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KEEP Online Graduate Course for Educators: Biomass Energy Education (NRES 631)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 to Sunday, April 22, 2018
An online graduate course for educators is being offered by the Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) of the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education, UW-Stevens Point this spring. Partial scholarships are available from: Alliant Energy, We Energies, Wisconsin Public Service, Xcel Energy, WPPI Energy, and Madison Gas and Electric. 
Biomass Energy Education – NRES 631
Course participants will gain fundamental knowledge of biomass energy and discuss the benefits and challenges of utilizing these sources compared with conventional fossil fuels.

MREA Online Course: PV Exam Prep (PV 220.01)

Monday, March 19, 2018 to Sunday, April 8, 2018

This six-hour, online course has been created for those ready to take the NABCEP PV Associate Exam or any entry-level exam in photovoltaics. We'll discuss test-taking strategies, review the logistics of NABCEP exams, and use practice questions to prepare you for test day.

DOE Webinar: Demand Savings from Smart Thermostats

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Participants will learn about two approaches to evaluating smart thermostat demand response programs. The first presenter will examine a bring-your-own-thermostat program designed to address system reliability and the second will consider methods for calculating demand savings without access to meter data using thermostat data analytics.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Ask the Expert

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 to Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Every Wednesday at 11:00 am ENERGY STAR holds a live webinar for users to ask questions to EPA Portfolio Manager experts. This is a public forum style webinar with a question and answer format.

MREA Online Course: Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101.03)

Monday, March 12, 2018 to Sunday, April 8, 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. 

ENERGY STAR: Service and Product Provider Web Conference: 2018 ENERGY STAR metric updates

Thursday, March 8, 2018

During this 45-minute webinar, EPA will discuss the August 2018 ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager metrics updates including:  which metrics are changing and why, which types of buildings will be most affected by these updates, and what Service and Product Providers (SPPs) can do to prepare themselves and their clients. A Q&A session will be held at the end of the webinar.

UW-Madison Engineering Professional Development Course: Fundamentals of HVAC

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 to Friday, March 9, 2018

This practical course for facility managers, engineers, architects, project managers, and anyone in need of an HVAC system overview is being held on the UW-Madison campus. It covers the principles of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems found in commercial building applications and the key characteristics that enable effective HVAC system functionality.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Portfolio Manager 101, 201, 301

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 to Tuesday, March 20, 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.

EUCI Women in Engineering & Construction Conference

Monday, March 5, 2018 to Tuesday, March 6, 2018

This conference in Denver, CO brings together women and men across related sectors in the engineering and construction industry, leading the way on diversity and inclusion issues.

MREA Online Course: PV Site Assessor Training (PV 201.02)

Monday, March 5, 2018 to Sunday, April 1, 2018

This self-paced, online course uses presentations, assignments, quizzes, and webinars to demonstrate how to perform a PV site assessment for a home or small business, using the MREA PV Site Assessment Report Template.

Topics covered include load profiles and consumption history, energy efficiency and fuel switching opportunities, site-specific shade analysis, array and balance of system location recommendation parameters, and client financing options. Participants will learn how to access and use online tools for assessing the solar resource, perform site-specific PV system sizing, determine energy production of a recommended PV system size, estimate system costs, and evaluate existing infrastructure on the site.