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Sustainability Committee’s State Conference Session: Integrating Sustainability

The Sustainability Committee will be presenting a session focused on the challenges, lessons learned, and best practices relating to integrating sustainability at the municipal level. Representatives from three different organizations (Boulder, Lakewood, and Nederland) with various approaches will be presenting and there will be a lively discussion moderated by committee co-chair Conor Merrigan.

Sustainable Planning; Sustainable Infrastructure Assessments, a United States Air Force Led Initiative

Beginning in 2011, Sustainable Infrastructure Assessments (SIA’s) are being conducted across the United States Air Force Enterprise at installations in Colorado and worldwide. SIA’s consist of six types of assessments or audits for Air Force facilities: 1) Real Property Inventory, 2) Space Utilization to ensure facilities are optimized and properly configured for efficient operations, 3) Energy and Water conservation opportunities, 4) High Performance Sustainable Building (HPSB) audits identifying requirements to elevate the level of building performance 5) Facility Condition assessments (FCA’s) to determine sustainment, restoration, and modernization requirements, 6) Real Property Installed Equipment Inventory to determine maintenance and replacement requirements of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing equipment.

Creating a Sustainable Tourist Economy beyond the Peak Season

All too often many of Colorado’s small communities are reliant on economic fluctuations which planners cannot change. These forces include weather, snow pack, and the global tourism economy. Michael will describe how Salida, a mountain community reliant on summer tourism and recreation continually creates and maintains their economy.

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