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Upcoming events

    • 12 Mar 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Brass Ring, 701 East Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 53703


    Kick back with WGBA after work on Thursday, March 12! We'll talk about our efforts in the Southwest Region and learn about how to get involved with your local USGBC Chapter.

    Location and parking at The Brass Ring

    • 16 Mar 2015
    • 18 Mar 2015
    • Zilber School of Public Health, 1240 N 10th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53205


    The 2015 Heartland Regional Committee (HRC) Leadership Summit is two days of robust professional development and leadership training for the 16 U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Chapters located in the Heartland Region. The summit will feature high quality sessions to build leadership and relationship skills, bolster advocacy efforts, and build on skills Chapter volunteer can translate back into their workplaces.

    Click here to learn more

    As a special bonus, Elizabeth Frisch, Author of Mission to Million$ -Taking Big Ideas and Making Them Reality and our former USGBC Chapter Growth Consultant has donated her time to support content development and delivery. 

    In addition to receiving her book in Hardcover and E-book for attending the HRC Summit, she is gifting every attendee her $500 online 6-week Idea Accelerator Course for FREE to help you catalyze any initiatives you want to take on out of the conference as USGBC is one of The Thrival Company’s Charity of Choice for 2015.

    Summit sponsors make it happen!





     
       
     
     Miron Construction Co.  


    Join Us for More:

    March 16: Lake Mills Elementary School Tour (LEED v4 pilot project)

    March 17: Coffee with...The Brewery (talk & tour)

    March 17: Lakefront Brewery Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Tour

    • 16 Mar 2015
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Lake Mills Elementary School, 155 East Pine Street, Lake Mills, WI 53551

    Tour Lake Mills Elementary School
    LEED v4 pilot project


    Owner: Lake Mills Area School District
    Size: 95,000 SF
    Completion: September 2014
    Architect / Engineer: Eppstein Uhen Architects
    Seeking Gold LEED Certification

    An aging, overcrowded elementary school prompted the Lake Mills Area School District to conduct extensive community research, resulting in a successful referendum to replace the existing elementary with a new facility on the same site.

    K-4 students and the Lake Mills community will benefit from the new, energy-efficient, highly-sustainable two-story elementary school designed to serve approximately 600 students in a 21st-century learning environment. It provides five classrooms per grade level, with three additional flexible classroom areas, a collaboration/resource area, and plenty of natural light.

    The new facility also provides a shared community area, two-station gym with 600 bleacher seats, a cafeteria with serving kitchen, and a secured main entrance. Learn a bit more about Lake Mills Elementary from Miron Construction.


    • 17 Mar 2015
    • 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Zilber School of Public Health, 1240 N 10th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53205


    We're inviting all Chapters in the Heartland Region to join us for this "Special Blend" of "Coffee with..."

    Enjoy a delicious cup (or several) of WGBA's Changemaker blend coffee and breakfast as we learn all about "The Brewery" development, a LEED Gold Neighborhood Development.

    The Pabst Brewery opened its doors in 1844, grew to be one of the largest breweries in the world, employed thousands, and was an iconic entity in Milwaukee. The Pabst Family sold the Brewery in 1995 and within a year, the new owner stopped production and closed its doors. The Pabst 25 acre site remained closed and vacant until 2006 when a local philanthropist, Joseph J. Zilber, decided to redevelop the site into a mixed use, live, work, play, and learn community with an emphasis on historic preservation and sustainability.

    We'll give a general overview of the renovated and new buildings of the project as well as our process of implementing a variety of sustainability strategies that involved The City of Milwaukee, The Brewery Sustainability Guidelines, and The LEED for Neighborhood Development Pilot. We'll also tour the development (weather permitting).


    Featured Guests:

    Dennis Stapleton, LEED AP BD+C, KM Development Corp

    Daniel McCarthy, Director of Urban Development, Zilber Property Group

    • 17 Mar 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Lakefront Brewery, 1872 N. Commerce St., Milwaukee, WI 53212

    Member Only Event
    Lakefront Brewery Volunteer Appreciation Dinner & Tour

    Dine with us, take a tour of one of the top 10 sustainable breweries in the U.S, and network with other chapter members and volunteers from Heartland Regional Chapters!

    Each registration includes:

    • dinner, 
    • a guided tour of the brewery, 
    • a souvenir pint glass and four 6oz tasting pours.
    All patrons on the premise must be 21 with a valid ID or under the supervision of a parent or their legal guardian. For non-beer drinkers, Lakefront's Golden Maple Root Beer is available.

    The Schedule

    6:30 PM: Check-in, dinner, and networking
    7:30 PM: Tour starts
    8:00 - 8:30 PM: More networking


    A bit about Lakefront...

    Milwaukee's own Lakefront Brewery Inc. started in 1987. The industrious and inventive microbrewery located on the Milwaukee River has become a Milwaukee landmark. Not only are Russ and Jim Klisch serious about brewing beer, they are deliberate in their practice.

    The Klisch brothers and their employees are also innovators in their industry. In 1996 Lakefront became the first certified organic brewery in the country and made the country's first certified organic beer, the “Organic ESB (Extra Special Bitter)”. In 2006 the brothers helped create a new category of beer when they became the first brewery in the nation to receive federal approval to brew a gluten-free beer. In 2005, Russ began to work with local farmers to grow both hops and barley here in Wisconsin. The brewery also found local farmers to grow barley. Using local ingredients also interested other breweries and Russ helped form the Midwest Hops and Barley Co-op. In 2009, the brewery produced Local Acre, the first beer since before prohibition made with 100% Wisconsin-grown hops and malt. In 2012, the brewery took things one step further with the introduction of Wisconsinite. Wisconsinite is unique because it is brewed with a native Wisconsin yeast. This is the first time in North America that native yeast, along with locally grown ingredients, was used to make a beer.

    Finally, Lakefront Brewery is a proud founding member of Local First Milwaukee, a small group of like-minded independently owned Milwaukee businesses that want to make Milwaukee a more sustainable community and highlight the unique character of our local businesses. In May of 2007, The Wisconsin Department of Tourism announced that Lakefront Brewery had become the first brewery in the state and the first business in the City of Milwaukee to receive the Travel Green Wisconsin certification. Lakefront was also awarded the “Green Tier” certification by the State of Wisconsin DNR which recognizes the environmental commitment of the brewery.
    • 02 Apr 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Kohler Co., Building # 83 in the Artistry Room, 444 Highland Drive, Kohler, WI 53044


    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 Apr 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:  Recent research has found that current work environments are fulfilling the needs for collaboration and communication, but are doing a poor job of providing an acoustical environment free from distractions and conducive for productivity and speech privacy. Participants will leave with an understanding of how to identify interior design factors that will signal the need for sound masking and approaches to address the issues.

    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!


    • 21 Apr 2015
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • TBA, Milwaukee, WI


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

    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 (of course!):


    • 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!


    • 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!


    • 21 Jul 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:


    • 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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