Construction & Engineering

Purpose:  The purpose of the M-WERC Construction and Engineering working group is to bring together M-WERC members involved directly in engineering and construction activities for collaboration on topics of common interest to these members. By establishing the working group, M-WERC will help advance the market and industry development of construction and engineering.  This working group will also be an important contributer for the Better Buildings Challenge (BBC), the commercial building energy efficiency project made possible by an award from the U.S. Department of Energy to the City of Milwaukee.

Scope of Work:  The working group will establish an action plan for the year 2016 and 2017.  An initial meeting of the working group was held in June 2016, to satisfy BBC Work Plan commitments.

The action plan will be focused around educating involved members in industry advancements, as well as developing a focus for M-WERC to lead potential research, pilot projects, and publications. This action plan will be guided by the working group to narrow development to assess items of interest and turn these items of interest into targets, goals, and objectives.

The interest group will establish a direct line of communication with the experts of the construction and engineering profession. This communication will directly benefit M-WERC’s involvement with the Milwaukee BBC. With the group’s direction, M-WERC will be able to better accomplish BBC databases and inventories and aid in the understanding of how best to engage contractors in the program. M-WERC will also be able to better provide sources of information within the energy sector.

The working group will also coordinate with other M-WERC committees and working groups on issues or topics where coordination is appropriate.

Leadership:  The Construction and Engineering Working Group is led by two chairs, both from M-WERC member companies.

            Current Chairs:

  • Jeffrey Garretson – Co-Chair
  • Ivan Velazquez – Co-Chair

M-WERC Staff:

  • Jeff Anthony


Regular Meetings:

The M-WERC Construction & Engineering Working Group meets the second Wednesday of every month, either at an in-person meeting or a conference call.  M-WERC members should join these meetings/calls if interested in learning more about the Working Group or contact us at:

How to Get Involved:

The M-WERC Construction & Engineering Working Group is open to members of the Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) as well as partner organizations of M-WERC.  Membership options exist for companies large and small, academic organizations, non-profits / NGOs, as well as individuals and entrepreneurial start-ups.  If interested in learning more about M-WERC membership or specific questions on the Distributed Energy/Energy Storage Working Group, please contact us at:


M-WERC Member Distributed Energy/Energy Storage Content

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