First Monday Speakers Series: Making Green Attainable for Home Builders & Home Buyers

  • Monday, October 03, 2011
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • REI Denver, 1416 Platte Street, Denver, CO 80202 THIRD FLOOR
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First Monday Speakers Series presents: 

Making Green Attainable for Home Builders & Home Buyers

With the goals of cost- and energy- efficiency paramount, two Stapleton builders will explore how to prioritize & attain these goals while creating demand for the product.  The audience will gain insights & inspiration from lessons learned while learning how a high-performance home can be affordable for both builder and buyer.

This session features Gene Myers, president of New Town Builders which has been recognized as EPA’s Millennium Energy Star Builder having built the first net-zero energy home in Stapleton. Also speaking is John Hovde, who brings more than 20 years of residential construction experience as Chief Operations Manager to Infinity Home Collection, builder of the 2011 HGTV Green Home in Stapleton.

Come early to the My Brother’s Bar pre-event networking (4:30-5:45): enjoy a drink and chat with colleagues.

Learning Objectives:

- Recommended efficiency features for a net-zero energy home

-Lessons learned and recommendations for builders who want to build net-zero energy homes

•- Obstacles to achieving true zero energy

• - Overcoming the challenges in obtaining LEED Homes Platinum

• - What makes LEED Homes certification attainable

 - The cost difference between building a net-zero energy home and a LEED Homes certified home

1.5 hours of Continuing Education under Professional Development through GBCI
2 hours of Continuing Education under Sustainable Design through the AIA

Thank you to our program sponsor

Thank you to Serendipity Catering ( for supporting the USGBC and providing as much local and organic fare as possible.  This is a nearly-zero-waste event, and food and utensils will be composted!  


For questions, email Jennifer Grant 

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