Events Calendar

The Zero Energy Ready Home with Thrive Home Builders

March 22, 2019, 2:00pm-3:00pm MST

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home, represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability. With Colorado in the midst of a rapid growth phase, this is an opportunity to build the homes of the future today, benefiting not only home owners, but also contributing to the sustainability of the region from an environmental as well as economic standpoint. The Zero Energy Ready Home with Thrive Home Builders webinar will provide detailed information, resources, and the voice of Thrive Home Builders on this innovative Department of Energy program.


Nancy Kellogg - Buildings Program Associate, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)
Nathan Kahre - High Performance and Healthy Home Manager at Thrive Home Builders

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Cannabis Energy Efficiency Policies and Programs

April 2, 2019, 11:00am-12:00pm MST


Cannabis cultivation is an energy-intensive sector: energy consumption per square foot for indoor grow operations is about ten times that of a typical office building. Production (and consumption) of marijuana has been growing rapidly, especially in the 10 states with legalized recreational marijuana. For example in Denver, Colorado, the legal cannabis industry currently accounts for about 4 percent of the city’s total electricity consumption. At the same time, the illicit production of marijuana in the U.S. continues to account for more than half of all U.S. marijuana production.

There are many cost-effective opportunities for cannabis grow operations to reduce energy consumption per gram of product, and many energy efficiency programs have been successful in helping the industry. In this one-hour webinar, several nationally recognized experts will discuss policies and programs to help the legal cannabis industry reduce its energy and carbon impacts, while also helping the industry to thrive. This webinar is organized by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP).

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Questions: Contact Neil Kolwey  |  |  (303) 499-0213
Photo Source: Cannabis Tours via Wikimedia Commons


Rocky Mountain Green - Join SWEEP in supporting this year’s Rocky Mountain Green conference

April 11-12, 2019 - Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown, Denver, CO


Rocky Mountain Green, the largest green building conference in the Rockies, attracts building professionals, sustainability leaders and change makers from across the Mountain region for a full day of educational sessions, networking opportunities in the expo hall and discussions around today’s most critical sustainability and green building issues. The 2019 conference, now in its 12th year, will take place April 11th in Denver.

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Use code PTNREB19 to receive the early bird discount.