Education Opportunities

Energy Events ARCHIVE

Better Buildings: Better Business Wisconsin Conference

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 to Friday, March 3, 2017

Seventhwave and the Wisconsin Builders Foundation host B4 - the nation's largest conference and expo dedicated to advancing cold climate residential building and remodeling. The program will address thenational perspective, what is the data telling us about building better buildings and businesses? And, what does all of this mean for you? Also, it covers topics from energy efficient lighting, water and moisturemanagement, and real world net zero houses, to how to improve your communication and business savvy.

ENERGY STAR Webcast: Ask the Expert

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 to Wednesday, March 29, 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 March.


MREA Course: PV Sales and Finance (PV 203.01)

Monday, February 27, 2017 to Sunday, March 26, 2017

Learn how to evaluate the financials of solar photovoltaic systems in thie four-week online course by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA).Students will calculate the costs and benefits of PV system projects by using a financial spreadsheet model to evaluate utility bill savings, cash flow, payback period, financing options, and available program incentives. The course concludes with a discussion of various sales techniques used to approach potential PV system customers.


Wisconsin Biogas Council Launch Event

Monday, February 27, 2017

Network with industry professionals, listen to talks on a variety of topics pertinent to biogas operation and value streams in Wisconsin, and go on a tour of a farm anaerobic digester at this event hosted by the Wisconsin Biogas Council.
Learn more and register.

University of Wisconsin Green Bay Kress Events Center
2358 Leon Bond Dr
Green Bay, WI

Manufacturing Matters! Shaping the Future

Thursday, February 23, 2017

This conference hosted by the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership will cover trends, opportunities and solutions that will help Wisconsin manufacturers thrive in a dynamic and challenging business environment. Topics include sustainability expectations and the use of solar power in Wisconsin manufacturing.

MEEA Midwest Energy Solutions Conference

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 to Monday, February 27, 2017

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) holds this annual conference to raise awareness and reinforce the importance of energy efficiency in the Midwest. Accomplistments in energy efficiency will be celebrated and the efficiency program and policy landscape for the coming year will be discussed.
Learn more and register here.

Hilton Chicago
720 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 to Thursday, February 23, 2017

US EPA's ENERGY STAR program will be hosting a series of Portfolio Manager webcasts.  The series consists of three separate webinars each held on a separate date and more advanced than the previous one.


MREA Course: PV and Solar Thermal Structural Considerations (PV-ST 411.01)

Monday, February 20, 2017 to Sunday, March 19, 2017

Learn about structural considerations involved in solar electric and solar thermal systems in this four-week online course from the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Topics will include general permitting processes and building codes, installation strategies, and techniques for determining loads on and strengths of structures. PV-ST 411 focuses on residential-scale wood structures with pitched roofs, but some fundamental principles may be useful in other applications.


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