Rocky Mountain Green

Rocky Mountain Green A unique opportunity for collaboration & networking When: April 10-12, 2019 Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Hosted by USGBC Mountain Region, Rocky Mountain Green annually convenes hundreds of building professionals, sustainability leaders and change-makers from across the Rocky Mountain region for discussions about today’s most critical sustainability and green building […]

Healthy Side of Zero-Energy

The Healthy Side of Zero-Energy: High Performance Buildings A Free Seminar—$5 donation encouraged Thursday, Feb. 7, 6:30 – 8 PM Sand Creek Library, Meeting Room A 1821 S. Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs– map it! The Southeast chapter of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (SECRES) presents “High Performance Buildings”. As high efficiency and renewables bring buildings ever […]

Earth Day Happy Hour

  There was a great turnout for this event where the sustainability community celebrated a great year of accomplishments. Perhaps most exciting was the news that the City of Colorado Springs is adopting the Pikes Peak Regional Sustainability Plan for 2030.  

SECRES at Sustainovate 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM UCCS Universtiy Center Berger Hall 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO The theme for this year’s Sustainovate event at UCCS is “Sustainable Mobility”. SECRES will have a table there with information and energy efficiency and renewable energy. Plan on to visit us there. This is […]

Sustainnovation 2015

The Office of Sustainability at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) organized the 3rd annual Sustainnovation conference which was held on April 10th, 2015.  The theme this year was Climate Disruption.  SECRES had a booth at the conference.  A steady flow of students and community members came by to talk about renewable energy and […]

Sustainable Fort Carson

Fort Carson 2007 2 MW solar array built on reclaimed landfill site

While Mary Barber, Director of Sustainable Fort Carson, is well known as a leader in the Colorado Springs Sustainability community, I did not really know what to expect on the tour of Fort Carson she arranged for us.  What I found was a program more than a decade old with a scale and breadth beyond […]

Advancing Colorado’s Energy Future

Colorado’s RES In 2004 Colorado’s voters adopted a renewable energy standard (RES), the first in the country enacted by popular vote.  The Colorado RES has been updated to increase renewable energy requirements since then and now (2014) requires the following: 30% renewable energy by 2020 for investor owned utilities (IOUs) 20% renewable energy by 2020 […]