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The mission of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) is to lead Colorado to an energy efficient and renewable energy economy through education, policy advancement, and economic development.

The Boulder County chapter of CRES serves all of Boulder County in Colorado, including Boulder, Lafayette, Louisville, and Longmont. BCRES works to increase awareness of the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. We host meetings and events to help members and the public connect with the ideas and people that make renewable energy and energy efficiency happen.

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Upcoming events (2)

The Healthy Side of Zero-Energy: High Performance Buildings

CU Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Complex (SEEC) - Auditorium (C120)

Presentation Description: Buildings are for humans. We spend 90% of our lives indoors, and there is much more at stake for our health than a high energy bill. You may think that current building code effectively addresses issues such as mold, internal pollutants, and durability of buildings. However, there is a large gap between proven building science and mainstream applications. Renewables, high-efficiency appliances, and LED lights are all fantastic and necessary innovations in the journey for humans to compensate for our high consumption of energy. But what about health, comfort, conservation, and durability? In the big push to revolutionize our built environment, we need not stop half way when there is proven data available for best practice when considering human health and comfort. In this presentation, Enrico Bonilauri, of the Denver based international firm Emu Systems, will present cutting-edge research led by the Passive building movement and its practical and cost-effective implementation in the local building market. Speaker Bio: Enrico, originally from Cavriago, Italy, holds two Masters Degrees — one in Architecture from the University of Parma, and one in Design Science from the University of Sydney. As a registered Italian Architect and a Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD), he has extensive work experience in Australia, Europe, and North America, with a specialty in building envelope design and analysis. He specializes in performing detailed computer simulations for thermal, hygrometric and economic analyses, informed by the thousands of hours he has spent on varied construction sites. Training and speaker experiences include the 2016, 2017 and 2018 International PH Conference; 2016 NAPHN Conference; 2017 and 2018 South Pacific PH Conference; 2017 and 2018 Certified Passive House Tradesperson courses. Parking is available in Lot 556 The West Entrance Circle Lot (550) is pay-by-hour at all times 6:30 Arrive, Light refreshments 7:00 Announcements, followed by the presentation 8:15 Questions, networking, wrap-up, and clean-up During the Announcements portion of the evening, we certainly encourage you to share info on upcoming events and/or job postings related to your organization or other organizations. If you have something you want to share with the group, and if you want that info posted on our Announcement slides, please send the info via email to [masked]. The Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) is dedicated to the advancement of all forms of renewable energy (RE), energy efficiency (EE), and their synergy with sustainability and economic development.

What Does 100% Renewables by 2030 have to do with Zucchinis and Airlines?

CU Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Complex (SEEC) - Auditorium (C120)

Presentation Description: It will have been 2 years since Ken last spoke for BCRES and A LOT has changed - most of it for the better! Modeling and data analysis give us a clearer picture of what is possible - 100% or darn close. What is reliable - 100% or darn close. And what is likely to be cheap - 100%… In early December, Xcel announced 100% reduction in carbon dioxide by 2050. 2 days later, Platte River Power Authority’s (PRPA) board resolved to reach 100% non-carbon electricity by 2030. The discussion is rapidly moving from possibility to exactly what, how cheap, and how soon. And, of course, there are still many unanswered questions. For example, our modeling points to storage helping us get to 95%, but above 95% traditional storage appears cost-inefficient. And we know that many electric utilities love to over-spend and over-invest. To have low costs, we must limit their zeal. And how do zucchinis and airline tickets help us understand low cost renewable electricity? Like all of Ken’s talks we can expect enough clear, quick graphs to keep the numbers lovers happy, with the meaning behind the data warmly explained for the rest of us. And maybe even a few surprises and laughs along the way. Speaker Bio: Ken Regelson is an analyst and advocate for high levels of renewables. He is the founder of EnergyShouldBe.org, EnergyFreedomCO.org, and a co-founder of EmpowerOurFuture.org. He was COSEIA’s - the solar installers of Colorado - policy consultant at the PUC and legislature for 5 years. He has a masters in Electrical Engineering. Parking is available in Lot 556 The West Entrance Circle Lot (550) is pay-by-hour at all times 6:30 Arrive, Light refreshments 7:00 Announcements, followed by the presentation 8:15 Questions, networking, wrap-up, and clean-up During the Announcements portion of the evening, we certainly encourage you to share info on upcoming events and/or job postings related to your organization or other organizations. If you have something you want to share with the group, and if you want that info posted on our Announcement slides, please send the info via email to [masked]. The Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) is dedicated to the advancement of all forms of renewable energy (RE), energy efficiency (EE), and their synergy with sustainability and economic development.

Past events (50)

BCRES Screening of "The Human Element"

CU Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Complex (SEEC) - Auditorium (C120)

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