Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources in Central Mountains Region

 Energy Best Management Practices

   
Articles on Energy Best Management Practices
Best Management Practices for Solar and Wind Energy Development: A Conservationist’s Guide
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Best Management Practices provide science-based criteria and standards that land managers and conservation planners follow in making and implementing decisions about human uses and projects that affect our natural resources.

pdf Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

pdf Green Remediation Best Management Practices: Integrating Renewable Energy into Site Cleanup
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Use of renewable energy resources provides a significant opportunity to reduce the environmental footprint of activities conducted during investigation, remediation, and monitoring of hazardous waste sites.

pdf 15 O & M Best Practices for Energy Efficient Buildings
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Building operation and maintenance programs specifically designed to enhance operating efficiency of HVAC and lighting systems can save 5 to 20 percent of the energy bills without significant capital investment.

Energy Saver 101: Everything You Need to Know About Landscaping
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Landscaping doesn't only add beauty to your home, but it can also improve your home's comfort and lower your energy bills.

Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips
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Simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the cool fall and winter months.

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Cooling
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You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to high-efficiency air conditioners and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits
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A home energy audit helps you pinpoint where your house is losing energy and what you can do to save money. A home energy audit will also assess health and safety issues that might exist in your home.

pdf Tips: Your Home's Energy Use
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A home energy assessment (sometimes referred to as an energy audit) will show what parts of your house use the most energy and suggest the best ways to cut energy costs.

Anaerobic Digestion 101
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This is an article from the EPA site about anaerobic/biomass recovery systems.  Click here to read the information: 

pdf U.S. Farm Anaerobic Digester Status: A 2011 Snapshot
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This EPA factsheet gives information on trends in use of these manure management systems in the U.S.

pdf Farmers’ Guide to Wind Energy
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A 293 page guide to the Legal Issues in Farming the Wind on your farm from June 2007

 Green Building

   
Articles on Green Building
What is green building?

By U.S. Green Building Council
How do buildings work with our natural surroundings to create a more sustainable place to live? Learn how LEED can help make our world greener for all.
 

The Business Case for Green Building

The WorldGBC launched its new report, "The Business Case for Green Building" in March 2013. Miles Keeping introduces the report and its findings at Ecobuild in London.

Energy Saver 101: Everything You Need to Know About Landscaping
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Landscaping doesn't only add beauty to your home, but it can also improve your home's comfort and lower your energy bills.

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Cooling
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You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to high-efficiency air conditioners and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits
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A home energy audit helps you pinpoint where your house is losing energy and what you can do to save money. A home energy audit will also assess health and safety issues that might exist in your home.

Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM)
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What is an Energy Efficient Mortgage? Energy efficient mortgages (EEMs, sometimes known as “green mortgages”) are loans that allow homeowners to finance energy-efficient upgrades for their current home or in a new home purchase.& ...

The five principles of green building
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Green buildings are designed, constructed, and operated to enhance the well-being of their occupants and support a healthy community and natural environment.

Green Building Organizations & Professionals
There are 107 resources serving Central Mountains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Green Building Organizations & Professionals serving Central Mountains Region
Architects
Blueline Architects
Ken Bridges, AIA, LEED AP and Stuart Brummett, AIA - Denver, CO
Brad Buss
Bradley Design LLC - Monument, CO
Brett Jacques
Van Meter Williams Pollack Architects LLP - Associate/Architect - Denver, CO
Catherine Rahn Architecture, AIA
- Boulder, CO
Confluence Architecture
- Carbondale, CO
David A. Beal, AIA
David A. Beal & Associates Architecture and Planning - Boulder, CO
Doerr Architecture
Thomas P. Doerr, Architect - Boulder, CO
Gettliffe Architecture
Dominique Gettliffe, AIA - Founder - Boulder, CO
Habitation Solutions
Jeff von Breitenfeld - Centennial, CO
Henry Mueller Design Consulting
Henry Mueller - Boulder, CO
HMH Architecture + Interiors
Harvey Hine - President, AIA - Boulder, CO
HumaNature Architecture, LLC
James R Plagmann - Licensed Architect + LEED AP - Boulder, CO
Jane Snyder, AIA
Mosaic Architects + Interiors - Partner - Boulder, CO
Kyle Callahan
Kyle Callahan and Associates Architecture - Principal Architect - Boulder, CO
Lawrence and Gomez Architects
Phil Lawrence and Juana Gómez - Boulder, CO
Lisa Fletcher
Touch Architecture, Inc. - Boulder, CO
Mark Queripel, AIA, Principal Architect, Interior Designer
MQ Architecture & Design, LLC - Boulder, CO
Marn Heggen
Heggen Design Works - Boulder, CO
Michael Kloefkorn
Van Meter Williams Pollack, LLP - Associate Architect, LEED AP Homes - Denver, CO
Michael Silbert, Architect
- Boulder, CO
Peter S. Gerdin
Architectural Firm of Peter S. Gerdin - Truckee, CA
Robert B. Vandervoort
Bearcat Builders, Inc. - Crested Butte, CO
Rodwin Architecture
Scott Rodwin, LEED AP - Founding Principal - Boulder, CO
Sopher Sparn Architects LLC
Adrian Sopher and Stephen Sparn - Principal Architects and Co-Founders - Boulder, CO
Sun Studio
Michael Tavel, AIA, David Kahn, ASLA, and Alex Platt, AIA - Principals - Denver, CO
Tim Van Meter
Van Meter Williams Pollack Architects LLP - Partner, Architect/Urban Designer - Denver, CO
Certified Energy Auditors
3FFICIENT Energy
- San Luis Rey, CA
AboutSavingHeat.com
Dennis Brachfeld - Denver, CO
Biospaces Incorporated
Jeff Dickson - Carbondale, CO
Confluence Architecture
- Carbondale, CO
Dennis Brachfeld
About Saving Heat Co. - Denver, CO
Scott Home Inspection
George and Ann Scott - Owners - Berthoud, CO
Stellar Energy Contractors
Jerry Hughes - Wheat Ridge, CO
Sustainably Built
Adam Stenftenagel - Principal/Founder | HERS Rater - Boulder, CO
Energy Efficient Mortgage Lenders
Access National Mortgage
- Reston, VA
Department Of Veterans Affairs Regional Loan Center
- Lakewood, CO
Nova Home Loans
- Scottsdale, AZ
Priority Mortgage Corp
- Lansing, MI
Green Building Professionals
Biospaces Incorporated
Jeff Dickson - Carbondale, CO
Built Green Colorado
Kim Calomino - Denver, CO
ColoradoENERGY.org
Randy L. Martin - R. L. Martin & Associates, Inc. - Windsor, CO
Confluence Architecture
- Carbondale, CO
Cottonwood Custom Builders, Inc.
Jeff Hindman - Owner, President - Boulder, CO
David A. Beal, AIA
David A. Beal & Associates Architecture and Planning - Boulder, CO
David W. Scott
Scott Group at Colorado Landmark, Realtors® - Boulder, CO
DMA Engineering
- Westminster, CO
Doerr Architecture
Thomas P. Doerr, Architect - Boulder, CO
E. Christopher Lattimer, P.E., S.E. LEED AP
Lattimer Engineering - President - Boulder, CO
Euroshield Recycled Rubber Roofing Products
Global Environmental Manufacturing (G.E.M.) Inc. - Calgary, AB
Frostbusters & Cooth Co.
Fritz Diether - Carbondale, CO
Fruth Construction, Inc.
John and Jeff Fruth - Boulder, CO
Gettliffe Architecture
Dominique Gettliffe, AIA - Founder - Boulder, CO
Glenn Frank Engineering
Glenn Frank P.E. - Boulder, CO
GreenSpot Real Estate
Melissa Baldridge and Tracye Herrington - Denver, CO
Habitation Solutions
Jeff von Breitenfeld - Centennial, CO
Henry Mueller Design Consulting
Henry Mueller - Boulder, CO
HMH Architecture + Interiors
Harvey Hine - President, AIA - Boulder, CO
Home Performance Solutions, LLC
Michael Broussard - Westminster, CO
HumaNature Architecture, LLC
James R Plagmann - Licensed Architect + LEED AP - Boulder, CO
Jane Snyder, AIA
Mosaic Architects + Interiors - Partner - Boulder, CO
Kirsten Snobeck, Associate AIA, LEED AP
Rodwin Architecture - Senior Associate - Boulder, CO
Kyle Callahan
Kyle Callahan and Associates Architecture - Principal Architect - Boulder, CO
Lawrence and Gomez Architects
Phil Lawrence and Juana Gómez - Boulder, CO
Mark Queripel, AIA, Principal Architect, Interior Designer
MQ Architecture & Design, LLC - Boulder, CO
Markel Homes
- Boulder, CO
Marn Heggen
Heggen Design Works - Boulder, CO
Melton Design Build
Ty Melton - President - Boulder, CO
Michael Kloefkorn
Van Meter Williams Pollack, LLP - Associate Architect, LEED AP Homes - Denver, CO
Michael Silbert, Architect
- Boulder, CO
Milestone Remodeling
Miles Brooks - Boulder, CO
PCD Engineering Services, Inc.
- Longmont, CO
Peter S. Gerdin
Architectural Firm of Peter S. Gerdin - Truckee, CA
Petersen Construction & Remodeling
Albert Petersen - Boulder, CO
Rodwin Architecture
Scott Rodwin, LEED AP - Founding Principal - Boulder, CO
SoBo Design and Build
Mike D'Onofrio and Eric Youngren - Boulder, CO
Sopher Sparn Architects LLC
Adrian Sopher and Stephen Sparn - Principal Architects and Co-Founders - Boulder, CO
Sun Studio
Michael Tavel, AIA, David Kahn, ASLA, and Alex Platt, AIA - Principals - Denver, CO
Sustainable Living Real Estate
Mitch Weiner - Fort Collins, CO
Sustainably Built
Adam Stenftenagel - Principal/Founder | HERS Rater - Boulder, CO
Third-Sun Solar
- Athens, OH
Tim Van Meter
Van Meter Williams Pollack Architects LLP - Partner, Architect/Urban Designer - Denver, CO
Windham Custom Homes, Inc.
Wayne W. Frelund - President/Owner - Fort Collins, CO
Green Point Raters / Energy Auditors
Alantha Garrison
Gunnison County Electric Association, Inc. - Gunnison, CO
Cloud City Conservation Center
Lynne Westerfield - Executive Director - Leadville, CO
Colorado Home Efficiency Consultants
Greg Fossen - Owner - Thornton, CO
Confluence Architecture
- Carbondale, CO
Dennis Brachfeld
About Saving Heat Co. - Denver, CO
Denver Furnace & AC
Alex Walter & Tim Stevens - Aurora, CO
E Light Electric
Perry Herrmann - President/CEO - Englewood, CO
Energy Inspectors
- Las Vegas, NV
Energy Smart at Walking Mountains
John-Ryan Lockman - Energy Programs Manager - Avon, CO
Energy Smart Colorado
CO
Frostbusters & Cooth Co.
Fritz Diether - Carbondale, CO
GreenSpot Real Estate
Melissa Baldridge and Tracye Herrington - Denver, CO
Gunnison County at Office For Resource Efficiency (ORE)
Suzanne Ewy - Executive Director, Coldharbour Institute - Gunnison, CO
Habitation Solutions
Jeff von Breitenfeld - Centennial, CO
High Country Conservation Center
Jennifer Schenk - Executive Director - Frisco, CO
Home Performance Solutions, LLC
Michael Broussard - Westminster, CO
Kyle Callahan
Kyle Callahan and Associates Architecture - Principal Architect - Boulder, CO
Michael Kloefkorn
Van Meter Williams Pollack, LLP - Associate Architect, LEED AP Homes - Denver, CO
Mountain Parks Electric
- Granby, CO
PCD Engineering Services, Inc.
- Longmont, CO
Roaring Fork Valley Energy Resource Centers
Mary Treadway - Program Manager - Carbondale, CO
Scott Home Inspection
George and Ann Scott - Owners - Berthoud, CO
Stellar Energy Contractors
Jerry Hughes - Wheat Ridge, CO
Sustainably Built
Adam Stenftenagel - Principal/Founder | HERS Rater - Boulder, CO
Xcel Energy Advising Service - Adams County
- Denver, CA

 Renewable - Alternative Energy

   
Articles on Renewable - Alternative Energy
Residential Solar Panel Systems Complete Renewable Energy Solutions for Your Home
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Solar panels are the stars of the residential solar system, gleaming on the rooftop as they tell the world, or at least the neighborhood, that this homeowner cares enough about the environment to ease the household’s carbon footprint while smartly lowering electric bills. & ...

Finding the Right Solar Panel Installer
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Finding the right contractor is possibly the single most important part of a solar installation project. Homeowners choosing to go solar often are excited to start the process.

pdf Why Renewable Energy?
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Clean energy sources like wind and solar can help us reduce climate change, but can harm wildlife and wildlands if not carefully located.

pdf Hydrogen Energy
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Hydrogen can store energy until it's needed and move it to where it's needed.

pdf Hydropower
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Moving water has energy.

pdf Biomass Energy
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Biomass is anything that is, or once was, alive. Biomass is wood, plants, and garbage.

pdf Geothermal Energy
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Geothermal energy is heat inside the Earth. Geothermal energy is renewable.

pdf Wind Energy
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Wind is moving air. There will be wind as long as the sun shines.

pdf Solar Energy
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Solar energy is light energy. Solar energy is renewable.

pdf Why Is Solar Energy?
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Every day, the sun radiates an enormous amount of energy - called solar energy. It radiates more energy in one day than the world uses in one year.

Home Solar Panels: Pros, Cons, and Hidden Costs
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Once limited to consumers with deep pockets and strong environmentalist values, solar panels are less expensive than ever.

NREL: Dynamic Maps, GIS Data and Analysis Tools - Visualization & Geospatial Tools

National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Geospatial Data Science Team have developed tools that allow users to determine things such as how much electricity can be produced from solar systems on a house or what renewable resources are available in a specific area. The most current list of available NREL's GIS tools for biomass, solar, geothermal, wind, transportation and hydrogen can be accessed here.

Find Biodiesel In Your Area
National Biodiesel Board Member Plant Maps

This map represents the physical locations where our members plants are located. Contact our member plants for service areas or product availability.

BioDiesel Retail Location Finder

Biodiesel is a clean-burning replacement for petroleum diesel that can be used in virtually any diesel engine without modification. Biodiesel is produced from a variety of domestically available, renewable sources including vegetable oil, biomass (such as wood chips) and animal fats. It acts like diesel fuel, but produces fewer harmful emissions, is biodegradable and nontoxic, and is safer to use the diesel fuel.
Find a biodiesel retail location in your area »

pdf Barking Up the Wrong Tree? Forest Sustainability in the Wake of Emerging Bioenergy Policies
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Renewable energy policies generally have assumed that forests can provide a significant source of environmentally-friendly feedstocks for electricity, heat and power generation.

pdf A Landowner’s Guide to Carbon Sequestration Credits

This guide offers a path for local landowners to earn additional income while helping diminish adverse effects of global climate change through implementation of carbon sequestration and other stackable incentives.

Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals
There are 90 resources serving Central Mountains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals serving Central Mountains Region
Alternative Energy
3FFICIENT Energy
- San Luis Rey, CA
Abraham Solar Equipment
Michael (Mick) Abraham - Pagosa Springs, CO
AC Solar
Laurie Campbell - President - Florence, CO
Advanced Energy Systems
Tim Olsen - Denver, CO
Aerofire Windpower
Victor Creazzi - President - Lafayette, CO
All Solar Electric
- Penrose, CO
Alternative Power Enterprises
Leif Juell - Owner - Ridgway, CO
AMERESCO Solar
- Aurora, CO
AMERESCO Solar
- Framingham, MA
American Resource & Energy
- Saint Paul, MN
American Solar Energy Society
- Boulder, CO
Better Buildings Colorado
Colorado Energy Office - Denver, CO
Cannon Solar & Wind, LLC
Patrick Cannon - Cottonwood, AZ
Capitol Solar Energy LLC
Bruce Padgett - Castle Rock, CO
Cianbro
- Pittsfield, ME
Colorado Geothermal Drilling
- Brighton, CO
Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES)
- Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Solar Energy
- Buena Vista, CO
ColoradoENERGY.org
Randy L. Martin - R. L. Martin & Associates, Inc. - Windsor, CO
Community Office for Resource Efficiency
Mona Newton - Executive Director - Aspen, CO
Confluence Energy, LLC
Mark Mathis - CEO & Founder - Kremmling, CO
Dasolar
Douglas ArrisonNV
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
DISGEN Development Services, LLC
Dale Osborn - President - Lakewood, CO
Dragonfly Electric LLC
Robert Dragonfly - Englewood, CO
E Light Electric
Perry Herrmann - President/CEO - Englewood, CO
Eastern Plains Wind Energy LLC
Rich Van Slyke - Principal - Bennett, CO
ElectraTherm
- Reno, NV
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
FDC Enterprises Grasslands Services
- New Albany, OH
Forest Resources Association Inc. - Western Region
Vickie Hoffart - FRA Region Manager - Kennewick, WA
Frostbusters & Cooth Co.
Fritz Diether - Carbondale, CO
FutureMetrics
- Bethel, ME
Green Power Co.
Bob Black - President - Ft. Collins, CO
Heatek Energy LLC
Evan Jones - Engineer - Auburn, ME
Helios
Spiro Mavromates - President - Gainesville, FL
Innovative Energy
Eric J. Westerhoff P.E. - Owner and President - Breckenridge, CO
LetsGoSolar.com
Laura Brigham - Editor - San Francisco, CA
Living Solar
Ben Jason - Founder and President - Durango, CO
McDonald Solar and Wind
John McDonald - Colorado Springs, CO
Megan Kram
The Nature Conservancy in Colorado - Public Lands Program ManagerCO
Millennium Renewables
David Conrad - Pagosa Springs, CO
Miller Electrical Services
- Aspen, CO
Mountain Power and Solar
Jeff Jones - President - Florissant, CO
Namaste Solar
- Boulder, CO
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
- Butte, MT
Next Generation Energy
- Lafayette, CO
Nicholas G. Muller
Dietze and Davis, P.C. - Boulder, CO
Pika Energy
- Westbrook, ME
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Rocky Mountain Solar & Wind, Inc.
Lotus - President - Colorado Springs, CO
Simply Efficient, LLC
Daimon Vilppu - President - Lakewood, CO
Small Circle Energy LLC
Toby Childers - Manager - Loveland, CO
Smart Solar
- Libertyville, IL
Solar Mountain Energy
Mike Grabon - Divide, CO
Solar Panels Plus
- Chesapeake, VA
Solar Solutions Ltd.
- Silver Cliff, CO
Solarray, Inc.
Ray Walters - President - Denver, CO
Southpaw Electric Company
Trevor Parmenter - Erie, CO
Southwall Technologies Window Films
Jill Clardy - Director, Sales Operations & Customer Service - Chicago, IL
Stellar Energy Contractors
Jerry Hughes - Wheat Ridge, CO
Sustainable Strategies
- Saint Charles, IL
TBG Service Company, LLC Wind Energy Colorado
- Fort Lupton, CO
Tri-Lakes Building Co.
Gabriel Wilson - Palmer Lake, CO
Westervelt Renewable Energy
- Tuscaloosa, AL
ZeroBase Energy, LLC
- Ferndale, MI
Energy Assistance Programs
Colorado Energy Science Center
- Golden, CO
Community Office for Resource Efficiency
Mona Newton - Executive Director - Aspen, CO
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Energy Saving / Green Products
About Saving Heat
Dennis Brachfeld - founder - Silverthorne, CO
About Saving Heat
Dennis Brachfeld - founder - Carbondale, CO
AeroSeal of Colorado, LLC
- Denver, CO
Better Buildings Colorado
Colorado Energy Office - Denver, CO
Colorado Geothermal Drilling
- Brighton, CO
Colorado Solar Energy
- Buena Vista, CO
Colorado Solar Energy Industries Associaiton
- Denver, CO
Colorado’s Solar Energy Industries Association
Rebecca Cantwell - Executive Director - Boulder, CO
ColoradoENERGY.org
Randy L. Martin - R. L. Martin & Associates, Inc. - Windsor, CO
Confluence Energy, LLC
Mark Mathis - CEO & Founder - Kremmling, CO
Euroshield Recycled Rubber Roofing Products
Global Environmental Manufacturing (G.E.M.) Inc. - Calgary, AB
Gwenael Hagan
SolarGlass Window & Door - Owner - Boulder, CO
Margie McCulloch
Red Pepper Kitchen + Bath - Boulder, CO
Namaste Solar
- Boulder, CO
Natures Hardware LLC
- Beaverton, OR
Roof Check Inc.
Chris Cain - Longmont, CO
Southpaw Electric Company
Trevor Parmenter - Erie, CO
Stellar Energy Contractors
Jerry Hughes - Wheat Ridge, CO
Sustainable Flooring Inc.
Pete Nichols - Boulder, CO
Waste Management Specialists
BigBelly Solar Compacting Trash Receptacle
- Newton, MA
EarthCare Technologies Inc.
Phil Fredericks - Owner - West Fork, AR
 

 Local News Stories about Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources

Local Renewable - Alternative Energy News Items
Renowned Clean-Energy Leader and Former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., to Speak at Environmental Leader & Energy Manager Conference
2/7/2018 5:42:07 PM
… national clean-energy leader and former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., will … Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University, Governor Ritter … enterprise-wide sustainability goals, and reaching energy management targets. Significant savings on …

LSMSA students take renewable energy and conservation tour in Colorado
2/7/2018 5:36:07 PM
… Arts recently completed a six-day Colorado trip as a part of … energy and conservation tour and included visits to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden and the Colorado School of …

Colorado Governor Comes to Conference to Contemplate Clean Energy Economy
2/7/2018 5:03:28 PM
… Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) at Colorado State University, for … to a clean energy economy. Ritter was elected as Colorado ’s 41st … established Colorado as a national and international leader in clean energy by … & Energy Manager Conference (ELEMCON) is also held in Colorado (Denver, May …

At Colorado utilities hearing, an overwhelming plea for renewable energy
2/2/2018 7:28:42 PM
… dozen other parties including the Colorado Energy Office, Western Resource Advocates and … Clanahan. Xcel predicts that the Colorado Energy Plan could reduce its carbon … the Colorado Energy Plan here. Photo by Kelsey Ray for The Colorado Independent …

Eco-Stim Energy Solutions to Participate in Credit Suisse 23rd Annual Energy Summit to be held in Vail, Colorado February 11-15, 2018
2/1/2018 5:40:39 PM
… , 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eco-Stim Energy Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESES) (“EcoStim … the 23rd Annual Credit Suisse Energy Summit to be held on … thru 15th, 2018 in Vail, Colorado at the Hotel Talisa. Management …

Colorado Energy Office revamp clears first hurdle
1/19/2018 11:35:07 PM
… to promote Colorado ’s energy sector by making changes to the Colorado Energy Office … One Colorado . Last year, the bill to reauthorize funding for the Colorado Energy Office became the platform for a debate over energy policy …

Colorado Energy Plan would be huge for the Eastern Plains
1/19/2018 3:40:02 PM
… everyone knows eastern Colorado is perfect, namely new energy produced from the … the Pro-15 study, renewable energy facilities in eastern Colorado provided about $7 … for producing new energy from wind and solar. The Colorado Energy Plan, as … giving it away. Xcel’s Colorado Energy Plan seeks to take advantage …

Xcel Energy receives shockingly low bids for Colorado electricity from renewable sources
1/17/2018 10:12:06 AM
Colorado’s mile-high cost of living is emerging as a key issue for lawmakers in the 2018 legislative session — but so far, the two parties are prescribing vastly different remedies. To Democrats, government should be doing more to alleviate the …

Xcel Energy receives shockingly low bids for Colorado electricity from renewable sources
1/16/2018 10:44:45 PM
… solar and wind options with energy storage priced below what coal-generated … ," said Erin Overturf, chief energy counsel for Western Resource Advocates … plan estimated Xcel's Colorado customers would save $175 million … made for the Colorado Public Utilities Commission accepting the Colorado Energy Plan when …

Could Colorado’s green energy debate go big in 2018?
1/15/2018 12:07:14 AM
DENVER — Douglas Bruce, the former Colorado state representative and anti-tax crusader who served prison time for tax evasion and violating probation, has lost a request to appeal those convictions. Colorado Politics reports that a two-judge panel of the …

Terra Energy proposes 63 wells in Colorado
1/11/2018 11:25:18 PM
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Terra Energy Partners is proposing to drill … phase of development in western Colorado . The Daily Sentinel reports the …

Terra Energy Partners proposes 63 wells in western Colorado
1/10/2018 2:44:17 PM
Terra Energy Partners is proposing to drill … phase of development in western Colorado . The Daily Sentinel reports the …

The Colorado Energy Office averted a shutdown. Now it looks to avoid repeat of last session’s funding stalemate
1/7/2018 12:35:18 PM
BOULDER — Dallas Walton was sandwiched near the center of a second court storming in less than 48 hours on the hardwood at the Coors Events Center, and when the mob finally relented, the Colorado Buffaloes’ 7-foot freshman from Arvada West was the last …

PDC Energy to spend $480 million developing oil and gas wells in Colorado’s Wattenberg Field
12/12/2017 6:16:48 PM
… as an owner of Gary-Williams Energy , told a crowd that gathered … leading the capital campaign. Denver, Colorado State University and the Western … agreement approved by the partners. Colorado State University has received $200 …

PDC Energy to spend $480 million developing oil and gas wells in Colorado’s Wattenberg Field
12/11/2017 8:48:43 PM
… oil and gas company PDC Energy   said Monday it expects to … $480 million in operations in Colorado ’s Wattenberg Field in 2018 … sites in Texas, Ohio and Colorado next year. The company expects … Field in 2017. Anadarko Petroleum, Colorado ’s largest oil and gas …

Don’t miss: Citizens’ Climate Lobby Energy Speaker Series
12/11/2017 5:51:29 PM
… proud to offer their Monthly Energy Speaker Series, an opportunity for … Planet; Martin runs the Colorado Renewable Energy Society’s Jeffco chapter and …

This Colorado physicist’s gospel of energy efficiency is taking hold. But is it too late?
11/22/2017 6:12:08 PM
… an audience at an  energy conference held at Colorado State University in … frown. At the recent conference, Colorado ’s former governor, Bill Ritter … story about adoption rates in Colorado ). The batteries of those EVs … at 409. The message from Colorado State, though, was don’t …

Former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Talks Energy and Environment in Age of Trump
11/19/2017 10:43:26 AM
Former Colorado governor Bill Ritter Jr. discussed environmental and energy policy in … record on passing clean energy legislation in Colorado , a politically and ideologically … had signed 57 clean energy bills, despite Colorado being a state that …

Colorado, Harvey resistance, leads to good quarter for Noble Energy
10/31/2017 8:28:04 AM
… . shale oil, particularly in Colorado , Noble Energy said. The company said its … a nine-well drilling program in Colorado . The company said it expected … a noted decline coming from Colorado lease operating expenses. Noble holds … of the respondents from 143 energy companies to a survey from …

Arcade Fire's Live Energy Overcomes Browbeating Social Commentary
10/27/2017 2:15:40 AM
… , though, the band’s tremendous energy and elaborate stage setup transcended … was right. Arcade Fire’s energy was towering. Arcade Fire performing … the band brought so much energy — so that even the new … . There was even a tender Colorado moment when Butler mentioned how …

Cannabis Symposium Focuses on Sustainability, Energy Efficiency
10/18/2017 9:08:10 PM
… enforce safe growing practices in Colorado , has been one of the … to teach industry members about energy efficiency, waste management, water conservation … , a kilowatt of electricity in Colorado is "dirtier" than … states with legalized cannabis, meaning Colorado 's heavy reliance on …

Renewable energy plan released by Environment Colorado
10/18/2017 4:56:42 PM
… Environment Colorado calls for the state’s universities to embrace renewable energy . Earlier this year, Colorado State University announced … Power Act, colorado , colorado renewable energy , colorado state university, Environment Colorado , renewable energy , renewable energy news, United …

CORE awards $709K to energy pioneers
10/5/2017 11:29:11 AM
… local organizations pursuing commercial energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. “CORE’s … for projects that utilize energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation to … . • Colorado Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute: $50,000 for a number of energy …

 Google News about Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources

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Green Building News Items
5 facts about geothermal energy - Proud Green Building (press release) (blog)
2/15/2018 12:03:23 AM
Proud Green Building (press release) (blog) 5 facts about geothermal energy Proud Green Building (press release) (blog) Traditionally, geothermal resources are most accessible in the western states, from Colorado and New Mexico up to Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Oregon. However, with the development of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) technologies and additional research in ...

Colorado arts center earns LEED gold - Proud Green Building (press release) (blog)
2/5/2018 6:10:01 AM
Proud Green Building (press release) (blog) Colorado arts center earns LEED gold Proud Green Building (press release) (blog) The University of Colorado - Colorado Springs' Ent Center for the Arts recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification, becoming the 10th campus building to hold the coveted designation. The building opened its doors to ...

Colorado's 'green' building ranking drops on latest LEED list - The Denver Channel
2/1/2018 12:53:00 PM
The Denver Channel Colorado's ' green' building ranking drops on latest LEED list The Denver Channel DENVER - Colorado's reputation for energy-efficient construction was on the decline last year. The city moved down several spots on the U.S. Green Building Council's list of states with the most " green" building activity in 2017. Colorado was ranked ... Georgia cracks top 10 for LEED projects, besting California, Colorado Curbed Atlanta Colorado slips on national list of LEED buildings 9NEWS.com all 7 news articles »

ACES treehouse in Colorado is perfect for wildlife observation - Inhabitat
1/26/2018 6:12:18 AM
Inhabitat ACES treehouse in Colorado is perfect for wildlife observation Inhabitat A new treehouse in Aspen, Colorado is bringing kids closer to the wonders of nature. Charles Cunniffe Architects (CCA) completed the ACES Treehouse, an outdoor classroom designed pro-bono for the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES). Located ...

This tiny town is actually known for its squeaky clean restroom - 9NEWS.com
1/25/2018 12:42:26 PM
9NEWS.com This tiny town is actually known for its squeaky clean restroom 9NEWS.com ... car and a flatbed ore car on the tramway near the entrance of the Empire Tunnel near Empire (Clear Creek County), Colorado . 01 / 16. 1880-1890. Miners push a loaded mine ore car and a flatbed ore car on the tramway near the entrance of the Empire ...

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How can these ski communities achieve 100% renewables? - Mountain Town News
2/19/2018 4:56:18 PM
Mountain Town News How can these ski communities achieve 100% renewables ? Mountain Town News Most remarkable about the Colorado story is what happened when Xcel asked for proposals last year. The prices of renewable energy were low, but more surprising were the prices of renewables coupled with energy storage. Low-priced storage eliminates the ...

Colorado Springs 'remains committed to coal' as other Front Range ... - The Colorado Independent
2/19/2018 10:43:11 AM
The Colorado Independent Colorado Springs 'remains committed to coal' as other Front Range ... The Colorado Independent “While other Front Range utilities are accelerating the switch to renewable energy, Colorado Springs remains committed to coal to a much greater degree to keep rates from spiking,” reports The Gazette in Colorado Springs. “The change is now driven by ... and more »

APNewsBreak: Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040 - Colorado Springs Gazette
2/19/2018 10:32:02 AM
APNewsBreak: Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040 Colorado Springs Gazette (AP) — Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions of heat-trapping gases that cause global warming, the Michigan utility's president and CEO told The Associated Press. The utility plans to generate 40 ... and more »

Expanding Solar in Low-Income Communities: Lessons From Denver - Greentech Media
2/16/2018 7:30:36 AM
Greentech Media Expanding Solar in Low-Income Communities: Lessons From Denver Greentech Media Through a recent renewable energy planning proceeding in Colorado , Xcel specifically included nonprofit affordable housing providers in new, dedicated community solar programs that serve low-income customers, and will solicit bids for almost 20 ...

CSU gets 'overwhelming' response to request for renewable energy projects - The Coloradoan
2/15/2018 8:00:25 PM
The Coloradoan CSU gets 'overwhelming' response to request for renewable energy projects The Coloradoan Colorado State University officials are wading through about 75 proposed projects to help the school reach 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. The university received bids from 27 companies, some of which proposed multiple projects, CSU energy ...

Colorado County Makes 100% Renewable Energy Commitment ... - Solar Industry
2/14/2018 4:38:07 PM
Solar Industry Colorado County Makes 100% Renewable Energy Commitment ... Solar Industry On Tuesday, the Summit County, Colo., board of county commissioners unanimously voted to approve a resolution committing the unincorporated Summit County community to shift away from fossil fuels and to transition to 100% clean, renewable electricity ... and more »

Colorado's second-largest solar farm could soon be built in Arapahoe County - The Denver Post
2/11/2018 10:01:41 AM
The Denver Post Colorado's second-largest solar farm could soon be built in Arapahoe County The Denver Post Last month, The Denver Post reported that renewable - energy developers offered Xcel Energy the lowest price quotes for electricity in the nation as part of its 2016 Electric Resource Plan, which calls for an additional 450 megawatts of power to meet ... Arapahoe County OKs permit for Colorado's second-largest solar farm The Denver Channel all 5 news articles »

Federal Budget, State Bills to Impact Future of Renewable Energy in Colorado - Courthouse News Service
2/3/2018 2:12:25 PM
Courthouse News Service Federal Budget, State Bills to Impact Future of Renewable Energy in Colorado Courthouse News Service “The state is on the cutting edge of energy production and research, due in large part to the NREL,” he continued. “I support developing and utilizing American energy of all kinds. This includes the use of traditional power like coal, oil, nuclear ... Trump Wants To Cut Clean Energy Research Budget by 72% Energy Manager Today all 51 news articles »

Colorado's NREL — a workhorse in national solar, wind research — faces “devastating” cuts in Trump budget proposal - The Denver Post
1/31/2018 10:18:22 PM
The Denver Post Colorado's NREL — a workhorse in national solar , wind research — faces “devastating” cuts in Trump budget proposal The Denver Post WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is putting a target on renewable energy research, and a federal laboratory in Golden that has been a longtime pioneer in solar , wind and biofuel technologies could be in the bull's-eye of its proposed budget cuts ... Trump White House wants major cuts to agency that funds Colorado's NREL, says report Denver Business Journal EGEB: Take 72% – then let them beg for it, T-Mobile to 100%, NREL ... Electrek When Renewable Energy Costs Fall Quickly, How Should Buyers Get Good Information? Union of Concerned Scientists (blog) Washington Post  - The Hill  - Department of Energy  - The Independent all 108 news articles »

Trump aims at China with tariffs on solar panels, a move Colorado industry says could cost 2000 jobs - The Denver Post
1/22/2018 5:57:05 PM
The Denver Post Trump aims at China with tariffs on solar panels, a move Colorado industry says could cost 2000 jobs The Denver Post In the biggest blow he's dealt to the renewable energy industry yet, President Donald Trump decided on Monday to slap tariffs on imported solar panels. The U.S. will impose duties of as much as 30 percent on solar equipment made abroad, a move that ... In Colorado , is the solar panel tariff a job creator or killer? The Denver Channel Trump Administration Issues 30% Solar Panel Import Tariff Greentech Media Trump's tariffs on solar power panels could cost thousands of jobs, industry leaders warn Denver Business Journal The Conversation US  - CleanTechnica  - Triple Pundit (blog)  - USTR all 1,071 news articles »