DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country, Pneumatic Control Retrofits and Air-Side Control Peer Exchange, and More

April 03, 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.

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

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 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 16: Live Webinar on Recent Wind Energy Technology Advances

Webinar Sponsor: Wind Program Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach initiative

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Recent Wind Technology Advances” on Wednesday, April 16, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Owen Roberts, an engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will present on the current state of turbine technology, new methodology, and new state wind maps developed using these methods. Simon Mahan of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy will discuss the impact that modern and future turbines may have on the Southeast and lessons learned from ongoing projects. Aaron Barr from MAKE Consulting will discuss the future of low-wind-speed technology, current technology trends, and projections for the future.

Registration is not required. Learn how to join the webinar.

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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April 24: Live Webinar on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country: Natural Resources and Agriculture Webinar

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: Natural Resources and Agriculture” on Thursday, April 24, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Current climate change impacts are felt first in our natural world, and the challenges to protecting those natural resources are shared across all of Indian Country. Hearing from federal agencies that support tribal natural resource development and protection with their assessment of climate change impacts will give Tribes a broad understanding of those challenges and efforts to mitigate impacts and promote more resilient natural systems.

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May 1: Live Webinar on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country: Human Health and Community

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: Human Health and Community” on Thursday, May 1, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The multi-agency Sustainable Communities program works to support state, local, and tribal governments in planning activities to develop their communities in more environmentally and economically sustainable ways. Developing more sustainable communities is important to our national goals of strengthening our economy and creating good jobs now, while providing a foundation for lasting prosperity, using energy more efficiently to secure energy independence, and protecting our natural environment and human health. Webinar attendees will learn about other programs federal agencies have in place to help local communities with climate change impact assessments, mitigation, and adaption.

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May 21: Live Webcast on the 2014 Farm Bill's Renewable Energy for America Program

Webinar Sponsor: Wind Program Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach initiative

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “The 2014 Farm Bill's Renewable Energy for America Program” on Wednesday, May 21, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The Renewable Energy for America Program (REAP) provides grants and loan guarantees to farmers, ranchers, and rural small businesses and rural electric cooperatives to install energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. During the webinar, Andy Olsen, a Senior Policy Advocate for the Environmental Law and Policy Center, will describe the funding allocated to REAP in 2014, eligible recipients and technologies, application deadlines, and how to submit a complete application. In addition, Charles Newcomb, Director of Technology for Endurance Wind Power, will provide an industry perspective on the Farm Bill.

Registration is not required. Learn how to join the webinar.

Past Webinar

March 28: Live Webinar on Best of the Clean Cities Tools and Resources

Webinar Sponsor: Clean Cities

The Energy Department presented a webinar titled “Best of the Clean Cities Tools and Resources” on Friday, March 28. During the webinar, participants learned 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 also provided a brief overview of popular Alternative Fuels Data Center tools as well as resources available from the national laboratories, other federal agencies, and industry.

View the past webinar.

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