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Net-Zero Neighborhoods Gaining Traction

The largest net-zero neighborhood in North America will be constructed more than a mile above sea level. All 308 houses in the Geos Neighborhood in Arvada, Colo. will harness sunlight and the earth’s core to generate as much energy as the homes consume. But before the solar and geothermal technology comes into play, the design of these cottages and multi-family ... Read More »

Utility Partner: Holy Cross Energy

An electric cooperative on Colorado’s Western Slope was the first utility in the U.S. to give community solar a chance in 2010. Four years and 2.6 megawatts (MW) later, it was a decision that helped revolutionize the way individuals and businesses go solar nationwide. A member-owned cooperative, Holy Cross Energy (HCE) provides electricity to more than 55,000 ratepayers throughout Eagle, Pitkin and ... Read More »

Art Snarski

Located along the Connecticut River, the artsy town of Dummerston, Vermont is characterized by black birch, paper birch and white pine trees. Although this rural New England town is bursting with natural beauty, the tree shading makes it difficult for rooftop solar. “I would have had to ask my neighbors to cut their trees, and that would interfere with our ... Read More »

Antlers Condominiums at Vail

Nestled against the bank of the Gore Creek, Antlers at Vail offers condominium suites just 150 yards from the Lionshead Gondola at Vail Ski Resort. Because the 90 condos can be rented out, Antlers acts like a hotel, but is managed by the Antlers Condominium Association – a nonprofit. “It’s an interesting hybrid,” said General Manager Rob LeVine. “We exist for the homeowners ... Read More »

Bridging the Gap to Clean Energy with Community Solar

Avery Louise Bang is dedicated to connecting isolated communities to basic needs through the construction of footbridges over impassible rivers. Now the CEO of the nonprofit Bridges to Prosperity is bridging her own transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. The rooftop of Avery Bang’s Denver home was shaded by a tree, so she searched for alternative ways to go solar. “Community ... Read More »