Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources in San Luis Valley 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

   
Show Articles on Green Building (8)
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 (93)
There are 93 resources serving San Luis Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Green Building Organizations & Professionals serving San Luis Valley 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
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
Nick Cramer
The Vertex Companies, Inc. - Senior Project Manager - Irving, TX
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
William Harke
LaBella Associates - Architecture Division Director - Yarmouth, ME
Certified Energy Auditors
3FFICIENT Energy
- Oceanside, 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
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
Frostbusters & Cooth Co.
Fritz Diether - Carbondale, 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
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
Colorado Home Efficiency Consultants
Greg Fossen - Owner - Thornton, CO
Confluence Architecture
- Carbondale, CO
Denver Furnace & AC
Alex Walter & Tim Stevens - Aurora, CO
E Light Electric
Perry Herrmann - President/CEO - Englewood, CO
Frostbusters & Cooth Co.
Fritz Diether - Carbondale, CO
GreenSpot Real Estate
Melissa Baldridge and Tracye Herrington - Denver, CO
Habitation Solutions
Jeff von Breitenfeld - Centennial, 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
PCD Engineering Services, Inc.
- Longmont, 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

 Renewable - Alternative Energy

   
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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 (79)
There are 79 resources serving San Luis Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals serving San Luis Valley Region
Alternative Energy
3FFICIENT Energy
- Oceanside, 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
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
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
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
E Light Electric
Perry Herrmann - President/CEO - Englewood, CO
Eastern Plains Wind Energy LLC
Rich Van Slyke - Principal - Bennett, CO
ElectraTherm
- Reno, NV
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
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
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
Millennium Renewables
David Conrad - Pagosa Springs, 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
Pika Energy
- Westbrook, ME
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, 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
The Solar Store
- Bend, OR
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
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
Gwenael Hagan
SolarGlass Window & Door - Owner - Boulder, CO
Margie McCulloch
Red Pepper Kitchen + Bath - Boulder, CO
Namaste Solar
- Boulder, CO
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
- Needham, MA
EarthCare Technologies Inc.
Phil Fredericks - Owner - West Fork, AR