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Better Homes Expo -- La Crosse, WI

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Xcel Energy is hosting the Better Homes Expo at the Lunda Center on Western Technical College's campus located at 319 7th Street North, La Crosse, WI.  The Expo is free for all to attend.

Xcel Energy is partnering with several industry and government professionals to discuss how to protect your home's interior and exterior from the elements through proven weatherization techniques.  Attic and wall insulating and air sealing demonstrations will take place, including exploring rim joists, cathedral ceilings and effective exhaust ventilation systems.

Design Guidelines for Transit Supportive Communities

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sustainable City Network will host a free one-hour webinar featuring new design guidelines developed by Pace, a suburban Chicago transit provider that is one of the largest bus services in North America. Its guidelines present principles and standards that may be implemented by municipalities, designers, engineers, and many others.

This webinar will feature Bryce Word, special projects manager with Pace Suburban Bus Services, and Thomas Radak, senior project manager with Pace Strategic Services.

Midwest Rural Energy Council Conference 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 to Friday, February 14, 2014

The Midwest Rural Energy Council's 52nd Annual Rural Energy Conference is being held in La Crosse, WI on February 13th and 14th, with a Pre-Conference Workshop on February 12th.  The MREC 52nd Annual Rural Energy Conference will focus on energy issues in agriculture, including sessions on renewable, community-owned energy systems, energy efficiency techniques relevant to agriculture, and managing power quality in rural settings.

Smart Roofs: Portfolio-Based Roof Asset and Energy Management

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The way you manage your roofs can have a big impact on your energy consumption and carbon footprint, and position you as a community leader. This webinar, sponsored by EPA’s Green Power Partnership, will demonstrate, through a case study in our nation’s capital, how you can turn your roofs from a liability into a sustainable asset.

Energy Management: Bluegrass Style

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Learn how Lexington, Kentucky has implemented a low-budget, high return on investment energy management plan that resulted in savings amounting to $740,000/year.  Lexington has made great strides in the last few years using a low key and low budget approach to energy management. In this presentation we will talk about how Lexington has gone from being ranked as having the worst carbon footprint per capita for cities in the U.S.

Real-Time Energy Management: Improving Energy Efficiency Every 15 Minutes

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Organizations have traditionally relied on monthly utility bills to track whole-building energy use, and to benchmark against previous year’s use or against other buildings. Tracking energy use at a more granular level within buildings--by system or piece of equipment, with reporting every 15 minutes in some cases--can help building staff isolate energy use issues and correct them much more quickly. This session features Better Buildings Challenge partners that are employing real-time energy management to achieve their energy reduction goals.

DOE Webinar -- Overcoming Persistent Barriers to Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Housing through Partnerships

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Overcoming Persistent Barriers to Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Housing through Partnerships." Multifamily housing presents tremendous opportunities for improving energy efficiency nationwide, but has been a perennially difficult sector to tackle.

ENERGY STAR Webcast - Portfolio Manager 201

Thursday, December 19, 2013

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

EPA Webcast -- Using Effective Communication to Showcase Program Successes

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

This US EPA webcast focuses on how communities can effectively showcase the benefits and successes of a clean energy initiative to ensure additional funding opportunities, continued engagement, and sustained behavior change. Speakers will also cover how to encourage replication of success.

EPA Webcast -- Building Your Internal Network: Making the Switch to Green Power

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

This US EPA Webcast will address one of the most important elements of organizational clean energy/sustainability strategy: effectively engaging allies across the enterprise.