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What's New in Residential Construction

Friday, February 17, 2017

Learn about Energy Ratings, HERS Index Report, Air Changes Per Hour (ACH), High-Performance Houses, Smart Houses, Green Houses, Net Zero Energy Houses, Passive Solar Houses, and Zero Energy Ready Houses in this course presented by the Builders Assocation of the Twin Cities and the Appraisal Institute. This course will introduce some basic building science and discuss the story of a home in the Midwest that had a $700 natural gas bill last year. Choose from two class times: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm or 1:00 - 5:00 pm.
Learn more and register here.

Introduction to Green Buildings: Principles and Concepts

Thursday, February 16, 2017

This introduction course offered by the Appraisal Institute focuses on the evolution of green buildings, the concept of sustainability in buildings, and the principles, practices, and components that distinguish sustainable from traditional code buildings.
Learn more and register here.

Builders Association of the Twin Cities 
Roseville, MN

The 'V' in HVAC: Design and Control of Ventilation Systems

Thursday, February 16, 2017

This course, hosted by Xcel Energy and Seventhwave, discusses ventilation fundamentals, system types and the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 62.1 that impact the design and control of ventilation systems and how they relate to meeting LEED prerequisites. The course digs deeper into energy saving ventilation strategies, such as demand controlled ventilation and exhaust air energy recovery and includes a discussion of the design and control of dedicated outdoor air systems.

M-WERC Energy Storage Conference

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Learn about the rapidly growing technology of energy storage at this conference hosted by M-WERC. The event program and speakers will cover the full range of energy storage technologies, exploring recent advances as well as the applications and in-field examples of the role of energy storage.
Register for the conference here.

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
2419 East Kenwood Blvd.
Zelazo Center
Milwaukee, WI 53211

MREA Course: Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101.02)

Monday, February 13, 2017 to Sunday, March 12, 2017

Learn the basics of photovoltaic (PV) systems in this online, self-paced course from the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Students will learn how PV systems work, diargram the four PV system types, make energy efficiency recommendations, understand the basics of PV site assessment, and more.

Learn more and register.

Antioch University and EPA Webinar: Incorporating Climate Solutions Into Day-to-Day Planning

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Participants in this webinar will learn how to approach development, financing and implementation of climate adaptation strategies across all municipal planning activities. This webinar will cover: 
How to incorporate adaptation thinking into day-to-day municipal processes; 
How to incorporate climate preparedness strategies into a comprehensive Master Plan; 
How to develop measureable benchmarks for assessing progress towards stated climate adaptation and mitigation objectives. 

Clean Energy Group Webinar: Standards and Requirements for Solar Equipment, Installation, and Licensing and Certification

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Clean Energy States Alliance has produced a guide on standards and requirements for solar equipment, installation, and licensing and certification. The guide, "Standards and Requirements for Solar Equipment, Installation, and Licensing and Certification: A Guide for States and Municipalities," is designed for state and municipal officials who are developing or revising solar standards and requirements. During this webinar the guide's authors will provide an overview.

Intermediate Energy Management

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Hosted by Focus on Energy, this course will refine attendees’ understanding of terms, formulas and thumb rules used to determine the operating costs associated with energy systems from building envelope and lighting to motors, boilers and HVAC . The course also addresses how the Focus on Energy Program can provide resources to assist an organization in identifying potential energy reduction projects and determine if incentives may be available to help reduce the overall payback of the project. 

ENERGY STAR Webcast: Ask the Expert

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 to Wednesday, March 1, 2017

There is no focus on this webcast.  This is an open Q&A where you can ask questions directly to EPA experts. Every Wednesday in February and the first of March.


Introduction to Energy Management

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Hosted by Focus on Energy, this intro course will cover energy terminology, supply and trend costs, and how to effectively read and analyze utility bills. The course continues with an overview of why energy management programs are a critical element in cost reduction and profitability initiatives within an organization. Additional topics include how to establish an energy management program, develop an energy team, the importance of having a champion, and defining and implementing policies and goals.