2016 Energy Smart Contractor Expo set for March 17 | PostIndependent.com

2016 Energy Smart Contractor Expo set for March 17

Building and mechanical contractors, architects, real estate professionals, property managers, materials suppliers and anyone interested in energy efficiency can learn about the latest trends at the 2016 Energy Smart Contractor Expo, set for March 17 in Glenwood Springs.

The one-day event will include an expo with 20 suppliers and installers showcasing their energy efficiency and renewable energy products and services. Energy utilities will update contractors on their incentive programs for 2016.

In addition to the expo, there will be seven 45-minute workshops throughout the day that participants can attend. The event includes plenty of break time for visiting the booths and networking.

A special training session for Realtors, lenders and appraisers on the Home Energy Score will also be offered, with continuing education credits for Realtors.

The expo is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, at Colorado Mountain College, 1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door, and covers the workshops, expo booths, morning refreshments and lunch.

To register, visit 2016-contractor-expo.eventbrite.com.

“We are offering a great lineup of workshops led by experts about health and safety, energy efficiency and renewable energy,” said CLEER energy coach Maisa Metcalf. “This is a unique opportunity for building professionals to discover new technologies, learn best practices, further their understanding of building science, and to network.”

The workshop topics include net-zero home design, dense-packing insulation techniques, best practices for home air sealing, lighting controls, ductless heat pumps, indoor air quality, and financing options for solar electric systems.

The Energy Smart Contractor Expo is hosted by Garfield Clean Energy, CLEER, and Energy Smart Colorado at CORE.

Gold sponsors are Holy Cross Energy, Xcel Energy and Ajax Mechanical Services.

Silver sponsors are AE Building Systems, All-Phase Electric Supply, city of Aspen Utilities, Aros Solutions, Black Hills Energy, Colorado Energy Office, Energy Smart Colorado, Glenwood Springs Association of Realtors, One Source Lighting, Quality Solar, SoL Energy and Sunsense Solar.

Vendor booths will be hosted by Holy Cross Energy, Xcel Energy, Black Hills Energy, city of Aspen Utilities and Glenwood Springs Electric, and by Ajax Mechanical Services, Aros Solutions, Colorado Crawl Space / SteamMaster, All-Phase Electric Supply, One Source Lighting, Conserve-A-Watt Lighting, EcoSource Lighting, Brite Ideas, Sunsense Solar, SoL Energy, Quality Solar, EXOthermo / Environmental Architecture, Nordic Refrigeration, Shamrock Sales, Stanton Engineering and Energy Smart Colorado.

Clean energy businesses interested in sponsoring the expo or participating as a vendor can still reserve a spot. For information, contact CLEER at (970) 704-9200 or Maisa@CleanEnergyEconomy.net.

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