Energy Center of Wisconsin Events


The Energy Center of Wisconsin promotes sustainability through research, program design and hands-on demonstration in buildings nationwide. Join them for their award winning continuing education courses. The Energy Center provides education for building professionals, program managers and policymakers to advance energy efficiency.

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  • 12 Nov 2014 1:00 PM | Anna Svensson (Administrator)

    November 12

    Presenter: Saranya Gunasingh and Scott Schuetter


    Extreme weather events are an area of concern in the built environment and substantially impact building performance and energy consumption over time. There are no guidelines or policies that explicitly address the impacts of climate on energy use in buildings. So, how do we reduce our vulnerability and increase our resilience to this unpredictable operating expense? Join us online to find out: 

    During this webinar, we’ll discuss the projected impacts of climate variability on building energy use and demonstrate a variety of building models that take climate change into consideration. We’ll take a close look at the impacts of future climate variability on energy peak demands, overall consumption, and costs. Real-world examples will also be examined, including a recent climate and energy resilience study completed at NASA's Stennis Space Center Campus.  

  • 12 Nov 2014 9:00 AM | Anna Svensson (Administrator)

    November 12 in Madison

    Presenter: John Straub, Principal, Building Science Consulting Inc.


    Airtightness impacts durability, energy efficiency and comfort. Join us to discuss how to address it during the design process and in existing buildings. We’ll take a look at common errors and practical approaches to control air leakage, as well as lessons learned through real-world case studies. Wall, window and roof material selection and assembly best practices will be reviewed and the keys to useful air barrier tests will be examined. We’ll also explain different airtightness testing methods and where they fit in to the building commissioning process. Learn more and register today.


  • 11 Nov 2014 8:00 AM | Anna Svensson (Administrator)

    November 11 in Fort Atkinson

    Presenter: Ryan Hoger, LEED AP, Director of Corporate Training at Temperature Equipment Corporation


    Variable frequency drives, direct digital controls and CO2-based demand controlled ventilation systems can reduce energy use and save money. Join us to learn about these state-of-the-art technologies and the tools you can use immediately to help secure your next sale. We’ll share real world HVAC retrofit case studies, discuss current and future codes and standards and explore tools that can help you predict energy savings for your clients.  

  • 22 Oct 2014 8:00 AM | Anna Svensson (Administrator)

    October 22 in Eau Claire | October 23 in Duluth

    Presenter: Ryan Hoger, Director of Corporate Training, Temperature Equipment Corporation


    Packaged rooftop units are used to easily and effectively heat and cool more than 50 percent of all commercial buildings in the U.S. The question is: How can we make these units more efficient? A recent U.S. Department of Energy study explored this question and the solution is summarized in three words; advanced rooftop control. Join us to explore the DOE’s recent findings, as well as the options available to save a significant amount of energy currently wasted by RTUs. Learn more and register today.

  • 14 Oct 2014 8:00 AM | Anna Svensson (Administrator)

    October 14 in Madison | October 15 in La Crosse

    Presenter: Peter Yost, Principal and Vice President of Technical Services, BuildingGreen, Inc.


    There are ways to insulate, air seal and weather protect the core of exterior walls without breaking the bank, your back or your brain. We'll explain the principles to use when selecting all working elements of building assemblies: framing and sheathing, insulation, water resistive barriers and air sealing. Learn more and register today.


  • 09 Oct 2014 12:30 PM | Anna Svensson (Administrator)

    October 9 in Sturgeon Bay

    Presenter: Joe Nagan, Owner, Home Building Technology Services


    Major changes have taken place within the home building industry in the past 50 years. Well-educated customers have higher expectations; equipment, techniques and materials have advanced; and the whole-house systems approach to residential building has taken hold. These changes can provide benefit or cause problems, such as costly callbacks, if not understood. We’ll explore the whole-house systems approach used to achieve high performance new and existing homes and review real-world case studies in order to point out common building failures while providing multiple solutions. Learn more and register today.


  • 09 Oct 2014 8:00 AM | Anna Svensson (Administrator)

    October 9 in Middleton

    Presenter: Mark Bramfitt, Principal, Bramfitt Consulting


    Is your information technology department doing all it can to save energy? From server closets to massive, stand-alone facilities; data centers of any size are prime candidates for energy efficiency upgrades due to their energy intensive nature. Join us during this full-day course to explore the latest IT trends that are driving the adoption of energy efficiency measures and technologies. We’ll take a close look at various infrastructure management approaches, IT equipment specification and management measures, cooling designs and more through lecture and real-world case studies. In addition, we’ll discuss the barriers to adoption of energy efficiency initiatives, as well as the strategies to overcome those barriers. Learn more and register today.


  • 23 Sep 2014 8:00 AM | Anna Svensson (Administrator)

    September 23 in Milwaukee | September 25 in Appleton

    Presenter: Gary Shafer, Owner, Shafer Consulting Services, Inc.

    During this full-day course, we'll discuss how compressed air systems work, the benefits of optimal compressed air system performance, alternatives to using this expensive utility and waste minimization with point of use accountability. The impact of different compressor types, controls and efficiency measuresundefinedsome quick and simpleundefinedwill also be discussed. Ultimately, you'll learn what it takes to make better decisions when it comes to compressed air system changes, as well as how to tailor a compressed air system management action plan. Learn more and register today.


  • 25 Jun 2014 10:19 AM | Heather Goetsch (Administrator)

    Online 24/7
    Presented by Richard Young

    Restaurants use more energy per square foot than other commercial buildings. Join us to learn what energy efficiency initiatives make sense in the food service industry. Efficient cooking, ventilation, refrigeration, lighting and more are explored during this six-part video series. Register to watch all or part of the series now.
  • 25 Jun 2014 10:16 AM | Heather Goetsch (Administrator)
    Online 24/7
    Presented by Rebecca Ellis


    Retro-commissioning is a process that can significantly improve asset value, occupant comfort, indoor environmental quality and equipment performance; increase operation and maintenance staff expertise; and drive deep and lasting energy savings. This on-demand webinar offers a brief introduction to the retro-commissioning process and quickly moves into the identification of facility and system characteristics that makeup particularly good or bad candidates for retro-commissioning. The various factors that impact the cost of retro-commissioning will be discussed, as well as the potential benefits of the process while not overlooking those that are non-energy related.

    Learn more and register to watch the on-demand webinar now.
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