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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 (4)

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for Cannabis Grows

EVENT DESCRIPTION: Join the Boulder County chapter of CRES in welcoming Neil Kolwey, Industrial Program Director at the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), for our August clean energy webinar. During this event, Neil will overview opportunities for efficiency and renewable energy use in cannabis cultivation, and discuss the new carbon-conscious certification for Boulder County cannabis growers. He will also share the highlights of the assessments on and recommendations for the existing Boulder County growers—3 greenhouses and 15 indoor grow operations. Learn more about what makes indoor cannabis cultivation such an energy-intensive operation and the opportunities that exist to improve energy efficiency in lighting, cooling, and dehumidification, for example. The webinar will start at 7 PM MST on August 12, 2020, with a Q&A session immediately following Neil’s presentation. Please send any questions/comments for BCRES or the speaker to [masked] prior to the event or utilize the webinar’s chat feature during the event. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: At SWEEP, Neil leads programs to advance energy efficiency in the industrial sector and promotes best practices in utility energy efficiency programs for industrial customers throughout the region. He also promotes beneficial electrification in buildings and industry, working with the SWEEP Buildings team. Additionally, Neil manages the Colorado Industrial Energy Challenge, a voluntary program that encourages industrial facilities in Colorado to set 5-year energy efficiency goals and provides networking and training opportunities. PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA WEBINAR. Due to the virtual format of the presentation, attendees will enter in "listen-only" mode to ensure the presentation moves along smoothly and audio quality is preserved. If you have a question for the speaker or something you want to share with the group such as a current job opening, please utilize the chat feature on the webinar screen. You can also send questions/comments for the speaker prior to the event by emailing [masked] and we will address them during the Q&A portion of the presentation. ABOUT CRES 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. Learn more at https://www.cres-energy.org/ We appreciate your patience as we transition to this new meeting format. If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please contact the BCRES Steering Committee at [masked].

BCRES Speaker Series - TBD Electric Vehicle Topic

CU Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Community (SEEC) Main Auditorium (C120)

BCRES will hold a speaker series event on Wednesday, September 9th at 6:30 pm in the SEEC building on the CU Boulder campus. Matt Frommer from the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) transportation program is tentatively scheduled to speak. Please check back closer to this date for updated event details and speaker information. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Matt Frommer is an associate in SWEEP’s transportation program, which focuses on strategies to expand the adoption of electric vehicles, improve the fuel efficiency of the vehicle fleet, and to reduce motor vehicle use. Matt received a Masters of the Environment in Sustainable Planning and Management from the University of Colorado in 2017. He focused his graduate studies on the electrification of rideshare fleets, and the expansion of electric-vehicle charging infrastructure in Colorado. Matt completed a capstone project with Rocky Mountain Institute’s Mobility Transportation team before joining SWEEP. Previously, he worked with Colorado’s rural communities to promote environmental education and stewardship, while also helping them diversify their local economies. PLEASE NOTE: PARKING AT SEEC HAS CHANGED Free event parking is available in Lot 556 (now behind the SEEC building on the East side) The West Entrance Circle Lot (550) is now only for unloading and short-term parking. What was formerly Lot 556 is now pay-to-park 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.

BCRES Speaker Series

CU Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Community (SEEC) Main Auditorium (C120)

BCRES will hold a speaker series event on Wednesday, October 14th at 6:30 pm in the SEEC building on the CU Boulder campus. Please check back closer to this date for updated event details and speaker information. PLEASE NOTE: PARKING AT SEEC HAS CHANGED Free event parking is available in Lot 556 (now behind the SEEC building on the East side) The West Entrance Circle Lot (550) is now only for unloading and short-term parking. What was formerly Lot 556 is now pay-to-park 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.

BCRES Speaker Series

CU Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Community (SEEC) Main Auditorium (C120)

BCRES will hold a speaker series event on Wednesday, November 11th at 6:30 pm in the SEEC building on the CU Boulder campus. Please check back closer to this date for updated event details and speaker information. PLEASE NOTE: PARKING AT SEEC HAS CHANGED Free event parking is available in Lot 556 (now behind the SEEC building on the East side) The West Entrance Circle Lot (550) is now only for unloading and short-term parking. What was formerly Lot 556 is now pay-to-park 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.

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