documents targets a...

Rockwell Hall West | Colorado State University »

The 51,000 square foot addition to Rockwell Hall consists of several new classrooms, faculty and grad student offices, conference rooms, and student lounge space, providing a future home of the Minor ...

Poudre Fire Station #4 | Fort Collins, CO »

Poudre Fire Authority (PFA) was in need of replacing an old fire station with a new facility that would better respond to the needs of Southwest Fort Collins. The goals of the building on a 2.8-acre s...

Rocky Mountain National Park (ROMO): Analysis of Efficiency & Opportunities for Renewables »

Rocky Mountain National Park (ROMO) and Colorado State University (CSU) formed an interdisciplinary relationship to support the park as they undergo assessment and rehabilitation of onsite buildings, ...

Stapleton Public Schools Charrette »

The eco-charrette for the Stapleton 3 School provided an opportunity for the design-build professionals and Denver Public Schools (DPS) to exchange ideas and set a direction early in development of th...

Alamosa K-5 School | Alamosa, CO »

This facility showcases the community of Alamosa�?�¢??s commitment to the education, health, and wellbeing of their children, and will be a model of high performance, stewardship, responsibility an...

USGBC Colorado Green Schools Manual »

YRG sustainability (YRG) and the Institute for the Built Environment (IBE) partnered to provide the US Green Building Council Colorado Chapter (USGBC-CO) a Green Schools Best Practices Manual - a tool...

Ft. Collins Transit Center | Colorado State University »

In partnership with Colorado State University, the City of Fort Collins built its Transit Center addition to the Lory Student Center. In addition to showcasing the City's and University's commitment t...

4th Street KL&A Offices & Residence | Loveland, CO »

The 4th St Loveland project is a 6,500 square foot green renovation of a 1907 historic building, originally the buggy top manufacturing facility, located in downtown Loveland, Colorado. KL&A, Inc., a ...

Green Valley Ranch Charrette »

This two-day design charrette for Oakwood Homes and Denver Public Schools was facilitated by IBE in Denver, CO. The charrette focused on creating the foundation for what will be a world class high per...

Loveland Library Addition | Loveland, CO »

The City of Loveland's public library underwent a multi-phase addition and renovation that provided more space and amenities for their growing community resources. When planning this renovation, city ...

Bethke Elementary School | Timnath, CO »

Bethke Elementary is the first school in the nation to be certified under the USGBC's LEED for Schools Rating System. Equipped with a progressive design team, and visionary school leadership, Bethke ...

Thompson Public Schools Charrette »

This full day charrette was facilitated as a community forum workshop for Thompson School District and McWhinney. The district has partnered with the High Plains Environmental Center and McWhinney to...

Seven Generations | Fort Collins, CO »

The Seven Generations development is located in Southeast Fort Collins, offering over 50,000 square feet of leasable office space. The Seven Generations project team was committed to high quality sust...

Sundance Professional Center | Loveland, CO »

A professional and medical office building in Loveland that was developed and is partially occupied by a dental practice, with the remaining space ready for tenant fit out. In early 2008, Sundance ear...

Burr Oak Office Building | Fort Collins, CO »

Burr Oak is a tenant-owned office building located in south Fort Collins. The project team has focused on making a high performance sustainable building to support the tenant's commitment to sustaina...

Fossil Ridge High School | Fort Collins, CO »

Poudre School District in Fort Collins, Colorado is strongly committed to sustainable design. The District routinely follows a set of internally develop Sustainable Design Guidelines that has resulte...