Upcoming workshops and trainings

Jump to Smart Design: Affordable Green-Building Seminars, April 16, April 30 and June 11 in Carbondale

Energy Smart Agriculture Workshop Series
to Detail Cost Savings and Climate Resiliency Opportunities

Session will focus on energy efficiency, on-farm renewables and funding assistance

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) will host a series of energy smart agriculture workshops to discuss energy savings and climate resiliency opportunities for Colorado farmers and ranchers.

Registration is free, and lunch/dinner and refreshments will be served. To register, RSVP via the following links.

Wednesday, April 24
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Cortez
Dolores Water Conservancy District
60 S Cactus St., Cortez
Register: cortezenergyworkshop.eventbrite.com
Wednesday, April 24
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Montrose
Delta-Montrose Electric Association
11925 6300 Road, Montrose
Register: montroseenergyworkshop.eventbrite.com

Thursday, April 25
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Glenwood Springs
Glenwood Springs Community Center
100 Wulfsohn Road, Glenwood Springs
Register: glenwoodspringsenergyworkshop.eventbrite.com
Thursday, April 25
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Craig
Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion
750 E. Fourth St., Craig
Register: craigenergyworkshop.eventbrite.com

Created through a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service, state government and agricultural industry leaders, the workshops will focus on energy efficiency, on-farm renewables and funding assistance.
Colorado farmers and ranchers spend more than $400 million annually on energy, and the workshops will help agricultural producers consider how utilizing clean energy holds the potential to reduce cost of production, modernize infrastructure and improve margins.

The series provides the opportunity for Colorado producers to discuss local concerns about agricultural energy and climate resilience with public officials and industry experts. Workshop attendees will learn about technical assistance to address barriers that prevent investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy as well as how to access local, state and federal funding.
The workshops will feature presenters from Colorado State University, CDA and CEO. In addition, the Colorado Climate Center will give an update on climate and weather considerations, energy, water and agriculture.

The series is co-hosted by the USDA, Colorado Livestock Association, Colorado Corn Growers Association, Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee/Colorado Association of Wheat Growers, Colorado Potato Administrative Committee, Dairy MAX, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, Colorado Farm Bureau and Colorado Rural Electric Association.

If you have questions, please contact workshop organizer Darrell Hanavan at (303) 981-4430 or dhanavanco@gmail.com.

About Colorado Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture works to strengthen and advance Colorado agriculture; promote a safe, high quality, and sustainable food supply; and protect consumers, the environment and natural resources. See colorado.gov/agmain for more information.
About the Colorado Energy Office
The Colorado Energy Office works to deliver cost-effective energy services and advance innovative energy solutions for the benefit of all Coloradans. Go to colorado.gov/energyofficeto learn more.


Smart Design: Affordable Green-Building Seminars

Smart Design: Affordable Green-Building Seminars

Three free workshops to watch a home being built in Carbondale.

Learn about integrated design.
Understand basic principles of smart design for affordable housing.

Workshops are on Tuesdays, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the ACES Urban Farmhouse, 418 Garfield Ave., Carbondale

April 16: Foundations
April 30: Framing + Building Envelope
June 11: Energy Systems

The on-site seminars are FREE and open to the public

$25 fee for architects to receive 2 AIA CEUs per seminar

The ACES Urban Farmhouse is designed for teachers and staff of the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), a local environmental non-profit organization that provides affordable housing options for its employees.

Following each seminar, Green Line Architects will host informal conversations at their nearby office, 65 N. Fourth St., Suite 5, Carbondale.

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Smart Design: Affordable Green-Building is presented by Green Line Architects, CLEER, CORE and Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), in partnership with the Town of Carbondale, Garfield Clean Energy, U.S. Green Building Council and City of Aspen.