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Green City Freiburg - Sustainability Approaches and Practice

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Presenter: Klaus Hoppe - Former head of Reneable Energy and Recycling for the City of Freiburg, Germany's Environmental Protection Agency

Please join Mr. Hoppe as he discusses the innovative strategies he helped to plan and implement that assisted in transforming Freiburg into an internationally recognized city of "best practices" in the field of sustainbility. Mr. Hoppe currently travels the globe consulting on Green Infrastructure Development issues.

Midwest Renewable Energy Association's 25th Annual Energy Fair -- Custer, WI

Friday, June 20, 2014 to Sunday, June 22, 2014

Each year the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) Energy Fair transforms rural Central Wisconsin into the global hot spot for renewable energy education. The Energy Fair brings over 18,000 people from nearly every state in the U.S. and several countries around the world to learn, connect with others and ready them for action at home. The Energy Fair is the nation's longest running energy education event of its kind.

The Energy Fair features:

The 10th Annual Small Wind Conference -- Stevens Point, WI

Monday, June 16, 2014 to Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The 10th annual Small Wind Conference will be held June 16–18, 2014 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center. This  event brings together small wind installers, site assessors, manufacturers, dealers and distributors, supply chain stakeholders, educators, public benefits program managers, and advocates—all working together to move the small wind industry forward.

The Conference precedes the Midwest Renewable Energy Association's annual Energy Fair held between June 20th and June 22nd in Custer, WI.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A webinar hosted by the Sustainable City Network features Suffolk County, NY - host to 12.8 MW of distributed solar PV as carports on six municipal parking lots, and will soon host 6.849 MW of ground mount arrays at its airport. It also has a dedicated capital budget line for energy efficiency projects, which it uses to green municipal buildings. The County Energy Director and Chief Engineer, Facilities Engineering Division will explain the County's multi-faceted approach, which has resulted in millions of dollars in energy savings and additional revenue to the County.


Accelerate: Collaborating for Sustainability Conference -- Toronto, Ontario

Thursday, June 5, 2014 to Friday, June 6, 2014

The theme of The Natural Step’s Accelerate conference is "Collaborating for Sustainability." Can we play in the (oil) sandbox together? Over the past two years, The Natural Step Canada have worked on a better understanding what it takes to collaborate more effectively across organizations to bring about the kind of breakthrough results that can shift systems toward sustainability. Nowhere is this more evident than in the hyper-polarized debates about Canada’s energy system and response to climate change. Systems change is unlikely to happen if we only collaborate with our natural allies.

Energy Center of Wisconsin (ECW) Training: Cost effective energy improvements for small and medium industrial facilities

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Could you confidently walk through a small to medium sized industrial facility and identify the various opportunities to reduce energy use and costs? Join us to find out what to look for when assessing these types of facilities. We'll share information about the most common energy improvements and cost effective strategies. A variety of systems and process controls, including motors, compressed air combustion systems and lighting will be explored.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Portfolio Manager 201

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Continue to learn about EPA’s new 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.

DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar: Renewable Energy Project Refinement

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Attendees will become familiar with the three components of project refinement: project financing strategies, off-taker agreements, and vendor selection. Project refinement obstacles, particularly financing, can deter the deployment of renewable energy projects on tribal lands. The attendees will learn about the financial resources and ownership options available – including venture capital and innovative financing that overcomes longstanding barriers and attracts higher levels of private investment.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Portfolio Manager 101

Tuesday, May 27, 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 enter details about it; enter energy and water consumption data; share properties; generate performance reports to assess progress; and respond to data requests.

Chicago Area Clean Cities Green Drive -- Wheaton, IL

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Come hear major automakers and green fuel & vehicle technology experts speak at the 3rd annual GREEN DRIVE$ 2014, a FREE event which will showcase the latest in green vehicle technology and offer an extensive ride-and-drive opportunity. Whether you are new to the alternative fuel industry or are already using clean fuel vehicles, this comprehensive one day conference applies to you.


DuPage County Fairgrounds

2015 Manchester Road

Wheaton, IL 60187