DOE Announces Webinars on the Wind Energy Converter Prize, the Best of the Clean Cities Tools and Resources, and More
March 21, 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.
March 24: Live Webinar on the Administration of the Wave Energy Converter Prize Funding Opportunity Announcement
Webinar Sponsor: EERE Water Power Program
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Applying for the Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Prize Funding Opportunity" on Monday, March 24, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webcast will provide information to potential applicants on a recently released funding opportunity announcement that seeks an administrator with expertise in prize competitions to collaborate with DOE, technical experts, and a wave tank testing facility in developing and implementing the Wave Energy Converter Prize competition.
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.
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.
April 2: Live Webinar on Innovation in the Interconnection Application Process
Webinar Sponsor: EERE Solar Energy Technologies Office
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Innovation in the Interconnection Application Process" on Wednesday, April 2, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will highlight innovative approaches for reviewing and processing distributed photovoltaic (PV) interconnection applications, including San Diego Gas & Electric's interconnection platform and Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation's distributed PV application method.
April 3: Live webinar on New Developments in Federal Building Energy Efficiency Standards
Webinar Sponsor: Federal Energy Management Program
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "New Developments in Federal Building Energy Efficiency Standards" on Thursday, April 3, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During the webinar, attendees will learn about legislative drivers relative to ASHRAE standards and which buildings fall under each standard. The webinar will also cover major changes in the most recent versions of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 and the International Energy Conservation Code, and will help participants understand the actual requirements of the standards, where to look for conservation measures, and how to determine if a building meets them.
April 17: Live Webcast on an Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Healthcare Facilities
Webinar Sponsor: EERE Building Technologies Office
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Overview of the Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide (AERG) for Healthcare Facilities" on Thursday, April 17, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webcast will provide an overview of the Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide (AERG) for Healthcare Facilities, which offers comprehensive information and analytical methods for calculating the cost-effectiveness of the highest priority measures that should be considered for retrofit projects in hospitals and small outpatient facilities. The AERG series presents a broad range of proven practices that can help energy managers take specific actions throughout the various stages of the retrofit process, resulting in energy savings for many years to come. The guides are also available online for office buildings, K-12 schools, retail stores, and grocery stores.
March 12: Webinar on Electric Vehicle Winter 2014 Quarterly
Webinar Sponsor: Clean Cities
The Energy Department presented a webinar titled "Electric Vehicle Winter 2014 Quarterly Discussion," on Wednesday, March 12. This webinar discussed a report that summarizes the activities, outputs, and lessons of the electric vehicle community readiness projects.