Education Opportunities

Energy Events ARCHIVE

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Using EPA's ENERGY STAR Target Finder & Portfolio Manager Tools for Commercial New Construction Projects

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Join us as we demonstrate EPA’s ENERGY STAR Target Finder and Portfolio Manager tools, show how they can be used to meet industry initiatives like the AIA 2030 Commitment, and discuss other industry software tools that connect to Portfolio Manager. Attendees will also learn the benefits of achieving ENERGY STAR performance levels on their building design projects, how to assess and improve the efficiency of their design’s intended energy use, and how to set and achieve design energy efficiency targets.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

During this session, attendees will learn how to use EPA tools and resources to help meet requirements for green building rating systems such as the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the Green Globes system, and others. 

RENEW Wisconsin Renewable Energy Summit

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Join renewable energy industry experts, utility leaders, government officials, and advocates at RENEW Wisconsin's 2018 Renewable Energy Summit at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, WI.

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ENERGY STAR Webinar: Verifying the ENERGY STAR Application

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Do you verify commercial building applications for ENERGY STAR certification? This webinar, based on the ENERGY STAR Guide for Licensed Professionals, covers the role of the licensed professional, as well as requirements for verifying commercial building applications for ENERGY STAR certification.

MREA Solar Training Academy

Saturday, January 13, 2018 to Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association's Solar Training Academy is a series of weekend classes providing students with cutting-edge solar technical training. Held in Milwaukee, topics include photovoltaic (PV) fundamentals, PV site assessment practices, and design principles and considerations.

Upon academy completion, students qualify to sit for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Associate Exam.

ENERGY STAR Webinar Series: Portfolio Manager 101, 201, 301

Thursday, January 4, 2018 to Thursday, January 18, 2018

US EPA's ENERGY STAR program is hosting a webinar series on Portfolio Manager consisting of three separate programs each held on a separate date and more advanced than the previous one. ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is an online tool developed by EPA and used nationally by building owners and cities to measure, track, and compare energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. It is used to benchmark the performance of one building or a whole portfolio of buildings, all in a secure online environment.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Ask the Expert

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 to Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Every Wednesday at 11:00 am ENERGY STAR holds a live webinar for users to ask questions to EPA Portfolio Manager experts. This is a public forum style webinar with a question and answer format.

MREA: Photovoltaic (PV) Development for Institutions

Monday, January 1, 2018 to Saturday, March 31, 2018

This 12-week online course presented by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is free to higher education institutions. The course will begin in January 2018. Coursework will cover the campus PV development process from project origination to competitive solicitation, including putting together an effective team, engaging key decision-makers, defining legal and regulatory considerations, conducting energy analyses and performing site assessments, simulating financial investments, and preparing a request for proposals (RFP) to secure private services. 

USGBC Wisconsin Annual Meeting & Luncheon

Friday, December 15, 2017

Join the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) of Wisconsin for a year-end wrap up and networking event highlighting the Council’s 2017 accomplishments and setting the stage with goals and plans for 2018. The agenda includes interactive facility tours, a keynote speech by Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, a business roundtable, and opportunities to meet and network with key industry leaders.

WERCBench Labs Demo Day

Thursday, December 14, 2017

WERCBench Labs technology immersive program for energy-related startups will wrap-up with the Demo Day event in Milwaukee, WI on Thursday, December 14th. Technologies that introduce innovative solutions to energy, power, and controls technologies will be showcased. This event is a “can’t miss” event for investors looking for opportunities, companies looking for talent, and innovators looking to see what’s on the horizon for the energy, power, and control industries. Graduates and team members will present their ideas and products on the evening of Thursday, December 14th, 2017.