Ride with RENEW: Solar Bike Tour

Ride with RENEW
October 1, 2017
Spend one day visiting renewable energy installations by Riding with RENEW- a bike tour of renewable energy projects in northwest Dane County. The 22-mile bicycle tour will begin in Middleton, Wisconsin and include stops at:
- Sustainable Engineering Group's zero net energy office building, 
- Gundersen Health System and Dane County's biodigester,  
- MG&E's shared solar project, 
- Epic's Galactic Wind Farm, and 
- PDQ Middleton solar. 
The tour will conclude at the solar powered Capital Brewery. 

To register or sponsor a rider, go to Riding with RENEW.

Energy Events ARCHIVE

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

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 to Thursday, December 29, 2016

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.


USGBC WI Annual Meeting/Making the Business Case for Building Performance Panel

Friday, December 16, 2016

Held at the LEED triple platinum certified Gateway West Sustainable Facility in Brookfield, WI, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Wisconsin will give an overview of the organization’s work followed by an interactive panel discussion about the value of building performance. Food and beverage will be provided.
Learn more and register

3410 Gateway Rd
Brookfield, WI 53045

ENERGY STAR Webcast: ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems

Thursday, December 15, 2016

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.


ENERGY STAR Webcast: Ask the Expert

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 to Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A live webinar that gives users an opportunity to ask questions directly to EPA experts in an open forum. Available December 14, 21 and every Wednesday in January.


ENERGY STAR Webcast: Using Target Finder and Portfolio Manager for Commercial New Construction Projects

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Learn how ENERGY STAR Target Finder and Portfolio Manager tools can be used to meet industry initiatives like the AIA 2030 Commitment, and discuss other industry software tools that connect to Portfolio Manager. Also discussed are the benefits of achieving ENERGY STAR on building design projects, how to assess and improve the efficiency of a design’s intended energy use, and how to set and achieve design energy efficiency targets.


Wisconsin Sustainable Business Conference

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The 9th Annual Wisconsin Sustainable Business Conference provides the Wisconsin business community with a direct business-to-business exchange of sustainability experiences, challenges, tools, solutions and ideas. The annual conference brings outstanding speakers together in a design that maximizes interaction with the audience. This year’s agenda include a keynote by Dairyland Power’s CEO, Diane Nick, a breakout session on using renewable energy and an alternative fuel vehicle display.

Wisconsin Energy Institute Fall Seminar Series: Social Science, Political Economy, and Why They Matter for the Future of Energy

Monday, December 5, 2016

Social Science, Political Economy, and Why They Matter for the Future of Energy will be presented by Neil Stenhouse, Assistant Professor, Life Sciences Communication, at this free seminar at the Wisconsin Energy Institute, UW Madison. Open to the public. 

Wisconsin Energy Institue, Room 1115
1552 University Ave
Madison, WI 53726

Advancing the Last Frontier: Reduction of Commercial Plug Loads

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Learn about the potential for energy savings in commercial plug loads in this webinar hosted by Seventhwave. Recommendations for building operators, designers, energy professionals, and utility program professionals on how to combat this growing energy load will be given.

Learn more and register.

Wisconsin Energy Institute Fall Seminar Series: Adventures in Deep Decarbonization

Monday, November 21, 2016

Adventures in Deep Decarbonization will be presented by Stephen Brick, Senior Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, at this free seminar at the Wisconsin Energy Institute, UW Madison. Open to the public. 

Wisconsin Energy Institue, Room 1115
1552 University Ave
Madison, WI 53726

Midwest Building Energy Codes Conference

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 to Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) is hosting the 7th annual Midwest Building Energy Codes Conference. At this free conference learn about and discuss residential and commercial building efficiency and energy codes in the Midwest. Travel reimbursements of up to $750 are available for state or municipal employees engaged in energy codes, building energy benchmarking or related initiatives.