Building Decarbonization Forum

Thursday, October 27, 2022 | The Goodman Community Center, Madison, WI


Achieving the region's ambitious climate goals of net-zero carbon emissions community-wide by 2050 will require a community effort. Join Slipstream and Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) to explore decarbonization pathways for your community, organization, or business to help achieve this goal. This half-day event features several sessions that highlight what MGE customers are doing to accelerate a path to decarbonization and a more equitable and sustainable future, and how you can too. 

Local and regional experts will share tools and case studies to help attendees to achieve their own energy efficiency and decarbonization goals. MGE will provide updates to its Net Zero by 2050 Carbon goal and discuss how customers are an important part of this ambitious effort. Discover new programs and incentive opportunities, including updates on the momentous Inflation Reduction Act, that you can take advantage of to support your community or business by saving energy and lowering utility costs. 

Join us and discover new solutions for community-wide decarbonization. Every step helps advance our collective efforts.

This course will not be pre-approved for GBCI CE Hours or AIA LUs; however, if you believe the content is applicable to your credential, you can self-report credits (note that while AIA CES does accept self-reported education, some architecture licensing boards do not accept such courses). Course completion certificates will not be sent.

  • Understand decarbonization and its impact in the community.
  • Explore what local businesses and organizations are doing now to decarbonize in your community.
  • Understand available programs, rebates, tax credits, and more available to help support your decarbonization projects, including the Inflation Reduction Act.
  • Additional resources

Commercial and multifamily business customers, city managers and planners, community-based organizations, developers, property managers, architects, engineers, faith communities, building operators and anyone interested in sustainable design and decarbonizing the built environment. 

7:30 – 8:00  AM

Registration, networking breakfast  


8:00-8:15 AM   

Welcome from MGE and Slipstream  

  • Mario Garcia-Sierra, Director Residential Community Services, MGE 
  • Sandra Henry, President and CEO, Slipstream  


8:15 – 8:45  AM

Introduction to Decarbonization  

  • Jeannette LeZaks, Director of Research & Innovation, Slipstream  

MGE resources to support decarbonization

  • Rob Crain, Director Customer Experience and Energy Services, MGE   


8:45 – 9:30  AM

Community-wide Decarbonization in Action   

  • Jillian Page, Manager-Business Customer Relations, MGE (moderator) 
  • Alexis London, Executive Director, Bayview Foundation 
  • Ed Neumueller, CEO, Standard Imaging 
  • Andy Allcock, Sr. Director of Marketing, Tribe 9 Foods 

9:30– 9:45  AM

Networking break and refreshments 


9:45 – 10:30  AM

Decarbonization Pathways and Resources  

Electrification in the built environment - tools and strategies   

  • Kevin Frost, Energy Engineer, Slipstream   

Local, state and federal programs and incentives

  • Inflation Reduction Act with Robin Lisowski, Director of Service Solutions, Slipstream  
  • C-PACE Wisconsin financing with Kim Johnston, Market Development Manager PACE, Slipstream
  • Focus on Energy incentives with Stephen Pipson, Project Manager Focus on Energy


10:30 – 11:15  AM

Decarbonization in Transportation   

  • Mahanth Joishy, Fleet Superintendent, City of Madison  
  • Mark Seitz, Sr. Business Unit Manager of EV Systems, Franklin Fueling


11:15 – 11:30  AM

Recap and takeaways  

  • Jeannette LeZaks, Director of Research & Innovation, Slipstream