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ClimateWise Event Calendar

Attend the following events to satisfy meeting requirements:
(Receive one meeting credit per event)

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Fri., Aug. 29, 3-4:30 p.m. - New Belgium Brewery Tour, New Belgium Brewing Company, 500 Linden St. Join us to learn more about New Belgium Brewing Company's approach to sustainable business. Tour capacity has been reached.


Thurs., Sept. 4, 3-4:30 p.m.
- Key Accounts/Large Commercial Customer Event, Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr. Meet the Water Utilities Managers and hear about water supply, High Park Fire restoration activities, the Lower Watershed Monitoring Program, wastewater capital projects and the proposed 2015 rates. Register today.

Wed., Sept. 10, 3-5 p.m. - ClimateWise Project Reporting 101, Fort Collins Senior Center Prairie Sage Room, 1200 Raintree Dr. Save the date - register today.

Thurs., Sept. 11, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Creating a Workplace Garden, Cargill Inc., 2540 E. Drake Rd. Join us and learn what it takes to create and maintain a workplace garden and how it can benefit both employees and our community. Register today.

Fri., Sept. 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. -
ClimateWise Challenge Swap and Toolkit Launch, Community Room, 215 N. Mason. ClimateWise has developed a complete challenge toolkit with knowledge and materials to help you initiate and complete a successful employee engagement challenge. We would like to invite you to share your past successes and roadblocks with your peers, and to learn about the new opportunities provided by this new toolkit. Bring a lunch; beverages and dessert will be provided. Register today.

Wed., Sept. 17, 8:30-10 a.m.
- Retro-Commissioning and Code Requirements, Community Room, 215 N. Mason St. Building commissioning, re-commissioning, retro-commissioning, existing building commissioning, continuous commissioning and monitoring based commissioning. Learn what these terms mean as well as code requirements and best approaches for various facilities. Also, gain a better understanding of the approaches, tools and techniques for all types of building commissioning. View details and register today.

Thurs., Sept. 18, 3-5 p.m.
- Biz Ed - Create the Optimal Environment, Powerhouse Energy Campus, 430 N. College Ave. Explore the leading edge for energy performance. Discover best practices for new buildings, technology retrofits and solar PV systems. Register today.

Thurs., Sept. 25, 9-10:30 a.m. - Platte River Power Authority Rawhide Energy Station Tour, 2700 E. County Rd. 82 Wellington, CO 80549. Join us for a walking tour of the plant and learn the key components of a coal-fired generation process including environmental control systems. Register today.

Fri., Sept. 26, 8-10 a.m. - Integrating Photovoltaics in Buildings for Renewable Energy Production (2.0 CEUs), 215 N. Mason St., Room 1B. This class is designed to teach people about integrating photovoltaics into building projects. Photovoltaics are explained, different options are covered, and implementation examples are given. The class will teach participants to apply good photovoltaic techniques that will create energy onsite. This course provides real world examples to illustrate proper understanding of photovoltiacs and how photovoltaics can be used in LEED to achieve onsite energy production. Note: Partners wanting CEUs will have to contact GES to pay fee.


Thurs., Oct. 2, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Business Innovation Fair, Ranch Events Complex, 5280 Arena Cir., Loveland, CO. Explore economic, social and environmental opportunities in business technology. Walk away with tools to lower environmental impact, operate more efficiently and increase economic competitiveness. Register today.

Wed., Oct. 8, 3-4:30 p.m. - ClimateWise Talk and Tour: Larimer County Landfill, Larimer County Landfill, 5887 S. Taft Hill Rd. Join Larimer County environmental scientist, Steve Harem, on a behind the scenes tour to learn first-hand how the sanitary landfill operates. Register today.

Wed., Oct. 15, 8:30-10 a.m.
- Office Efficiency: Get Plugged In, Community Room, 215 N. Mason St. Learn how to take a holistic approach to IT, server rooms and cooling systems. Energy used from office equipment, computers, small IT servers and other electronics that keep businesses running - often referred to as plug loads - are the fastest growing sources of energy consumption. Find out how to determine strategies and support available to reduce these loads. View details and register today.

Thurs., Oct. 16, 7:30-9 a.m.
- ClimateWise Project Reporting Work Session, Location TBD. Stop by and use this dedicated time to work on your 2014 ClimateWise reporting requirements. Staff will be available to answer questions and provide individualized help. Bring your laptop (if available) along with any project goals, data and questions. Register today.


Fri., Nov. 7, 8:30-9:30 a.m. - ClimateWise Orientation,* Community Room, 215 N. Mason St. Discover program benefits, including cost savings, education, greenhouse gas reductions and public recognition. Open to ClimateWise partners and businesses interested in learning more about ClimateWise. Register today.

Thurs., Nov. 13, 3-4:30 p.m. - ClimateWise Project Reporting Workshop, Location TBD. Want to ensure your business earns its 2014 level? Attend this workshop to learn how to complete your 2014 reporting requirements. Topics will cover: types of projects that count as ClimateWise measures, how to quantify projects, how to report projects and submit other partner level documentation. Register today.

Tues., Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m.-Noon - ClimateWise Talk and Tour: CSU Powerhouse Energy Campus, Powerhouse Campus, 430 N. College Ave. Register today.

Wed., Nov. 19, 8:30-10 a.m. - Solar for Contractors, Community Room, 215 N. Mason St. Discover how solar compares to other energy and cost-saving opportunities. Hear the latest of solar technology, cost, and local programs and incentives. Also, learn about Utilities' Home Efficiency Loan Program. View details and register today.


Tues., Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - ClimateWise Project Reporting Work Session, Location TDB. Stop by and use this dedicated time to work on your 2014 ClimateWise reporting requirements. Staff will be available to answer questions and provide individualized help. Bring your laptop (if available) along with any project goals, data and questions. Register today.

Thurs., Dec. 18, 3-5 p.m. - Biz Ed - Harness People Power to Achieve Business Goals, Fort Collins Senior Center, Multi-Use Room #1, 1200 Raintree Dr. Key sustainability projects and employee engagement can help you reach your organizational goals and enhance Fort Collins' livability. Discover practical steps and resources that can be implemented by any organization, regardless of size. Register today.

Personal Interest Events*

Thurs., Oct. 23, 9:00-11:30 a.m. - United Way of Larimer County Poverty Simulation*, Eagle Room 1 and 2, 112 Willow St. Learn about and engage in poverty reduction through a United Way of Larimer County Poverty Simulation. This experience includes an introduction, the actual simulation exercise and a debriefing period. View details and register today to assume the role of a family member facing poverty. View details and register today to volunteer as a community resource actor.


Interested in hosting an event, workshop or lunch and learn? Have a topic you'd like to see presented? Contact Deb Harris at or (970) 224-6121.

: Events indicated by * cannot be used to fulfill ClimateWise partner level meeting requirements.


Physical Address: 700 Wood St. Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 221-6700
Fax: (970) 221-6619