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Design for Embodied Energy: Going Beyond LEED Platinum with the Powerhouse Energy Institute at Colorado State University

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When we last wrote about the partnership between The Neenan Company and the Powerhouse Energy Institute  earlier this year, we spoke of the exterior plans for the project’s design with Bob Hosanna. In Part 2 of this series on the project, we speak with Bob Hosanna and Michelle Goodwin to catch a glimpse of how [...]

Engines and Energy Conversion Lab — A lifelong tale of essential innovation

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“You havent really seen an engine until youve climbed inside one.” Sachin Joshi As the world attends to developing alternative and renewable sources of energy, the Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory is undergoing a physical renaissance. Harnessing the building’s historical legacy as well as its embedded energy and aesthetic beauty, the current expansion-renovation project will [...]

Pedaling to Greatness: Bike to Work Day 2011

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Remember Fort Collins Bike to Work Day? Weve been reminiscing about the June 22nd event and have come to the conclusion that we dont really need bells and whistles to get us in the saddle. Its just a lot of fun to spice up the commute every once in a while! This year included stations [...]

Let the sun shine in

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Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. Louisa May Alcott Every day, the sun comes up. Regular as clockwork. It is clockwork, in factsolar cycles were the foundation of human measurement of time. Most of civilizations energy derives from the sun, too: petroleum, hydropower, coal, and so much more. So why do [...]

Break time, with love

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The youngest guests at Respite Care, Inc., in Fort Collins dont know they are benefiting from one of the countrys best examples of community compassion. Tucked into cozy cribs for midday naps, they snooze away peacefully while their parents go to work, go on vacation or even just Take a break. Respite means a temporary [...]

Climate Wisdom: Bringing Business and Government Together to Achieve Environmental Goals

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If individuals, businesses, and the government are all protagonists in the battle for sustainability, what are the smartest ways to get these actors to work together? Well-implemented policy and regulation are highly effective at laying down the law, but without a social infrastructure it can be difficult to garner maximum benefit. In response to the [...]

The Neenan Company Awarded Prestigious LEED Green Building Certification

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The Neenan Company announcedlast weekthat it has been awarded LEED Existing Building (EB) Silver Certification for their office building located at 2620 East Prospect Road in Fort Collins, the first existing building in the city of Fort Collins to earn this distinction. The certification was established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by [...]

Our town is the best town of any town anywhere

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Lots of people around the world hold that sentiment, and here at The Neenan Company many of us feel exactly so about Fort Collins, our home town. We love the recreation opportunities, good schools, relative affordability, family atmosphere, clean air and beautiful surroundings in Fort Fun, to use a cheesy old nickname for the city. [...]