Focus on Energy – Design Assistance

The new Focus on Energy Design Assistance Program has launched. The program provides design professionals, builders and developers of new buildings in Wisconsin whole building analysis of energy-saving options for a new building during the design phase. The program also offers owner incentives to reduce the upfront cost of high efficiency measures that exceed Wisconsin codes and standards.

Focus on EnergyAdditional program information, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, can be found at

Energy Center of Wisconsin Events

Our friends at the ECW are hosting some courses which may be of interest to ASHRAE members. See details below, and note the ECTWENTY discount code.

Industrial steam and commercial boiler systems
January 23, 2013 | Madison, WI | Commercial On-location
$169 (Use promo code: ECTWENTY to receive a $20 discount)
Considering the implications boilers have on safety and productivity—it is critical that we pay close attention to them and not just when something goes wrong. Learn from an industry expert who will share the knowledge you need to achieve efficient, safe and reliable boiler systems and procedures. Learn more.

Implementation of successful daylighting control systems
February 28, 2013 | 1–2:30 pm CT | Commercial Live Webinar | No cost
Daylighting control, or daylight harvesting, has become a common energy-savings strategy when designing for sustainability. Although automatic daylighting controls are growing in popularity, several barriers still exist to successfully implement these technologies in mainstream construction. In this webinar, research findings from monitoring and commissioning several daylighting control systems in Minnesota and Wisconsin will be discussed. Field performance results will be shared and guidelines for successful execution, startup and commissioning of these systems will be addressed. Learn more.

Better Buildings: Better Business Conference
March 6-8, 2013 | Wisconsin Dells, WI | Residential Conference
Now through February 26, 2013 $320
Take your residential building knowledge to the next level, produce a better product, enhance customer relationships, expand your business opportunities and gain various perspectives from multiple disciplines within the building community. Learn more.

YEA 2012 Social Event

The ASHRAE Wisconsin chapter YEA group is hosting a networking and social event on Wednesday, December 19th from 6-9PM. Please come to meet your engineering peers and learn how to get the most out of ASHRAE. The event will be held at Trinity Three Irish Pub, and the chapter will be providing food and drink.

YEA is focused on bringing together students and engineers aged 35 and younger, but all are welcome to attend.

Trinity Three Irish Pub is located in downtown Milwaukee at 125 E Juneau Ave.

January 2013 Program

This month’s program is a Wisconsin Building Code refresher with Randy Dahmen at MSOE Todd Wehr Auditorium. The presentation is from noon to 1:00PM on January 17th. Check-in starts at 11:45.

Randy will discuss changes, frequently asked questions, and common interpretations of the Wisconsin Commercial building code. Randy will specifically touch on the mechanical, energy and fuel gas codes. He will also take time answer questions and listen to concerns about the code.

The Todd Wehr Auditorium is located at 1025 N. Broadway, Milwaukee WI.

Please register in advance.