Upcoming events

Heat Pumps Webinar Series

Wed, July 10, 5:30-6:30 pm.: Air Source and Ground Source Heat Pump System Options for Heating and Cooling New Homes

Wed, July 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Ducted Air-Source Heat Pump Systems for Existing Homes with a Furnace and Duct System

A modern cold-climate heat pump system can effectively replace a conventional heating system, even in our Rocky Mountain winters. Heat pumps are more efficient than conventional gas appliances, produce fewer emissions, and can provide cooling in the summer too. Learn all about these marvelous modern conveniences in these free webinars that we're presenting in partnership with Walking Mountains Science Center.

Past events viewable on Youtube

Air-to-Water and Ground-Source Heat Pumps for Homes with Radiant In-Floor Heating

June 5, 2024 - This webinar will be particularly relevant for homeowners needing to replace an old boiler, those who have a newer boiler but want to add cooling, and those who have an existing propane or electric boiler and want to lower their costs.

Mini-Split Heat Pumps for Existing Homes

May 22, 2024 - This webinar focuses on cold-climate mini-split heat pump systems for existing homes that have radiant in-floor, baseboard or ducted heating systems.

Heat Pump Water Heaters for Existing and New Homes

May 8, 2024 - This webinar presents the economic, energy and environmental benefits of heat pump water heaters and explains how they operate. Included is a step-by-step process for existing and new homeowners to decide when a HPWH will work in their home, and how to work with contractors to achieve a good installation.

Funding for EV Charging Stations in Multifamily Housing Complexes and Workplaces

Dec. 15, 2023 - The Colorado Energy Office’s Charge Ahead grant program helps cover the costs of purchasing and installing EV charging stations in workplaces, apartment/condo complexes, government buildings, and other sites that offer public or visitor parking. CLEER provides grant applicants with free assistance and advice. Learn more in this webinar recording.

Mountain Town Fleets are Going Electric

June 1, 2022 - Electric passenger shuttles and vans are starting to come on the market, but questions abound. Are they reliable? Are they affordable? Are there any sales incentives or rebates? And can they handle our challenging mountain conditions? In this June 1, 2022 webinar, we get answers from manufacturers Lightning eMotors and Endera Motors and from the facilities director for the Aspen Institute's Aspen campus, which recently took delivery of two e-shuttles. The webinar is specifically aimed at those in our Colorado resort communities, including ski areas, lodges, transportation operators, biking/rafting companies and schools.

Give Your Input: Climate & the Carbondale Comp Plan

Sept. 23, 2021 - A Zoom recording of a live event hosted by CLEER and the Town of Carbondale, including presentations on the town's climate goals and progress to date.

Experience Electric: Can a Subaru Fan Make the Switch to an EV?

Apr. 20, 2021 - Electric vehicles are going mainstream, with models that fit our mountain lifestyle. In this video, vlogger and longtime Suby owner Naty Olen checks out two of the new crop of affordable electric SUV's that are now available at local dealerships: the Ford Mustang Mach-e and Volkswagen's ID.4.

Solar + Storage: Is Battery Backup Right for Your Home?

April 1, 2021 - This follow-up to the introductory Solarize video focuses on the benefits and costs of adding battery storage to solar systems, including financing options.

What Is Solarize?

March 4, 2021 - Solarize Garfield County is a time-limited program that brings homeowners and businesses together to maximize their group-buying power, running through June 4, 2021. This introductory webinar covers the basics of how the Solarize program works and what to expect during the process. 

Reducing Airborne Diseases in Buildings with HVAC System Best Practices

Oct. 22, 2020 - A timely and well-attended webinar for facility manager and building owner about how to get your HVAC system ready for winter in the time of COVID-19.

Carbondale Residential Efficient Building Code: Updates & Opportunities

Sept. 1, 2020 - A webinar for builders, developers, architects and energy professionals discussing changes to Carbondale’s Residential Efficient Building Program, including specific code updates and opportunities for increasing building performance.

Experience Electric Road Show: The Webinar

June 4, 2020 - An introduction to electric vehicles and the EV landscape in western Colorado, with EV enthusiast Craig Farnum and Stefan Johnson of CLEER.

SolSmart: Streamlining Permitting Processes for Cost Efficiency

May 14, 2020 - An introduction to SolSmart, a federally funded program that provides assistance and recognition to communities working to support the adoption of solar power in homes and businesses. 

Electric School Buses in Colorado

March 17, 2020 - A webinar for Colorado school district officials, discussing the health and operational advantages of shifting to electric school buses, as well as funding opportunities. Hosted by SWEEP, Sierra Club, Conservation Colorado, CoPIRG and CLEER.