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Energy Events ARCHIVE

Introducing the New Portfolio Manager: For Service Providers and Implementers of Utility and Government Benchmarking Programs

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Service providers and implementers of utility and government benchmarking programs are invited to a webinar introducing the new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. This session will provide an overview of EPA’s recently upgraded benchmarking tool and review tactics to deploy the new Portfolio Manager in building energy efficiency programs and benchmarking services. In particular, attendees will:
- Learn about enhancements made to the New Portfolio Manager including a user-friendly interface, streamlined functionality, and enhanced reporting capabilities, and

Innovation and Success in Solar Planning and Zoning

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

This DOE webcast will highlight successful initiatives to implement zoning codes conducive to developing solar and update building codes to accommodate solar planning and development. The discussion will include: a brief explanation of where solar fits into planning and zoning  processes; best practices in planning and zoning for solar; highlights from a number of recent initiatives to facilitate solar energy deployment through changes in local planning and zoning requirements.

Insights from UT Austin Energy Poll on U.S. Consumer Attitudes: DOE Better Buildings Webinar

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

DOE’s Better Buildings Program is hosting a webcast on how residential upgrade programs can use the insights and data from a nationwide public opinion poll conducted by the University of Texas at Austin. Since 2011, the Energy Poll has measured consumer opinions and attitudes toward energy efficiency, climate change, energy consumption, pricing, development and regulation.

Kwik Trip Natural Gas Seminar

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

KwikTrip Store, 2145 County Road PB, Verona
Dane County will get another compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at a KwikTrip store in Verona. The KwikTrip Alternative Fuels Department will host a free educational seminar about Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as a vehicle fuel. Representatives from Kwik Trip, Dane County, and WI Clean Cities will speak, answer questions and assist with Natural Gas Fueling Demonstrations. CNG vehicles will be on display as well.

Green Infrastructure: Achieving Stormwater Management, Neighborhood Stabilization, and Complete Streets Using Formula Funds

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Partnership for Susatainable Communities free webinar includes experts from EPA, HUD, DOT and the city of Indianapolis to discuss ways communities can use green infrastructure to manage stormwater, help revitalize neighborhoods, and create complete streets, and how federal formula funds can be used to finance green infrastructure.

Drainwater heat Recovery systems: Energy-savings and practical applications

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Drainwater heat recovery (DHR) systems can save a significant amount of energy in the right setting. In commercial building retrofits the technology can be a challenge, but for new construction applications show promise for easier installation. The webinar will explore the results of the Energy Center of Wisconsin's retrofit DHR systems field study. It is broken into two parts: Part 1: Energy-savings potential of DHR systems (1-1:50 PM) and Part 2: Practical DHR system applications (2-3 PM)

Innovation and Success in Solar Financing

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

This DOE webcast will highlight recent developments in solar project financing and customer acquisition models. It will also outline recent developments in third-party solar financing, community shared solar, bulk purchasing, and Clean Local Energy Accessible Now (CLEAN)/feed-in-tariff programs.

Shared Solar Programs: Opportunities & Challenges

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sponsored by DOE and NREL, this webinar provides and overview of issues related to shared solar, the critical elements of a program to make it successful, and examples of locations that have implemented a shared solar or community-based solar program.

MREA 24th Annual Energy Fair

Friday, June 21, 2013 to Sunday, June 23, 2013
Custer, WI
The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) will be hosting the Energy Fair with over 275 exhibitors and 200 educational workshops for energy and sustainability enthusiasts. Green building demos, an alternative transportation show, live auctions and more will occur within the “clean energy and sustainable living” theme.

Milwaukee Solar Book Club: An Evening with Danny Kennedy

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Urban Ecology Center, Menomonee Valley Branch
Milwaukee Shines is hosting this free evening with Danny Kennedy who is the author of Rooftop Revolution and founder of Sungevity. Join the discussion on how to build momentum to increase solar in Wisconsin, including increasing market choice and financing solutions.  Anyone who purchases the book and attends the author event will receive a free pass to the Energy Fair (June 21-23, 2013).
RSVP to solar@milwaukee.gov or 414-286-5593

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