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Vail Valley’s Megan Gilman named ‘Top 20 Under 40’

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Vail DailyMountain Living Magazine named Megan Gilan, of Eagle-Vail, to its Top 20 Under 40 list of design professionals. Gilman runs a energy efficiency company out of Minturn called Active Energies.

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – Megan Gilman, president of Minturn-based Active Energies, a local firm specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, was named to Mountain Living Magazine’s Top 20 Under 40. The list features the top 20 design professionals in the high country under the age of 40.

In 2006, at the age of 24, Gilman started Active Energies with Jason Weingast. Active Energies became the first solar design and installation company in the Vail Valley and has quickly grown to become a source for consulting on energy efficiency and sustainable initiatives for both new and existing buildings.

The July Mountain Living issue recognizes Gilman’s achievements in bringing energy efficiency and renewable energy to the forefront of building in the Rocky Mountain region. Gilman is a certified Home Energy Rater, a LEED accredited professional, a LEED for Homes professional, a member of the Eagle County EcoBuild steering committee and serves as the chair of the board of directors of the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability.

Gilman has consulted on construction projects throughout the state, advising the project teams on energy efficiency, renewable energy and green certifications. Active Energies’ work includes more than 100 units of affordable housing, as well as luxury, custom homes seeking LEED certification.

Gilman’s team is also providing energy improvement audits for residential and commercial facilities, paving the way for lower operational costs and more environmentally friendly operation, as well as solar design and installation for those clients ready to take the next step.

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