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Below are upcoming events related to buildings research.

April 2014

After-Hours Lecture Series - Electricity Generation in Colorado

April 21, 2014, 6:00 - 7:00 MST

Clean Energy Specialist Cary Weiner, Colorado State University Extension, will discuss Colorado’s current mix of electricity fuels, including how the state got where it is at and where it is going. He will focus on opportunities for and challenges to the growth of renewable energy in the state.

Cary Weiner holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of New Mexico. His previous experience includes being Renewable Energy Planner for the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico and both a budget analyst and environmental educator for the State of New Mexico. In his current position with CSU Extension, Mr. Weiner develops and delivers statewide energy programming to consumers, volunteers, teachers and agricultural producers.

Call 303-384-6565 or e-mail education.center@nrel.gov to make a reservation for this free public program.
 

Maps, directions and security requirements

  • Open to the Public
  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

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Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour

April 22, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30 MST

NREL exemplifies environmental sustainability throughout its operations. Visitors learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency research as well as see for themselves how the campus is demonstrating clean energy technologies, reducing waste, and eliminating atmospheric pollution. The Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour is a vigorous, outdoor walking tour, so visitors are urged to wear comfortable walking shoes and to dress for the weather. The tours start at the NREL Education Center and include the Research Support Facility, NREL Parking Garage, and Central Detention Pond. Participants must be 18 or older, a U.S. Citizen, and have photo ID. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

 

Maps, directions and security requirements

  • Open to the Public
  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

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Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour

April 22, 2014, 1:30 - 3:00 MST

NREL exemplifies environmental sustainability throughout its operations. Visitors learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency research as well as see for themselves how the campus is demonstrating clean energy technologies, reducing waste, and eliminating atmospheric pollution. The Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour is a vigorous, outdoor walking tour, so visitors are urged to wear comfortable walking shoes and to dress for the weather. The tours start at the NREL Education Center and include the Research Support Facility, NREL Parking Garage, and Central Detention Pond. Participants must be 18 or older, a U.S. Citizen, and have photo ID. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

 

Maps, directions and security requirements

  • Open to the Public
  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

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Power Lunch Lecture Series - Landscape Stewardship at NREL

April 22, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 MST

Presented by Michelle Slovensky, Senior Sustainability Project Manager

Recent construction of 550,000 square feet on NREL’s South Table Mountain campus, doubling the building footprint our facilities in the past five years, has increased impervious land areas within the campus’ central arroyo basin and created extensive disturbance to our existing grassland communities. This site disturbance necessitated responsive and progressive measures for site restoration, storm water management and water quality. Join us to learn about NREL’s philosophy and implementation activities for the landscape stewardship of the campus.

Michelle Slovensky, LEED AP BD&C, has more than 25 years of inter-disciplinary professional experience in resource / management planning, green building design and construction, landscape architecture, whole-systems design and restoration ecology she understands how to design, manage, and cultivate resources to be dynamic that serves diverse community needs today while remaining flexible for future generations. At NREL, Michelle is a strategic leader and technical expert for sustainable building and site design, measuring/monitoring/program implementation for performance metrics, and developing policies and strategies for the efficient use of energy, water, and material resources. Michelle has lectured and facilitated workshops at many conferences and universities on the integration of natural systems within the built environment and progressive techniques for restoration. She has authored several articles identifying the economic, environmental, and social benefits of sustainable applications and their cultural adaptability.

Maps, directions and security requirements

  • Open to the Public
  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

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May 2014

Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour

May 16, 2014, 9:00 - 10:30

NREL exemplifies environmental sustainability throughout its operations. Visitors learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency research as well as see for themselves how the campus is demonstrating clean energy technologies, reducing waste, and eliminating atmospheric pollution. The Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour is a vigorous, outdoor walking tour, so visitors are urged to wear comfortable walking shoes and to dress for the weather. The tours start at the NREL Education Center and include the Research Support Facility, NREL Parking Garage, and Central Detention Pond. Participants must be 18 or older, a U.S. Citizen, and have photo ID. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Maps, directions and security requirements

  • Open to the Public
  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

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June 2014

DOE Small Business Forum and Expo

June 10 - 12, 2014

The 13th Annual DOE Small Business Forum & Expo will feature plenaries, educational workshops, exhibit hall, and business matchmaking sessions. More than 1,200 attendees representing federal, state, and local government agencies, the small business community, large/prime contractors, and others will present a great opportunity for small business owners and large companies to network and partner.

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Other

Utility-Scale Wind Technician Training  

January 31, 2009 - April 19, 2009

  • Redding, CA

This low-cost ($200), weekends-only class runs from Jan. 31 to April 19 and gives you the industry-requested skills for an entry-level wind technician position. Sign up online, click on Schedule and Registration, Alternative Energy-Sustainability.

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