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

40 Years of Leading the Way – Doing Business Sustainably
Presented 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 impacts and setting a strong example nationally and internationally. 

Learn how the Laboratory minimizes use of resources (energy, materials, and water) while receiving the maximum value from those resources – along with balancing environmental, economic and human impacts. 

As a sustainable organization, NREL manages economic viability, environmental stewardship and public responsibility. Rukavina will provide an overview of NREL’s sustainable campus development strategy

Wednesday, April 19
Noon – 1 p.m. in the Education Center
NREL Education Center
15013 Denver West Parkway
Golden, CO 80401

Rukavina is responsible for NREL’s advancement of corporate environmental, social and economically responsible decision-making and advancing the implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. He leads sustainable operations initiatives driving NREL to achieve a net-zero energy campus.

Rukavina provides direct support to the DOE Headquarters Sustainability Performance Office to advance sustainable operations within the national DOE facilities complex, and collaborates with clients throughout federal government, municipalities, universities and commercial industry. He has directed NREL’s sustainability program for the past eight years. Prior to that, he served as NREL’s Director of Environment, Health, Safety and Quality.


Call 303-384-6565 or e-mail Education Center to make a reservation for this free public program. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

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Note: This is not a CRES event, we’re only promoting it.

Our next event in our monthly speaker series is on Thursday, April 27:  KK DuVivier: Deep Decarbonization – It’s the Rules, Stupid!