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Here's a sneak peek at what HPEC's Educational Visitor Center will look like.

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HPEC's Educational Visitor Center Update

Construction will begin soon for High Plains Environmental Center's (HPEC) new building located on the shores of Houts Reservoir, within The Lakes at Centerra neighborhood, in Loveland. The 2,800 square foot building will be roughly half administrative offices and half public space including a classroom and library. 
The HPEC educational visitor center will focus on conserving and restoring Colorado’s unique native bio-diversity in the midst of development. The center will demonstrate, through extensive gardens and exhibits, the benefits to wildlife and water conservation derived from the use of native plants in landscaping, open space, and urban stormwater ponds.
The High Plains School (Pre-K through 8) currently under construction is a 10 minute walk from HPEC through a 10 acre constructed watershed restored with native vegetation. The school will have a collaborative relationship with HPEC and a STEAM curriculum with a heightened focus on science and environmental sustainability.
Funding for the one million dollar HPEC construction will come from the sale of the current HPEC offices. McWhinney the developer of Centerra has committed two hundred and fifty thousand dollars to the project. An additional four hundred thousand dollars will come from the City of Loveland through a collaborative partnership with the Parks and Open Space Department. The HPEC project is expected to be completed in late 2016 or early 2017.
Building interior.
Join us Tuesday, August 12 at 6:00 pm in the Barrel Room at Grimm Brothers Brewhouse for a talk by Scott Suddreth about "Comfort, Energy Efficiency and Safety through Building Performance".

This presentation encourages a whole-systems approach through design and building techniques to minimize environmental impact and reduce the energy consumption of buildings while contributing to the health of its occupants. Scott Suddreth covers the subject of energy performance of homes, building shells, HVAC, electrical and other building systems. The presentation will also include plug load energy-efficiency – the choices occupants make with regard to lighting, appliances, and consumer electronics in the home. You will glean priceless information about how to save money towards lowering your utility bills.

Scott Suddreth is a Lead Technical Specialist for CLEAResult, one of the largest providers of energy efficiency programs and services in North America. He specializes in auditor and contractor training as well as quality assurance for utility programs across the Front Range. In addition to being an Active HERS Rater, Scott holds multiple certifications from Building Performance Institute (BPI) and has over 19 years of experience in the industry.

Loveland Water and Power has partnered with High Plains Environmental Center to bring you a free lecture series you won’t want to miss! Every second Tuesday in 2016 at 6:00 PM, come to Grimm Brothers Brewhouse and learn from experts in the fields of horticulture, sustainability, and more for our Community Stewardship Lecture Series. Pre-registration is required - click to register.
Join Austin Hess for a bird walk around Equalizer Lake on Saturday, August 27 at 8:15 am! Walking will be at a slow pace on approximately 2 miles of level walking paths. Binoculars and a drink are recommended. Consider bringing a field guide and dress for the weather. The event will be cancelled in the event of severe weather or muddy conditions. Meet at 4555 Long Pine Lake Drive. We will leave the parking area shortly after. If you have any questions please contact or 970-342-9533. We hope to see you there!
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