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Futre of Alternative Fuels Workshop and Showcase

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The workshop, hosted by Wisconsin Clean Cities, will give attendees the opportunity to discuss experiences with alternative fuel users and experts. Topics include natural gas, propane, electricity, ethanol, biodiesel, and hydrogen. A showcase will be held at Kwik Trip Alternative Fuels Station from 1:00 - 3:00 pm where vehicles wil be on display. Speakers are from International Motorwerks, Kwik Trip, PERC, La Crosse Police Department, ANGI Energy Systems, XCEL Energy and Organic Valley.

ENERGY STAR Webcast - Portfolio Manager 101

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Join us as we 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 eneter details about it; enter energy and water consumption data; share properties; generate performance reports to assess progress; and respond to data requests.

GreenBuilt Home Tour

Saturday, July 26, 2014 to Sunday, July 27, 2014

The GreenBuilt Home Tour features 16 nationally recognized green homes in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Focus is on green construction, energy savings, and sustainable development and includes ENERGY STAR for Homes, LEED for Homes, DOE Challenge Home, Illinois GreenStar, and Passive House. For more information and to purchase tickets visit the Green Built Home Tour website.

ENERGY STAR Webcast - Portfolio Manager Office Hours, Focus Topic: Green Power

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Portfolio Manager "Office Hours" is a live webinar that gives all users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA in an open forum. In 2014, Office Hours will be held once a month. We will plan to spend the first 20-30 minutes of each session discussing a specific focus topic. The remaining hour will be used to answer any questions you have about Portfolio Manager (not limited to the focus topic)

Sustainable Chequamegon Tour

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 to Saturday, July 26, 2014

Join community leaders, sustainability practitioners and firesouls in an exploration of Chequamegon and its people. Participate in an inspiring, affordable tour including study visits, seminars, cultural events and open forums to learn about the progress and challenges of Wisconsin’s most active eco-municipality region.

Energy Efficiency in Small to Medium Wastewater Treatment Facilities

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Energy Center of Wisconsin and WPPI Energy will host a full day course on energy efficiency in small to medium wastewater treatmenet facilities. Attendees will learn to read and analyze a wastewater treatment facility's electric energy bills, establish baselines and benchmarks for energy consumption, evaluate the savings potential for common energy efficiency improvements, calculate the payback and rank improvements on cost effectiveness, and identify funding options for energy conservation improvements.

ENERGY STAR Webcast - Financing Energy Efficient Upgrades with ENERGY STAR

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Learn how public sector organizations are improving energy efficiency with innovative solutions to financial barriers. Attendees will learn about financing projects in the public and private sectors, the basics of performance contracting, and how EPA's tools and resources can help you make the decision to improve your facilities now or later.

Structuring a Low Cost Community Solarize Program

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

 A free Municipal Sustainability Forum webinar on the community Solarize program model. A variety of federal and state incentive programs exist to grow solar use. However, substantial barriers remain, including the cost, complexity, and customer interia. The Department of Energy has promoted the development of Solarize programs to address these barriers. Solarize programs lower the costs by organizing neighbors together for group discounts. The complexity is reduced by partnering with solar installers that offer complete service, from assessment, to installation, to warranty.

Solar 2014 ASES National Solar Conference & InterSolar North America

Sunday, July 6, 2014 to Thursday, July 10, 2014

The American Solar Energy Society national conference Solar 2014 will be held in conjunction with Intersolar North America in San Francisco July 6-10, 2014. Intersolar North America expects approximately 600 exhibitors and 18,000 attendees to the exhibition halls at the Moscone Center. Intersolar and ASES conference attendees will have access to both programs with a single conference pass, as well as to the Intersolar North America exhibition next door. Topic areas include:

Analyzing the Water-Energy Nexus: Case Studies that Examine the Crucial Connection

Monday, June 30, 2014

This webinar by Applied Solutions/Local Governments Building a Clean Economy will explore the deep connection between water and energy. With the human population growing, there is a growing demand for both of these resources. It takes a considerable amount of water to produce energy for fuel production, cooling, and power production, among other things. It also takes a large amount of energy to extract, treat, and transport water for household, commericla and industrial uses.