DOE Announces Webinars on the Challenge Home Program, Retro-Commissioning, and More

July 17, 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.

Upcoming Webinars

July 17: Live Webcast on the Challenge Home Program

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Building Technologies Office and DOE Challenge Home

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "DOE Challenge Home Orientation: Better Business for Builders" on Wednesday, July 17, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will provide an overview of the Challenge Home program, including the business case that focuses on minimizing costs and maximizing value to homebuyers and how to be recognized as an industry leader. Designed specifically for an audience of builders, architects, and raters, this webinar will address the value proposition of zero net-energy ready homes, the benefits of being a DOE Challenge Home partner, the process for qualifying homes in the Challenge Home program, and the technical specifications included in the DOE Challenge Home National Program Requirements.

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July 18: Live Webcast on Retro-Commissioning

Webinar Sponsor: DOE Technical Assistance Program

The Department of Energy will present a live webcast titled "Retro-Commissioning" on Thursday, July 18, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During the webinar, retro-commissioning experts will help public sector organizations better understand the retro-commissioning process and its application in energy efficiency programs. Attendees will hear about lessons learned in the field and will be able to pose questions to the presenters.

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July 24: Live Webcast on H2USA Tools and Analyses

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Fuel Cell Technologies Office

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "DOE Analysis Related to H2USA" on Wednesday, July 24, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will provide an informational briefing on models, tools, and various analyses relevant to H2USA, a new public-private partnership focused on advancing hydrogen infrastructure to support more transportation energy options for U.S. consumers, including fuel cell electric vehicles. The new partnership brings together automakers, government agencies, gas suppliers, and the hydrogen and fuel cell industries to coordinate research and identify cost-effective solutions to deploy infrastructure that can deliver affordable, clean hydrogen fuel in the United States.

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July 24: Live Webcast on Solar Planning and Zoning

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's SunShot Initiative

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Innovation and Success in Planning and Zoning" on Wednesday, July 24, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webcast will highlight several successful initiatives to implement solar-friendly zoning codes and update building codes to better accommodate solar planning and development. The webinar will also briefly cover where solar fits into the planning and zoning processes, best practices in planning and zoning for solar, and recent initiatives that facilitated solar energy deployment through changes in local planning and zoning requirements.

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July 25: Live Webcast on Establishing Regional Resource Centers for Wind Power

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Wind Program

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Establishing Regional Resource Centers to Address Wind Market Barriers" on Thursday, July 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Wind Powering America National Technical Director Jonathan Bartlett and Technical Director Ian Baring-Gould will discuss DOE's plans to develop Regional Resource Centers (RRCs). The RRCs will be the backbone of wind activities that are focused on education and outreach. The goal of establishing regionally-based centers is to address market barriers and leverage opportunities shared across multiple states. Plans to release a request for proposals to establish RRCs during 2013 will also be discussed.

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August 7: Live Webcast on Innovation and Success in Solar Net Metering and Interconnection

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's SunShot Initiative

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Innovation and Success in Solar Net Metering and Interconnection" on Wednesday, August 7, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webcast will provide an overview of recent successes in efforts to streamline solar interconnection and net metering application processes. It will also include case studies and lessons learned along with an introduction to new resources for improving net metering and interconnection policies and processes.

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Past Webinars

July 9: Webinar on a New Energy Zones Mapping Tool for the Eastern Interconnection

Webinar Sponsor: Argonne National Laboratory

The Energy Department presented a live webcast titled "New Energy Zones Mapping Tool for the Eastern Interconnection" on Tuesday, July 9. This webcast demonstrates the EISPC Energy Zones Mapping Tool, a web-based decision support system used to locate areas with high suitability for clean power generation in the U.S. portion of the Eastern Interconnection, which has been developed for the Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council (EISPC) by Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The tool includes nine clean (low- or no-carbon) energy resource categories and 29 types of clean energy technologies.

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June 25: Webinar on Hydrogen Storage Materials Requirements

Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Fuel Cell Technologies Office

The Energy Department presented a live webcast titled "Hydrogen Storage Materials Requirements to Meet the 2017 On Board Hydrogen Storage Technical Targets" on Tuesday, June 25. The Hydrogen Storage Engineering Center of Excellence has been modeling and developing onboard hydrogen storage systems and components utilizing materials-based storage media to meet the Energy Department's 2017 technical targets for storage systems. This webinar addresses the critical materials requirements needed for both adsorbents and chemical hydrogen carriers to meet those targets.

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