A Denver-based developer used Earth Day to announce that a new hotel downtown will be “carbon positive.” The developer will account for and offset the carbon emissions from the materials used, the transport of the materials and the building’s operation.
Grant McCargo, CEO and chief environmental officer of Urban Villages, and Jon Buerge, chief development officer and partner, said before Friday’s announcement that they believe the Populus, which will be adjacent to Denver’s Civic Center Park, will be the first hotel of its kind in the U.S.
“There couldn’t be a more fittingly appropriate day for what we’re calling a carbon-positive hotel,” McCargo said.
The terms “carbon neutral” and “net zero” are more commonly used when talking about trying to reduce and…
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