RMAEE Quarterly In-Person Meeting

June 21, 2023, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Colorado Tap House
14982 West 69th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80007

Presentation Topics:

The Changing Regulatory Environment for New and Existing Buildings in Colorado
Nickel Hydrogen Batteries: Provide greater value to the grid with a new model for energy storage
Ticket Costs: RMAEE Chapter Members: FREE; Non-Members: $20
The Changing Regulatory Environment for New and Existing Buildings in Colorado
A movement that began as benchmarking in a few cities in the U.S. has spread to dozens of cities and entre states, including both Denver and Colorado.  These regulations that impact both new and existing buildings will start to have significant impact on how we design and maintain our building stock.  A further challenge is that these regulations are coinciding with an impending downturn in commercial real estate that some forecasters predict could reach catastrophic proportions.
Presenter Bio: Paul Hutton, FAIA, NCARB, LEED Fellow, LEED AP & BD+C
Paul Hutton is a well known Architect who has specialized in energy efficient and innovative projects throughout his 40 year career.  He currently serves as the Director of Regenerative Design at Cuningham, a large international design firm with six U.S. offices.  In that role, he shifts the company from doing less environmental harm to doing good through its design.  Paul is a Fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the U. S. Green Building Council.
In addition to his role as Designer, Manager, and/or Principal on hundreds of projects in the Rocky Mountain Region, he taught at the University of Colorado College of Architecture, managed the Colorado Energy Office High Performance Building Program, served as juror for Solar Decathlons in both the U.S. and China, and currently represents Architects on the Colorado Building Energy Task Force.  He has been active in legislative affairs at the state capitol for the past few years, promoting and testifying on behalf of climate change bills.  He lives on a sustainable ranch south of Denver with his wife, dog, and free range chickens.
Nickel Hydrogen Batteries: Provide greater value to the grid with a new model for energy storage
With technology roots going back 40 years and deployed by NASA in space applications, to Stanford University’s research efforts led by Prof Yi Cui, to massive industry tailwinds pushing EnerVenue to become a seemingly overnight giant in the stationary energy storage space, this presentation breaks down the who, what, where, and why nickel hydrogen batteries are poised to revolutionize energy storage as we know it.
Presenter Bio: Chad Spring, Associate Director, Business Development - Enervenue
In March 2021, Chad joined EnerVenue in its early days as the first commercial, outward facing, customer-focused hire.  In those 2+ years EnerVenue has seen tremendous growth and customer interest in its differentiated nickel-hydrogen battery solutions with over 1 GWh in customer orders and over 7 GWh in customer MOUs, closure of a $125M Series A funding round in Oct 2021, and the recent announcement of EnerVenue’s 1 million sq ft gigafactory in Shelby County Kentucky which will come online in early 2024.  Prior to joining EnerVenue, Chad managed strategic PV and energy storage project sales at SMA, regional sales at Toshiba America Energy Systems, EthosEnergy, and Siemens Energy.  Based in the Ken Caryl Valley area of western Littleton, Colorado, Chad is passionate about ultra-distance mountain running, hiking, skiing, and traveling with his wife and two young boys.

Contact: Brian Cook