Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources in Eastern Plains Region

 Energy Best Management Practices

   
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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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: 

 

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.

 

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

   
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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 Efficient Mortgage (EEM) Lender Database

 

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 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.

 

Show Green Building Organizations & Professionals (17)
There are 17 resources serving Eastern Plains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Green Building Organizations & Professionals serving Eastern Plains Region
Architects
Habitation Solutions
Jeff von Breitenfeld - Centennial, CO
Mauriello Planning Group, LLC
Dominic F. Mauriello - Principal - Eagle, CO
Michael Kloefkorn
Van Meter Williams Pollack, LLP - Associate Architect, LEED AP Homes - Denver, CO
Nick Cramer
The Vertex Companies, Inc. - Senior Project Manager - Irving, TX
Tim Van Meter
Van Meter Williams Pollack Architects LLP - Partner, Architect/Urban Designer - Denver, CO
William Harke
LaBella Associates - Architecture Division Director - Yarmouth, ME
Certified Energy Auditors
Dennis Brachfeld
About Saving Heat Co. - Denver, CO
EnergyLogic
- Berthoud, CO
Green Building Professionals
Cottonwood Custom Builders, Inc.
Jeff Hindman - Owner, President - Boulder, CO
DMA Engineering
- Westminster, CO
EnergyLogic
- Berthoud, CO
Habitation Solutions
Jeff von Breitenfeld - Centennial, CO
Michael Kloefkorn
Van Meter Williams Pollack, LLP - Associate Architect, LEED AP Homes - Denver, CO
Tim Van Meter
Van Meter Williams Pollack Architects LLP - Partner, Architect/Urban Designer - Denver, CO
Green Point Raters / Energy Auditors
Energy Smart Colorado
- Frisco, CO
EnergyLogic
- Berthoud, CO
Poudre Valley REA
- Ft. Collins, CO

 Renewable - Alternative Energy

   
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2022 Solar Tax Credit Calculator

 

Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) Lender Database

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Hydropower
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Moving water has energy.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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 »

 

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.

 

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.

 

Show Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals (53)
There are 53 resources serving Eastern Plains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals serving Eastern Plains Region
Alternative Energy
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
Ameresco Colorado
- Aurora, CO
American Solar Energy Society
- Boulder, CO
Bergey Windpower Co.
- Norman, OK
BrightSense LLC
Hans Joachim Preiss - Boulder, CO
Capitol Solar Energy LLC
Bruce Padgett - Castle Rock, CO
Colorado Geothermal Drilling
- Brighton, CO
Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES)
- Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Solar Energy
- Buena Vista, CO
Dasolar
Douglas Arrison - Incline Village, NV
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
Encore Renewable Energy
Jesse Stowell - Vice President of Business Development - Burlington, VT
Enviva
- Bethesda, MD
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Forest Resources Association Inc. - Western Region
Vickie Hoffart - FRA Region Manager - Kennewick, WA
FutureMetrics
- Bethel, ME
GRID Alternatives
- Oakland, CA
Independent Power Systems
- Boulder, CO
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
Millennium Renewables
David Conrad - Pagosa Springs, CO
Moana Marine
Tom Vance - Port Townsend, WA
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
Oasis Montana Inc.
Chris Daum - Stevensville, MT
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Rocky Mountain Solar & Wind, Inc.
Lotus - President - Colorado Springs, CO
Save on Energy
- Austin, TX
Simply Efficient, LLC
Daimon Vilppu - President - Lakewood, CO
Solar Solutions Ltd.
- Silver Cliff, CO
Solarray, Inc.
Ray Walters - President - Denver, CO
The Solar Store
- Bend, OR
Third-Sun Solar
- Athens, OH
Weather Shack
John Fillmore - Roanoke, VA
Energy Assistance Programs
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Energy Saving / Green Products
Colorado Geothermal Drilling
- Brighton, CO
Colorado Solar Energy
- Buena Vista, CO
Colorado Solar Energy Industries Associaiton
- Denver, CO
GRID Alternatives
- Oakland, CA
Gwenael Hagan
SolarGlass Window & Door - Owner - Boulder, CO
Independent Power Systems
- Boulder, CO
Namaste Solar
- Boulder, CO
Waste Management Specialists
BigBelly Solar Compacting Trash Receptacle
- Needham, MA
EarthCare Technologies Inc.
Phil Fredericks - Owner - West Fork, AR