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    • 21 Apr 2015
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Anodyne Coffee, 224 W Bruce St, Milwaukee, WI 53204


    Matt Howard, Sustainability Director, City of Milwaukee Office of Environmental Sustainability

    Mayor Tom Barrett appointed Matt Howard as the City’s Environmental Sustainability Director in June 2010. Mr. Howard is leading the City's efforts to improve the sustainability of City government operations; promote sustainability as a best practice for area businesses; and work with the community to improve and enhance the City's natural assets and overall livability. 

    Join us for coffee and breakfast before work, while Mr. Howard gives an overview of the City of Milwaukee's ReFresh plan and discuss the impact on the city.

    Mr. Howard currently oversees a portfolio of programs that has resulted in $134 million in private capital raised or committed; $30 million in economic activity stimulated; an 8:1 return on investment to the tax payer’s dollar; and nearly 1,400 Milwaukee homes and over 180 businesses improved. Prior to joining the City of Milwaukee, Mr. Howard spent 11 years with the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, DC working on a variety of national economic issues. Mr. Howard currently serves on the Board of Directors for the UW-Milwaukee Industrial Assessment Center and is a Steering Committee Member of Milwaukee’s Green Corridor.

    Featured coffee (of course!):


    • 30 Apr 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • von Briesen & Roper, 411 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1000, Milwaukee, WI 53202

    A simple idea to add value.
    Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is an innovative way to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to buildings. By eliminating upfront costs, providing low-cost long-term financing, and making it easy for building owners to transfer repayment obligations to a new owner upon sale, PACE overcomes challenges that have hindered adoption of energy efficiency and related projects in our nation’s buildings.

    Join us for a step-by-step introduction to PACE financing, followed by a networking reception.


    Who should attend?
    Bankers, building owners, contractors, developers, lawyers, municipal leaders, nonprofits, investors, brokers

    Schedule

    3:30 PM   Registration
    4:00 - 5:30 PM   Program 
    5:30 PM   Networking Reception

    Sponsored by:

    Featured Speakers


      Beau Engman, Founder, Pace Equity
    Beau is recognized as a leader in the drive for sustainability in the built environment. Through top level executive roles with the nation’s largest energy service company, non-profits, and prominent private equity firms, Beau has consistently lead efforts to break down barriers to energy efficiency in the private sector. In addition to serving as the founder of PACE Equity, Beau serves on the board of PACENow, a non-profit organization focused on promoting and implementing PACE around the country. Previously, Beau was Vice President of Commercial Energy Solutions for Johnson Controls, managing the delivery of energy efficiency solutions to Global 1000 and commercial real estate companies across North America. Before joining Johnson Controls, Beau was co-founder of E2 Capital Partners, a private equity backed provider of financing solutions for energy efficiency projects within major commercial and industrial enterprises. Beau graduated from the University of Richmond with a degree in Finance and International Business and currently resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


      Andy Guzikowski, Attorney, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
    Andy is the Chair of von Briesen’s Public Finance Section and has more than 25 years of experience in public finance. He has served as bond counsel and issued the approving bond/tax opinions in over $500 million of tax-exempt bond issues that financed municipal equipment purchases, sewers, new schools and school improvements as well as manufacturing facilities, nursing homes and senior living facilities. He has a broad range of experience representing bond issuers, borrowers, underwriters, bond purchasers, remarketing agents and banks/credit enhancement providers in tax-exempt and taxable bond financing transactions. He frequently serves as issuer’s counsel to the Public Finance Authority in bond issues and has represented PFA in over $1.7 billion of tax-exempt and taxable bond issues financing a wide variety of projects throughout the United States. He is recognized in Best Lawyers in America® in Banking and Finance Law. Andy received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin and his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


      James Hamill, Executive Director, Clean Fund
    James Hamill has broad experience in public finance, public-private partnerships and legislative initiatives. James is an accomplished executive who has led fast-paced organizations that provide public and private sector solutions that improve operational results. These include acting as a Managing Director of Clean Fund, as Director of Operations of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority and Director of Operations of the Public Finance Authority. James’ strength and focus has been in facilitating the completion of complex economic development bond issuances, ranging in size from $5M - $1.3B. James lives in Lafayette, California with his wife and two daughters.


      Josh Jeffers, President, J.Jeffers & Co.
    Josh formed J. Jeffers & Co. in 2010 with the purpose of providing consulting services to real estate development firms focused on historic preservation, affordable housing, and neighborhood revitalization. In 2011, J. Jeffers & Co. completed its first principal acquisition of five city-owned homes in Milwaukee with the use of NSP financing. Over the last four years, J. Jeffers & Co. has evolved from a development consultancy into an integrated real estate development and investment firm with nearly $20 million in holdings and five employees. The firm utilizes a combination of private equity, tax credits and other soft sources of financing as equity capital to make complex redevelopment projects financially feasible. The firm achieves its mission through efforts to increase property values, create jobs, and preserve historic structures that contribute to the evolving urban environment. Josh has a BBA in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a Masters in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


      Dawn Lindsey, Attorney, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
    Dawn advises lending institutions, third-party loan servicers, governmental entities, and corporations in several related areas, including banking and commercial transactions, bankruptcy and creditors rights, business restructuring, commercial and business litigation, real estate, and public finance. She is recognized as a Wisconsin Rising StarSM in the area of Creditor/Debtor Rights (2013, 2014). Dawn has significant experience with taxable and tax-exempt bond issuances and refundings. Dawn received her J.D. from Marquette University and her B.A. from Smith College.


      Lynn Parins, Attorney, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
    Lynn advises clients on renewable energy and energy efficiency finance, which places him at the cross roads of public-private partnerships utilizing finance tools such as property assessed clean energy (“PACE”) and conduit bond finance. Based on his experience and prior training, Lynn is well positioned to advise government, lending and building owner clients interested in renewable energy and energy efficiency finance. During law school, Lynn acted as the Student Director for the Energy and Environmental Sustainability Clinic where he oversaw the Clinic’s client relationship with the City of Minneapolis Sustainability Office. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of Minnesota and his B.S., with distinction, from the University of Wisconsin.


      Erick Shambarger, Deputy Director, City of Milwaukee Office of Environmental Sustainability
    Erick is the Deputy Director of the City of Milwaukee Office of Environmental Sustainability. Erick oversees the Milwaukee Energy Efficiency (Me2) program and the Milwaukee Better Buildings Challenge, chairs the City’s Energy Reduction Team to reduce energy use across City operations, and promotes innovative storm water management practices and green infrastructure. Erick contributed to the Energy Chapter of the City’s ReFresh Milwaukee sustainability plan and manages the City’s PACE financing program. Prior to his current role, he served as City Economist in the City’s Budget and Management Division. He holds a Masters of Public Affairs degree with a specialization in energy policy and finance from the University of Wisconsin.

    John Kinney, Founder & Chairman,
    Clean Fund
    Dawn Lindsey, Attorney,
    von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
    Lynn Parins, Attorney,
    von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
    Erick Shambarger, Deputy Director,
    City of Milwaukee Office of
    Environmental Sustainability
    • 14 May 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Kohler Co., Building # 83 in the Artistry Room, 444 Highland Drive, Kohler, WI 53044


    LEED credential holders have a deep understanding of the most current green building principles and practices, and show a clear commitment to professional growth in the field. Gain the core knowledge needed to become a green building expert with the LEED Green Associate credential.

    The LEED v4 Green Associate Exam Prep Course is a comprehensive one day workshop designed to provide the information you need to study, prepare, and pass the LEED v4 GA exam.
    Instructor:
    Joe Azzarello,
    Senior Staff Engineer - Sustainablity
    Kohler Company

    Joseph (Joe) Azzarello is Senior Staff Engineer, Sustainability, for The Kohler Co. Mr. Azzarello is one of the original 10 founding members of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1993...click here to read more
    Parking & Travel:
    Coming soon!
    • 19 May 2015
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • KJWW, 802 W. Broadway, STE 312, Madison, WI 53713


       Jeff Boldt, PE, LEED AP, HBDP, KJWW Engineering

    Join the conversation about green building codes with Jeff Boldt, Principal and Director of Engineering at KJWW Engineering, and self-proclaimed nerd of ASHRAE seminars. Jeff will lead the conversation about:

    • One Standard to Rule Them All: ASHRAE, ICC, IES, and USGBC Memorandum of Understanding
    • ASHRAE 90.1 and 189.1: What it's like on an ASHRAE code committee, How YOU can affect the codes, and New things coming in the energy codes.

    We'll provide your morning coffee and delicious bakery goods. You bring the conversation, a co-worker or friend, and business cards!


    Parking and Travel:

    • By car: free lot parking in front of the KJWW Engineering building. Click here for driving directions.
    • If you're driving an electric vehicle, the nearest charging station is MGE, 300 Femrite Dr, Madison, WI 53716 (888-758-4389).
    • By bike: no racks, but a railing to secure a bicycle (or arrangements can be made to bring it inside)
    • By bus transit routes: 11, 12, 16, L5, X16
    • Set up a Rideshare


    About Our Featured Guest:

    Jeff Boldt, PE, LEED® AP, HBDP

    Jeff is a Principal and the Director Engineering at KJWW Engineering, a 500 person firm. He is a licensed Professional Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in mechanical, fire protection, and acoustical design.

    Jeff is a voting member of ASHRAE’s 90.1 Energy Standard and chairs the working groups dealing with Advanced Energy Systems, Healthcare, Hydronics, Elevators/escalators, and Duct System Leakage. Jeff is also a voting member of ASHRAE 189.1 Standard for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings and chairs the acoustics subcommittee.

    Jeff is an author of the Advanced Energy Design Guide (AEDG) for Large Hospitals and of the AEDG for Small Healthcare Facilities.

    He has served as Project Manager and Design Engineer on many award-winning projects; including the Agronomy Laboratory, which won the ASHRAE International Technology Award for the best HVAC design of the year and which appeared on the cover of the ASHRAE Journal.

    Jeff is a LEED accredited professional and received High-performance Building Design Professional accreditation. He is registered in both mechanical and fire protection engineering.

    Jeff is a member of ASHE, ICC, SFPE, WHEA, the WHEA Code Committee, the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Code Council, and the Wisconsin Mechanical Code Council.

    Since 2012 Jeff has had articles published in the ASHRAE Journal (How 90.1-2010 Will Affect Healthcare Facilities), in CSE Magazine (What’s New in ASHRAE 90.1-2013 and also How Standard 90.1-2010 Will Affect HVAC Designs), and in Engineered Systems (Acoustical Issues in Healthcare and Humidification: Options, Amines, and the Effects of ASHRAE Standards 62.1 and 170).

    Featured Coffee, of course!


    • 21 May 2015
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Zilber School of Public Health, 1240 N 10th St, Milwaukee, WI 53205


    David Trubridge

    Why does beauty matter more in our day than it has ever done before, and how does it relate to sustainability? Is it enough to have environmentally efficient buildings if they are not beautiful as well? Can design be good design if it is not sustainable?

    David looks at why beauty and art have been so important to the human race since we first ventured out of Africa. He offers some personal insights into how beauty and art may have first appeared in Paleolithic culture, and shows how vitally important it has been to all cultures ever since. Without beauty there is no care, and if we don’t care enough about our environment then our environment will not care for us. He also goes inside our brains to understand why contemporary culture cares so little, and shows how this may be remedied. All these considerations are part of his design philosophy and David will show how he has applied this philosophy in his manufacturing process to reduce his environmental impact.


    Parking and Travel:

    • By car: Parking at The Brewery Parking Structure. Click here for driving directions.
    • If you're driving an electric vehicle, the nearest charging stations are: SCHLITZ PARK, 1555 N RiverCenter Drive,
      Milwaukee, WI 53212 (888-758-4389); COMPASS PARKING, 209 E Mason St, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (888-758-4389).
    • By bike: Bike parking is available between the parking
      structure and School of Public Health building,
      immediately west of parking structure. Plan your route here.
    • By bus: Nearby routes include 12, 33, and 80. Visit www.ridemcts.org for routes and schedules.
    • Set up a Rideshare


    Thank you Wallock Davies Fine Lighting Solutions for supporting this event!



    About Our Featured Guest:

    David Trubridge, Acclaimed Designer & Owner, David Trubridge LTD

    New Zealand-based David Trubridge is one of the world’s preeminent designers, and a recognized leader in environmentally responsible design. Countless influential international publications have featured Trubridge’s iconic work, which ultimately launched the 'raw sophistication' design trend. In 2008, the French magazine Express listed him as one of the top 15 designers in the world, and in 2012 the Pompidou Centre in Paris purchased his 'Icarus' installation for its permanent collection.

    Born and educated in England, David trained as a naval architect before establishing himself as a furniture maker. His first project was the restoration of a ruined stone building and an adjacent workshop where he began to teach himself the process of woodworking. It wasn’t long before David was drawn on a new adventure: he and his young family bought a yacht, sold their worldly possessions, and set sail on an open-ended journey. For five years the family sailed the Pacific, stopping occasionally to experience life on the islands; it was here that David was first commissioned to make artisan works of furniture – by Pacific island families.

    He cites this time on his boat the Hornpipe, the Pacific Island way of life, and the compelling art of the region as a pivotal point that not only shaped his future design style, but fortified his foundation as a designer. He went on to develop recliner forms and in 2001, his design –Body Raft– was picked up for manufacture by Italian design house Cappellini at the Milan Design Fair. Body Raft was then licensed for the European market and David Trubridge became a mainstay at the Milan Design Fair and other international design shows. David’s passion and concern for the environment are inextricably tied to his designs. Before it was commonplace to do so, David regularly spoke about the urgent need for designers to consider the environmental impact of their work.

    The bamboo plywood flat pack, kitset lights, or “Seed System,” that David is known for today was a result of his desire to create a lighter, airier design, utilizing less material. The Seed System considers the life cycle of the product –from the factory to a customer’s home– and significantly reduces the product’s environmental impact.

    His design process combines innate craft knowledge, sculptural abstraction and computer design technology. David regularly takes time away from his studio to sojourn to either a remote wilderness or his beach house in New Zealand to recharge his creativity. In 2004, he was selected to go to Antarctica as part of a prestigious arts fellowship. Experiencing this austere yet fragile environment further reinforced his drive to create sustainable design and to raise awareness about ecological responsibility in design.

    In 2013 he wrote So Far, a book about his life and his design (Craig Potton, publisher). The book’s launch gave rise to several New Zealand shows of the same name, highlighting the journey of David and his work, from his earliest furniture pieces to his most recent designs.
    David Trubridge’s commitment to advocating for both sustainable and local New Zealand design has brought him to the Milan Furniture Fair for ten years. He also presents new work at international design shows such as Wanted Design New York, Frankfurt Light + Build, London’s Design Junction and WestEdge Design Fair in Los Angeles. Body Raft is still manufactured by Cappellini and has been hailed as ‘an iconic New Zealand design’. He has presented at TEDx in Auckland, NZ, and at conferences in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Mexico City, San Francisco, Portland Oregon, Edinburgh, Capetown, Dongguan, and regularly gives public lectures around the world.

    Since its founding in 1995, his company David Trubridge Limited, has grown from David Trubridge himself and one assistant to a team of 23. His work is manufactured onsite at the company’s studio in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand and is sold around the world. The collection includes approximately 30 lighting designs and a small number of artisan furniture pieces. David’s studio is regularly commissioned to design and project manage custom spatial works – one of the most notable being an installation at Westfield shopping mall in Culver City, California.

    David Trubridge and his company are active leaders in the design scene and his designs have been specified in myriad residential, hospitality, commercial and gallery locations. His designs have also been prominently featured alongside premier fashion designers in the displays of shops such as London's Top Shop (for Kate Moss) and Printemps Paris (for Stella McCartney), as well as on the catwalk during Milan’s fashion week.

    Other notable honors:
    • 2013 Dwell on Design Award for Best Lighting Design
    • 2012 Installation 'Icarus' (first shown in Milan in 2010) purchased by Pompidou Centre in Paris for its permanent collection, currently on view
    • 2011 Good Design Award Winner, Grow Kitset Lights
    • 2010 Spiral Islands included in the Design Triennale in New York and received a Good Design Award
    • 2007/08 ‘On Thin Ice’ shown at Natural World Museum/UN exhibition on global warming in Oslo/Brussels/Monaco/Chicago in 2007/8, Award for Best Sculpture
    • 2007 John Britten Award, New Zealand’s highest design award from Designer’s Institute for contribution to NZ design
    • 2006 Kina Light - Silver Leaf at IDFA Japan

    • 16 Jun 2015
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Stay tuned!


       Featured guest to be announced

    Join the conversation about relevant sustainable building topics with prominent leaders from the industry.

    We'll provide your morning coffee and delicious bakery goods. You bring the conversation, a co-worker or friend, and business cards!

    Stay tuned! More details coming very soon!

    Featured coffee:


    • 16 Jul 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Your computer or handheld device via GoTo Webinar


    Credits: 1.0 AIA LU; 1.0 GBCI CE

    Summary:  LCA is fast becoming the new benchmark for sustainable design philosophy. Alex Bruce, Renewable Energy Engineer and Co-Founder, eTool will present his experience and insight. The learning outcomes of this presentation will ensure attendees will have a good understanding of what LCA is and how it can be utilized to improve the design outcomes of their next projects.

    Click here to download a Lunch n' LEED event flyer

    Instructions to join the webinar will be sent after registering. For questions, contact Heather Goetsch at (414) 224-9422.


    Thank you "LEEDing" Sponsors!


    • 18 Aug 2015
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Stay tuned!


       Featured guest to be announced

    Join the conversation about relevant sustainable building topics with prominent leaders from the industry.

    We'll provide your morning coffee and delicious bakery goods. You bring the conversation, a co-worker or friend, and business cards!

    Stay tuned! More details coming very soon!

    Featured coffee:


    • 15 Sep 2015
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Stay tuned!


       Featured guest to be announced

    Join the conversation about relevant sustainable building topics with prominent leaders from the industry.

    We'll provide your morning coffee and delicious bakery goods. You bring the conversation, a co-worker or friend, and business cards!

    Stay tuned! More details coming very soon!

    Featured coffee:


    • 23 Sep 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Business Education Center, Room 103B, Chippewa Valley Technical College, 620 West Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire WI 54701

    LEED v4 Green Associate Exam Prep Course 

    LEED credential holders have a deep understanding of the most current green building principles and practices, and show a clear commitment to professional growth in the field. Gain the core knowledge needed to become a green building expert with the LEED Green Associate credential.

    The LEED v4 Green Associate Exam Prep Course is a comprehensive one day workshop designed to provide the information you need to study, prepare, and pass the LEED v4 GA exam.

    Instructor:
    Joe Azzarello,
    Senior Staff Engineer - Sustainablity
    Kohler Company

    Joseph (Joe) Azzarello is Senior Staff Engineer, Sustainability, for The Kohler Co. Mr. Azzarello is one of the original 10 founding members of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1993...click here to read more
    Parking & Travel:
    Coming soon!
    • 15 Oct 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Your computer or handheld device via GoTo Webinar


    Credits: 1.0 AIA LU; 1.0 GBCI CE

    Summary:  The Integrative Design Process is different from the conventional, or linear, design process. A linear process approaches each problem directly and separately, while an integrated process approaches each problem from the varied viewpoints of multiple participants and the issues they represent. LEED Fellow John Boecker describes what the IP credit means, how to take advantage of its opportunities, and engage in a process yielding better building performance than conventional means.

    Click here to download a Lunch n' LEED event flyer

    Instructions to join the webinar will be sent after registering. For questions, contact Heather Goetsch at (414) 224-9422.


    Thank you "LEEDing" Sponsors!


    • 20 Oct 2015
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Stay tuned!


       Featured guest to be announced

    Join the conversation about relevant sustainable building topics with prominent leaders from the industry.

    We'll provide your morning coffee and delicious bakery goods. You bring the conversation, a co-worker or friend, and business cards!

    Stay tuned! More details coming very soon!

    Featured coffee:


    • 17 Nov 2015
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Stay tuned!


       Featured guest to be announced

    Join the conversation about relevant sustainable building topics with prominent leaders from the industry.

    We'll provide your morning coffee and delicious bakery goods. You bring the conversation, a co-worker or friend, and business cards!

    Stay tuned! More details coming very soon!

    Featured coffee:


    • 15 Dec 2015
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Stay tuned!


       Featured guest to be announced

    Join the conversation about relevant sustainable building topics with prominent leaders from the industry.

    We'll provide your morning coffee and delicious bakery goods. You bring the conversation, a co-worker or friend, and business cards!

    Stay tuned! More details coming very soon!

    Featured coffee:


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