Colorado State University - Pueblo and SECRES host renewable energy expo in August


Colorado State University - Pueblo and SECRES host renewable energy expo in August

PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo and the Southeastern Colorado Renewable Energy Society (SECRES) will host a free community event that showcases renewable energy and energy efficiency from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 14 at CSU-Pueblo.

According to event organizer and CSU-Pueblo Engineering Professor Jane Fraser, the event, in its second year, will encourage businesses and residents to better understand and adopt renewable technology in existing and new buildings and transportation, which inspired the theme, Repowering Southern Colorado.  A significant hands-on EXPO area will include solar and wind installers, weatherization representatives, green builders, and hybrid and electric vehicles.  U.S. Green Building Council and the Colorado Governor’s Energy Office along with other non-profit organizations and government agencies also will be available with energy efficiency and renewable energy information. 

Along with the displays will be several demonstrations of renewable energy technology.  Solar Roast Coffee Owners David and Mike Hartkop will roast beans with their mobile solar roaster while Mary Carhartt will demonstrate solar cooking.

The event has been endorsed by Action 22, the Colorado Solar Energies Industry Association, Sustainable Pueblo, and the U.S. Green Building Council.

A video of a Virtual Solar Tour will be shown throughout the day in a Life Sciences classroom, enabling attendees to learn more about renewable energy in the Pueblo area. Exhibitors will provide additional presentations.

Event host CSU-Pueblo has affirmed its commitment to becoming a model for the overall use of renewable energy sources as evidenced by the installation of two solar power arrays, including one of the largest solar arrays on a college campus in the nation. Recent campus projects have included a variety of green initiatives and energy performance measures in architectural and building system designs including movement sensitive light controls, water efficient fixtures, and more efficient cooling towers. The CSU-Pueblo library is currently being remodeled using LEED standards.

More information about the renewable energy expo may be found at
www.cres-energy.org/events or www.secres.wordpress.com.  Exhibitors also may also contact Fraser regarding booth availability at jane.fraser@colostate-pueblo.edu

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.