DOE Technical Assistance Program November Webcasts Schedule
November 09, 2011
DOE's Technical Assistance Program (TAP) will be presenting several webcasts in November. TAP webcasts will continue to explore best practices and technical information for state, city, county and tribal energy practitioners.
Registration is now open for the November webinars, which will address a range of topics including:
- Collaborating with stakeholders to build support for energy efficiency programs
- Creating successful partnerships between utilities and local governments for energy efficiency programs
- Advanced benchmarking in Portfolio Manager
- Leveraging Portfolio Manager for disclosure and green leasing practices
- Benchmarking in Portfolio Manager for state and local communities.
You can find the complete webcast schedule for this month below. Webcast details may change during the month, so please check the Solution Center webcasts page for the most up to date information, where you can also find presentations from past Technical Assistance Program webinars.
The TAP Blog is also a good place to find information on webcasts, including a description of each webcast and sign-up information. Don't see a webcast for a topic you're interested in? Make a comment on our blog or send an email to email@example.com.
Utility Partnering Webcast Series
Title: Collaboration and Consensus Building in States to Support Energy Efficiency as a Resource
Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST
Description: This webcast is part of a series created to support Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action in States award recipients, but is open to all states. This webcast presents the story of the successful stakeholder engagement process in Arkansas, which led to the state's launch of its "Quick Start" utility-administered energy efficiency programs in 2007, the expansion of these programs into comprehensive programs in 2009, and the adoption in 2010 of increased annual energy efficiency goals for 2011-2013. The discussion will also cover general principles for a successful collaborative process by utilities, utility regulators, customers and customer groups, state agencies, energy efficiency and consumer advocates, and others. For background on the Arkansas story, webcast participants can read the Arkansas Public Service Commission's Sustainable Energy Resources Action Guide.
Title: Partnering with Utilities Part 2 –Advanced Topics for Local Governments in Creating Successful Partnerships with Utilities to Deliver Energy Efficiency Programs
Date: November 30, 2011
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST
Description: This webcast will build on the "Partnering with Utilities Part 1" webcast, which explored introductory topics such as understanding different types of utilities and other administrators of energy efficiency program, key drivers of utility-administered energy efficiency programs, and examples of ways to partner with utilities. Part 2 focuses on advanced topics for local government-utility partnerships, with presentations from local governments and their partnering utilities that have well-developed, multi-year relationships and programs. Part 2 topics include:
- Designing energy efficiency programs to be responsive to each party's needs and goals
- Aligning program planning cycles and funding periods
- Developing an energy savings measurement and verification plan that meets utilities' requirements for cost-effectiveness
Portfolio Manager Initiative (PMI) WebcastsThe PMI Training Curriculum leverages EPA resources on all webcasts regardless of broadcast platform.
Title: Advanced Benchmarking in Portfolio Manager
Date: November 15, 2011
Time: 2:00-3:15 EST
Description: This webcast provides an overview of the advanced features of ENERGY STAR's Portfolio Manager Tool. Upon successfully completing this webcast, participants will be able to correct and update space and utility data, set baselines and targets, group facilities, customize views, utilize the Statement of Energy Performance, and generate custom reports.
Title: Leveraging Portfolio Manager for Disclosure and Green Leasing Practices
Date: November 21, 2011
Time: 1:00-2:00 EST
Description: Whole-building energy performance data is the foundation of any smart energy management program. State and local governments across the country are taking advantage of Portfolio Manager to implement energy benchmarking and disclosure requirements for commercial buildings. This Web training session highlights the best practices of state and local benchmarking and disclosure policies. We will briefly discuss benchmarking and its place in the larger context of energy management planning before exploring in detail some of the choices governments face when implementing these policies.
Title: Benchmarking in Portfolio Manager for State and Local Governments & EECBG Recipients
Date: November 29, 2011
Time: 2:00-3:15 EST
Description: This session will review EPA's online energy management tool, Portfolio Manager, which allows you track the progress of energy efficiency efforts and compare the energy use of your buildings to peer buildings across the country. Attendees will learn how to measure and track energy use and carbon dioxide emissions reductions to establish baseline energy use, prioritize investments, set goals, and track improvements over time.