04.19.13 | Let the sun shine in
Advanced glazings and daylighting systems can help forge the road to zero-energy buildings and significant savings, but only if daylighting designs can avoid unwanted solar heat gain and glare.
02.25.13 | Madison, Wisconsin: Report assesses viability of AD at swine operations
Article featured on BioCycle.net.
12.13.12 | Cannon Design does more with less
The Energy Center provided technical assistance on this project.
11.14.12 | City explores potential for Madison Sustainability Commerce Center
The City of Madison recently hired a team of professionals, including the Energy Center, to explore the potential of a Madison Sustainability Commerce Center.
09.20.12 | Energy Center of Wisconsin will move to $100 million University Crossing site for its green features
Article in the Wisconsin State Journal.
03.26.12 | Marge Anderson named executive vice president
Marge Anderson, chair of MPI's CSR Advisory Council, has been named executive vice president for the Energy Center of Wisconsin.
02.27.12 | Wisconsin falling behind on energy-saving efforts
Efforts in Wisconsin to help customers save on their energy costs are falling behind other Midwestern states at a time when the state's power costs are among the highest in the region.
11.28.11 | Study warms to using geothermal
Scott Hackel discusses the Energy Center's hybrid geothermal study in this archived radio broadcast.
11.28.11 | Fine-tuning a career
No matter what point we're at in our personal lives or professional careers, we never stop learning.
10.18.11 | DOE highlights report on hybrid ground-source heat pump technology
This announcement features the Energy Center's hybrid geothermal research project.
09.30.11 | U.S. Green Building Council and Indie Energy Partner for Energy Efficient Buildings
Indie Energy today announced a technology partnership with U.S. Green Building Council, creators of the LEED green building program and LEED Online. The partnership brings together the first open platform for real-time building data and third-party Energy Apps on the Indie Energy Network with LEED Online, the software platform that manages the LEED green building certification process. These Apps include the Energy Center's hybrid geothermal software.
08.29.11 | Hybrid geothermal system considerations
Article featured in Consulting-Specifying Engineer.
06.30.11 | Winning high-first-cost projects
By Michael Ivanovich, The Ivanovich Group LLC, Oak Park, IL.
06.14.11 | Energy Center of Wisconsin to present webinar on Advanced Lighting Design Best Practices on June 21, 2011
Featured in LightNOW.
05.19.11 | Energy Center wins Rich Media Impact Award
For the second consecutive year, the Energy Center has received a Rich Media Impact Award from Sonic Foundry. This year the Energy Center took first place in the Rapid ROI category for its successful use of Sonic Foundry's Mediasite technology to achieve a return on investment of 42% per year.
05.13.11 | Breaking out...the story of Mediasite at Energy Center of Wisconsin
by Tammy Kramer, World of Webcast.
04.25.11 | Sonic Foundry announces finalists for 2011 Rich Media Impact Awards
The Energy Center has been selected as a finalist in the Rapid ROI category of Sonic Foundry's Rich Media Impact Awards. The Rapid ROI award recognizes successful use of webcasting to quickly achieve a measurable ROI in training, communications or outreach initiatives. Winners will be announced May 18.
04.11.11 | High performance homes training for local builders and contractors
Article in the Ashland Daily Press.
04.05.11 | Energy efficiency training seminar set for May
Article in Foodservice Equipment Reports.
03.16.11 | Data loggers help gauge success of $5B federal energy efficiency program
HOBO® data loggers are being used in a key national weatherization study funded by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
03.09.11 | New Sam's lets the sun shine in
The sea of skylights on the roof of the new Sam's Club might do more than help the retailer save money on electricity costs. It might help the warehouse make more money, too.
01.25.11 | Mapping it out: Wisconsin groups develop bioenergy atlas
Developers looking at Wisconsin as a home for biomass projects now have an easier way to obtain information about the state's current use and availability of resources.
01.23.11 | Awards in business
Energy Center of Wisconsin received the 2011 Inspiring Efficiency Education Award from the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.
01.14.11 | Energy Center wins MEEA award for rich media strategy (PDF)
The Energy Center has been honored with the 2011 Inspiring Efficiency Award in Education from the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. This award recognizes our use of rich media to connect participants to online education programs, breaking through traditional training barriers of cost, time and travel.
01.14.11 | Energy awards recognize achievers who green the way
The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance recognized nine organizations and individuals who have done the most to move energy use out of the dark ages.
12.31.10 | Daylighting benefits lie in proper design, control
Scott Hackel is quoted in this article by Rita Tatum for FacilitiesNet.
12.31.10 | Better Buildings: Better Business Conference to provide practical perspective on industry trends (PDF)
For Wisconsin contractors, the ninth annual conference will provide a solid, practical perspective on green construction, recent code changes, and other industry trends.
12.21.10 | Atlas pinpoints bioenergy resources
Launched this week, the Wisconsin Bioenergy Information and Outreach Network (wiscbioenergy.org) is a comprehensive tool for entrepreneurs, businesses, researchers and policymakers to find resources and technologies to develop the bioenergy sector in Wisconsin. The project is a collaboration among the UW-Madison Land Information and Computer Graphics Facility, UW-Extension, the Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative and the Energy Center of Wisconsin.
12.13.10 | Psst. Confess. Are YOU Guilty?
The average home in 1980 had only three electronic devices. That was 30 years ago. Since then, the electronics industry has grown into a major powerhouse industry. Do you have any idea how many small devices you have plugged into sockets around the house?
10.17.10 | Seeing Opportunity in a Different Light
An entrepreneur has developed a free energy-saving light bulb finder app for smart phones.
09.07.10 | Unplug for Savings
The September/October 2010 issue of Home Energy Magazine features an article on the Energy Center's plug load study by Ingo Bensch and Scott Pigg.
07.04.10 | Saving Money and Energy on Office Equipment
This article in Small Business Trends highlights findings from the Energy Center's plug load study.
06.14.10 | Homes Waste Watts of Power, Study Finds
Tom Content of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel highlights findings from the Energy Center's plug load study.
06.01.10 | Advanced Energy Design Guide seriesvaluable tool for building professionals
A market assessment of the Advanced Energy Design Guides published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers found them to be a valuable resource for influencing energy efficiency in building design. The market assessment was commissioned by ASHRAE and conducted by the Energy Center of Wisconsin.
05.24.10 | Daylighting starting to see the light of day
Jan Basina of The Daily Reporter features the Energy Center's Daylighting Collaborative in her blog.
05.20.10 | Builders and remodelers committed to sharpening their green building skills (PDF)
Despite the construction downturn, builders and remodelers from around the Midwest flocked to the Better Buildings: Better Business Conference. The eighth annual conference drew over 1,000 attendees14% more than last year.
04.14.10 | Sonic Foundry announces winners of the Sixth Annual Rich Media Impact Awards
Sonic Foundry, the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, today announced the winners of the Rich Media Impact Awards. The Energy Center won the Global Reach award.
04.05.10 | Sonic Foundry announces finalists for 2010 Rich Media Impact Awards
The Energy Center has been selected as a finalist in the Global Reach category of Sonic Foundry's Rich Media Impact Awards. The Global Reach award recognizes successful use of webcasting to connect the international community. Winners will be announced on April 14, 2010.
03.20.10 | Energy loan programs in state help spread out costs
The Energy Center's energy efficiency potential study is highlighted in this article by Tom Content of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
09.15.09 | Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency
Tom Content from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on results from several recent studies from the Energy Center and ACEEE that highlight the environmental benefits of energy efficiency.
09.12.09 | Burning Waste Wood to Generate Electricity
Steve Kihm, Joe Kramer and Sean Weitner provided testimony at a Public Service Commission hearing on Xcel Energy's proposal to burn wood residues in its Bay Front generating plant in Ashland, Wisconsin. Tom Content from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on questions raised by utility proposals to burn waste wood for electricity production.
09.03.09 | Consulting Approach to Home Performance Contracting (PDF)
The Energy Center's annual residential building and remodeling event, the Better Buildings: Better Business Conference, was featured in the Sep/Oct 2009 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
08.10.09 | Tripling funds for energy efficiency programs urged
by Thomas Content of the Journal Sentinel.
07.15.09 | Study Could Lead to More Power from Waste Wood
The Energy Center of Wisconsin will study the availability of wood chips and other wood waste in western Wisconsin as the state and Xcel Energy look to explore ways to make more renewable electricity from wood.