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Upcoming events

    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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