Education Opportunities

Energy Events ARCHIVE

Wisconsin Biogas Council Launch Event

Monday, February 27, 2017

Network with industry professionals, listen to talks on a variety of topics pertinent to biogas operation and value streams in Wisconsin, and go on a tour of a farm anaerobic digester at this event hosted by the Wisconsin Biogas Council.
Learn more and register.

Location:
University of Wisconsin Green Bay Kress Events Center
2358 Leon Bond Dr
Green Bay, WI

Manufacturing Matters! Shaping the Future

Thursday, February 23, 2017

This conference hosted by the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership will cover trends, opportunities and solutions that will help Wisconsin manufacturers thrive in a dynamic and challenging business environment. Topics include sustainability expectations and the use of solar power in Wisconsin manufacturing.

MEEA Midwest Energy Solutions Conference

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 to Monday, February 27, 2017

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) holds this annual conference to raise awareness and reinforce the importance of energy efficiency in the Midwest. Accomplistments in energy efficiency will be celebrated and the efficiency program and policy landscape for the coming year will be discussed.
Learn more and register here.

Location:
Hilton Chicago
720 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

ENERGY STAR Webcast Series: Portfolio Manager 101, 201, 301

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 to Thursday, February 23, 2017

US EPA's ENERGY STAR program will be hosting a series of Portfolio Manager webcasts.  The series consists of three separate webinars each held on a separate date and more advanced than the previous one.

Register.

MREA Course: PV and Solar Thermal Structural Considerations (PV-ST 411.01)

Monday, February 20, 2017 to Sunday, March 19, 2017

Learn about structural considerations involved in solar electric and solar thermal systems in this four-week online course from the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Topics will include general permitting processes and building codes, installation strategies, and techniques for determining loads on and strengths of structures. PV-ST 411 focuses on residential-scale wood structures with pitched roofs, but some fundamental principles may be useful in other applications.

Register.

What's New in Residential Construction

Friday, February 17, 2017

Learn about Energy Ratings, HERS Index Report, Air Changes Per Hour (ACH), High-Performance Houses, Smart Houses, Green Houses, Net Zero Energy Houses, Passive Solar Houses, and Zero Energy Ready Houses in this course presented by the Builders Assocation of the Twin Cities and the Appraisal Institute. This course will introduce some basic building science and discuss the story of a home in the Midwest that had a $700 natural gas bill last year. Choose from two class times: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm or 1:00 - 5:00 pm.
Learn more and register here.

Introduction to Green Buildings: Principles and Concepts

Thursday, February 16, 2017

This introduction course offered by the Appraisal Institute focuses on the evolution of green buildings, the concept of sustainability in buildings, and the principles, practices, and components that distinguish sustainable from traditional code buildings.
Learn more and register here.

Location:
Builders Association of the Twin Cities 
Roseville, MN

The 'V' in HVAC: Design and Control of Ventilation Systems

Thursday, February 16, 2017

This course, hosted by Xcel Energy and Seventhwave, discusses ventilation fundamentals, system types and the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1 that impact the design and control of ventilation systems and how they relate to meeting LEED prerequisites. The course digs deeper into energy saving ventilation strategies, such as demand controlled ventilation and exhaust air energy recovery and includes a discussion of the design and control of dedicated outdoor air systems.

M-WERC Energy Storage Conference

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Learn about the rapidly growing technology of energy storage at this conference hosted by M-WERC. The event program and speakers will cover the full range of energy storage technologies, exploring recent advances as well as the applications and in-field examples of the role of energy storage.
Register for the conference here.

Location:
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
2419 East Kenwood Blvd.
Zelazo Center
Milwaukee, WI 53211

MREA Course: Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101.02)

Monday, February 13, 2017 to Sunday, March 12, 2017

Learn the basics of photovoltaic (PV) systems in this online, self-paced course from the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Students will learn how PV systems work, diargram the four PV system types, make energy efficiency recommendations, understand the basics of PV site assessment, and more.

Learn more and register.

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