Staff Presentations

Judy Dorsey presents on a panel at EcoDistricts 2016 Summit on Taking the high Road: A New Approach for Integrating Social Values. September 14 from 10-11:30 a.m. Register here.

Julie Sieving presents at the American Water Works Association Intermountain Section Annual Conference on A Net Zero Approach: Leveraging the Water-Energy Nexus. September 15 at 9 a.m. Register here.

Becky Fedak presents at the Denver Alliance Center on Water-Friendly Gardens, Showers, and Dishes - Oh My! July 7 from 4:30-6:30 RSVP at bit.do/LTPjuly

Judy Dorsey speaks at the Denver Alliance Center on Sustaining Our Snowpack May 3 from 5:30-7:30 RSVP at bit.do/s2snow

Becky Fedak presents Water Efficiency at Denver Public Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council Green Schools Summit, November 2015.

Julie Sieving (panelist) Integrated Design Assistance for New Construction and Major Renovation for the City of Fort Collins, October 2015.

Becky Fedak presents CII Water Assessment Tool and Net Zero Water Planning Tookit at the Colorado WaterWise Summit, October 2015.

Shelby Sommer presents two sessions at the American Planning Association (APA) Colorado Conference: Indicator-based Plans and Tools for Managing Water Sustainability, September 2015.

Brendle Group hosts The Net Zero Water Initiative: New Tools and Guidance for Building Developers, Owners, and Managers. Panel discussion with Brendle Group, the Colorado Water Conservation Board, and Western Resource Advocates, September 2015.

Becky Fedak presents The Making of a Net Zero Water Beer at the Great American Beer Festival, September 2015.

Becky Fedak presents Planning for Net Zero Water: A New Protocol and Toolkit at the Western Planner Conference, August 2015.

Judy Dorsey, Taking Up the Climate Challenge, NSAA Western Winter Conference, February 2015.

Becky Fedak, Every Drop Matters: Water in the Ski Industry, NSAA Western Winter Conference, February 2015.

Judy Dorsey, Sustainable Ski & Tourism Industry, Presenter to the 2014-15 Cohort in NRRT679 from Colorado State's Master of Tourism Management, February 2015.

Judy Dorsey (panelist), The Water, Energy, and Climate Nexus, 2015 Watershed Summit, January 2015.

Shelby Sommer, The Benefit of Colorado Byways, Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Conference, June 2014.

Brendle Group in the News


  • General Aviation Airport Sustainability Program

General Aviation Airport Sustainability Program

For GA airports in Colorado, sustainability is about their ability to remain viable and valuable assets to their customers and communities, and to adapt and improve in a changing market. Sustainability also helps balance economic, social, and environmental pressures while still meeting the operational needs of an airport.

Brendle Group helped develop an sustainability planning tool kit with Mead and Hunt and the Colorado Division of Aeronautics to support GA airports on their path to greater sustainability and viability.


  • Net Zero Water

From Net Zero Energy to Net Zero Water: A New Frontier in Sustainability

With drought intensifying across much of the country and a changing climate that means less water for growing populations, the water resource risks and uncertainties faced by companies, organizations, and communities are increasing. Yet the tools to comprehensively assess current water use and quality impacts, examine water and cost reduction scenarios, and take action have been lacking. The Net Zero Water Initiative fills this gap and is now available for free download. Read more here.


  • Brendle Group client the City of Hermosa Beach, California sets an ambitious goal to achieve municipal carbon neutrality by 2020

Brendle Group client the City of Hermosa Beach, California sets an ambitious goal to achieve municipal carbon neutrality by 2020

In February 2015, Hermosa Beach became the fourth city in America to choose to codify their carbon neutral plans, setting a goal of municipal carbon neutrality by 2020. Hermosa joins the cities of Davis, Austin and South Miami as early adoptees of carbon neutrality. Read more here.


  • Brendle Group joins group of Northern Colorado employers committed to providing Electric Vehicle charging stations

Brendle Group joins Northern Colorado employers committed to providing Electric Vehicle charging stations

Led by Drive Electric Northern Colorado and its partners, CSU, the City of Fort Collins, Northern Colorado Clean Cities and the Colorado Clean Energy, Brendle Group is joining more than 15 employers representing more than 12,000 employees by installing and providing our employee's with access to EV charging stations at work. We also join more than 175 employers across the country that have taken this simple but important action. Click here to read more about this movement and here to view photos from the Feb. 17th event.


  • MIT Energy Initiative Highlights Judy Dorsey's Colorado C3E Initiative

MIT Energy Initiative Highlights Judy Dorsey's Colorado C3E Initiative

With the foundation laid by the winnings from Judy Dorsey’s 2012 Women in Clean Energy award, the Colorado Clean Energy, Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative has grown from an entrepreneurial concept to a mobilized initiative with a mission, a vision and clear goals . Judy Dorsey, founder of Colorado C3E, shared her story and vision of revolutionary growth and opportunity for girls and women in the Colorado cleantech sector with the MIT Energy Initiative during a recent interview. Read the full story here. Learn more about the progress of the Colorado C3E Initiative here.


  • Becky Fedak Talks Water on FacilitiesNet.com

Becky Fedak Talks Water on FacilitiesNet.com

FacilitiesNet recently reached out to Becky Fedak for her expert advice on managing water use in facilities. Becky covers water use and water waste, the plausibility of net zero water, barriers to water efficiency and more. Read Becky's advice in FacilitiesNet's "Ask Our Expert" segment here.


  • Toledo-Lucas County, Ohio: Quantifying Quality of Life

Toledo-Lucas County, Ohio: Quantifying Quality of Life

Brendle Group recently worked with the Toledo-Lucas County Sustainability Commission to develop a regional sustainability plan – Greater Toledo Going Beyond Green – to guide the region’s next steps toward sustainability. Going Beyond Green strives to create a region with vibrant, sustainable communities addressing topics that go 'beyond green' to tackle issues such as equity, safety, and economic development. As part of this work, Brendle Group worked with the Commission to develop a measurable index of the overall sustainability and quality of life of the Toledo-Lucas County region. Read more about the project and the Index.