DOE Announces Webinars on Pedestrian-Friendly Nighttime Lighting, an Offshore Wind Economic Impacts Model, and More
November 13, 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.
November 19: Live Webinar on Pedestrian-Friendly Nighttime Lighting
Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Building Technologies Office
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Pedestrian-Friendly Nighttime Lighting" on Tuesday, November 19, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. When it comes to outdoor lighting, the industry has understandably focused on footcandles and uniformity, efficacy, pole spacing, and cutoff. But those are not the chief criteria for all neighborhoods. This webinar will address other aspects of pedestrian outdoor lighting including softness, warmth, color rendering, safety, faces, visibility, adaptation, sleeping, star-filled skies, and undisturbed critters.
November 20: Live Webinar on Jobs and Economic Development Impacts of Offshore Wind
Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Wind and Water Power Technologies Office
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Jobs and Economic Development Impacts of Offshore Wind" on Wednesday, November 20, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. More than a year ago, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) initiated work to expand the Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) model to include fixed-bottom offshore wind technology. Following the model's completion (and in partnership with the Energy Department's Wind Program, Illinois State University, and James Madison University), NREL supported the analysis of the regional jobs and economic impacts of offshore wind for the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Gulf Coast regions. This webinar will provide an overview of the new offshore wind JEDI model and review the four completed assessments.
No registration is required. Join the webinar here.
November 21: Live Webinar on Tools for Designing and Implementing Better Clean Energy Financing Programs
Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Technical Assistance Program
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Tools for Designing and Implementing Better Clean Energy Financing Programs" on Thursday, November 21, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Rather than selecting from two or three fixed models, a successful clean energy finance program requires a sponsor to make a number of design decisions based on available resources and the needs of the community served. This webinar will outline these key areas for consideration—including potential program sponsors, institutional structure, and potential sources of program revenue—and provide examples of how organizations across the country have blended design decisions into successful programs.
November 22: Live Webinar Introduction to Pre-engineered Metal Building Envelope Commissioning
Webinar Sponsor: EERE's Commercial Buildings Integration Program
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Introduction to Pre-engineered Metal Building Envelope Commissioning" on Friday, November 22, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The metal building industry produces more than 50% of all new low-rise nonresidential construction in the United States. These buildings serve many different end uses, including commercial, industrial, institutional, and educational applications. The webinar will offer participants an introduction to pre-engineered metal building envelope commissioning, stakeholders and participants, current guidelines and standards related to commissioning, and envelope-specific commissioning tests. The information in this webinar will also be widely applicable to other low-rise commercial building applications.
August 22: Webinar on the Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool
The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "Using the Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool" on Thursday, August 22. The webinar describes how property owners, utilities, energy efficiency organizations, cities and other government entities can use the tool to compute annualized energy and energy-cost savings, maintenance savings, greenhouse gas reductions, net present value, and simple payback associated with potential lighting upgrades.