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In Denver, it took a village to build a microgrid

The plan for Peña Station NEXT, a 400-acre "transit-oriented" smart city development on the train route connecting Denver to its international airport, emerged several years ago.

The plan for Peña Station NEXT, a 400-acre "transit-oriented" smart city development on the train route connecting Denver to its international airport, emerged several years ago after a key division of technology champion Panasonic picked up and relocated its headquarters there. ... more »

Denver’s Peña Station NEXT: This Way to Energy Utopia?

Denver’s Peña Station NEXT offers an energy planner’s dream: 382 acres where engineers can start from scratch in creating a clean energy community.

No legacy power plants to accommodate, no wires and poles and substations to navigate — the open landscape near Denver International Airport is a rare find in a nation with near ubiquitous electric infrastructure. Located near a transit station by the same name, the smart energy community is being planned by a powerhouse team that includes technology giant Panasonic, local utility Xcel Energy, the city of Denver and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. ... more »

Pena Station Next Creates Economic Growth

Four years since launching in Ballston and creating its first display of real-time public transit options, TransitScreen is an international company with nearly 1,000 screens in 33 different cities

Four years since launching in Ballston and creating its first display of real-time public transit options, TransitScreen is an international company with nearly 1,000 screens in 33 different cities that are seen by an estimated 15 million people each month. With a major new partnership to launch in smart cities and with three new products in development, TransitScreen's co-founders say it is just in the second inning of its growth. ... more »

Digital Trends Features Pena Station Next

Your city is dumb. The potholed streets, coin-operated parking meters, and drafty brick buildings many of us interact with every day haven’t changed much in a century. But it’s finally happening. From Oslo to San Diego, cities across the globe are installing technology to gather data in the hopes of saving money, becoming cleaner, reducing traffic, and improving urban life. In Digital Trends’ Smart Cities series, we’ll examine how smart cities deal with everything from energy management, to disaster preparedness, to public safety, and what it all means for you. ... more »

SOLAR DECATHLON 2017

There's nothing else like this - Department Of Energy Solar Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition made up of 10 contests that challenge student teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses. ... more »

Panasonic Ups Investment in Peña Station TOD

Colorado Real Estate Journal posted and article "Panasonic Ups Investment in Pena Station TOD".

Colorado Real Estate Journal posted and article "Panasonic Ups Investment in Pena Station TOD". ... more »

Panasonic Corporation of North America Makes 
Strategic Investment in Denver Smart City

Panasonic today announced it has made a strategic investment in Rail Stop LLC, the development company creating the first phase of Peña Station NEXT in Denver, Colorado.

Panasonic today announced it has made a strategic investment in Rail Stop LLC, the development company creating the first phase of Peña Station NEXT in Denver, Colorado. Peña Station NEXT is a 400-acre, transit-oriented development destined to become America’s next great smart, sustainable mixed-use community. It is located near 61st & Peña Station along the new University of Colorado A Line train route connecting downtown Denver with Denver International Airport (DIA). The Rail Stop land comprises 154 acres of Peña Station NEXT and includes the newly constructed and recently opened operations hub of Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company. The Panasonic investment is a joint venture with LC Fulenwider, Inc., the master developer of Peña Station NEXT. ... more »

Colorado Business Hall of Fame-Fulenwider Family

Today, Cal Fulenwider, III, President, and a five-member Board of Directors lead the company. He continues to hold Colorado Real Estate License #1, which originally belonged to his grandfather.

Building on his experience in farming and irrigation, the entrepreneurial L. C. Fulenwider, Sr. and his brother founded Globe Investment Company in 1904 that focused on buying, selling, owning and managing farm and ranch properties. In these early years, L. C. Fulenwider, Sr. helped write the Colorado Real Estate License Laws; many of these same laws are still on the books today. In 1930, the name was changed from Globe Investment Company to L. C. Fulenwider, Inc. ... more »

Panasonic is Helping the City of Denver Create a Brighter Future

One of the first initiatives that will be undertaken as a result of this partnership will be the development of a microgrid energy storage solution for the airport.

The City of Denver is well known for its progressive approach to sustainable technologies and renewable energy. That’s why a partnership with Panasonic to develop and deploy solutions and technologies that will help them meet their smart and sustainability goals made perfect sense. ... more »

Will Denver Embrace Sensor-Filled “Smart City” Community?

Is that a sufficient high-tech carrot to lure Denverites (and Panasonic workers) from cool downtown residential neighborhoods like Highlands to this satellite community? Certainly, the company is betting on the site’s success.

Big corporations, seeking to attract and retain top talent, are opening offices in the downtowns they abandoned decades ago. Coca-Cola moved 2,000 workers from Cobb County to Atlanta; Motorola shifted its headquarters to Chicago; General Electric will move its HQ from suburban Connecticut to Boston’s hip waterfront area. ... more »

Panasonic is About to Bring Denver Into the 22nd Century

Panasonic is building futuristic cities across the globe and Denver is their next stop.

Denver will be home to the new operations hub for Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company, a branch of the North American division of the multinational corporation. The offices will be located just next to Denver International Airport. ... more »

Train to DIA is OPEN!!!

The airport is such an economic engine for the entre region

The last stop before DIA, 61st & Peña Station, and the mostly undeveloped land surrounding it has been called many things: transit-oriented development, aerotropolis, smart city. ... more »

Mizel, Fulenwider family, Caulkinses are 2016 Business Hall of Famers

Since 1904, the Fulenwider family’s company, L.C. Fulenwider Inc., has shaped the housing and real estate market in Colorado, with founder L.C. Fulenwider Sr. helping to write Colorado Real Estate License Laws, many of which remain on the books today.

The 27th class inducted to the Colorado Business Hall of Fame on Thursday night includes men and women who shaped progress in Colorado and today wield their influence to help elevate and protect the communities in which they live and work with significant social and cultural contributions. ... more »

Denver, Panasonic unveil 'smart city' tech projects at CES

Denver and Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Co. plan to make parts of Denver International Airport and a nearby development an example of cutting-edge solar energy use, in-home tele-medicine technology and video used for traffic management and security.

Denver and Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Co. plan to make parts of Denver International Airport and a nearby development an example of cutting-edge solar energy use, in-home tele-medicine technology and video used for traffic management and security. ... more »

New East Line station with transit oriented development

Denver International Airport (DIA) and the Regional Transportation District (RTD) have announced that a sixth station will be added to RTD’s East Line adjacent to a planned 400-acre transit oriented development.

RTD’s East Line is a 22.8 mile commuter rail line that is slated to open in 2016. This line will connect Denver’s Union Station with DIA. The original plans for the East Line did not include this sixth station that will be located at 61st and Peña Boulevard. ... more »

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