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MREA Course: Small Wind Turbine Design & Construction Workshop

Monday, July 9, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018

Build a wind turbine from scratch in this six-day workshop. The turbine(s) constructed in class are ideal for those who are interested in building their own wind power systems for fun, to save money, or for generating power in the developing world.

ENERGY STAR Webinars: Portfolio Manager 101, 201, 301

Thursday, July 5, 2018 to Thursday, July 19, 2018

US EPA's ENERGY STAR program is hosting a webinar series on Portfolio Manager consisting of three separate programs each held on a separate date and more advanced than the previous one. ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is an online tool developed by EPA and used nationally by building owners and cities to measure, track, and compare energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. It is used to benchmark the performance of one building or a whole portfolio of buildings, all in a secure online environment.

MREA Online Course: PV System Design

Monday, July 2, 2018 to Sunday, August 26, 2018

This self-paced, online course uses presentations, assignments, and quizzes to teach participants the basic step-by-step process of designing a utility-interactive residential or small commercial PV system. Participants will use site assessments, design and component proposals, and case studies to learn about selecting equipment, system sizing, layout planning, array siting, and other design considerations.

ComEd: Technology in Action: Market-ready Technologies for New Construction

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Webinar participants will learn about technologies for new construction and major renovations, and how these cost-effective technologies allow for energy savings. Many of the technologies shared will be applicable to public, private and affordable housing sectors. These technologies include advanced lighting, high-performance HVAC, and building automation systems.

ACEEE International Symposium on Energy Efficiency

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Join the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) in Washington, DC to learn about energy efficiency practices in 25 of the world's largest energy-consuming countries, including the United States. ACEEE will release their biannual International Scorecard and speakers from around the globe will discuss the findings and lessons learned from high-performing countries.

MREA Online Course: Basic Photovoltaics

Monday, June 25, 2018 to Sunday, July 22, 2018

This self-paced, online course uses a combination of presentations, assignments, quizzes, and webinars to teach the basics of solar electricity. Participants will learn how photovoltaic (PV) systems work, compare and contrast different PV system types, identify necessary components, and understand the best applications for (and limitations of) each system type. Other topics include evaluating the solar window, investigating energy efficiency recommendations, and researching system costs.

USGBC Wisconsin: Transformation Awards Reception

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The 2018 USGBC Wisconsin Leadership Awards recognize innovative green buildings that engage the regional community.

Engineering and Professional Development: Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Boot Camp

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 to Thursday, June 21, 2018

Attendees will learn about architectures, electric machines, power electronics, and energy storage technologies and their application in this rapidly evolving, multi-disciplinary industry. This course will be valuable for engineers involved in designing, developing, specifying, and testing hybrid and electric vehicle systems.

MREA: The Energy Fair

Friday, June 15, 2018 to Sunday, June 17, 2018

Join the MREA in Custer, WI to learn about clean energy and sustainability at the organization's annual event, The Energy Fair. The Fair will include over 200 interactive workshops and exhibits as well as keynote speakers, live music, and local food offerings. Attendees are empowered to support renewable energy and efficiency, clean transportation options, and sustainable living.

Sierra Club: Transitioning to Clean Energy in Wisconsin

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Sierra Club will lead a discussion in Appleton, WI on transitioning Wisconsin to clean energy. Across the state the highest numbers of solar group-buy programs were implemented last year. Sierra Club-John Muir Chapter strives to continue this momentum in partnership with SunVest Solar. For project-specific details, Catie Malceski of SunVest Solar will explore the costs and benefits of going solar thru the Sierra Club’s solar homes program.