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Below are upcoming events related to buildings research.

September 2014

Power Lunch Lecture - Colorado SunTerra/Building and Living in a Net-Zero Energy House

September 25, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Colorado SunTerra is an award winning, highly energy efficient, earth sheltered, passive and active solar home built in 2012. It has produced more than enough electricity to offset the small amount of natural gas used for water heating and clothes drying. Come hear about the energy efficient and other green features of this home which will be featured on the Golden Tour of Sustainable and Solar Homes on October 4. Contact the Education Center to make a reservation for this free public program. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

Maps, directions and security requirements

  • Open to the Public
  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

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October 2014

3rd Annual Golden Solar Tour & Green Built Homes

October 4, 2014, 9:00 - 8:00 MST

Register at the American Mountaineering Museum (710 10th Street, Golden, CO), receive the map, guidebook, and take the self-guided tour. Visit each “green” home and talk with the home owners and volunteers about the green features of each home.

TOUR: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
A self-guided tour of your sustainable community!

RECEPTION & GREEN EXPO: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Appetizers and local beverages
Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Exhibits and Green Car Display
 

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Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour

October 17, 2014, 9:00 - 10:30 am

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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27th NREL Industry Growth Forum: Redesign Energy

October 28 - 29, 2014

The Industry Growth Forum has been the premier clean energy investment event for growing companies to prepare, refine, and present their businesses to a wide range of investors. This year’s event will explore how new technologies, partnerships, and stakeholders are influencing the way energy is delivered and consumed. Leveraging national lab expertise with that of industry, the Forum program will discuss the challenges and opportunities of integrating technologies into a clean energy economy. The two-day program will feature presentations by 30 emerging clean energy companies, thought-provoking panel and technology breakout sessions, along with organized networking opportunities.

  • NREL-sponsored

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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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