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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
This training by Focus on Energy includes hands on exercises using Strategic Energy Management (SEM) tools and templates to give participants a real understanding of how to improve their energy management efforts. SEM seeks to improve energy performance by integrating energy considerations into organizational decision-making through the application of continuous improvement principles and practices and the development of energy information systems.

Wisconsin Geothermal Roundtable

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

This free event will be hosted by the Office of Energy Innovation, formerly State Energy Office, Wisconsin Geothermal Association, International Ground Source Heat Pump Association, and other stakeholders, the Wisconsin Geothermal Roundtable will enable participants to collaborate with industry professionals, hear from guest speakers about the benefits and challenges of geothermal and about strategies that promote the use of geothermal in Wisconsin.

AESP: From Global to Local: Perspectives on Carbon Reduction Strategies and How They Serve to Better Our Communities

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The Wisconsin chapter of the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) will host three speakers presenting current carbon reduction efforts spanning green building internationally, the Clean Power Plan at the state level and energy efficiency locally.

2016 ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum

Sunday, May 22, 2016 to Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum brings together practitioners, researchers, energy producers, and consumers to explore innovative models for deploying capital in efficiency markets. The forum will feature success stories and presentations on topics including PACE, on-bill financing, serving low-to-moderate income households and multifamily residences, Green Banks, and international energy efficiency finance.There is a "Deal Room" throughout the forum that provides a private venue for energy efficiency project leaders and investors to meet and explore financing opportunities.

Sustainable Homes in Action: Tour & Solar Power Hour

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Learn about the basics of installing solar during a Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) Solar Power Hour. Then head off to tour the countryside and visit local homeowners who have incorporated sustainable practices and renewable energy into their homes. 

WPUI: Market Inflection Drivers for Electricity: Today's Trends, Tomorrow's Energy Needs

Friday, May 20, 2016

First of four part series, this full day seminar is open to anyone interested in Wisconsin's energy future.  Energy forecasting is done today with sophisticated models that manage for many of the drivers that affect future demand.  This session looks at demographics, weather, jobs and transmission as drivers.

Powering Your Plate: A Renewable Farm Tour

Friday, May 20, 2016 to Saturday, May 21, 2016

A comprehensive tour of six farms, two businesses, and one community incubator that use renewable energy and uphold social and environmental ideologies and practices in their agricultural business model. The tour, which is two days (can attend one day), begins at Central Rivers Farmshed (Farmshed) with a Solar Power Hour hosted by Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA).  Day one, a bus to three farms in Wood and Marathon counties. 
The second day begins with a tour of MREA followed by a bus to three Portage county organic farms and a business specializing in sustainable building construction. The final stop is Central Waters Brewery, which uses photovoltaic, solar thermal, geothermal, water reclamation, and locally sourced ingredients in their beer production process.

ENERGY STAR Webcast: How to Apply for the ENERGY STAR

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Learn about applying for ENERGY STAR Certification in Portfolio Manager. Understand the value of the ENERGY STAR certification, see the step-by-step process of applying, and gain tips to help your property get from application to award.

ENERGY STAR Webcast: Portfolio Manager 101, 201, 301

Thursday, May 19, 2016 to Thursday, May 26, 2016

ENERGY STAR will be hosting a series of Portfolio Manager webcasts.  The series will consist of three separate webinars, each webinar will be held on a separate date, and the next one will be more advanced than its predecessor.

Midwest Solar Expo 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 to Thursday, May 19, 2016
The Midwest Solar Expo in Minneapolis will bring together solar leaders and experts from across the country to network, dialogue and gain insight about solar in the midwest and to receive hands on product training.  To