October 22: Pre conference tour
|4:00pm-5:30pm||SOLD OUT Earth, Sun and Fire Tour at CSU’s Solar Plant, Earth Bin compositor and Biomass boiler. Registration required, transportation provided. Please meet at the Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., at 3:30 p.m. for the shuttle to the tour.|
Day 1 - October 23
|7:15am-8:00am||Registration and Breakfast|
|8:00am-9:30am||Welcome from Host & Producers Program Overview: International Cleantech Network presentations and an introduction by Senator Mark Udall. Lincoln Center Performance Hall. Details|
|10:00am-12:00pm||Net Zero Energy Session 1 – The Low-Carbon Diet: Community Approaches to Energy De-carbonization Host: Amy Prieto, Chief Executive Officer, Prieto Battery, located in the Canyon West. Details||Transportation Innovations Session 1 – To Electrify or not to Electrify: What are the Options? Host: Morgan DeFoot, CoDirector, Colorado State University, Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory, located in the Columbine Room. Details||Net Zero Water Session 1 – Drop for Drop: Net Zero Approaches for Water Quantity and Quality Host: Brian Ashe, Riverside, located in the Magnolia Theater. Details|
|12:00pm-2:00pm||Lunch/Speaker: Steve Maxwell, author of “The Future of Water” Lincoln Center Performance Hall.|
|2:00pm-4:00pm||Net Zero Water Session 2– Lending a Hand: Ecosystem Services and Water Resources Host: Steven Smith & John Tufte, located in the Magnolia Theater. Details||Net Zero Energy Session 2 – Welcome to the Neighborhood: The Evolution of Eco-Districts Host: Sunil Cherian, President, Spirae, Inc., located in the Canyon West Room. Details||Transportation Innovations Session 2 – Hand Over the Keys: Urban Design in the Driver’s Seat Host: Bruce Hendee, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Fort Collins, located in the Columbine Room. Details|
|4:00pm-5:30pm||Women in Clean Energy, CO C3E, Reception at the Rocky Mountain Innosphere, 320 E. Vine Dr., Fort Collins. All are welcome to celebrate the founding of the CO C3E initiative! Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Details|
|5:30pm-7:00pm||Welcome Reception at the Rocky Mountain Innosphere, 320 E. Vine Dr., Fort Collins. Enjoy a generous spread of locally sourced food and beverages, live music, networking and tours of the LEED Platinum business incubator. Please register for this event.|
Day 2 - October 24
|7:15am-8:00am||Registration and Breakfast|
|8:00am-9:30am||Opening Plenary Program Welcome from Host & Producers: Jeff Nuttall, BizWest Media. Special opening by Mayor Cecil Gutierrez, Loveland, Colorado. Program Overview: “University Cities Leading the Way” Lincoln Center Performance Hall. Details|
|10:00am-12:00pm||Net Zero Energy Session 3 – Energy Efficiency Goes Deep: Energy Efficiency at Scale and Replicable Models for Energy Retrofits Host: Steve Catanach, Light and Power Operations Manager, City of Fort Collins Utilities, located in the Canyon West Room. Details||Net Zero Water Session 3 – Hold the Carbon, Please: Climate Neutral Water and Wastewater Operations Host: Becky Fedak, Water Services Practice Lead, Brendle Group, located in the Magnolia Theater. Details||Transportation Innovations Session 3 – Solutions at Scale: Leading Examples and Lessons Learned Host: Paul Nelson, President, Ward Alternative Energy, LLC, located in the Columbine Room. Details|
|12:00pm-2:00pm||Lunch/Speaker: Charbel Aoun, Senior VP for Global Smart Cities at Schneider Electric. And a special presentation on FortZED. Lincoln Center Performance Hall.|
|4:00pm-5:00pm||Cash bar and networking in the Canyon West Room. Thank you for attending!|
|4:30pm-5:45pm||Optional tour: New Belgium Brewing Sustainability Tour and Tasting. SOLD OUT.|
The International Cleantech Network includes some of the world’s leading clean technology clusters and sustainability practices in the areas of eco-districts and communities, smart girds and intelligent systems, transportation electrification and design, and water innovation and management. In a rapid-style presentation format, the 13 clusters that make up the International Cleantech Network will kick off the conference with top clean technology innovations and shining examples from Europe, North America, and the Asia-Pacific regions. *Includes a special live video appearance by Senator Mark Udall, Colorado. Panelists: Shaun McGrath, USEPA Region 8; Judy Dorsey, Colorado Clean Energy Cluster; Rune Rasmussen, Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster; Silvia Pagani, Lombardy Energy Cluster; Jan Luca Plewa, Renewable Energy Hamburg; Eva Karlsen, Oslo Renewable Energy and Environment Cluster; Ingrid Milcent, Tenerrdis Energy Cluster; Bernard Puttinger, Eco World Styria, Austria; Wontack SUH, Incheon Technopark, South Korea; and Christa Wagner Vinson, Researrch Triangle Cleantech Cluster.
Session 1 – The Low-Carbon Diet: Community Approaches to Energy De-carbonizationWith cities around the world pursuing aggressive greenhouse gas reduction goals, de-carbonizing energy supply has become a major pillar of their climate mitigation plans. Our panelists from leading-edge communities will discuss what it takes – and what it means – to put communities on a path to a truly carbon-free energy diet. Panelists: Heather Bailey, City of Boulder, CO; Tom Hootman, RNL; Susan Innis, Vestas; and Eva Karlsen, Oslo Renewable Energy and Environment Cluster.
Session 1 – To Electrify or not to Electrify: What are the Options? – Cities are investing in intelligent, multi-model transportation systems to increase both choice and efficiency in mobility solutions. Electrification offers one solution, but should it be pursued alone or with other approaches in the mix? Our presenters will share the latest technologies that are transforming how cities move people – and discuss electrification’s current and potential future role. Panelists: Tom Bradley, CSU (Moderator); Mark Alexander, EPRI; Denis LeClerc, Ecotech Quebec; and Ben Prochazka, Electrification Coalition/DENC.
Session 1 – Drop for Drop: Net Zero Approaches for Water Quantity and Quality – Applying lessons learned from net-zero energy initiatives, increasingly cities and their partners are developing net-zero approaches to managing both water quantity and quality. Learn from leading-edge water resource managers how comprehensive approaches to the use, recovery, and treatment of water are transforming how this valuable resource is managed. Panelists: Ardra Morgan, USEPA; Becky Fedak, Brendle Group; Mike Segur, Sustainable Water Management consultant; and Gerrit Veenendaal, NeuWater.
Session 2 – Lending a Hand: Ecosystem Services and Water Resources – A changing climate including increased drought and wildfire – along with shifting populations and the need for healthy ecosystems to sustain many sectors of the economy - are prompting cities to re-think their relationship to ecosystems and the services they provide – particularly when it comes to water resources. From water quality protection to supply and from pricing to policy, come hear about emerging approaches to valuing and marketing water-related ecosystem services in the public and private sectors. Panelists: John Farner, Irrigation Association; Josh Goldstein, The Nature Conservancy; Patrick Otoole, Family Farm Alliance; and Bob Olson, ET Water.
Session 2 – Welcome to the Neighborhood: The Evolution of Eco-DistrictsFrom Copenhagen to Fort Collins, cities are implementing net-zero energy strategies at the District scale using innovative distributed generation, demand response and demand-side management, and intelligent communications strategies – tied together with supportive policy and changes in human behavior. Come hear from global leaders working to make district approaches to net-zero energy and eco-districts a success around the world. Panelists: Rob Bennet, EcoDistricts; Clark Duncan, Economic Development Coalition – Ashville-Buncomb, NC; Xavier Normand, Grenoble, France; Tobias Schwab, Eco World, Styria, Austria; and Jenn Vervier, New Belgium Brewing Company.
Session 2 – Hand Over the Keys: Urban Design in the Driver’s Seat – When it comes to transportation, changing outdated policies and practices for how we design our cities takes bold leadership, new mental models, innovative ideas, and community buy-in. Our group of nationally and internationally-recognized urban planners and transportation experts will share how breakthrough thinking is transforming how we think about urban design and transportation. Panelists: Claire Bonham Carter, AECOM; Kathleen Bracke, Go Boulder; Simon Hansen, Bikway; John Phelan, Fort Collins Utilities; Jim McRae, Design Workshop; and Eva Karlsen, Oslo Renewable Energy and Environmental Cluster.
The Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) is a worldwide initiative that was launched to reflect a shared commitment among Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) partner governments to advance women’s leadership in the clean energy field. The NetZero Cities’ Reception will be honoring women leaders in the clean energy field along with an important program launch announcement.
Panelists include: Susan Moran, journalist and radio host (moderator); Matt Appelbaum, Mayor of Boulder, CO; Vicki Bennett, Director of Sustainability City of Salt Lake City, UT; Henrietta Davis, Mayor of Cambridge, MA; Darin Atteberry, City Manager, City of Fort Collins, CO ; and Rune Rasmussen, Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster.
Session 3 – Energy Efficiency Goes Deep: Energy Efficiency at Scale and Replicable Models for Energy RetrofitsTapping your city’s energy efficiency potential can have wide-ranging economic benefits and build greater energy independence. Yet bringing energy efficiency and energy retrofits to a transformative scale has proved challenging. Through tactics ranging from technology to behavior change, come learn what others are doing and how to scale up energy efficiency in your community. Panelists: Curtis Clark, GSBS Architects; Ralph DiNola, New Building Institute; Victor Olgyay, Rocky Mountain Institute; and Lars Ortoft, CEO Ortoft.
Session 3 – Hold the Carbon, Please: Climate Neutral Water and Wastewater Operations – From supply and distribution to treatment and disposal, water and wastewater utilities are intensive users of energy. That’s why utilities and districts around the world are upping their game, looking for ways to maximize system energy efficiency, integrate renewable energy, and deploy other technologies such as methane capture to drive down the carbon intensity of their operations. Our panelists will share and discuss best practices from around the planet. Panelists: Mike Ashford, Sustainable Infrastructure Group; Amelia Nuding, Western Resource Advocates; Bianca Griffith, Agua Inc.; and Jay Garland, USEPA.