May 9, 2009

Considering Green Improvements to Your Home? – How to calculate your return on investment


The Boulder Green Building Guild offers seminars on Residential and Commercial Green Building Topics. They are open to the public as well as green building professionals. Next week, they are offering a Brown Bag called Green Return on Investment. If you are considering making some minor green improvements to your home or planning a big remodel, this talk will cover how to calculate the return on your investment dollars and/or the payback time in energy savings.

Tuesday May 12, 2009 11:30 – 1:30
Location: REI Community Room, 1789 28th Street, Boulder
Cost: Members Free, $20- Non Members
RSVP: www.bgbg.org 

Note: The first half hour of brown bags, 11:30am – 12:00pm, is networking time. Talks begin at 12:00pm.

Green Return On Investment (ROI)
This presentation will cover ROI of specific green features/retrofits with regard to home valuation and green financing. The speakers will also discuss the differences between ROI, payback, and positive/negative cash flow, citing specific case studies and introducing new methods of calculating ROI.

Featured Speakers:
Adam Stenftenagel of Sustainably Built &  Stu Galvis of Boulder Green Properties

Upcoming Topic that may also be of interest:

Smart Grid Overview

Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 11:30 – 1:30

  • Where Xcel is in the Smart Grid process and its next steps
  • Fundamental concepts of smart grid.
  • What smart grid might mean for home energy consumption including a discussion of results   from completed studies in other markets.
  • Uncertainties associated with deployment of smart grid.

Featured Speakers: Rebecca Johnson, PhD candidate in the University of Colorado Environmental Studies program and Greg Eicher, area manager for Xcel Energy.

Free to members, $20 for non-members.

blog by elephant’s Realtor, Liz Benson

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