DOE Announces Webinars on the National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center, Electric Vehicle Winter 2014 Quarterly and More

March 07, 2014

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

March 11: Live Webinar on the National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center

Webinar Sponsor: Fuel Cell Technologies Office

The Energy Department will present a live webinar on the National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center (NFCTEC) on Tuesday, March 11, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center is dedicated to the independent analysis of advanced hydrogen and fuel cell technologies at the Energy Department's Energy Systems Integration Facility located at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. A presentation by NREL will highlight NFCTEC's efforts to accelerate the commercialization of fuel cell technologies through analysis of technologies operating under real-world conditions and comparison to technical targets. The presentation will also identify benefits to participating industry, academia, and government organizations as well as a new activity to report on current fuel cell price.

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March 12: Live Webinar on Electric Vehicle Winter 2014 Quarterly

Webinar Sponsor: Clean Cities

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Electric Vehicle Winter 2014 Quarterly Discussion," on Wednesday, March 12, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will cover a report that summarizes the activities, outputs, and lessons of the electric vehicle community readiness projects.

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March 31: Live Webinar on Best of the Clean Cities Tools and Resources

Webinar Sponsor: Clean Cities

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Best of the Clean Cities Tools and Resources," on Monday, March 31, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During this webinar, participants will learn about the top 10 resources the Clean Cities Technical Response Service uses to answer common questions related to alternative fuels, advanced vehicles, and other petroleum-reduction strategies. The presentation will give a brief overview of popular Alternative Fuels Data Center tools as well as resources available from the national laboratories, other federal agencies, and industry.

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April 1: Live Webinar on Engaging Building Occupants to Reduce Energy Use

Webinar Sponsor: Better Buildings Challenge

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Engaging Building Occupants to Reduce Energy Use" on Tuesday, April 1, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Learn how Better Buildings Challenge partners Michigan State University (MSU), Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and Transwestern have done just that. Lynda Boomer will share how MSU's Environmental Stewards program enlists champions from individual campus units or departments to track monthly energy metrics, promote energy saving practices, and serve as liaisons to MSU's sustainability program. Jon Utech will explain how the Cleveland Clinic Foundation is partnering with clinicians to smooth the way for technology upgrades and implement behavior change strategies aimed at reducing energy and water consumption. Dorothy Schwarz will speak on how Transwestern has developed a number of programs to encourage commercial building tenants to reduce their energy use.

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Past Webinars

March 4: Live Webinar on Adding Solar Power to Your Building Portfolio

Webinar Sponsor: Better Buildings Challenge

The Energy Department presented a webinar titled "Adding Solar to Your Building Portfolio" on Tuesday, March 4. Several Better Buildings Challenge partners are incorporating solar power into their portfolio energy strategy as the technology becomes more efficient and affordable. The Dysart Unified School District in Arizona is nearing its goal of powering its buildings entirely by solar energy. MGM Resorts International is installing solar at the famous Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The Denver Housing Authority is adding solar to multifamily housing such as apartments and condominiums. The webinar features these partners sharing lessons learned and best practices on going solar.

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January 23: Real-Time Energy Management

Webinar Sponsor: Better Buildings Challenge

The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "Real-time Energy Management: Improving Energy Efficiency Every 15 Minutes" on Tuesday, February 4. This webinar featured three Better Buildings Challenge partners that are employing real-time energy management to achieve their energy reduction goals. Webinar presenters included David Borchardt and Eugenia Gregorio of The Tower Companies, Stevie Freeman-Montes and Cindy Dolezel from the City of Beaverton, Oregon, and Daniel Engebretson of Best Buy.

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January 23: Energy Efficiency in Correctional Facilities

Webinar Sponsor: Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program

The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "Energy Efficiency in Correctional Facilities" on Thursday, January 23. Investing in our nation's correctional facilities to improve their energy efficiency and sustainability provides an extraordinary opportunity to reduce the financial and human capital costs of prisons through reduced energy and resource consumption. This webinar focused on how state energy offices can initiate and support energy efficiency investments at correctional facilities to save taxpayers millions in energy costs and produce healthier environments.

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