Hear the presentation “Can we replace Drake with Renewables?”

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 25 May 2017 6:30 PM Can we replace Drake With Renewables, While Keeping Rates Low and Reliability High? Join Ken Regelson and SECRES to discuss options for Colorado Springs Thursday May 25th 6:30 – 8 Talk starts at 7 Come early to socialize Can Colorado Springs have it all? Can we close coal-fired Martin Drake generator …

Why Science & Industry Need Public Funding, Tue, 5/16

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 16 May 2017 7:00 PM Eating Our Seed CornWhy Science and Industry Reject Trump’s Budget Cuts 14350 W. 32nd Ave, GoldenTue, May 16, 7pm Public research institutions are today’s drivers – and risk takers! – of technological innovation on which our advanced industries depend. Our panel will highlight the impact of these public-private partnerships at …

LED Streetlighting & Smart Infrastructure: Should Denver make the leap?

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 18 May 2017 6:30 PM There has been a lot of enthusiasm for LED streetlights in Denver related to their energy efficiency and opportunities for reduced maintenance and “light pollution”. However, as with most things, it is a bit more complicated than it seems. The light “temperature” can interfere with the natural cycles of people …

How to get C-PACE Financing for Renewable, Efficiency, and Water Cons. Projects

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 15 Jun 2017 6:30 PM C-PACE is a new program to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation measures using private capital. Long-term financing enables “new way” cash flow focused project development providing a compelling opportunity for the building owner. C-PACE enables owners of eligible commercial & industrial buildings to finance up to 100% …

CRES Policy Panel – Lessons from the Last Legislative Session

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 6:30 PM A panel of CRES’ own Policy Committee members will be available to help digest the most recent legislative session and give an overview of current policies in Colorado. They will answer questions and offer insight on where we go next.  Please scroll to the bottom to see more information about …

NCRES Speakers Series: Passive House with Andrew Michler

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017 7:00 PM Passive House is well known to be the global gold standard in energy efficient building design. Andrew Michler will present on how the standard works and go though his own project which is the first certified International Passive House in Colorado. By the numbers it is the most energy efficient …

NREL at 40 – Doing Business Sustainably (Wed at noon)

View On Meetup.com Date Wednesday, 19 Apr 2017 12:00 PM 40 Years of Leading the Way – Doing Business SustainablyPresented by Sustainability Program Manager Frank Rukavina Join NREL’s Frank Rukavina for a “virtual tour” of NREL’s sustainable living laboratory.   Along with four decades of advanced energy research, NREL is walking the talk by achieving sustainability goals that are making big …

Join SECRES for a Wind Farm Tour

View On Meetup.com Date Saturday, 06 May 2017 8:00 AM The SE chapter of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society has arranged a tour of the 294 megawatt NEXTera Energy wind farm in eastern El Paso County.  The tour is limited to the first 40 people who register, with priority for SECRES members, so act now!  A suggested donation of $10 …

Workshop: Witness a Home Energy Audit (Wed 10:30am)

View On Meetup.com Date Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017 10:30 AM (changed from the originally planned Th, April 13th) FREE WORKSHOP:  Come witness a live Home Energy Audit at the 1981 SERI designed home of John Avenson, a long time member, volunteer and presenter of CRES. He organizes a separate Meetup representing his chapter on Passive House Design. Energy Audit performed by …

H2@Scale – Can HYDROGEN Save Our Energy System?

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 22 Jun 2017 7:00 PM H2@ScaleCan Hydrogen Save our Energy System?14350 W. 32nd Ave, Golden, CO 80401Thurs, June 22, 7pm If we had cheap electricity galore we could use it to produce hydrogen as an energy carrier and give it a much larger and cleaner role in key industrial processes like steel and fertilizer production and …