Active Energies takes first international jobs
May 15, 2012
MINTURN, Colorado – Active Energies, a Minturn-based energy consulting and renewable energy company, recently started International operations with work on a consulting project in Istanbul, Turkey.
Founded in 2006, Active Energies provides energy auditing, consulting, and renewable energy work for clients including homeowners, developers, builders, and building owners. The project, located north of Istanbul, Turkey, is a residential development seeking certification under the LEED for Homes International Pilot program.
Megan Gilman, president of Active Energies, was selected to provide mentoring to the local project team, as well as onsite verification and training. Gilman traveled to Istanbul the first week of May to hold meetings with the developer and builder and to perform inspections at the project site.
“Active Energies is proud to be working on one of the world’s first LEED for Homes International projects, and looks forward to bringing the expertise gained on local projects to many more international projects in the future,” Gilman said.
Gilman will continue work on the project via email and phone, to help plan and execute the requirements of LEED for Homes.
“One of the more challenging aspects of International work is developing ways to verify the same important savings in energy, water, and materials in a place with different building standards and practices,” Gilman said. “It is exciting to learn from International project teams, and allow them to learn from us.”
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Active Energies is scheduled to return to Istanbul in August to complete the final verification and observe site testing. Upon completion, the Istanbul-based project is scheduled to be one of the first LEED for Homes International Pilot projects in the world.
For more information, go to http://www.activeenergies.com or call 970-306-4233.