Upcoming events

    • 07 Nov 2014
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Center for Energy Conservation & Advanced Manufacturing (ECAM), MATC Oak Creek Campus, 6665 South Howell Avenue, Oak Creek, WI 53154
    Sustainable Building for Municipalities
    Session 3: Getting the Most of Your Energy Management System
    1.5 AIA LUs (currently pending approval)

    With utilities costs on the rise, energy management systems (EMS) are essential tools for government agencies. This two-hour workshop for local government employees provides a general overview of the concepts, requirements and benefits of using EMS hardware and software. Experienced MATC instructor Ted Wilinski will explain how EMS can help reduce energy use and costs, improve occupant comfort, and save staff time. The workshop includes classroom instruction as well as a tour of the ECAM Energy/HVAC laboratory, a national training and certifying facility for the National Energy Management Institute (NEMI).

    Topics Covered Include:

    • Definition and components of EMS
    • EMS and energy management
    • Functions and benefits of using EMS
    • Types/brands of EMS hardware and software
    • Latest trends in EMS technology
    • About ECAM and educational opportunities at MATC

    Instruction By:
    Ted Wilinski, P.E., LEED AP, QCxP, BOCII, OPMP, CEM
    Sustainable Facilities Management Instructor, ECAM
    Milwaukee Area Technical College

    Ted is an engineer with a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from UW Madison.

    Work experience includes several years working at the state on the solar rebate and Institutional Conservation Program as a project reviewer in the early 80's, almost three years working for Wisconsin Power and Light as an Industrial Services Engineer (customer contact) '84-'87, as an engineer for a consulting engineering firm called Dorgan Associates '87-'89 out of Madison, a year on the SMART Money Program (energy conservation incentives) for We Energies as an in-house consultant and since 1990, owner and engineer for Wilinski Associates Inc, a consulting engineering firm.

    Over the years he has been involved with indoor air quality, energy management, guaranteed savings projects, computerized maintenance management systems, building operations, tracking energy use, measurement and verification of projects and hundreds of energy audits, many of the demand side management or energy conservation programs offered around the state of WI, Green buildings / LEED, and commissioning. I started teaching professional development seminars in the early 00's, taught two semesters (one class) at MSOE and started developing & teaching the Sustainable Facilities Operations curriculum at MATC late 2008. I have been full time at MATC since the fall of 2009 while maintaining my consulting engineering firm.

    Center for Energy Conservation & Advanced Manufacturing (ECAM)
    MATC Oak Creek Campus
    6665 South Howell Avenue
    Oak Creek, WI 53154

    • 08 Nov 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Assigned homes in Milwaukee

    Volunteer Opportunity
    Make a Difference Day

    Join WGBA's team and hundreds of other volunteers who help older adults prepare for the winter months by raking leaves, cleaning windows, clearing gardens, putting up storm windows, and other small projects. Last year more than 1,000 volunteers made a difference by helping at the homes of 350 older adults who are served by the Interfaith Older Adult Programs.

    All it takes is a few hours of your time. WGBA will be servicing homes between 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

    This project is open to anyone that would like to volunteer. Registration deadline is Monday, October 13th. Home assignments will be shared on October 28th.

    This event is coordinated by the Volunteer Center, a service of the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, in partnership with Interfaith Older Adult Programs. The event is sponsored by Associated Bank.

    • 12 Nov 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Madison West, 1109 Fourier Drive, Madison, WI

    Commercial building airtightness: details and testing

    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.

    WGBA Members get a $20 discount! Call our office for the code: (414) 224-9422.


    • 13 Nov 2014
    • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Oconomowoc Community Center, 220 W Wisconsin Ave, Oconomowoc, WI 53066

    Registration deadline extended to
    Monday, October 27th!

    You are cordially invited to transformation, a premier awards reception that will recognize the dedicated individuals, inspirational groups, and outstanding businesses who are leading the way to a more sustainable built environment within our state.

    Enjoy a locavore food and beer tasting featuring local farmers dedicated to sustainable agriculture, all while networking your way through the who’s who of Wisconsin’s sustainability movement.

    Guess what?! You can earn 1.0 AIA LU and 1.5 GBCI CEs for attending! 


    5:00 - 6:00 PM Beer & Cheese Tasting 
    6:00 - 6:30 PM Welcoming Remarks
    6:30 - 7:30 PM Awards Ceremony, Presentation of...
    7:30 - 8:30 PM Celebration! Locavore food stations featuring heavy appetizers, including flambé glazed donuts with a bourbon pecan pan sauce topped with locally made ice cream and coffee

    Learn about the awards

    Learn about the locavore features

    Attendees will receive a GEOBIN® compost bin from our generous sponsor, PRESTO GEOSYSTEMS®. This large volume composter is valued at $40, and it is perfect for beginner and master gardeners. Only 50 are available, so be sure to claim yours at the event.. Learn more here

    • 24 Feb 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706
    • 147

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