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Unless otherwise notified, events listed here will be held at the NREL Education Center, 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO. The Education Center phone number is 303-384-6565.

September 2014

Power Lunch Lecture - Biodiesel and Ethanol for Transportation

September 3, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 MST

Presented by Senior Chemist Teresa Alleman, Center for Transportation Systems and Technology

Teresa Alleman will discuss current and future feedstocks, specifications and use in fleets and by the public.

Teresa Alleman is a senior chemist with the Fuels Performance Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. She has been with the Fuels Performance Group for 13 years and focusing her research on reducing technical barriers to increase utilization of alternative and advanced fuels. In recent years, Teresa has worked on a wide variety of current and future fuels and blendstocks, such as biodiesel, ethanol, natural gas, Fischer-Tropsch fuels, pyrolysis oils, and terpenes. With her background in analytical chemistry, Teresa focuses her work on fuel quality, test methodology, and trace component analysis. She has led a large number of projects and has an impressive list of publications in these areas. Teresa oversees three fuel chemistry laboratories with a wide variety of analytical equipment and wet chemistry methods to support her research. Teresa is an active member of the petroleum and biomass committees at the ASTM International and has written and supported multiple test methods and specifications for alternative fuels over the years. She is also an active member of the American Chemical Society and Society of Automotive Engineers.

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
  • NREL-sponsored

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Power Lunch Lecture - Home & Business Energy Workshop - Saving Money in Your Building and Leaving a Proud Legacy

September 17, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 MST

Presented by Paul Kriescher, Lightly Treading as part of the Golden Tour of Solar Homes/Golden Earth Days Fall 2013 Education Series

Are you looking for ways to save on energy costs or improve comfort in your home or building? Need a way to reduce the costs for desired energy upgrades? Want to learn what energy-saving opportunities have been found in houses and buildings that Lightly Treading has worked on?

Come to this free energy-efficiency workshop, sponsored by Xcel Energy, to learn:

• What improvements can benefit your home/business building and how to prioritize them
• What an Building Performance Assessment (BPA)/energy audit entails
• Do's and Do Not's of energy efficiency for older homes/buildings
• What energy saving steps Marycrest Assisted Living and others took on their buildings and how much they are saving and how much more comfortable occupants and staff are now in the building
• What incentives/rebates are available for Xcel Energy residents
 
Paul Kriescher is the owner and operator of Colorado’s largest residential and small commercial energy auditing firm, Lightly Treading Energy and Design. He is a certified RESNET energy rater, RESNET Rater Training and QA Designee, BPI Building Analyst Professional, BPI Whole House Air Leakage Control Installer, BPI Envelope Professional, BPI Proctor and member of the EcoBuild Pack.

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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Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour

September 19, 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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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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