Monday, June 28, 2010

Energy and Mining Prof. K.K. DuVivier's Carbon-Neutral House Featured in Sunday Denver Post Business Section

Law Professor K.K. DuVivier and her husband Lance Wright's carbon-neutral house was featured in a story in yesterday's Denver Post, proving once again that students who are part of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy program at the Sturm College of Law will learn from professors who "practice what they teach."

In Professor DuVivier's situation, this is particularly the case since she teaches Energy Law and is currently working on The Renewable Energy Reader, a book that will address legal issues related to renewable energy (the Reader is expected to be published by Carolina Academic Press in late 2011).

In "Couple Keeps Cool With Simple Steps" Professor DuVivier said that energy conservation is "almost a moral imperative."
Mr. Wright, who runs Green Energy Man Inc., specializes in energy efficiency and is one of only three certified Passive House consultants in the state of Colorado. Mr. Wright designed the home and served as general contractor taking into consideration all types of energy efficiency measures in both the planning and building phases so that the house requires neither an air conditioner in the summer nor a furnace in the winter.
Yesterday's story was not the first time the couple's house has drawn wider attention. The innovative house was featured as part of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society Solar Home Tour last fall. Click here to see a posting on that event.

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