WHAT: Tour of National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Research Support Facility (RSF) LEED Platinum Certified office building and Central Arroyo Stormwater Detention Basin
WHEN: August 7, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am. Check-in: 8:45 - 9:00.
WHERE: NREL - Education Center, 15013 Denver West Parkway
PARKING: Free parking spaces are available at the Education Center. Carpooling is encouraged. If the Education Center parking lot is full, approach the security gate for further directions on where to park.
NREL's Research Support Facility:
- Incorporates the concepts of sustainability and energy efficiency into the planning, design, construction, and operation of the facility
- Meets the Platinum certification as defined by the US Green Buildings Council
- Meets the requirements of the workforce of today and tomorrow
- Uses 50% less energy than if it was just built to current code.
NREL's Central Arroyo Detention Basin:
The detention basin was constructed in August 2012 and provides water quality and stormwater detention storage within the STM campus middle drainage way basin. To date, the detention basin has successfully collected and filtered stormwater runoff prior to its release off-site and eventual discharge to Lena Gulch through a combination of drop structures and forebays as well as planting installations that include native grasses, trees and bushes, as well as pre-vegetated mats.
When & Where
Colorado Environmental Partnership (CEP)
About Us: The Colorado Environmental Partnership (CEP) is the oldest business environmental organization in the state. Since its inception in 1990, the Partnership has created a history of success in helping companies identify and implement practical environmental strategies and work with stakeholders to incubate public policies that foster environmental and sustainability leadership. The Partnership has been recognized regionally and nationally as a model for cross-sector collaboration.
What we do: The Partnership organizes and supports programs that bring together members representing business, government agencies and public interest groups in informal, confidential forums. These networking meetings provide opportunities for members and subject matter experts to discuss topics of mutual interest, share experience and recognize achievement. The Partnership also collaborates with other organizations that share its goals to provide public events for business audiences on a range of topics related to environmental performance and sustainability.
Our Mission: The Colorado Environmental Partnership promotes collaboration among businesses, government agencies and public interest organizations to foster positive environmental and sustainable performance