Energy Smart Contractor Expo slated April 2 in Glenwood |

Energy Smart Contractor Expo slated April 2 in Glenwood

Enterprise staff report

Building and mechanical contractors, architects, real estate professionals, property managers, materials suppliers and anyone who is simply interested can learn about the latest trends in in energy efficiency at the 2015 Energy Smart Contractor Expo, set for Thursday, April 2, in Glenwood Springs.

The half-day event will feature booths hosted by suppliers and installers showing energy efficiency and renewable energy products, and by energy utilities explaining their incentives programs.

In addition to the expo, there will be eight 30-minute workshops that participants can attend. The expo also includes plenty of break time for visiting the booths and networking.

The Expo is planned from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. An early bird special price of $10 is good through March 19, and covers the workshops, breakfast and lunch. (Use promotional code “2015Expo”) Tickets purchased March 20 or later will be $17.

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“We are offering a great line-up of workshops led by experts about health and safety, energy efficiency, and renewable energy,” said CLEER Energy Coach Maisa Metcalf.

The workshop presenters and their topics are:

Matt Thesing, One Source Lighting: Trends in LED Lighting

Max Rohr, Shamrock Sales: How to Get HVAC Equipment Working at Peak Performance

Steve Haines, Sunsense Solar: When Solar Makes Sense

Geoff McBride, Daikin Comfort: Heat Pumps and Geothermal Heating (invited)

Tony Haschke, SGM: Getting Automation Controls Under Control

Rob Hartop, Stanton Engineering: Radon Mitigation and How You Can Save Lives

Mark Attard, A&E Building Systems: Better Building Envelope

Mike Tierney, Aspen Solar: Heating with Solar Thermal (invited)

The Energy Smart Contractor Expo is hosted by Garfield Clean Energy, CLEER, Energy Smart Colorado and CORE.

Gold-level sponsors include Holy Cross Energy and Xcel Energy. Silver-level sponsors are Sunsense Solar, One Source Lighting, City of Aspen Utilities, All-Phase Electric Supply Co. and Quality Solar.

Vendor booths will be hosted by Holy Cross Energy, Xcel Energy and City of Aspen Utilities, and by Sunsense Solar and Quality Solar showing solar electric systems; Zehnder America showing home ventilation and energy recovery systems; Shamrock Sales showing hydronics heating systems; Green Tech Refrigeration and Fridgewize showing EC motors for cooling; Frostbusters & Coolth and About Saving Heat showing insulation and air sealing; Brite Ideas showing light bulb recycling; HotRoof Ice Solutions showing heated panel systems; SteamMaster showing remediation and drying of crawl spaces and attics; and by One Source Lighting, Eco-Source Lighting, All-Phase Electric Supply and LacrouxStreeb showing new lighting fixtures and design.

Clean energy businesses interested in sponsoring the expo or participating as a vendor can still reserve a spot. For information, contact CLEER at (970) 704-9200 or

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