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Boulder Commons Tour + Happy Hour at the Roadhouse Boulder Depot
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An early look at Boulder Commons, one of Boulder's first Net Zero Energy commercial buildings. The tour will be followed by drinks at the Roadhouse Boulder Depot. Our sponsor and tour guide, IPS will be providing a complimentary first round of drinks.

8/22/2017
When: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: 2440 Junction Place
Boulder, Colorado  80301
United States
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Please join us for an early look at one of Boulder's first Net Zero Energy commercial buildings: Boulder Commons. 

 

Tour: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm at 2440 Junction Place - in the plaza
 - Maximum capacity is 25 for the tour.

 - Everyone attending the tour is required to wear hard soled shoes and pants in order to enter the site.

Happy Hour with Q&A: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Happy Hour Sponsored by IPS
 
Andy Bush is the developer. He will personally lead a tour and give a short presentation. Andy will be joined by Chris Bentley, Renewable Energy Consultant, with Independent Power System. IPS helped engineer and install the solar on the roof and uniquely, down the east wall of the building! 

 

This is a special opportunity to be a 'first to tour'. Don't miss it!

 

What is Boulder Commons? An exciting new commercial real estate project coming to life in Boulder Junction that promises to completely redefine what it means to align community and commercial spaces. To pleasantly blur the lines between work and the rest of your life. And, to deliver unsurpassed sustainability and thoughtful amenities without compromising either.

 

Boulder Commons consists of two commercial buildings totaling roughly 100,000 square feet. The new development will offer professional office space, a restaurant, a coffee shop and “flex” space that functions as community gathering space. 

 

The world renowned Rocky Mountain Institute will be an anchor tenant.

 

Check it out here http://bouldercommons.com/sustainability/

 

Andrew Bush:

Andrew Bush is the Founder and Managing Partner of Morgan Creek Ventures, a real estate development and consulting group based in Boulder, Colorado. Over the past decade Morgan Creek Ventures has developed a variety of sustainable real estate projects with a focus on creative office and residential infill opportunities. Their projects have received LEED Silver, Gold and Platinum level certifications and have included leading technologies in building management systems, green roofs, solar installations and water treatment. Andy’s current focus is on developing replicable models for commercial developers in the “Net Zero” building arena. He was educated at the University of Wisconsin in Urban Planning and has served as a trustee and board member for a number of other real estate holding companies, redevelopment associations and family foundations. He is a regular speaker on the topic of urban development and sustainability issues.

 

Chris Bentley:

My name is Chris Bentley. I’m the commercial ‘Solar Rainmaker’ at IPS.

As a serial entrepreneur, I have started or jumpstart a dozen various companies.

And as a long time eco-dude, I’ve always wanted to be in the solar industry.

So why did I wait until a couple years ago to dive in? Because finally the ‘business case’ for solar is undeniable and every building should have it. Period.

The price of panels are at an all-time low. Sadly, the tax credits and other incentives are phasing out. So the time is NOW to ‘Turn Sunshine Into Profits’.

Because I’m passionate about expanding renewable energy as ‘far and wide and fast’ as possible, I joined Independent Power Systems: the most experienced, bleeding edge solar, battery, efficiency and controls company in the universe.

A quick snapshot of me: After getting my MBA and traveling around the world for two years, I moved to Aspen to be at the epicenter of the environmental movement. I parlayed that into some really fun companies while raising a beautiful daughter in the mountains above Aspen. Our love of nature, horses, snowboarding and international travel just keeps growing.

Both of us are at the University of Colorado. She’s studying to be an eco-writer and I am on the Board of the Business School. I lecture MBA classes on Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Ethics and Green Jobs. My favorite activity is mentoring MBA students and helping them launch businesses of their own.

 

As you can probably tell, I want my teenage daughter to be proud that her Papa did everything he possibly could to make this a better planet for her and future generations.

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