NCRES Speakers Series: Residential Solar PV 101

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016 7:00 PM Is solar photovoltaic (PV) right for your home?  Find out from the experts at Namaste Solar who will give you the tools to determine if a residential home solar system is a good fit.  Adam Meyer of Namaste will lead the discussion along with Rick Coen of Namaste.  We’ll also …

Living Simple: A Tiny Home Expo

View On Meetup.com Date Sunday, 11 Sep 2016 10:00 AM The Northern Colorado Renewable Energy Society (NCRES) & Uncle Benny’s Building Supplies are proud to present: Living Simple: A Tiny Home Expo. This event is a tiny home/ DIY fair designed to educate you about renewable energy practices, lowering your carbon footprint and how to get your hands dirty with …

NCRES Speakers Series: Policy Update with NREL

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 20 Sep 2016 7:00 PM We’ll be joined by Jeff Cook, an analyst with the NREL Strategic Energy Analysis Center and a research associate for the CNEE, for a discussion focusing on policies affecting distributed generation, particularly residential PV and solar gardens, including recent updates to Net Metering regulations on the state level.  We will also …

NCRES Speakers Series: DC Microgrids – The Economic Case For Adoption

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 18 Oct 2016 7:00 PM Please join us and learn more about DC Microgrids and why they make sense not only on a technical basis, but also from a business and economic perspective.  There has been wide discussion on the  technical advantages of DC microgrids such as resiliency, reliability, and improved power quality.  This discussion …

NCRES Speakers Series: Hemp & the Circular Economy

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016 7:00 PM Brandon Pitcher of Hemp Circle Industries will join us to discuss how commercial hemp cultivation constitutes a “circular economy.”  Wikipedia defines the Circular Economy as “an industrial economy that is producing no waste and pollution, by design or intention, and in which material flows are of two types: biological nutrients, designed to reenter the biosphere safely, and technical nutrients, which …

MDCRES Monthly

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 18 Aug 2016 6:30 PM The meeting format will be as follows: 6:30-7:00pm – Social time and networking 7:00-7:10pm – Announcements 7:10-8:00pm –  Presentation and Q&A8:00-8:30pm – Wrap up and networking  This meeting is free for CRES members ($30 membership), with a $10 suggested donation from non-members

LED Streetlighting and Smart Infrastructure: Opportunities and Challenges

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 18 Aug 2016 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 ore complicated than it seems. The light “temperature” can interfere with the natural cycles of people …

MDCRES Monthly: The Passive House Standard

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 15 Sep 2016 6:30 PM When it comes to ultra-energy efficient housing the term net-zero energy probably comes to mind, but what about Passive housing? The Passive House (Passivhaus) Standard is a metric based, rigorous green building standard that is prolific in Europe with both residential and commercial buildings and is gaining momentum in the …

MDCRES Monthly: Why DC? And Why Now at The Alliance Center?

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 20 Oct 2016 6:30 PM Have you heard about the numerous benefits of switching to DC power? How about the dc Project the Alliance Center is taking on? The dc Project will be a model for energy efficiency and resilience for existing office buildings. A 2014 Alliance Center renovation resulted in an energy use intensity …

MDCRES Monthly

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 17 Nov 2016 6:30 PM The meeting format will be as follows: 6:30-7:00pm – Social time and networking 7:00-7:10pm – Announcements 7:10-8:00pm –  Presentation and Q&A8:00-8:30pm – Wrap up and networking  This meeting is free for CRES members ($30 membership), with a $10 suggested donation from non-members