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Seventhwave Webinar: Small commercial sector: beyond lighting program strategies

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The small commercial sector is historically difficult to reach due to diversity in business types and other market barriers. As federal lamp standards become more stringent and market penetration of efficient products grows, lighting-only programs will have increasing difficulty achieving savings goals. Seventhwave will present research that provides a holistic look at energy savings beyond lighting in the small commercial sector. Using data from surveys and in-depth site visits, we identify common characteristics and recommend program strategies for increased participation in energy efficiency programs.

EPA Webinar: Introduction to the Local Government Solar Project Portal

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Join EPA to learn about how you can take advantage of the resources that EPA, NREL, and DOE offer, participate in targeted trainings with experienced local governments and industry experts, and share your experiences with other local governments. EPA will also introduce the Local Government Solar Project Portal which provides tools and resources to aid local governments through each step of the project development pathway. 

Seventhwave: Blowers and controls: new wastewater treatment plant technologies

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

This course from Seventhwave will cover the basics of blower operation and energy use for wastewater treatment, explore the latest blower and control technologies, and provide an opportunity to tour the Sun Prairie Wastewater Treatment Plant. Additional topics covered include: technology selection and system scaling, integration of new technologies in existing systems, and energy cost analysis.

HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show

Monday, April 23, 2018 to Thursday, April 26, 2018

The conference on home performance and weatherization provides education and networking opportunities to over one thousand residential energy efficiency professionals.

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***Wisconsin Local Government Summit on Energy and Resilience

Monday, April 23, 2018 to Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Wisconsin Local Government Summit: Leading the Charge is designed for municipal officials and staff, school board and committee members, and local groups working on energy to explore practical approaches to and emerging issues in clean energy and resilience in Wisconsin communities. Hosted by the Wisconsin Academy and partners, the program includes 2 days, each tailored to a specific audience.

Day 1 (April 23) for facilities managers, sustainability officers, energy managers, city planners, public works staff, sustainability & energy committee members - a half-day of practical interactive breakout workshops. Workshops cover transportation, community resilience, workforce development, and energy efficiency. Consider registering two staff to cover more sessions. Then come to the evening reception! All attendees will receive access to presentations from all sessions, regardless of those attended.

Day 2 (April 24) geared to local elected officials, this day features panels and speakers exploring local leadership and planning on clean energy and resilience, solar energy financing, and advanced energy systems of the (not too distant) future. These big-picture sessions will benefit anyone interested in learning more about these current and emerging energy issues in Wisconsin.

MREA Online Course: Introduction to Wind Systems

Monday, April 23, 2018 to Sunday, May 20, 2018

This self-paced online course uses a combination of recorded presentations, topic resources, webinars, assignments, and quizzes to teach the basics of wind electric systems. Participants will learn how to define wind energy and how residential wind energy systems work. This course will provide a basis for making informed decisions about the design, sizing, and siting of wind energy systems.

ACEEE Webinar: Incorporating Energy Efficiency-Driven Pollution Reductions into State Implementation Plans

Friday, April 20, 2018

On Thursday, April 19, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) will release a new report, Mission Attainment: Incorporating Pollution Reductions from Energy Efficiency in State Implementation Plans. The report identifies geographic areas where energy efficiency can deliver the greatest pollution reductions to help states to comply with federal air quality regulations. Join ACEEE  for an overview of the analysis and report findings, tools available to states for incorporating energy efficiency in state implementation plans, and additional areas beyond NAAQS where energy efficiency can help states to meet air quality goals.

UW Engineering Professional Development Course: Certification Orientation/Review and Examination for Accredited Commissioning Process Provider

Friday, April 20, 2018 to Saturday, April 21, 2018

Become an Accredited Commissioning Process Provider with a commissioning certification from UW-Madison. UW-Madison commissioning certifications offer you recognition for your knowledge of the ASHRAE Commissioning Process through a combination of courses and an examination.  Additional certification options are available with proof of professional experience. 

M-WERC: Energy Efficiency Conference

Thursday, April 19, 2018

This Mid-West Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) event will explore topics related to energy efficiency including energy efficiency trends and programs in the Midwest, industrial energy efficiency, commercial building energy efficiency, and energy efficiency policy. The event will be followed by a luncheon for organizations interested in dialogue and discussions on industrial energy efficiency topics. The meeting will be held at the M-WERC Energy Innovation Center in Milwaukee.

UW Engineering Professional Development Course: The Commissioning Process for Existing Buildings

Thursday, April 19, 2018 to Friday, April 20, 2018

Course attendees will learn an effective approach to access the potential benefits of commissioning existing buildings, and develop a plan to identify opportunities and execute activities in all phases for existing buildings and retro-commissioning programs. You will also learn how to implement a campus, city, or corporate-wide commissioning process program. The cost and benefits of the process, and the role in performance contracts for energy and retro-commissioning programs, will be discussed.