Building Efficiency, Sustainability, Food Trucks and Fun – July 15
Posted on: Jul-07-2023
Community members are invited to Building Forward, an event focusing on building efficiency, electrification and sustainability. The event is Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Fort Collins Utilities, 222 Laporte Ave.
Whether you are a building professional, homeowner, or simply curious about electrification and reducing carbon emissions, Building Forward is an incredible opportunity to learn from the experts! Enjoy interactive booths, family-friendly activities, presentations and local food trucks. Mayor Jeni Arndt and Larimer County Commissioner John Kefalas will be making appearances as we celebrate high-performance building in our community.
Building Forward is hosting one of three Colorado Ice Box Challenges. These installations are currently behind 222 Laporte Ave. One ice box is built to the local building requirements while the other is built to the international Passive House Standard for highly efficient buildings. Each house started with 2,000 pounds of ice, and the amount of ice remaining after two weeks will be revealed on July 15 at Building Forward.
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Did You Know?
Replacing older water heaters, air conditioners, furnaces and boilers with efficient ENERGY STAR® models can save energy and increase home comfort.
Pre-cooling your home before 2 p.m. during the summer and coasting through the on-peak hours can save money on your utility bill.
You can clean up your utility bill and save even more money with rebates when you buy an ENERGY STAR® certified washing machine.