Lisa McNabola

Improve your technical know-how at one of these Wisconsin learning opportunities.

Seventhwave, as a nonprofit focused on advancing energy efficiency, lives its mission through research, consulting, program administration and education. Improve your technical know-how and join Seventhwave at these upcoming events in April and May—one webinar and two in-person courses.

Small commercial sector: beyond lighting program strategies

Live webinar
When: Wed., April 25, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. CST

The small commercial sector is historically difficult to reach, due to diversity in business types and other market barriers. As federal lamp standards become more stringent and market penetration of efficient products grows, lighting-only programs may have increasing difficulty achieving savings goals. In this webinar, Seventhwave will present a holistic look at energy savings beyond lighting in the small commercial sector. Using data from surveys and in-depth site visits, we identify common characteristics and recommend program strategies for increased participation in energy efficiency programs.

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Blowers and controls: new wastewater treatment plant technologies

When: Tues., April 24, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. CST
Where: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Cost: $129

There are new blower designs for the wastewater treatment sector to consider—from new mechanical configurations and variations in enclosures to integrated controls for aeration processes and blowers. During this course, explore the latest in blower and control technologies to improve performance and efficiency at your facility. You'll learn the basics of blower operation and energy use, then examine the technologies on the market today. Hosted by WPPI Energy, in partnership with Seventhwave and Wisconsin Wastewater Operators' Association. An optional tour of the Sun Prairie Wastewater Treatment Plant at 3040 Bailey Road will follow.

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Optimal chiller plant and ventilation system performance

When: Tues., May 1 and Wed., May 2, 8:30 am–4 p.m. CST
Where: May 1 in De Pere, Wisconsin and May 2 in Brookfield, Wisconsin
Cost: $199

The first part of this course will focus on the chiller, reviewing ASHRAE Standard 90.1 requirements and exploring the most current chiller technologies and trends. Examine various types of chiller plant configurations and learn about common pitfalls and corrections to improve operations. Energy-saving strategies, including chiller tower and pump pressure optimization, chilled water reset and condenser energy recovery will also be discussed.

The second part of this course will cover ventilation fundamentals, including ASHRAE Standard 62.1 requirements and various types of ventilation systems. Learn about energy-saving ventilation strategies such as demand-controlled ventilation and exhaust air energy recovery, as well as the design and control of dedicated outdoor air systems. Hosted by Alliant Energy, We Energies, Wisconsin Public Service and Xcel Energy, in partnership with Seventhwave.

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