Upcoming workshops and trainings

Buildings for a Sustainable Future

A symposium to accelerate energy innovations in the buildings sector

The buildings sector is responsible for 40% of all energy used in the U.S. In Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle counties, we’ve seen great progress in constructing and retrofitting energy efficient and high performing buildings. To reach adopted state, local and regional clean energy targets, however, we need to do so much more.

Building(s) for a Sustainable Future is an opportunity to work together, expand on success to date, and spur greater progress moving forward. The symposium will bring together architects, builders, designers, real estate professionals, lenders, community leaders, and representatives of local and state agencies from our three-county region and beyond.

Join us for a day filled with inspiring, information-packed presentations, dialogue and break-out sessions.

Friday, May 18, 2018 / 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Third Street Center (100% solar powered), 520 S. Third St., Carbondale
Reception following at Marble Distillery, 150 Main St., Carbondale

Event registration includes lunch
Early bird ticket pricing through Friday, May 11: $45

Register today

Approved for professional continuing education credits

AIA: 2 LU / HSW credits ... more info below

Colorado Real Estate Commission: Two hours of continuing education credits for real estate professionals who attend the session on energy in real estate transactions. Certificate available upon completion of session.


AIA Continuing Education

Keynote: Edward Mazria

Internationally recognized architect | Founder of Architecture 2030

Presenting principles, tools and actions for designing low-carbon and carbon neutral structures, communities and cities worldwide.

2030 Challenge: All new buildings, developments, and major renovations shall be carbon-neutral by 2030.

2030 Palette: Guiding principles and actions for creating
low-carbon and adaptable built environments worldwide.

Achieving Zero: Integrated policies for local governments to phase out CO2 emissions in the built environment by 2050.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear Edward Mazria's powerful message.

  • Opportunities in the built environment for tackling global concerns about energy, resources and resilience.

  • Tools that can transform the way buildings are designed, built and operated.


Ed Mazria

Announced speakers

Eric Harrington
Designer / Builder
Harrington Construction
Eric Harrington
Rebecca Foster
Director, Consulting Division and Commons Energy
Vermont Energy Investment Corp.

Rebecca Foster

Josie Plaut
Associate Director
Institute for the Built Environment
at Colorado State University

Josie Plaut
Kelly Vaughn
Buildings program marketing director
Rocky Mountain Institute

Kelly Vaughn

Shanti Pless
Senior research engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Shanti Pless

Nikki Maline
U.S. Dept. of Energy-certified Home Energy Score Rater
Walking Mountains Science Center

NOTE: Real estate professionals who attend the session on energy in real estate transactions are eligible for two hours of continuing education credits.

Presented by

CLEER, Garfield Clean Energy, CORE

Sponsored by

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American Institute of Architects: LU HSW credits

Course Title:
Building(s) for a Sustainable Future
May 18, 2018
Building(s) for a Sustainable Future is a one-day symposium featuring keynote speaker Ed Mazria and other speakers on net-zero buildings and districts, strategies and tools for achieving climate and clean energy targets in the built environment.
Credit Designations: LU / HSW, 2 LU credits
Course Format: Instructor-led face-to-face

Point of contact:
Alice Laird, CLEER, (970) 704-9200
P.O. Box 428, Carbondale, Colorado 81623

Learning Objective 1:
Describe characteristics and examples of and approaches for creating, successful net-zero buildings and districts.

Learning Objective 2:
Explain how trends and practices in the built environment are related to reaching clean energy and climate targets and preparing for climate resilience.

Learning Objective 3:
Identify opportunities for how architects can assist in helping businesses, organizations, local and state governments in reaching measurable emissions reductions targets.

Learning Objective 4:
Use the 2030 Palette, a platform that puts the principles behind low-carbon/zero carbon and resilient built environments at the fingertips of architects, planners, and designers worldwide.

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