The     The Wisconsin Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (WAEE)

Additional  Informative and Educational Events

Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems
(Compressed Air Challenge)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)  Waupaca, WI

Course Description:

Compressed air systems hold the key to greater productivity, efficiency and profitability in your facility. You just have to understand where to look and what to do.

That's where the Compressed Air Challenge can help. If you're under pressure to improve efficiency, exceed productivity quotas, maintain quality - and control costs - the Compressed Air Systems training sponsored by the Compressed Air Challenge is for you!

The Compressed Air Challenge has developed seminars to help you evaluate your own compressed air system and apply proven techniques to reduce operating costs and improve your productivity, product quality, system reliability and competitiveness. 

Training from people who know compressed air. Training is led by compressed air experts who are dedicated to providing you with strategies you can implement immediately when you return to your plant. The focus of the training is to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to go back to your plant and start making positive changes in the way you manage your compressed air system.

This is a one-day introductory course designed to teach facility engineers, operators and maintenance staff how to achieve 15-25% cost savings through more effective production and use of compressed air. Participants will learn how to:

  • Calculate the energy cost of compressed air in their facility;
  • Improve compressed air system efficiency and reliability;
  • Identify inappropriate uses of compressed air;
  • Establish a baseline by which they can measure improvements in compressed air performance and efficiency;
  • Match system supply to actual production requirements for pressure and flow;
  • Find and fix leaks;
  • Establish a leak prevention program, and
  • Better control of compressed air to improve productivity and profitability

Intended Audience:

Operations & Maintenance Personnel  *  Facility Managers & Engineers *  Energy Managers & Directors  *  Business owners & Managers  *   Building Engineers   *   Utility Managers   *   Energy Consultants & Advisors   *   HVAC Contractors   *   Large Building Facility Managers   *   Plant Engineers   *   Environmental Managers   *   Cost Reduction Team Leaders   *   Mechanical System Contractors   *   Sales Managers

Payment information: 

Credit card payments preferred.  Paying by check? Make payable to: SEERA / Focus on Energy, Attn: Lisa Lee, 1 S. Pinckney St., Ste. 340, Madison, WI 53703

Questions, contact:
Lisa Lee


February 21st, 2019

Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee

"Make it Happen!"  Better, faster, cheaper, cleaner, and “right now”

Opening Remarks
Governor Tony Evers

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Bill Mitchell. 
VP of Business Operations for the Foxconn Corporation

This conference brings together over 40 prominent business leaders and executives as speakers, panelists and instructors.

Reasons why you might want to attend :

  • A full track on sustainability topics.
  • Several other tracks/sessions focused on improving resource utilization and performance such as: “Improving Productivity, Industry 4.0 Technology”, and several other sessions that are relevant to most businesses today (Workforce Excellence, Strategic Growth, Leadership)
  • Hear from real-world practitioners that are generating impressive results in their organizations.

There will be 18 total breakout sessions to choose from with three sessions in each of the following six conference tracks: 

  • Workforce Excellence
  • Improving Productivity
  • Leading for Success
  • Strategic Growth
  • Leveraging Sustainability
  • Industry 4.0/Technology


      Details and Registration

      Introduction to Motors, Fans and Pumps with
      Variable Frequency Drive Opportunities

      Wednesday, February 21, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)  Waupaca, WI

      Course Description:

      Motors are responsible for more than 60% of the energy consumed in commercial buildings and manufacturing facilities. Understanding and optimizing fan and pumping systems will provide significant opportunities in reducing energy costs.

      Do you know:

      • The cost to run a fully loaded 20 hp fan motor for one year?
      • The difference between optimizing a component verses optimizing a system?
      • Why use a variable frequency drive (VFD)?
      • How to determine when purchasing a new motor is more energy cost effective than rewinding an existing motor?
      • What types of cash incentives are available from Focus on Energy associated with fans and pumping systems?

      This course will answer these questions!

      Intended Audience:

      Maintenance Personnel  *  Facility Managers *  Energy Personnel, Managers & Directors  *  Plan and Facility Staff  *  Manufacturing and Processing Personnel  *  HVAC Engineers and Designers  *  Building Operators  *  Utility Managers  *  Procurement Personnel  *  Environment, Health & Safety Professionals

      CEU's: 0.6

      Payment information: 
       Credit card payments preferred.  Paying by check? Make payable to: SEERA / Focus on Energy, Attn: Lisa Lee, 1 S. Pinckney St., Ste. 340, Madison, WI 53703

      Questions, contact:
      Lisa Lee 

      Wrapping up year four of the WERCBench Labs Program, this event will highlight the six startup companies that have completed the accelerator course. All teams have undergone sixteen weeks of intensive customer discovery and has gained insights into their business model and value proposition.

      Each team will have 5 minutes to present to the audience and will be competing for cash prizes for the best pitch and presentation, as evaluated by a group of independent judges.

      Doors open for networking and cocktails & appetizers at 4pm, with the program beginning at 5:30pm.  Stick around after the presentations and awards end at 6:45pm to meet with the startup companies and more networking.

      Event Schedule 

      Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM CST

      Event Program

      • 4:00pm - Registration & Networking
      • 5:30pm - Program Begins
      • 6:45pm - Program Ends / Post-Event Networking

      M-WERC Energy Innovation Center

      4201 N. 27th Street

      Second Floor

      Milwaukee, WI 53216


      Jacquin Davidson

      Midwest Energy Research Consortium


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