Power Lunch Lecture Series


Creating a Net-Zero-Energy Dream Home (Without Compromise)

Presented by Peter Ewers, Founder of Ewers Architecture (as part of the New Energy Colorado Sustainability Education Series)


Learn the steps to designing and building a comfortable and beautiful home that produces as much energy as it uses, without compromising comfort or beauty. Topics include the definition of net zero energy, the best site and floor plan layout for optimum passive solar and creating a tight exterior envelope with extra insulation and thermal breaks. Ewers also will cover the best ways to heat and cool your Net Zero Energy home and photovoltaic optimization for generating electricity.


September 21, 2016

Noon – 1 p.m.

NREL Education Center

15013 Denver West Parkway

Golden, CO 80401


Peter Ewers, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has 30 years' experience as an architect, and he founded Ewers Architecture 18 years ago with the mission of “creating beautiful architecture that respects our natural environment.”  He has designed dozens of sustainable homes as well as commercial buildings, including two net-zero-energy homes and several net-zero-energy-ready homes.  Through some trials and some successes he has learned what works, and he enjoys sharing those experiences with people who care about our environment.


Call 303-384-6565 or e-mail educaton.center@nrel.gov to make a reservation for this free public program. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch to enjoy during the presentation.


For information about upcoming events, visit http://www.nrel.gov/education_center/.





Adding Renewables & Energy Efficiency to your Multi-Family or Commercial Building through CoPACE

Presented by Paul Kriescher, Principal, Lightly Treading Energy & Design (as part of the New Energy Colorado Sustainability Education Series)


Join us to learn ways to secure financing for solar and energy-efficiency improvements to your existing commercial building or multi-family facility through the Colorado Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Program. C-PACE allows you to pay back the investment through your property taxes while having your monthly operation costs, at worst, stay the same and most likely go-down. You will also learn how rebates through Xcel Energy and other utilities help reduce the costs of the energy-efficiency improvements to your building by 5 percent to more than 20 percent.


September 28, 2016

Noon – 1 p.m.

NREL Education Center

15013 Denver West Parkway

Golden, CO 80401


Paul Kriescher is a Principal of Lightly Treading Energy & Design, a Colorado based company that works to better the energy efficiency, safety, environmental impact and comfort of, multi-family buildings, assisted living facilities, homes and small commercial buildings. They have been the exclusive Energy Audit contractor for Xcel Energy, Loveland Power & Light as well as Cheyenne, Light, Fuel & Power while performing quality assurance for the City of Ft. Collins Utility.


Call 303-384-6565 or e-mail educaton.center@nrel.gov to make a reservation for this free public program. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch to enjoy during the presentation.


For information about upcoming events, visit http://www.nrel.gov/education_center/.