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

Green Architecture: Net Zero Energy & Passive House Design

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 25 Aug 2016 7:00 PM Green Architecture: Net Zero Energy and Passive House Design explained Presenting architects Peter Ewers, Golden, and Brian Fuentes, Boulder.Jefferson Unitarian, 14350 W. 32nd Ave, Golden, CO 80401 Th, Aug 25, 7pm Net Zero Energy homes and Passive House designs use industry-leading approaches to build, comfortable, bright, and energy independent homes. …

Ground Source Heat Pump Technology: Introduction for Geo – Exchange Systems

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 09 Aug 2016 6:45 PM Please join us as Bob Major from Major Geothermal provides us with information on how Geo – Exchange systems work. The Ground Source Heat Pump is the key component in a system which extracts heat/cold from the below ground environment. This supplies the home or business the desired air conditioning …

The History of EVs and Why Gasoline-Powered Cars Are Obsolete

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 13 Sep 2016 6:45 PM Please join us as J David McNeil and Jim Smith from the Denver Electric Vehicle Council (DEVC) share with us their observations on the past, present and future of EV’s. J David McNeil will trace the history of EV’s from the first electric car in 1839 through the first (1914 …

The State of Energy Transition in the U.S.

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 11 Oct 2016 6:45 PM Please join us as Chris Nelder from the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) explains how the energy transition is coming along in the U.S. This presentation will review notable trends and projects in the U.S., share some useful lessons from the energy transition efforts in other countries, and try to determine …