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Sustainable Building in Mountain Communities

How we design, maintain and operate our buildings is transforming. Learn about the clean energy future and what it means for our region.

When and where

Headwaters Center 730 Baker Drive Winter Park, CO 80482

About this event

Schedule of presenters

9:00 - 9:15am - Refreshments

9:15am - Welcoming - Seth Portner, MPE Clean Power Committee

9:20 - 9:40am - Lee Boughey, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Together with our members, we are expanding renewable energy generation and reducing emissions while ensuring reliable, affordable and responsible electricity for the communities OUR MEMBERS AND TRI-STATE power. We'll explore how Tri-State's Responsible Energy Plan outlines the path to deliver on its mission.

9:40 -10am - Shawn LeMons, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC U.S. Cold climate air source heat pump strategies.

10:00 -10:20am - Matt Frommer, South West Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) How can communities prepare themselves for the transition to electric vehicles? Matt Frommer will join us to discuss local strategies to accelerate EV adoption, including future-proofing buildings with the infrastructure to support EV charging stations.

10:20 -10:30am - Break

10:30 - 10:50am - Keith Dennis, Beneficial Electrification League Beneficial electrification offers opportunities and benefits to the consumer, the community, and to the co-op itself. Walk away with a clear definition of beneficial electrification and the industry trends that are leading to increased interest in electrification as well as opportunities for electrification and how cooperatives are addressing them.

10:50 - 11:10am - Mary Wiener, Holy Cross Energy There’s growing interest in all electric multifamily and affordable housing. Combining energy efficiency with smart electrification will ensure that tenants or owners are not burdened with high electric bills. Mary Wiener will share some of the highlights from projects that Holy Cross Energy has supported in Western Slope communities

11:10 - 11:30am - Joe Palmer, Mountain Parks Electric Is MPE's grid ready to power the future? Joe Palmer will describe MPE's ability to meet the demand of fully electric communities.

11:30 - Adjourn