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MREA Online Course: Basic Photovoltaics

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to Sunday, September 30, 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.

Cool Choices: Sustainable Communities Webinar Series

Thursday, August 30, 2018 to Thursday, October 11, 2018

Cool Choices offers a free Sustainable Communities webinar series, which aims to increase the capacity of local leaders to engage and inspire climate action in their communities. Participants will learn about successful community sustainability programs, public promotion of sustainable practices, choice architecture, and other behavioral science best practices behind local strategies.

  • August 30, 2018, 12 pm, Envisioning What’s Possible

  • September 13, 2018, 12 pm, Accelerating Sustainable Practices

  • September 27, 2018, 12 pm, Empowering Green Choices

  • October 11, 2018, 12 pm, Building Enthusiasm for Sustainability

Seventhwave Webinar: IECC 2015: Wisconsin’s New Energy Code for HVAC Systems

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Participants will learn about how the new IECC energy code adopted for Wisconsin impacts HVAC systems, including changes to equipment efficiency ratings, economizer rules, and compression staging. How the changes can be beneficial to commercial building owners will be discussed as well. CEU credit-eligible.

EPRI: Electrification 2018: International Conference & Expo

Monday, August 20, 2018 to Thursday, August 23, 2018

This is the inaugural international conference on electrification, a crucial field for a developing, sustainable grid. Attendees will explore the critical issues, quantifiable benefits, and opportunities of electrification with industry experts. They will learn about the best practices for implementing efficient and cost-effective programs and the capabilities and potential of today’s electric technologies, understand the disruptive benefits and impacts of emerging electric technologies, and discuss key policy, regulatory, and environmental issues.

EUCI: Smart Cities 2018 Conference

Monday, August 13, 2018 to Tuesday, August 14, 2018

This conference will feature best practices, lessons learned, and ideas that are being implemented globally when it comes to creating a smart city infrastructure that not only can be implemented today, but that can be sustainable for the future.

ACEEE: 2018 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Sunday, August 12, 2018 to Friday, August 17, 2018

Attendees will discuss technologies, strategies, and programs for reducing energy use and addressing climate impacts. Presentation topics include net zero energy buildings, utility of the future, smart grid, resilient communities, electrification, energy equity, smart program design, behavioral approaches, and government policies. Early registration through July 31.

Seventhwave Webinar: Understanding and Managing Power Quality Issues with LED Lighting

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Participants will learn to avoid LED lighting pitfalls before purchasing and installing LED systems. Several current government and industry standards that guide purchasers to avoid issues with LED lighting systems will be addressed. CEU credit-eligible.

ASES: Solar 2018: Pathways to the Renewable Energy Transformation

Sunday, August 5, 2018 to Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The American Solar Energy Society National Solar Conference and Expo will focus on maximizing renewable energy, and forging pathways for communities in every state to follow to achieve renewables-driven electrification, climate resilience, and clean-energy driven opportunities for all. Participants will be encouraged to hear the facts and weigh the controversies; share research and experience; and consider how supporters of high-renewables goals nationwide can work together to address the challenges and speed progress toward full reliance on sustainable, renewable energy. Topics will include:

  • Broadening access to renewables to give everyone a choice
  • Promoting clean electrification—a dramatic shift in household, business and transportation sectors
  • Working toward energy resilience and recovery from accelerating climate emergencies

Seventhwave: Electric Vehicles: Get On the Fuel Efficiency Fast Track

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Participants will learn about the latest electric vehicle technologies and how to implement them. Topics include battery systems and workplace charging stations. Industry presenters will discuss resources to help with purchasing decisions as well as infrastructure initiatives in the Midwest that support electric vehicles. Participants can test-drive electric vehicles in the afternoon session.

Seventhwave: Electric Vehicles: Get On the Fuel Efficiency Fast Track

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Participants will learn about the latest electric vehicle technologies and how to implement them. Topics include battery systems and workplace charging stations. Industry presenters will discuss resources to help with purchasing decisions as well as infrastructure initiatives in the Midwest that support electric vehicles. Participants can test-drive electric vehicles in the afternoon session.

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