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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 Northern Colorado chapter of CRES serves northern Colorado, including Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley. NCRES 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 (5)

NCRES Webinar: Fort Collins EPIC Homes, a Streamlined Energy Efficiency Program

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8344375574515005708 We'll be joined by Kim DeVoe and Kirk Longstein of Fort Collins Utilities to discuss the Epic Homes Suite of Services, a streamlined, affordable approach for single-family home and rental property energy efficiency upgrades. EPIC Homes is a fully integrated program suite providing advising and assessments to create packaged upgrade solutions, using standardized insulation pricing from top tier participating contractors, and offering 24 rebated efficiency and indoor air quality measures. A true one-stop shop to simplify the completion of energy efficiency upgrades for owner- occupied and rental properties, with fixed low interest rate Utility on-bill financing available to overcome upfront cost barriers. At project completion, FCU provides an Epic Certificate listing your home’s pre and postHome energy Score and all the improvements made in the program. They have created a network of Real Estate Allies to help promote your investments, using the Epic Certificate at time of resale or refinance in the Multiple Listing Service and for an appraiser to use. Fort Collins won the $1M Bloomberg Mayors Challenge Prize for its proposal to create Epic Homes that have completed energy efficiency and indoor air quality measures, with an emphasis on the health and well-being for tenants occupying low-to-moderate income rental homes. Fort Collins is working in collaboration with CSU to quantify the indoor environmental quality pre and post project. As we say,” It’s not about the home, it’s about the people living in the home" About our Speakers: Kim DeVoe Energy Services EngineerFort Collins UtilitiesKim DeVoe has been a Fort Collins Utilities Energy Services Engineer for the past 12 years. He has a B.S degree in Solar Engineering from Colorado Tech. Kim is the Epic Homes Program manager who helped develop the installation standards, trainings, and QA processes used by the regional Efficiency Works Homes program. He is the Epic Certificate and Epic Loan program manager, and a core member of the Fort Collins team that won the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge. Kim uses his 44 years of experience as an Engineer, Builder, Building Inspector, Appraiser, and Building Science based Energy Engineer to create best practices for efficiency and indoor air quality improvements in existing homes, and code standards for new homes.

NCRES Webinar: Beneficial Electrification in Action with PVREA

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We'll be joined by Milton Geiger the Energy Resources Director of Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) to discuss their initiatives supporting beneficial electrification. Beneficial electrification is defined as: The application of electricity to end-uses that would otherwise consume fossil fuels (e.g., fuel oil, diesel, natural gas, propane, gasoline) where doing so satisfies at least one of following conditions, without adversely affecting the others: -Saves the consumer money over the long run -Benefits the environment through lower emissions -Improves product quality or consumer quality of life -Fosters a more resilient grid Some examples of technologies that could be beneficial are electric vehicles, air-source heat pumps, certain appliances, and outdoor electric power equipment. Please note this event will be a webinar. Link to be provided at a later date.

NCRES Speakers Series

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Our monthly speakers series features presentations on renewable energy, energy efficiency, green building, and related sustainability topics. The presentation will be held at Odell Brewing Company’s taproom at 800 E. Lincoln Avenue in Fort Collins. Doors open at 7 pm with presentation commencing at 7:30 and running through 8:30 pm. There is a $5.00 entry fee for non-members but the event is Free for CRES Members (includes one complimentary beverage). To join CRES: http://www.cres-energy.org/individual-membership-signup/

NCRES Speakers Series

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Our monthly speakers series features presentations on renewable energy, energy efficiency, green building, and related sustainability topics. The presentation will be held at Odell Brewing Company’s taproom at 800 E. Lincoln Avenue in Fort Collins. Doors open at 7 pm with presentation commencing at 7:30 and running through 8:30 pm. There is a $5.00 entry fee for non-members but the event is Free for CRES Members (includes one complimentary beverage). To join CRES: http://www.cres-energy.org/individual-membership-signup/

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