DOE Announces Upcoming Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Webinars on Optimizing Energy Performance and More

July 25, 2012

EERE offers webinars to the public on subjects ranging from how to adopt the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

Upcoming Webinars

July 26: Optimizing Energy Performance for Existing High-Performance Sustainable Buildings

The Energy Department will present the second in a series of live webinars titled Guiding Principles: Optimize Energy Performance on Thursday, July 26, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. For more info on the series, see the July 24 webinar listing. This webinar will focus on one of the Guiding Principles— Optimize Energy Performance for Existing High-Performance Sustainable Buildings, and will discuss planning, strategies, documentation, reporting, and data integrity for compliance.

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August 2: Placing UESC Task Orders under a GSA Area-wide Contract
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled Placing UESC Task Orders Under a GSA Area-wide Contract on Thursday, August 2, 2012, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The session will benefit energy managers and other professionals interested in learning a step-by-step approach to placing a utility energy service contract (UESC) task order under a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Area-wide Contract. It will focus on developing skills related to the acquisition plan; preliminary audit and findings; feasibility study and project proposal; contract for construction; construction and installation; performance assurance and acceptance; post-construction and commissioning; and sample documents and templates. Successful project examples will also be shared.

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August 8: Live Webcast on Accelerating Innovation: Biomass
The Energy Department, in partnership with the Battelle Commercialization Council of Labs, will present a live webcast titled Accelerating Innovation: Biomass on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, from 2:00 to3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webcast will highlight several biomass-focused National Laboratory technologies, all of which are found on EERE's Energy Innovation Portal. During this webcast, attendees will learn about cutting edge advances in biomass technology such as using cyanobacteria in photosynthesis conversions of CO2 to fuels and chemicals. Speakers, including Jianping Yu of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will participate in a question-and-answer session at the end of the presentation.

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August 15: Live Webcast on Environmental Sustainability in Biofuel Production
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled Assessing Impacts of Regional Water Resource Use and Availability on Bioenergy Production on August 15, 2012, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar is intended for local, county and state water managers; working farmers and biofuel leaders; students and professionals in the fuel and energy sectors; and policymakers. The session will provide an overview of requirements for water resources, as well as a discussion of the environmental impacts attributable to wastewater from biofuels production. Case studies will be presented to highlight the unique aspects of the water footprint of biofuels—thereby demonstrating the complex nature of the energy-water relationship.

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August 21: Live Webcast on Community Renewable Energy Success Stories
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled Community Renewable Energy Success Stories: Financing Renewable Energy Projects on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will provide information on the challenges and successes of financing mechanisms for a solar project in Knoxville, Tennessee, and one of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) community renewable energy projects.

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Past Webinars

July 17: Live Webcast on Fuel Cells for Portable Power
The Energy Department presented a live webcast titled Fuel Cells for Portable Power on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. This webinar focused on recent R&D advancements in direct methanol fuels and their use in portable power. Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory discussed advanced materials and the development of new methanol oxidation catalysts, hydrocarbon membranes with reduced methanol crossover, and improvements to component durability.

Past fuel cells webinars.

July 24: Overview of Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings
The Energy Department presented the first in a series of live webinars titled Guiding Principles: Getting Started on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. The webinar series is intended to assist federal agencies with meeting the current Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings for OMB Scorecard compliance. The session will benefit those in the federal buildings sector including those responsible for annual sustainability and scorecard reporting, building owners, leasers, managers, operators, engineers, architects, designers, site energy managers, maintenance managers, and sustainability managers. This webinar provides an overview of the Guiding Principles for Existing High-Performance Sustainable Buildings and discusses planning, strategies, documentation, reporting, and data integrity for compliance.

View the recorded webinar.

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