Shipping Containers Are 'Green' Moneymakers for Commercial Development

Shipping Containers Are 'Green' Moneymakers for Commercial Development

When Gravitas Development Group started planning 25th and Larimer, an 8,200-sq.-ft. mixed-use development in Denver, the firm was looking to be green in more ways than one.

Gravitas built the project (shown here) using old shipping containers—thousands of which languish in port cities nationwide, thanks to trade imbalances—and constitute great sustainable material. Such projects are clearly sustainable because they re-use a material that would normally be

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