• Decarbonizing Denver: Climate Action at the Dept. of Public Health & Environment

    Elizabeth Babcock, the Manager of Denver’s Climate Action Team, and Jonathan Rogers, Denver’s Renewable Energy Specialist, will be joining us to talk about Denver’s decarbonization efforts. The Climate Action Team is leading Denver’s efforts to reduce GHG emissions 80 percent below 2005 levels by 2050. Come learn about the City’s strategies to optimize energy efficiency in buildings, decarbonize the electric grid, enable next-generation mobility, improve waste management, and promote sustainability throughout our businesses and neighborhoods. The meeting format will be as follows: - 6:30-7:00 pm - Networking and Happy Hour at Serendipity Bar (in the lobby) - 7:00-7:15 pm - Announcements - 7:15-8:15 pm - Presentation and Q&A This meeting is free for CRES members ($30 introductory membership), with a $10 suggested donation from non-members Transportation information: Please consider using public transportation to get to our event. The Alliance Center is a 10 minute walk from Union Station which can easily be accessed by light rail or bus. Please find transportation schedules here: http://www.rtd-denver.com/Schedules.shtml If you are coming from the metro area, electric scooters are an awesome and sustainable way to travel around town. Download the app for Bird, Lime, Lyft or Razor scooter to get started. Rides are $1 to start and $0.15 a minute after that. Please make sure to follow local regulations for parking and riding scooters. Parking information: In addition to your standard downtown Denver options, parking is offered at the Alliance Center. Parking is $3 per hour and $12 for a full day. To use the lot, please download the Pay By Phone app or create an account at paybyphone.com. Our location number is 3563.

  • High Performance Buildings: The Age of Transparency

    The Alliance Center

    Enrico Bonilauri, Co-Founder of Emu Systems, will be joining us to present on the gap between expected performance and field data collected from a number of high performance buildings. With sensors making data collection more affordable and reliable than ever before, different metrics will be reviewed with regards to health, comfort and energy efficiency. Emu Systems are experts in the international Passive House building standard, and they are on a mission to close the gap between advanced building science and mainstream construction by breaking down the hurdles that prevent builders from implementing high-performance measures. The meeting format will be as follows: - 6:30-7:00 pm - Networking and Happy Hour at Serendipity Bar (in the lobby) - 7:00-7:15 pm - Announcements - 7:15-8:15 pm - Presentation and Q&A This meeting is free for CRES members ($30 introductory membership), with a $10 suggested donation from non-members Transportation information: Please consider using public transportation to get to our event. The Alliance Center is a 10 minute walk from Union Station which can easily be accessed by light rail or bus. Please find transportation schedules here: http://www.rtd-denver.com/Schedules.shtml If you are coming from the metro area, electric scooters are an awesome and sustainable way to travel around town. Download the app for Bird, Lime, Lyft or Razor scooter to get started. Rides are $1 to start and $0.15 a minute after that. Please make sure to follow local regulations for parking and riding scooters. Parking information: In addition to your standard downtown Denver options, parking is offered at the Alliance Center. Parking is $3 per hour and $12 for a full day. To use the lot, please download the Pay By Phone app or create an account at paybyphone.com. Our location number is 3563.

  • Creating Colorado's Largest Battery Energy Storage Project

    The Alliance Center

    Join us as we hear from Jerry Merizza, the New Energy Program Coordinator at United Power. He is going to focus on energy storage and innovative plan for creating the largest battery energy storage project in Colorado. United Power is a not-for-profit energy cooperative in Colorado owned and managed by its 200,000 customer members. Learn more about the event and our speaker: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6511028207649648640 The meeting format will be as follows: - 6:30-7:00 pm - Networking and Happy Hour at Serendipity Bar (in the lobby) - 7:00-7:15 pm - Announcements - 7:15-8:15 pm - Presentation and Q&A This meeting is free for CRES members ($30 introductory membership), with a $10 suggested donation from non-members Transportation information: Please consider using public transportation to get to our event. The Alliance Center is a 10 minute walk from Union Station which can easily be accessed by light rail or bus. Please find transportation schedules here: http://www.rtd-denver.com/Schedules.shtml If you are coming from the metro area, electric scooters are an awesome and sustainable way to travel around town. Download the app for Bird, Lime, Lyft or Razor scooter to get started. Rides are $1 to start and $0.15 a minute after that. Please make sure to follow local regulations for parking and riding scooters. Parking information: In addition to your standard downtown Denver options, parking is offered at the Alliance Center. Parking is $3 per hour and $12 for a full day. To use the lot, please download the Pay By Phone app or create an account at paybyphone.com. Our location number is 3563.

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  • Calculating and Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

    The Alliance Center

    Casey Stock, Sustainability Manager at DaVita, will be showing us how to calculate and then reduce our carbon footprint. We will first review some of the major components that impact our carbon footprint, calculate our individual usage and finally discuss actionable steps that can be used to reduce your carbon footprint. This is a great event for those who want to make changes to impact carbon emissions in their daily lives. Learn more about the event and our speaker: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6502328616918020096 Note: we will be using a model in excel so please bring a computer with you! About the Speaker: Casey Stock is Sustainability Manager at DaVita, a company leading the city in its efforts to reduce waste, increase energy efficiency and improve community engagement. The meeting format will be as follows: - 6:30-7:00 pm - Networking and Happy Hour at Serendipity Bar (in the lobby) - 7:00-7:15 pm - Announcements - 7:15-8:15 pm - Presentation and Q&A This meeting is free for CRES members ($30 introductory membership), with a $10 suggested donation from non-members Transportation information: Please consider using public transportation to get to our event. The Alliance Center is a 10 minute walk from Union Station which can easily be accessed by light rail or bus. Please find transportation schedules here: http://www.rtd-denver.com/Schedules.shtml If you are coming from the metro area, electric scooters are an awesome and sustainable way to travel around town. Download the app for Bird, Lime, Lyft or Razor scooter to get started. Rides are $1 to start and $0.15 a minute after that. Please make sure to follow local regulations for parking and riding scooters. Parking information: In addition to your standard downtown Denver options, parking is offered at the Alliance Center. Parking is $3 per hour and $12 for a full day. To use the lot, please download the Pay By Phone app or create an account at paybyphone.com. Our location number is 3563.

  • What Gov. Polis Must Pursue for a Zero Emission Transportation Sector by 2050

    New Technologies, Business Models, and Policies Governor Polis Must Pursue for a Zero Emission Transportation Sector by 2050 We are on the edge of an electric vehicle revolution. Technological advances have made electric vehicles safer, higher performing and more affordable than ever before. Even traditional car manufacturers recognize this trend and are focusing on developing lines of electric vehicles to sell commercially. However, there still needs to be a radical shift in our infrastructure, policies and ideology to make the transition to electric vehicles and a zero-emission transportation sector a reality. Come hear Dr. Tillemann's call to action for the politicians of Colorado as he makes the case for drastic change needed today to reach a zero-emission transportation sector by 2050. About the Speaker: Dr. Levi Tillemann is a thought-leader in electrification and autonomous vehicles. He has more than a decade of experience in automotive innovation and policy. He was the CEO of IRIS Engines, Inc., is author of The Great Race: The Global Quest for the Car of the Future, and is a fellow at New America. Levi also recently finished an appointment as an advisor to the Obama administration at the Department of Energy. He holds a BA from Yale, a PhD from Johns Hopkins and speaks Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Portuguese. The meeting format will be as follows: - 6:00-7:00 pm - Networking and Happy Hour at Serendipity Bar (in the lobby) - 7:00-7:15 pm - Announcements - 7:15-8:15 pm - Presentation and Q&A - 8:15-8:30 pm - Wrap up and networking This meeting is free for CRES members ($30 introductory membership), with a $10 suggested donation from non-members Transportation information: Please consider using public transportation to get to our event. The Alliance Center is a 10 minute walk from Union Station which can easily be accessed by light rail or bus. Please find transportation schedules here: http://www.rtd-denver.com/Schedules.shtml If you are coming from the metro area, electric scooters are an awesome and sustainable way to travel around town. Download the app for Bird, Lime, Lyft or Razor scooter to get started. Rides are $1 to start and $0.15 a minute after that. Please make sure to follow local regulations for parking and riding scooters. Parking information: In addition to your standard downtown Denver options, parking is offered at the Alliance Center. Parking is $3 per hour and $12 for a full day. To use the lot, please download the Pay By Phone app or create an account at paybyphone.com. Our location number is 3563.

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  • Renewable Energy, Sustainable Brews | MDCRES Member Feedback Forum at Odell RiNo

    There is a renewed energy here in the Metro Denver Chapter of CRES, and we want to make sure all of our members can take part in it. On Dec 6th, we voted in a passionate group of volunteers to our Steering Committee, who are ready to take our chapter to the next level in 2019. All we need now is your feedback about what kinds of events you’d like to see programmed. In the past we’ve been known for running an informative Speaker Series out of The Alliance Center downtown. We’d like to expand past that, offer more tours, interactive events, and opportunities to learn about Denver’s RE/EE scene (Renewable Energy / Energy Efficiency). We have plans to engage more with local businesses and connect you, our members, not only with them, but also with some of the fantastic non-profit organizations sharing our mission. So come on down to Odell Taproom in RiNo on Dec 20th, 5-7pm, with as many ideas as you can think of. Our new Steering Committee will be waiting for you in the upstairs lounge (you’ll be able to identify us by our festive headwear). And a big thank you to Odell for hosting us, as well as our sister chapter NCRES up in Ft Collins. Please take a moment to read about their excellent sustainability efforts and goals here: www.odellbrewing.com/sustainability/

  • MDCRES 2019 Steering Committee Elections - help shape next year's program!

    Hey Denver energy nerds, we need your help to make 2019 a year to remember! The Metro Denver chapter of Colorado Renewable Energy Society is looking for members to join our Steering Committee for the 2019 calendar year. We welcome all experience levels, just as long as you are passionate about advancing education, awareness, and policy towards our goal of a carbon neutral Colorado powered by 100% renewable energy. In joining us, you commit to meeting once a month as a Steering Committee to plan and program fun events like our Speaker Series, various tours around the city, and cross-promotion for like-minded events. We then usually have one event per month open to all of our members. Invite and welcome engaging speakers, lead our marketing efforts, or help us engage with our members. There are many positions available, LOTS of ideas for next year, and plenty of room for new faces. Here are the positions we'd like to fill in the Dec 6th elections. Please email [masked] with a short description of the reasons you'd like to be involved and what positions you'd like to consider (resume optional but helpful): - Chapter Chair - our fearless leader and rep to the State Board - Vice-Chair - runner of meetings and 2nd in command - Administrator - our master organizer and secretary - Director of Finances - the money (wo)man - Director of Memberships - our people person - Director of Communications - the marketing genius - Director of Program - speaker series organizer - Director of Policy - our rep to State Policy Committee We also have several other positions, such as a Volunteer Coordinator, a Fundraising Coordinator, and specific Event Coordinators, which we will fill after the main Steering Committee positions are covered. Have any questions? Please feel free to reach out to us at [masked] or call Mariana Pickering (the current Chapter Chair) at[masked]. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our group! Cheers, - 2018 MDCRES Steering Committee (Mariana, Chris, Craig, Steven, Michael, Jonny, and Lindsay)

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  • Chasing Brews climate change movie night and discussion at Declaration Brewing

    Join us for an educational movie night at Declaration Brewing on Thurs, Nov 29th, after the Sustainable Denver Summit (see our Meetup page for more info about the summit). Chasing Brews is a new initiative by the team behind Chasing Coral, bringing beer lovers together for an evening of film, brews, and conversation. Denver CRES Chapter Chair and Co-Founder of Emu Systems, Mariana Pickering, will be one of the Q&A guests after the movie screening. Tickets are free, but space is limited. Please RSVP by Noon on November 29th. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chasing-brews-at-declaration-brewing-co-tickets-51784347377 Come grab some food and pints and set out on an ocean adventure with the team behind the Sundance & Emmy award-winning film Chasing Coral and learn about what's happening below the waves. 6:00 PM - Food and pints Grab a seat, food from the food truck, and a cold one! Get there early to enter for a drawing to win Declaration Brewing Company prizes! 6:30 PM - Free screening of Chasing Coral The film will start promptly at 6:30 PM in the tap room. 8:00 PM - Q&A with special guests Stick around after the screening to join members of the film team, folks from the Denver community and Declaration Brewing Company for a special Q&A. (That's us! Denver CRES Chapter Chair and Co-Founder of Emu Systems, Mariana Pickering, will be one of the Q&A guests) ABOUT CHASING CORAL Chasing Coral follows a team of divers, photographers and scientists out to photograph the elusive process of coral bleaching, a phenomenon happening at an unprecedented rate around the world from warming ocean temperatures. The film took 3.5 years to make, features 500 hours of underwater footage, and submissions from over 30 countries. Want more? Check out www.chasingcoral.com

  • Visit the CRES booth at the Sustainable Denver Summit! #LoveThisPlaceSummit

    CRES is proud to be participating in this year's Sustainable Denver Summit, which brings together hundreds of leaders from across Denver's business, nonprofit and civic communities to develop and announce commitments for new and expanded initiatives that will help Denver achieve its 2020 Sustainability Goals. Come by our booth and say hi, become a member, and learn about upcomgin opportunities to get involved! Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mayor-michael-b-hancocks-2018-sustainable-denver-summit-tickets-47921719152 #LoveThisPlaceSummit Can't make it to the Summit? That's ok! Check out our Meetup page to see the Chasing Coral post-summit event at Declaration Brewing that evening. We'll be there too!

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  • Run For An MDCRES Steering Committee Position

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    Hello! MDCRES is holding our annual Steering Committee Elections on Thursday, December 6th! To run for a position, please send an email to [masked] by end of day Monday, November 5th with the following: - Name and Position in the subject - Statement of Intent to Run in the body - Resume and/or Cover Letter as an attachment Note: You must be a CRES member to do so. Becoming a member is easy, just follow this link: https://www.cres-energy.org/individual-membership-signup/. The December 6th meeting will be open to those running for positions. We will extend an invitation after we receive your email. Thank you, Your MDCRES Steering Committee