Kristin Haas

These in-person courses will teach about different facets of the energy efficiency world.

Seventhwave, as a nonprofit focused on advancing energy efficiency, lives its mission through research, consulting, program administration and education. Join Seventhwave at these in-person fall events in Wisconsin to learn about different facets of the energy efficiency world.

Path to passive design: multifamily lessons learned

When: Tues., September 11 in Madison from 7:55–11:45 a.m.
Cost: $45

Passive building activity has increased exponentially in recent years, from single family residential projects to multifamily—and now the trend is being adopted by commercial buildings. Take a look at several low and midrise multifamily projects across the country that were constructed at 0 to 5 percent additional cost over an EnergyStar baseline, their construction techniques and their lessons learned.

An interdisciplinary panel of speakers will also share a case study of Madison’s landmark affordable housing multifamily project, Rethke Terrace. The project reached Passive House and LEED Platinum certification earlier this year, the first multifamily project in Madison (and the Midwest) to reach this goal. Attendees may join the developer and the design team for a tour of Rethke Terrace after the course.

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Electric vehicle ride and drive event

When: Thurs., September 13 in Madison and Fri., September 14 in Eau Claire from 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Cost: $39

Find out about the latest electric vehicle technologies at the electric vehicle ride and drive event. Learn about trends and technologies, including battery systems and workplace charging stations. Our industry experts will discuss the tools and resources to help you with your purchasing decisions and provide an update of the infrastructure initiatives in the Midwest that support electric vehicles. After lunch, get behind the wheel and experience firsthand the advantages of electric vehicles.

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Power quality solutions in industrial facilities

When: Wed. September 19 in De Pere and Thurs., September 20 in Pewaukee from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Cost: $199

Learn about common power quality disturbances and how to improve power quality, immunize equipment and control the disturbances. Find out how to determine whether electrical supplies and equipment are operating within industry standards and whether power quality disturbances are normal. We’ll also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different types of power quality solutions, as well as protective equipment for disturbances.

Attendees will work in groups to design solutions to power quality problems and questions posed by the instructor. Before the course begins, a survey will be emailed to attendees regarding the types of power quality problems they experience. These will be used as talking points to review trends from the audience. An optional substation tour will conclude the course.

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HVAC technology enhancements for energy conservation

When: Thurs., October 4 in De Pere from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Cost: $199

Join us to learn how to get the largest energy savings in your commercial buildings. HVAC as a single system is 45–70percent of a building’s energy use—making it the biggest energy user and a major retrofit target. For comparison, lighting is usually just 10–30 percent. Even though these percentages depend on climate, building type and building usage, HVAC still has one of the largest impacts on energy use. Ryan Hoger will discuss the newest energy-saving HVAC technologies, improvements and alternative solutions, so you can initiate change in commercial buildings.

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