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Learn about energy efficiency in Vail

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – Representatives from the Governor’s Energy Office will be in Vail, Colorado this Thursday to host a free energy code workshop. The training will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Community Room of the Vail Public Library. Free parking is available nearby in the Lionshead parking garage.

Local code officials, home builders, developers, architects, engineers and other building industry professionals are encouraged to attend. The training will include information on the commercial and residential building components of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Codes and relevant elements of the code for building in Colorado. All attendees will receive code books, work book resources and continuing technical assistance from the International Code Council.

The town of Vail will begin the process of adopting the 2009 energy code with a review by the Vail Town Council in September with implementation effective in January 2010. This code is part of the town’s sustainable building initiative which proposes to require even higher levels of energy efficiency than required in the 2009 energy code to reduce Vail’s carbon footprint.

Vail’s workshop is among 11 such sessions hosted by the Governor’s Energy Office this month. Other upcoming sessions include Grand Junction, July 20; Montrose, July 21; Durango, July 23; Georgetown, July 27; Louisville, July 28; and Limon, July 30.

To register, visit http://www.colorado.gov/energy or for more information, contact Kristen Bertuglia, town of Vail environmental sustainability coordinator, at 970-477-3455.

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