Building for the future: maximize your investment in sustainability

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Driftless Historium

100 South 2nd Street

Mount Horeb, WI 53572

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INCLUDES TWO BUILDING TOURS! Driftless Historium and Mt. Horeb Firehouse/Public Safety Building

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A new construction project is the ideal time to design and build for energy efficiency while considering a more sustainable and resilient future for a community. Take a moment from your fast-paced daily grind, join us for lunch, and learn about the New Construction Design Assistance programs offered in Mount Horeb and surrounding communities.

Are you a property manager, building owner, or community stakeholder and want to learn more about capital assistance that can be leveraged for your next project? Is your architectural firm taking advantage of financial incentives and expert technical assistance available from local utilities and energy efficiency programs?

WPPI Energy, with their 51 locally owned member utilities including Mount Horeb 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 reach your energy efficiency goals.

This lunch and learn will provide an overview of new construction programs that are currently available for new projects and gut renovations in Mount Horeb. Join us and learn how the Driftless Historium worked closely with Mount Horeb Utilities and Focus on Energy, to participate in these energy efficiency offerings. Don’t leave money on the table and ensure that your project reaches its full sustainable design potential.

Building Tours

Attendees are invited to a building tour accompanied by WPPI Energy and Focus on Energy immediately following the presentation. Learn how the Driftless Historium took advantage of these programs and received more than $11,000 to offset the cost of energy efficiency measures. The Driftless Historium is also saving more than $9,000 a year in reduced energy costs. Learn more about its award-winning participation.

We will also tour the new Mt. Horeb Firehouse/Public Safety Building just around the corner from the Driftless Historium. The project completed in June 2019 and is home to both the village fire department and police department. This project also participated in the WPPI New Construction Design Assistance program and received financial incentives for its energy efficient design. Learn more about this exciting new project.

Don’t miss your opportunity for two exciting building tours in Mt. Horeb!


  1. Identify energy efficiency opportunities in new construction and major renovation projects.
  2. Explain technical assistance such as energy modeling offered for high performance buildings.
  3. Learn how the building owner and design team can also be eligible for financial incentives.
  4. Identify project eligibility and participation timeline.
  5. Discuss how the Driftless Historium took advantage of new construction design assistance programs to achieve a high performance and more sustainable building in Mount Horeb.


11:30 a.m. - Registration and lunch

Noon – 12:45 p.m. - Program

  • Welcome – WPPI Energy
  • Overview of WPPI Energy Design Assistance Program
  • Overview of Focus on Energy Design Assistance Program
  • Identify energy efficiency opportunities in new construction and major renovations
  • Explain financial incentives available for your project
  • Learn about technical assistance to support your team

12:45 – 1 p.m. – Overview of the Driftless Historium’s participation in programs and highlights of energy efficiency design

1 – 1:30 p.m. – Driftless Historium and Mt. Horeb Public Safety Building Tours


Building owners, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, government officials, city stakeholders and anyone with interest in designing and constructing high-performance commercial, industrial and multifamily buildings.


Please note that in order to receive continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire training; partial credit cannot be given.

AIA Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 1 LU for this instructor-led face-to-face course. This is an introductory level course and expires 7.18.22. Questions about AIA credits should be directed to Lonna Berg at 608.210.7157 or

Credits are approved for the presentation only; they are not available for the tour.


Erikka Byrge, LEED AP, Program Manager, Slipstream

Francisco Sayu, Program Manager, Design Assistance, Focus on Energy


  • Jenny Minter, Deputy Chief, Mount Horeb Fire & EMS
  • Nicholas Owen, Village Administrator, Village of Mount Horeb
  • Jim Schwingle, PE, CEM, Energy Services Representative, WPPI Energy
  • Destinee K. Udelhoven, Museum Director, Driftless Historium
  • Nate Considine, Architect, Bray Architects

Early registration is encouraged. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited.




Questions? Email or call 608.210.7103.

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100 South 2nd Street

Mount Horeb, WI 53572

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