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Our Partners in Conservation

The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the Green Masters Program prepare and share a Monthly Newsletter. The newsletter has become a dependable source of interesting information, scheduled events, conferences, training.

For the month of January:

  • New Year's Resolutions/Time to be Green – Resolutions take on a greater significance in the context of climate change and global economics.
  • Conference Recap - The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council had it’s 2019 business conference at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino and with over 300 participants it was a huge success. You will find links to photos and some of the PowerPoint presentations.
  • Sustainability Events – A number of informative events addressing sustainability and business in our state
  • Inspiration Corner – A 2019 perspective from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • In the News – The Good, Bad and Questionable

Industrial refrigeration systems: strategies to improve energy efficiency 

There are many no cost strategies to improve the energy efficiency of industrial refrigeration systems. Join us to learn how to run your industrial refrigerated systems better with simple changes to reduce energy consumption while meeting refrigeration load. This half-day workshop is geared for customers with custom refrigerated systems including cold storage and refrigerated warehouses. 

Attendees will get an in-depth look at refrigeration system settings and new technologies. We will explore condensing pressure reduction, suction pressure increase, compressor sequencing, and evaporator defrost. We will also discuss variable frequency drive advantages and disadvantages, appropriate applications, and control recommendations. You will leave with an understanding of the key elements to develop a successful implementation strategy that will improve your system and save on your operating expenses. 


  • Cold storage and refrigerated warehouses
  • Industrial and large buildings with custom refrigeration systems 
  • Industrial food/production manufacturing
  • Dairy/ice cream industry
  • Fruit/vegetable industry
  • Meat, poultry and fish production facilities 
  • Breweries and wineries with custom refrigeration
  • Ice rinks
  • Pharmaceutical/chemical industries with custom refrigeration systems

Todd Jekel, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Director, Industrial Refrigeration Consortium, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

DATE: Tuesday, Feb. 18
LOCATION: WPPI Energy, Sun Prairie, WI
TIME: 8 a.m. - noon 

COST: $45

NOTE - Special discount for WAEE members!
Please use the promo code WPPI20 for a $20 discount.

Leaders in providing first-class education and training for the global energy and infrastructure industries

Women in Engineering & Construction Conference 2020

Women in Engineering & Construction Conference 2020
March 2-3, 2020 | Kansas City, MO

"The panels provided great insights into their personal experiences and company initiatives that I would never be exposed to otherwise." - Assistant PM, Shawmut

"The Women in Engineering & Construction Conference is more that a gathering of women talking about the industry. It is an opportunity for women to recalibrate, network and discuss solutions that can help the entire industry and make it better for everyone." - Chief Rail Transit Safety Oversight Manager, Illinois Department of Transportation

Key Takeaways Include

  • Discuss how to succeed as a leader, including: leadership techniques, developing leadership styles, leading vs. managing, and key leadership qualities
  • Describe effective negotiation strategies
  • Review 2 high-level executives' journeys to the top
  • Discuss work-life balance
  • Explain global engineering & construction trends
  • Review the root causes of gender gaps in the workplace
  • Address how to cultivate an executive presence


Pre-Conference Workshop
Negotiation 101

Post-Conference Workshop
Leadership & Time Management 101


2020 Speakers

Clare Archer, Vice President/Senior Director, Gilbane Building Company
Kristen Braden, Vice President- Construction Operations, H.R. Gray
Robin Broder, Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President, Principal, Henderson Engineers
Meghan Calabro, Director of Distribution Modernization, Burns & McDonnell
Erica Carter, Vice President, Kimley-Horn
Jessica Chen, Project Executive, Suffolk-Yates
Connie Dieterman, Vice President, Kiewit
Leslie Duke, President & General Manager, Burns & McDonnell
Martha Feeback, Senior Director- Corporate Engagement, Catalyst
Marietta Hannigan, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy & Communications Officer, Jacobs
Judy Lynn Hricak, Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Gannett Fleming
Meggan Krase, Vice President, Garney Construction
Vicki LaRose, President, Civil Design, Inc.
Hope Luhman, Senior Vice President, WSP
Pamela Monastra, Senior Vice President- Head of Communications, Skanska
Suzanne Murtha, Vice President Connected & Automated Technologies, AECOM
Sonya Roberts, Vice President- Benefits & Compensation, Balfour Beatty
Maja Rosenquist, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Mortenson Construction
Catherine Southers, Vice President- Marketing, Whiting-Turner
Jacqueline Twillie, Founder and President,
Maggie Walsh, Vice President- Strategic Clients and Pursuit Leaders, HDR
Megan Weismantel, Business Development Manager, Burns & McDonnell
Vanessa Zambo, Senior Vice President/Senior Principal Director of Marketing & Communications, Terracon

Register 3 attendees in the same purchase and the 4th is free!


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