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Building the Business Case for Energy and Resource Efficiency

September 21, 2017|Milwaukee, WI|7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

About the conference

This conference is geared for owners, executives and key decision makers of small-mid sized manufacturers. It will cover case studies, and multiple examples of leveraging external resources, and smart investments. The case studies will be presented by several Wisconsin small to mid-size manufacturers who have made attractive investments in Energy Efficiency. Presentations will also be made by Wisconsin utilities and a number of leading M-WERC- IEE WG member organizations such as WMEP, Focus on Energy, Franklin Energy and the WI Office on Energy Innovation.


The conference will be free for M-WERC members, partner organizations, and small and mid-sized manufacturers

$85 for non-members; after Friday September 1, the cost is $125



7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Registration & Networking

8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Presenter: John Bobrowich, Director Market Research and Development, Midwest Energy Research Consortium 

8:45 - 9:15 a.m. Keynote: The Energy Efficient Future of Manufacturing
Presenter: Buckley Brinkman, Executive Director/CEO Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity

9:15 - 9:45 a.m. The Energy and Resource Efficiency Value Proposition for Industrial Energy Efficiency
Presenter: Randy Bertram, Director of Sustainability Services, Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Program

9:45 - 10:35 a.m. Simple Steps to Reduce Energy Cost
Moderator: Steve Hiersche, CEM, Energy Advisor- Industrial Team Leader, Franklin Energy

10:35 - 11:00 a.m. Break/Networking

11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Case Studies; Energy, Productivity and Resource Efficiency
Moderator: Herb Hannam, Manufacturing Specialist, WMEP

12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch/Networking, M-WERC, Various Table Topics

12:45 - 1:15 p.m. Economics and Incentives for Distributed Energy Projects
Moderator: Art Harrington and Nate Zolik, Godfrey & Kahn

12:45 - 1:15 p.m. Energy Efficiency Support Resources for Industrial Energy Efficiency
Presenter: Megan Levy, Local Energy Programs Manager, WI Office of Energy Innovation

1:15 - 1:45 p.m. Utility Customer Support for Industrial Energy Efficiency
Presenters: Utility members of the IEE-Working Group

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. How to Justify and Sell Energy Efficiency Projects Internally
Presenter: Franklin Energy

3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Closing remarks and adjournment

Date & Time

September 21, 2017

7:30 AM - 3:30 PM


M-WERC Energy Innovation Center

M-WERC Energy Innovation Center

4201 N 27th Street

Milwaukee, WI 53216

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