DOE Announces Webinars on the Energy Literacy Initiative, the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program, and More
February 06, 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 6, 2013: 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 will present a live webcast, titled "An Energy Literate Citizenry from K-to-Gray" on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. 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 will detail the Energy Literacy Framework, its conception through multiple partners, current activities (including its translation into Spanish), and other available energy education resources.
February 12, 2013: Advanced Electrocatalysts for PEM Fuel Cells
Webinar Sponsor: EERE Fuel Cell Technologies Office
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Advanced Electrocatalysts for PEM Fuel Cells" on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The webinar will detail Argonne National Laboratory's development of advanced electrocatalysts for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells, including rational design and synthesis of materials for cathodes. Materials development, based on fundamental principles, is used to produce Pt-Skin structures with unique nanosegregated compositional profiles for electrodes that meet the demanding performance requirements of automotive applications.
February 13, 2013: Preliminary Process and Market Evaluation: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Preliminary Process and Market Evaluation: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program" on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The first independent, third-party evaluation of the process and market impacts of the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program has been released. This webcast will present findings from two years of program implementation, highlight key elements of successful partner programs that brought about market change, and offer insights that can help Better Buildings Neighborhood Program partners and other residential energy efficiency program administrators strengthen their program delivery. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program stakeholders, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR sponsors, residential efficiency program partners, and energy efficiency program evaluators are encouraged to attend.
January 7, 2013: Live Webcast on GREET Fleet Footprint Calculator
Webinar Sponsor: EERE Vehicle Technologies Office
The Energy Department presented a webcast titled "GREET Fleet Footprint Calculator" on Monday, January 7. The webcast described the newest version of the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) Fleet Footprint Calculator, a spreadsheet-based online tool that helps fleet managers calculate their vehicles' life-cycle petroleum use and greenhouse gas emissions. The tool is based on the GREET model developed by Argonne National Laboratory. Argonne's Andrew Burnham provided an overview of the tool and features available in the new version. He also gave a full walkthrough of the calculator.