A great deal of progress has already been made since the concept of FortZED was launched in May 2007. Fueling the economy, the community, and clean energy research, FortZED is a living, breathing initiative.
Thank you for your interest in FortZED, growing to be one of the world’s largest zero energy district located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
For media inquiries
Katy Bigner, FortZED Coordinator.
FortZED in the News
How Fort Collins Created America's First Zero-Energy District, The Atlantic Cities, Feb. 22, 2013
Giving as Good as They Get: Zero-Energy Districts, Urban Land Institute, Feb. 21, 2013
Fort ZED: Net Zero Energy in Action, Public Power Magazine, Jan-Feb 2013
A Tale of Two Smart Grids, Coloradobiz, July 2012
DOE Helps Jump Start a "Zero Energy District" in Fort Collins, Colorado. SmartGrid.gov, July 2011
mp3 file: FortZED and the Community Energy Challenge, KRFC. 30 minute program, 81.2 MB
Fort Collins, Colorado on Track to Net Zero, U.S. Dept. of Energy Blog, November 18, 2010
FortZED Energy Challenge aims to engage residents, Coloradoan, Oct. 5, 2010
FortZED lauded for education efforts, Coloradoan, Sept. 23, 2010
Project Partners in the News
Woodward to make wind power converters for REpower. Woodward news release, November 11, 2010
Colorado State University a Crital Piece of the Fort Collins zero energy district. CSU News Release, October 25, 2010
VanDyne SuperTurbo, Inc. named Outstanding Venture Company at NREL's Clean Energy Forum. NREL news release, October 21, 2010.
Spirae signs partnership agreement with Kalundborg municipality in Denmark to meet energy goals. Spirae news release, October 20, 2010