NCRES Speakers Series: Net Zero & Passive House, A Practical Example

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 28 Jan 2020 7:00 PM We will be joined by Enrico Bounilari of Emu Systems and architect Greg Fisher to discuss the Millhaus project. The presentation will cover the main differences between Net Zero and Passive House, and how the two standards can be combined together to produce dramatically efficient, resilient, and durable buildings regardless …

NCRES Speakers Series

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 31 Dec 2019 7:00 PM Our monthly speakers series features presentations on renewable energy, energy efficiency, green building, and related sustainability topics. The presentation will be held at Odell Brewing Company’s taproom at 800 E. Lincoln Avenue in Fort Collins. Doors open at 7 pm with presentation commencing at 7:30 and running through 8:30 pm. …

Net-Zero Energy Homes: A Case Study

View On Meetup.com Date Monday, 14 Oct 2019 6:30 PM Are net-zero energy homes the future of US homebuilding? This lecture will describe the design, construction, cost, and eight-year performance of a net-zero energy home in Monument Colorado. This event is part of the Cool Science STEM education series. Teens are encouraged to attend.

Colorado is now a LEV and ZEV state!

View On Meetup.com Date Wednesday, 09 Oct 2019 6:30 PM Former Governor Hickenlooper signed an executive order that will require all new vehicles to meet California Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) standards as of Model Year 2022. The first executive order Governor Polis signed requires automakers to make an increasing percentage of Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) available for sale as soon as …

The Global Youth Climate Strike – Why We Care

View On Meetup.com Date Sunday, 15 Sep 2019 7:00 PM Colorado joins the world’s largest climate mobilization with a Youth Climate Strike on Friday, Sept. 20 and subsequent local actions. We’ll hear from 18 year old Nick Venner, Lakewood, who is a co-plaintiff suing the US government over its reckless disregard for climate (ourchildrenstrust.org). Nick is also a speaker at …

2019 CRES Courage Awards

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 17 Oct 2019 6:30 PM Please join us for the 2019 CRES Courage Awards, an evening of celebration as the Colorado Renewable Energy Society recognizes five state legislators and four organizations for their actions to combat the adverse effects of climate change on Colorado’s economy, air quality and public health, ecosystems, natural resources, and quality …

Clean Energy Options for All Colorado Energy Users

View On Meetup.com Date Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019 6:30 PM “With over 3.6 million customers across eight states—including Colorado—Xcel Energy serves nearly every part of the community including homes, businesses, industrial facilities and more. Last December, Xcel Energy made headlines when then utility announced plans to transition to a 100% carbon-free energy mix by 2050 as well as an ambitious …

Odell Sustainability Tour and NCRES & Green Drinks Holiday Party

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 03 Dec 2019 7:00 PM Come and learn more about sustainability efforts at Odell Brewing and celebrate the holidays! Corey Odell will be providing tours of the brewery highlighting their efforts to save energy, reduce waste, save water, and other efforts. We’ll be co-hosting the event with our friends at Green Drinks so it will …

NCRES Speakers Series: The Economics of the Green New Deal

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019 7:00 PM We’ll be joined by Anders Fremstad of CSU’s Economics Department who will make a case for a Green New Deal, based on a co-authored report for the Roosevelt Institute. The proposal includes a substantial carbon dividend, to incentivize decolonization without exacerbating inequality. It also makes the case for complementary regulations …

NCRES Speakers Series: Passive House Policy – Pushing the Building Code Envelope

View On Meetup.com Date Tuesday, 24 Sep 2019 7:00 PM Andrew Michler, Passive House designer and organizer of the Passive House Rocky Mountian Group North will present on the rapidly evolving policy efforts in North America in the adoption of Passive House. Great strides have been made in such diverse regions such as New York, Vancouver, and California that he …