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Executive Vice President
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As a member of the Energy Center's senior leadership team, Marge is responsible for strategic planning, financial management and business development to advance the Energy Center's mission.
Marge is passionate about building the human capacity to generate economic and environmental sustainability, with particular emphasis on the built environment. Her current strategy work addresses both technical and human behavior knowledge gaps that prevent sustainable and regenerative energy use in buildings. She has a strong background in nonprofit governance, education design and integrating education into energy efficiency programs to meet resource acquisition and market transformation goals. Marge also develops policy and program recommendations for decision makers related to green jobs, capacity building and market-based educational approaches.
Marge serves on the Board of Directors of the New Buildings Institute. She holds the Environmental Nonprofit Advocate seat on the U.S. Green Building Council's Board of Directors, is the Chair-Elect for 2014 and also chairs its Education Steering Committee. Marge is also a member of the Energy Sector Subcommittee of the Wisconsin Council on Workforce Investment, chairs the Corporate Social Responsibility Advisory Council for Meeting Professionals International and served on the MPI Board of Directors.
Marge's work includes
- Energy Center University
Energy Center University is the gateway to live event and online training powered by the Energy Center of Wisconsin.
- Better Buildings: Better Business Conference (Wisconsin)
Published: 2013. The Energy Center's flagship event for residential builders and remodelers is held in Wisconsin Dells.
- Green jobs: connecting supply and demand
Published: 2010. In this webinar, Marge Anderson presents the Energy Center's analysis of training and workforce development in the Midwest and shares information to help program planners prepare for the boom—and the workforce capacity challenges—ahead ...
- If we ramp up, will they come? Assessing employer and workforce
readiness to accelerate energy efficiency in three Midwestern states
Published: 2010. In this ACEEE paper, Marge Anderson, Claire Cowan and Nick Sayen discuss the Energy Center's research of energy efficiency program planning efforts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois as these states respond to the ever-increasing demand for a skilled workforce ...
- How much is that training program worth? Quantifying the value of training and other 'fuzzy' education events
Published: 2006. In this ACEEE paper, Ingo Bensch, Scott Pigg and Marge Anderson describe a self-funded, internal assessment of return on investment for a Midwestern energy efficiency conference ...
- Creating lasting energy efficiency behavior change through education & training
Published: 2005. In this ACEEE paper, Marge Anderson and Brenda Jessen examine six principles that are replicable for other market transformation programs and discuss the effects over the past nine years in programs like the Industrial Best Practices training series and the Wisconsin Building Operator Certification program.
- Education by design: creating lasting market behavior change through education & training
Published: 2004. In this ACEEE paper, Marge Anderson presents the Energy Center's systematic model for education and training and addresses the six key elements that ensure consistent, measurable and significant results in terms of lasting energy efficiency behavior change.
- Education and training for market transformation programs: keys to success
Published: 2002. In this ACEEE paper, Marge Anderson describes the Energy Center's effect on behavior change through a successful combination of factors: applying theory to the design of education and training programs; adapting adult learning techniques to technical subject matter and technical instructors; appropriately integrating training into program design; and incorporating evaluation results into subsequent program design.