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Novemeber 02, 2009
ColoradoBiz Update
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CSDA: Beyond the call of green
The goal of the Colorado Sustainable Design Awards is to shine some solar light on the architects and builders who dare to dream the seemingly impossible green dream. By Mike Cote

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Do the hardest thing first…
Delivering what is expected, every time, is the major ingredient of success that results from an unyielding determination that is absolutely within our control to achieve. By Larry Valant

Top 10 lessons from Crossing the Chasm
Crossing the Chasm remains the bible for adoption of new concepts, whether they are new technologies, new business models or other disruptive innovations. By Dave Mead

Alt-energy companies buoyed by public bucks
The winds are turning favorable for alternative energy companies to seek financing from the public markets. Going public isn't for everyone, but it's hard to ignore the money out there. By Greg Pfahl

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Gov. Bill Ritter at the launch of the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association
Gov. Bill Ritter talked about the significance of “clean tech” and renewable energy in Colorado for job creation at the launch of the new Colorado Cleantech Industry Association in July. He speaks at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) 22nd Industry Growth Forum this week.


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The Colorado Sustainable Design Awards (CSDA) is a statewide program recognizing outstanding sustainable design in residential, commercial and civic buildings and master planned communities. Awards will be presented at the 2009 Rocky Mountain Commercial Real Estate Expo and Fall Forecast, Nov. 10, 2009, at the Colorado Convention Center. Register Now