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Building for High Performance: Maximize your Investment in Sustainability

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11:30 am
2:00 pm

Hilton Garden Inn, Sun Prairie, WI & Token Springs Elementary School


A new construction or major renovation project is the ideal time to design and build for energy efficiency, peak load reduction, improved systems performance and greater comfort. Is your architectural firm or client taking advantage of financial incentives and expert technical assistance available from local utilities and energy efficiency programs? Are you a property manager, building owner or community stakeholder that would like to learn more about capital assistance that you can leverage for your next project?

WPPI Energy, with their 51 locally owned member utilities, and Focus on Energy both offer a New Construction Design Assistance program that empowers building owners and design teams to achieve high performance buildings. Whether your project is large or small, public or private, it could qualify for cash incentives and technical guidance to help you achieve sustainable design and reach your energy goals.

This lunch and learn, in partnership with AIA Wisconsin, will provide an overview of New Construction Design Assistance Programs that are currently available to building owners and design firms. The best time to identify high-performance building design strategies and technologies is at the beginning of the design process—ideally during the concept development or schematic design stage. Don’t leave money on the table and ensure that your project reaches its full sustainable design potential.

Building Tour at Token Springs Elementary School

Attendees are invited to a building tour accompanied by the school district and design team immediately following the lunch and learn. Participants will also learn how the Sun Prairie School District took advantage of these programs and received more than $350,000 to offset the cost of energy efficiency measures built into the district’s two new elementary schools that completed in 2018. The school district worked closely with their local utility, Sun Prairie Utilities and Focus on Energy, to participate in the New Construction Design Assistance Program.

This class qualifies for the following credits: