Energy Smart Contractor Expo planned

An upcoming event in Glenwood Springs will offer information about the latest trends in energy efficiency in construction.

The Energy Smart Contractor Expo is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at the Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St.

Admission is $20 in advance or $30 at the door, which covers workshops, morning refreshments and lunch. To register or obtain more information, visit

For additional information about participating in the expo as a vendor or sponsor, call (970) 704-9200 or send an e-mail to

“We are offering a great lineup of workshops led by experts about building codes, energy efficiency and renewable energy,” said Maisa Metcalf, an energy coach with Clean Energy Economy for the Region based in Carbondale. “This is a unique opportunity for building professionals to discover new technologies, learn best practices, further their understanding of building science and to network.”

CLEER has joined with Garfield Clean Energy, Energy Smart Colorado and the Community Office for Resource Efficiency to present the expo, now in its third year.

The Energy Smart Contractor Expo will feature 25 suppliers and installers showcasing their products and services. Eight, 45-minute workshops will cover such topics as energy codes for commercial and residential structures, energy efficient rooftop units, integrating battery storage with grid-tied solar systems and lighting technology.

Tom Plant, a senior policy advisor for the Center for a New Energy Economy at Colorado State University, is scheduled to deliver the keynote presentation. Plant also served as director of the Governor’s Energy Office under Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter.

Plant is expected to talk about policies for growing the clean energy economy and what’s happening in the state legislature.

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