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Agenda
7-8 a.m.
Registration / Exhibitor Showcase / Buffet Breakfast / Networking
8-8:10 a.m.

Opening Remarks - Mayor Karen Weitkunat, City of Fort Collins

8:10-9:15 a.m.

Net Zero Cities, Rebuilding and Beyond: Panel Discussion with City and County Leaders
Darin Atteberry, City Manager, Fort Collins, CO; Bill Cahill, City Manager, Loveland, CO; Harold Dominguez, City Manager, Longmont, CO; Linda Hoffmann, County Manager, Larimer County, CO; Frank Lancaster, Town Administrator, Estes Park, CO

Moderator: Judy Dorsey, Brendle Group

9:15-9:20 a.m.

Event overview - Kathy Collier, Program Manager, City of Fort Collins ClimateWise program

9:20-9:30 a.m.
Break
9:30-10:30 a.m.

Room: Canyon Maple A
Sustainable Planning
and Building

Room: Canyon Maple B
Transportation’s Future
Room: Canyon Maple C
Waste Reduction
Room: Mtn. Holly and Pinyon Pine
Awareness and Leadership

High Impact, Low Cost Renovations and Retrofits

April Brown,
Institute for the Built Environment

Sid Doering, Gallegos Sanitation, Inc.

Renee Sherman, Sherman Design

Moderator: Josie Plaut, Institute for the Built Environment

 

Boost Your Business with Plug-in Electric Vehicles: Fleet Transition

Steve Kibler, City of Loveland

Tracy Ochsner, City of Fort Collins,
Operation Services

Ben Prochazka, Drive Electric Northern Colorado


A Regional Perspective on Waste Reduction

Tyler Bandemer, City of Loveland

Susie Gordon, City of Fort Collins, Sustainability Services

David Snapp, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Moderator: Caroline Mitchell, City of Fort Collins, Sustainability Services

Earth, Air, Fire, Water
Understanding Climate Change: Global and Local perspectives

Dr. Scott Denning,
Colorado State University

Dr. Nolan Doesken,
Colorado State Climatologist

 

10:30-11 a.m.
Break: Fruit Smoothie Bar / Exhibitor Showcase / Networking
11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Steps to a Healthier Business:
I
ndoor Air Quality, Mold, Asbestos, etc.

Rick Fatur,
Colorado Department of Public Health
and Environment

Alexander Scherer, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment


Laura Shumpert,
Colorado Department of Public Health
and Environment

Brian Woodruff,
City of Fort Collins, Sustainability Services

Rebuilding Resiliency:
Transportation Infrastructure, Green Streets and Stormwater

Basil Hamdan, Fort Collins Utilities, Stormwater

Aaron Iverson, City of Fort Collins, Transportation Planning

Chris Matkins, Water Division Manager, City of Loveland

 

The Nuts and Bolts of Net Zero Waste: Key Elements Happening on the Ground

Jim Bridge, QuadGraphics

John Drigot, University of Colorado Health

Caroline Mitchell,  
City of Fort Collins, Sustainability Services

Rosemarie Russo, City of Fort Collins, Sustainability Services

Trudy Trimbath, Thompson School District

Jump-start Culture Change in Your Organization

Dr. Jeni Cross,
Colorado State University

12-12:30 p.m.
Buffet Lunch / Exhibitor Showcase / Networking

 


12:30-1:30 p.m.

 

Keynote Speaker: Peter Rusin, Residential Program Manager, Colorado Energy Office

Building Resiliency Together: New improved roads, buildings and communities

The Colorado Energy Office is collaborating with DOLA, FEMA and local communities to develop a plan and long-range vision on rebuilding after natural disasters. Learn about the efforts the state is taking to sustainably rebuild in our region and participate in the conversation.

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Building on Regional Partnerships
Jackie Sargent, General Manager, Platte River Power Authority


1:30-2 p.m.

2-3 p.m.
Networking / Exhibitor Showcase /
Ride and Drive - Test Drive Electric Vehicles


Session Descriptions

8:10-9:15 a.m.        

Net Zero Cities Vision, Rebuilding and Beyond:Panel discussion with City and County Managers
Room: Mountain Holly & Pinyon Pine
This panel will explore the best ideas from Net Zero Cities 2013 for implementation in Northern Colorado now and in the future. Leaders from the region will reflect on the opportunities to rebuild with sustainability and community resilience in mind, taking into account some of the international and national innovations discussed at Net Zero Cities. City and County managers will highlight hotspots of innovation in their own jurisdictions and areas for collaboration in the region to advance net zero carbon, energy, water and waste communities.

   
Darin Atteberry, City Manager, Fort Collins, CO

Bill Cahill, City Manager, Loveland, CO
Harold Dominguez, City Manager, Longmont, CO
Linda Hoffmann, County Manager, Larimer County, CO
Frank Lancaster, Town Administrator, Estes Park, CO
Moderator: Judy Dorsey, Brendle Group

9:30-10:30 a.m.

High Impact, Low Cost Renovations and Retrofits
Room: Canyon Maple A
Discover high impact, practical information to help you spruce up your space on a budget. Come learn how you can enhance your indoor environment and improve energy efficiency, without filling up the landfill or breaking the bank. A short presentation will be followed by a panel discussion. 

April Brown, Institute for the Built Environment
Sid Doering, Gallegos Sanitation, Inc.
Renee Sherman, Sherman Design

Moderator: Josie Plaut, Institute for the Built Environmen
t

Boost Your Business with Plug-in Electric Vehicles: Fleet Transition
Room: Canyon Maple B                                                                                            
Cities are investing in intelligent, multi-model transportation systems to increase both choice and efficiency in mobility solutions. Electrification offers one solution for transportation, but should it be pursued alone or with other approaches in the mix? Presenters will share the latest technologies that are transforming how cities move people and discuss electrification’s current and potential future role.


Ben Prochazka, Drive Electric Northern Colorado

Steve Kibler, City of Loveland
Tracy Ochsner, City of Fort Collins, Operation Services

A Regional Perspective on Waste Reduction
Room: Canyon Maple C                                                                                            
Where is waste collected and processed and what does it means for recycling in Colorado? This panel will discuss current opportunities, barriers, needs and big picture ideas for waste reduction in our state.

Moderator: Caroline Mitchell, City of Fort Collin, Sustainability Services
David Snapp, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Tyler Bandemer, City of Loveland
Susie Gordon, City of Fort Collin, Sustainability Services

Earth, Air, Fire, Water - Understanding Climate Change: Global and Local Perspectives
Room: Mountain Holly & Pinyon Pine  

Dr. Scott Denning, Colorado State University
Dr. Nolan Doesken, Colorado State Climatologist

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Steps to a Healthier Business: Indoor Air Quality, Mold, Asbestos, etc.
Room: Canyon Maple A

Learn about indoor environmental issues that should be considered, especially if you are doing renovations to a home: (lead-based paint, asbestos, radon and mold).

Rick Fatur, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Alexander Scherer, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Laura Shumpert, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Brian Woodruff, City of Fort Collin, Sustainability Services

Rebuilding Resiliency: Transportation Infrastructure, Green Streets and Stormwater
Room: Canyon Maple B                                                                                            
Learn about Green Streets and the efforts that the Cities of Fort Collins and Loveland are undertaking to embrace innovative strategies and smart growth. Discover the impacts and advantages for businesses in using these strategies and how sustainable strategies can be good for the bottom line as well as the environment.

Aaron Iverson, City of Fort Collins - Transportation Planning
Basil Hamdan, Fort Collins Utilities, Stormwater
Chris Matkins, Water Division Manager, City of Loveland

The Nuts and Bolts of Zero Waste: Key Elements Happening on the Ground
Room: Canyon Maple C                                                                                            
Learn the basics of a Zero Waste system and hear success stories from local businesses who are implementing aspects of a zero waste system.


Jim Bridge, Quad Graphics
John Drigot, University of Colorado Health
Caroline Mitchell, City of Fort Collins, Sustainability Services
Rosemarie Russo, City of Fort Collins, Sustainability Services
Trudy Trimbath, Thompson School District

Jump-Start Culture Change in Your Organization
Room: Mountain Holly & Pinyon Pine
Changing an organization’s culture to embrace sustainability can be challenging because it requires stepping into the unknown and disturbing the equilibrium. Fortunately, the strategies for creating culture change can empower employees, rejuvenate the workplace, inspire learning and cultivate ownership for the change. In this session will cover the processes that jump start culture change and support sustained learning and new practices for sustainability.


Dr. Jeni Cross, Colorado State University

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Keynote Presentation - Building Resiliency Together: New Improved Roads, Buildings and Communities
Room: Mountain Holly & Pinyon Pine
The Colorado Energy Office is collaborating with DOLA, FEMA and local communities to develop a plan and long-range vision on rebuilding after natural disasters. Learn about the efforts the state is taking to sustainably rebuild in our region and participate in the conversation.


Peter Rusin,
Residential Program Manager, Colorado Energy Office

1:30-2 p.m.

Building on Regional Partnerships
Room: Mountain Holly & Pinyon Pine


Jackie Sargent, General Manager, Platte River Power Authority



Hosted by:
City of Fort CollinsCity of Longmont Power & Communications City of LovelandClimateWisePlatte River Power Authority