DOE Announces Webinars on the Best of the Clean Cities Tools and Resources, Engaging Building Occupants to Reduce Energy Use, and More

March 27, 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 28 (rescheduled): 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 Friday, March 28, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (Note: rescheduled from originally announced date of March 31). 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 developed programs to encourage commercial building tenants to reduce their energy use. 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. In addition, 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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April 2: Live Webinar on Innovation in the Interconnection Application Process

Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s 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.

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April 2: Live Webinar on Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Framework: The Five-Step Process

Webinar Sponsors: EERE’s Tribal Energy Program, DOE’s Office of Indian Energy, Western Area Power Administration

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Indian Energy, EERE's Tribal Energy Program, and the Western Area Power Administration will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar titled “Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Framework: The Five-Step Process,” on Wednesday, April 2, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Attendees will be introduced to the five key steps of the Energy Project Framework that lead to a successful project: (1) Understanding Project Savings and Production Potential, (2) Project Options, (3) Project Refinement, (4) Project Implementation, and (5) Project Operations and Maintenance. Each of the five steps will be covered in more detail in the remaining webinars in the 2014 series.

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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.

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April 3: Live Webinar on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country: Disaster Response and Recovery

Webinar Sponsors: White House Office of Public Engagement, White House Council on Environmental Quality, and DOE’s Office of Indian Energy

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled, “Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country: Disaster Response and Recovery” on Thursday, April 3, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will cover the primary efforts of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to evaluate, assess, and mitigate the impacts of climate change on their disaster recovery and response programs. Under the Stafford Act, Tribes are eligible to receive direct assistance from FEMA and can learn from FEMA and others’ efforts as they assess, plan, and implement their own disaster response and recovery plans to address climate change impacts on their communities. This webinar is the first in the four-part “Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country” webinar series.

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April 10: Live Webinar on Pneumatic Control Retrofits Best Practices and Optimal Air-Side Control

Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Building Technologies Office

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Pneumatic Control Retrofits Best Practices and Optimal Air-Side Control Peer Exchange” on Thursday, April 10, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar presenters will discuss converting from pneumatic controls to direct digital control for HVAC systems and new optimal air-side control sequences. Michael Deru of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will host the meeting and Mark Hydeman, of Taylor Engineering and an ASHRAE Fellow, will lead the technical discussions. Two Better Buildings Alliance members will share their successful pneumatic controls retrofit project experiences and results.

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April 10: Live Webinar on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country: Built Systems and Other Infrastructure

Webinar sponsors: White House Office of Public Engagement, White House Council on Environmental Quality, and DOE’s Office of Indian Energy

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country: Built Systems and Other Infrastructure” on Thursday, April 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The federal government, state governments, and many local governments are evaluating the impacts of climate changes on the built systems and infrastructure—roads, energy, electricity, telecommunications, and water—that are critical to functioning communities, government activities, and public health and safety. During this webinar, attendees will hear from several federal agencies about their assessments of climate change impacts on the built environment, planning efforts under way to mitigate those impacts, and implementing resilient systems to protect key infrastructure. This webinar is the second in the four-part “Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country” webinar series.

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April 14: Live Webinar on Maintenance Practices for LED Streetlights

Webinar sponsor: DOE’s Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Maintenance Practices for LED Streetlights” on Monday, April 14, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Unfamiliarity with LED streetlight technology naturally prompts important questions about maintenance and reliability, and how to take these issues into account when planning and preparing for a transition to this technology. During the webinar, presenters Glenn Cooper of the City of Boston, Stephen Crume of the City of Seattle, and Patrick Batte of the City of Las Vegas will discuss their cities’ respective LED street lighting programs and lessons learned along the way, including failure rates and failure modes experienced to date and the associated best practices their programs have developed in response.

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April 15: Live Webinar on LED Color Stability: 10 Important Questions

Webinar sponsor: EERE’s Solid-State Lighting Program

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “LED Color Stability: 10 Important Questions” on Tuesday, April 15, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will examine the causes of color shift over the lifetime of an LED product and look at existing metrics used to describe color shift and color stability in LED lighting. Presenters include Michael Royer of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Ralph Tuttle of Cree, and Chad Stalker of Philips Lighting.

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April 17: Live Webinar on an Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Healthcare Facilities

Webinar Sponsor: EERE’s Building Technologies Office

The Energy Department will present a live webinar 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 guide 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 webinar 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.

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Past Webinar

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.

View the past webinar.

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