Upcoming events

    • 14 Mar 2014
    • 01 Sep 2014
    • Online
    Green Apple Day of Service
    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Why Sponsor?
    The Wisconsin Green Building Alliance welcomes individual, family, and company sponsorship for the 2014 Green Apple Day of Service. Each generous contribution will support Day of Service supplies, program development/promotion, and mini-grants for service projects across the state on September 27, 2014.

    Sponsors may choose to support the full program and receive the benefits outlined below, or support a school directly with cash or in-kind donations. Please note, some of the benefits include thank you materials from participating schools. You may not receive a thank you from a school in your area, but it will be from a school that received funding support. To support a specific school, please contact the school directly.

    Sponsor Levels & Benefits

    $1,000 Ultra Gold
    McIntosh level benefits, plus:
    An original production thank you video starring a class of students at a participating GADoS school.
    Our deep gratitude for your support.

    $500 McIntosh
    Jubilee level benefits, plus:
    Receive an electronic file of the Green Apple mark to show your association with and support of the Green Apple initiative.
    Your family or business name displayed on the GADoS webpage and on WGBA GADoS-related social media posts.
    Our deep gratitude for your support.

    $250 Jubilee
    Honeycrisp level benefits, plus:
    An autographed picture of a project your donation helped fund by a class of students at a participating school.
    Our deep gratitude for your support.

    $100 Honeycrisp
    Courtland level benefits, plus:
    A Limited Edition, original work of art, on a handwritten thank you note crafted
    by two students at a participating school.
    Our deep gratitude for your support.

    $75 Cortland
    A “Green Apple Donor” certificate of appreciation signed by WGBA’s Green
    Schools committee
    Our deep gratitude for your support.

    $50 Earligold
    A handwritten thank you note from a student at a participating school.
    Our deep gratitude for your support.

    $25 SweeTango
    Our deep gratitude for your support.
    • 10 Sep 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Your Computer using GoTo Webinar

    Live, Online Presentations

    Credential Maintenance Mini-Blitz

    Half-day online seminar sessions for industry professionals interested in learning more about topics on green building and USGBC's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

    Mini-Blitz Sponsors

    Why attend?

    Accredited and licensed professionals are required to complete hours of professional development or continuing education per renewal period. Each session provides 1.5 hours of continuing education. If you plan to attend Greening the Heartland or Greenbuild, completing 3 hours of credits before attending these events opens more time for networking.

    Speakers & Topics

    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Resources for Healthy Learning Environments: Integrated Pest Management and Green Cleaning
    Seth Dibblee, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Green Cleaning can offer up to 6 points in LEED Certification for Existing Buildings - Operation and Maintenance. At schools in particular, these practices are among several that have been demonstrated to enhance academic performance and occupant well-being. Learn about what the LEED standards involve, their connection to children's environmental health, the the resources available to implement them.
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Retrocommissioning of Existing Buildings
    Manus McDevitt, Sustainable Engineering Group

    There are many opportunities to reduce energy consumption in existing commercial buildings. With some minor adjustments and changes it’s often possible to reduce energy bills by up to 15%. Further reductions can be made through capital improvements involving upgrading walls, windows, roof, HVAC equipment, lighting and domestic hot water systems. This presentation will review the process of evaluating the potential of energy saving opportunities and look at how they are typically implemented in buildings. Case studies of example projects will be presented. We will also highlight grants and incentives that are available to help offset the costs of these upgrades. And we will provide an overview on how retro-commissioning ties into LEED-EB and an explanation of the related pre-requisites and credits.
    • 16 Sep 2014
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Wisconsin Green Building Alliance, 131 W. Seeboth St., Suite 230, Milwaukee, WI 53204
    Sustainable Building for Municipalities
    Session 2: Indoor Environmental Air Quality & Energy Savings through Water

    Join us as we explore the importance of managing indoor environmental air quality and the energy savings associated with reduced water usage. By attending this session, you will be able to:
    • Discuss all aspects of indoor environmental air quality
    • Identify ways to improve air quality in buildings and strategies to employ in existing and new buildings
    • Evaluate energy cost based on water usage
    • Determine strategies to incorporate in projects for existing and new buildings

    Course Fee:
    Municipalities within Milwaukee County: $37 per person
    Municipalities outside Milwaukee County: $53 per person

    Instruction By:
    Joe Azzarello, USGBC Faculty, LEED AP
    Sr. Sustainability Engineer
    The Kohler Co

    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. He was the first Vice Chairman of the US Green Building Council from 1994 to 1996 and served on the national Board of Directors of the USGBC for several years. He was a member of the team that developed the very first LEED New Building Design and Construction Guideline, commonly known as LEED 1.0, and was involved in beta testing the new guideline with an existing Green Building.

    Mr. Azzarello has been in the environmental field for over 25 years implementing recycling, energy efficiency, sustainability, marketing and green building design and construction programs for several Fortune 500 companies. He worked as a LEED Reviewer for several years rating the LEED Compliance of over 200 buildings to the LEED Guidelines for certification. He is a certified LEED Instructor and registered and active USGBC® Faculty™.

    He is a frequent speaker on Green Buildings and Environmental Sustainability and has traveled and trained extensively throughout the world, having trained well over 2,000 people in LEED, Green Buildings and Environmental Sustainability issues. He has also directed the LEED Certification of buildings obtaining Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum LEED Certification levels and currently heads the Education Committee for the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance and is a member of the USGBC Manufacturers Users Group, working with other industry leaders to develop compliance paths for LEED Certification of manufacturing facilities.

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

    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.


    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

    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
    • 148

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