Education Opportunities

Energy Events ARCHIVE

ENERGY STAR Webcast - Portfolio Manager 101

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

This webinar will introduce and demonstrate the core functionality of EPA’s new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. Attendees will learn how to: navigate the new Portfolio Manager; add a property and enter details about it; enter energy and water consumption data; share properties; generate performance reports to assess progress; and respond to data requests.

AWEA Wind Energy Fall Symposium

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 to Thursday, November 20, 2014

The America Wind Energy Association (AWEA) brings together wind energy industry leaders and emerging leaders to discuss key industry drivers and the steps necessary to increase the amount of wind energy used in the U.S. Industry leaders will share insights on current wind energy trends, the industry trajectory, and innovations in the marketplace. The Department of Energy will share final results of the DOE Wind Vision, a study of the long-term potential for wind power in the United States.

EPA Webinar: Measuring Up, How to Track and Evaluate Local Sustainability Projects

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

This webinar will examine tracking and analyzing results of local sustainability projects and programs to assess program performance and success, identify specific areas for improvement or expansion, and make informed decisions about future actions. Attendees will learn about two new federal resources to help measure, track, and report progress, based directly on the experiences of local governments across the country.

Midwest Energy Codes & Benchmarking Conference

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 to Thursday, November 20, 2014

This free conference will explore the best practices to achieve energy efficiency savings resulting from the adoption and compliance of energy codes and benchmarking policies.  Attendees will hear about collaborating with utilities on data disclosure, benchmarking tools, best practices of policy adoption, code adoption and compliance issues, and more. Benchmarking topics are scheduled for Nov 18, with codes sessions Nov 19-20.

ENERGY STAR Webcast - Benchmarking Water/Wastewater Treatment Facilities in Portfolio Manager

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Learn how to track the progress of energy efficiency efforts and compare the energy use of wastewater treatment plants to other peer facilities across the country. Attendees will learn how to measure and track energy use and carbon dioxide emission reductions in water and wastewater treatment plants to establish baseline energy use, prioritize investments, set goals, and track improvements over time.

MREA Course: PV Site Assessor Training

Monday, November 17, 2014 to Sunday, December 21, 2014

This four-week online course will cover how to perform a PV site assessment for a home or small business. Participants will learn about site assessment tools, load analysis, energy efficiency recommendations, array placement options, basic system sizing, cost estimates, and evaluating existing infrastructure on site. PV 101 or equivalent is a prerequisite.

ENERGY STAR Webcast - Portfolio Manager Office Hours, Focus Topic: Weather Data and Metrics

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Portfolio Manager "Office Hours" is a live webinar that gives all users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA in an open forum. In 2014, Office Hours will be held once a month. We will plan to spend the first 2030 minutes of each session discussing a specific focus topic. The remaining hour will be used to answer any questions you have about Portfolio Manager (not limited to the focus topic).

ENERGY STAR Webcast - Value of ENERGY STAR Certification

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

In this webinar, attendees will learn how ENERGY STAR certification can benefit your bottom line. Attendees will also find out how hundreds of organizations are earning special one-time recognition in 2014, in honor of the 15th Anniversary of ENERGY STAR for Buildings.

HVAC Retrofits for Energy Conservation

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Energy Center of Wisconsin will host a full day course that covers retrofits to improve HVAC energy efficiency in existing commercial buildings. Attendees will learn about the latest technologies in motor efficiency, on demand ventilation systems, and controls, cover current and future codes and standards, and be exposed to real world HVAC retrofit case studies.

Solar Power Wisconsin Affordable Energy Conference

Saturday, November 8, 2014

This free conference, hosted by Solar Power Wisconsin, aims to make solar accessible and affordable to everyone throughout the Chippewa Valley and Wisconsin. This conference features vendors, breakout sessions, and guest speakers to educate attendees about the potential of solar power and how to achieve energy independence and savings.