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BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland Conference - Chicago, IL

Monday, September 29, 2014 to Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Greening the Heartland, held in conjuntion with BUILDINGChicago, is a major conference and trade expo serving architects, engineers, contractors, property owners, real estate developers, government officials and community organizations in the Midwest.This three-day event will feature product exhibits, education sessions, workshops and keynotes, with all sessions offering AIA and GBCI credits.

MREA Course: Solar Thermal Site Assessment

Monday, September 29, 2014 to Sunday, October 26, 2014

This course is a self-paced, online course with optional live webinars. Participants will learn how to perform residential solar water heating site assessments and determine the best location for collectors. This is an IREC accredited course.

MREA Course: Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems - Custer, WI

Saturday, September 27, 2014

This fundamental one-day course will demonstrate the basics of solar thermal systems and how they work. This is an IREC accredited course.

SEE Action Webinar: Community-Based Social Marketing for Energy Efficiency

Thursday, September 25, 2014

This webinar, presented by State & Local Energy Efficiency Action Network - SEE Action, is on community-based social marketing as a behavior-based approach for developing energy efficiency programs. It will begin with an overview of the five steps involved in developing and delivering a community-based social marketing program including methods for prioritizing and selecting target behaviors, identifying barriers and benefits, leveraging behavior change tools, pilot testing, and evaluation.

Renewable Energy in the Midwest Seminar

Thursday, September 25, 2014 to Friday, September 26, 2014

This two-day seminar, presented by Law Seminars International, will explore new policies, incentives, and developments in renewable energy in the Midwest. Attendees will learn about renewable energy merger and acquisition opportunities, the future of incentives and portfolio standards, the impact of natural gas pricing on renewable energy development, demand management, distributed generation, and other technology trends. The live seminar is in Minneapolis, MN, but if you cannot attend a webinar option is available.

ENERGY STAR Webcast - Portfolio Manager 201

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Continue to learn about EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool, with a deeper dive into more advanced functionalities such as: managing and tracking changes to your property uses over time; using spreadsheet templates to update property data; setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties; generating and using custom reports; and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.

ENERGY STAR Webcast - Portfolio Manager 101

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Join the US EPA for this webcast as they introduce and demonstrate the core functionality of EPA’s new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. Attendees will learn how to: navigate the new Portfolio Manager; add a property and enter details about it; enter energy and water consumption data; share properties; generate performance reports to assess progress; and respond to data requests.

MREA Course: NABCEP Test Prep

Saturday, September 13, 2014 to Sunday, September 14, 2014

This two-day course will present participants with knowledge and tools to prepare them to take the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Installer Certification exam. Participants will work through content related to the NABCEP task analysis to give a clear understanding of the knowledge and competencies required in the exam.

Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa St.
Madison, WI 53704

MREA Course: PV System Calculations - Madison, WI

Friday, September 12, 2014

This course will focus on code compliant calculations required for PV system design. Using a combination of lecture and classroom activities, the course will review all pertinent mathematics, although much of the focus will be directed by participants in order to address their areas of concern. Recommended for understanding the math portions of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Installer Certification Exam.

Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa St.
Madison, WI 53704

2nd National Microgrids Conference - Chicago, IL

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 to Friday, September 12, 2014

This conference will highlight providing reliable, secure power and maximizing the use of renewable energy through microgrids. Attendees will understand and be able to determine the optimal technology and mix of energy storage, wind, solar, generation using traditional fuels and other resources together in a unified system that operates effectively in grid-tied and off-grid environments. The conference will also cover microgrid development for storage capacity and increasing energy efficiency.