DOE Announces Webinars on Benchmarking, Renewable Energy Potential on Tribal Lands, and more
February 21, 2013
EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting 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.
February 21: TAP Webinar on Introduction to Benchmarking—Starting a Benchmarking Plan
Webinar Sponsor: DOE Technical Assistance ProgramThe Department of Energy (DOE) will present a live webcast titled "Introduction to Benchmarking: Starting a Benchmarking Plan" on Thursday, February 21, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The webcast will focus on the DOE Technical Assistance Program's "Designing a Benchmarking Plan," a new resource that provides considerations, tools, and tips for public sector organizations to use in developing a benchmarking plan. Having a clearly established benchmarking plan helps organizations strategically implement a benchmarking program. This new resource reviews the benchmarking planning process from establishing a goal through implementation. After participating in the webinar, participants will have a better understanding of how to start a benchmarking plan or expand an existing process for better results. Attendees will also learn more about a new opportunity for peer exchange called the Better Buildings Alliance Project Team for Data Management Approaches.
February 26: Live Webcast on High Performance Leasing Strategies for State and Local Governments
The Department of Energy will present a live webcast titled "High Performance Leasing Strategies for State and Local Governments" on Tuesday, February 26, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. High performance leasing strategies help overcome the "split incentive" barrier faced by owners and tenants that inhibits energy efficiency improvements in existing commercial buildings. In this webinar presented by the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) and the DOE Technical Assistance Program, state and local governments will learn how they can model these strategies in publicly-leased buildings and promote their use in the private sector.
February 27: Live Webcast on Renewable Energy Potential on Tribal Lands
Webinar Sponsor: DOE Office of Indian Energy
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Tribal Energy Program, and Western Area Power Administration will present the next 2013 Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar titled "Renewable Energy Potential on Tribal Lands" on Wednesday, February 27, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The webinar will provide an introduction to the recently-released National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and ICF International studies on tribal renewable energy resources. Presenters from NREL will discuss the key findings in terms of market context, technical potential, and military opportunities, and explain how these findings will assist tribal leaders in assessing project viability and economics. There is no charge to participate, but registration is required.
February 19: Energy Department Webinar for 48C Phase II Tax Credit Applicants
The Department of Energy (DOE) hosted an informational webinar on the 48C Phase II Program for potential applicants on February 19, at 2:00 Eastern Standard Time (rescheduled from February 12). This initial webinar provides information about how to prepare a concept paper. Answers will be posted on the IRS website and on DOE's eXCHANGE system under the 48C Phase II opportunity announcement. The webinar addresses topics related to the concept paper phase of the process only. Applicants who are subsequently invited to submit a full application will also be invited to a webinar addressing that stage of the process.
February 6: An Energy Literate Citizenry from K-to-Gray: A Live Webcast on the Department of Energy's Energy Literacy Initiative
Webinar Sponsor: EERE Education and Workforce Development
The Energy Department presented a webcast, titled "An Energy Literate Citizenry from K-to-Gray" on Wednesday, February 6. The Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education document provides a framework of seven essential principles every citizen should know to be energy literate. The framework is designed to empower energy educators to apply an interdisciplinary, systems-based approach to teaching the physical, natural and social sciences necessary for a comprehensive understanding of energy. This webinar detailed the Energy Literacy Framework, its conception through multiple partners, current activities (including its translation into Spanish), and other available energy education resources.