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Renewable Energy Webinar Focuses on Reducing Operating Costs

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Wisconsin printers and small businesses are invited to participate in a free webinar on reducing operating costs with renewable energy on Tuesday, Feb. 19th from 9-10 a.m. The webinar is hosted by the Great Lakes Graphics Association, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, Flexographic Technical Association, and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  Register for the free webinar here:

This webinar is the first in a year-long series of webinars on sustainable practices that can help businesses lower environmental impacts while providing a return on investment at the same time. Heather Allen from RENEW Wisconsin and speakers from Letterhead Press will cover:

  • How Letterhead Press reduced energy costs by 25% from their large-scale, 337 kW solar electric system in New Berlin
  • 30% federal solar tax credits that will begin to sunset at the end of 2019
  • Focus on Energy 2019 incentives and grants
  • Financing renewable and energy efficiency projects through low-interest PACE loans
  • Options for investing in renewable energy systems if you cannot install one at your facility
  • Resources around the state to help you evaluate renewable energy financing and installation
  • Information on sustainability programs for Wisconsin businesses and printers: Green Tier and Sustainable Green Printing Partnership, including a dual-certification option for printers.

Additional webinars in the series include potential topics such as:

  • Energy Efficiency, May 14, 9-10 a.m.
  • Zero Landfill Waste, August 20, 9-10 a.m.
  • Compressed Air Efficiency, October 15, 9-10 a.m.

For more information, visit Great Lakes Graphics Association or contact Erika Kluetmeier, Green Tier sustainability adviser, at (608) 267-0865.