Education Opportunities

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ENERGY STAR Webinar: Portfolio Manager 101

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Participants will learn how to navigate Portfolio Manager, add a property and enter details about it, enter energy and water consumption data, and generate template performance reports to assess progress.

US DOE 2018 - 2019 Better Buildings Webinar Series

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Bright Idea: Lighting Toolkit for K-12 School Districts, This US DOE Better Buildings webinar discusses comprehensive guidance for K-12 schools on strategies to optimize classroom and building performance and efficiency, including a review of the latest lighting applications on the market. Solutions discussed will include: lighting controls, tunable lighting, and troffer retrofits that all come with their own benefits, costs, and best practices.

US DOE Webinar: Distributed Energy Technology Trends and Costs

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
The capabilities and costs of distributed energy technologies continue to evolve rapidly. This webinar will provide tribes with a broad update on recent technological and cost trends for distributed energy. Participants will hear speakers discuss the latest developments in conventional and renewable distributed generation technologies, along with energy storage options that in some cases can make these energy sources more reliable and valuable. Participants will learn unique characteristics of these technologies, find out how they are competing in the marketplace, and understand how to use them separately or combined for the greatest benefit to their tribal community.

M-WERC: 3rd Annual Microgrids Conference

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

This technical conference will explore the drivers and benefits of microgrids, as well as the design and technologies of microgrid projects. The event will be held at the Gordon Bubolz Nature Center to feature and tour their innovative microgrid project.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Portfolio Manager: Ask the Expert

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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.

REG: Biodiesel Program & Plant Tour

Friday, October 19, 2018

Wisconsin Clean Cities and the Renewable Energy Group (REG) will provide a program and a tour of the REG Madison biodiesel plant. Participants will see how biodiesel is made and learn about reasons and strategies for fleets to use biodiesel blends, as well as the environmental and economic benefits of biodiesel.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Minimizing Water Use in Mechanical/HVAC Systems

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Facilities with extensive heating and cooling requirements can still be water-efficient. Participants will learn how to optimize heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system efficiency to help save water, energy, and money. EPA’s WaterSense program will teach participants how to reduce water waste in cooling towers and steam boilers, optimize chilled water systems, and address equipment that uses single-pass cooling water.

Seventhwave: Insulating and Waterproofing High Performance Below-Grade Assemblies

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 to Wednesday, October 17, 2018
In this one-day course, participants will learn about the challenging task of achieving warm, dry, insulated, and waterproofed high performance, below-grade spaces like basements and underground parking garages in commercial and residential buildings. The course will show how benchtop testing can be used to uncover which waterproofing techniques work.

US DOE 2018 - 2019 Better Buildings Webinar Series

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Benchmarking Water: New Approaches and Opportunities for Buildings, This webinar features strategies for innovative water metering and analytical methods that allow more effective management of water. The webinar will explain a new opportunity to gain recognition from the Building Owners and Managers Association for benchmarking buildings’ water and waste data.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Portfolio Manager 301

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Participants with a good background on the basic functionality of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool will learn about some advanced features including: using spreadsheet upload templates to update property data; setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties; creating custom reports; and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.