DOE Announces Webinars on Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluations, the Better Buildings Challenge and More

May 29, 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

June 5: Live Webinar on Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluations: A Customized Assessment Approach

Webinar Sponsor: Federal Energy Management Program

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluations: A Customized Assessment Approach" on Thursday, June 5, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will describe a step-by-step method to conduct an "energy efficiency expert evaluation"—a customized process to meet site-specific energy goals. This approach combines the most effective features of an energy audit and retro-commissioning, while avoiding the limitations of each. Webinar participants will also learn about a multi-disciplinary process to streamline site visit planning and on-site discovery, recommend corrective measures, establish a master list of findings, and complete the project handoff.

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June 5: Live Webinar on Better Buildings Challenge: Commercial Sector Update

Webinar Sponsor: Better Buildings Challenge

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Better Buildings Challenge: Commercial Sector Update" on Thursday, June 5, from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During this webinar, you will find out how Better Buildings Challenge commercial partners are achieving their energy goals by deploying energy management programs. Learn about exciting new solutions through innovative case studies showing actual performance data and delivering real energy and cost savings results. Also hear how Partners demonstrated progress in 2013 including percent improvement and cumulative savings in buildings such as grocery stores, retail stores, hospitals, hotels, and office buildings.

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June 11: Live Webinar on Finding, Using, and Making Solar Maps

Webinar Sponsor: EERE Solar Technologies Office

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled Solar Resource and Technical Potential: Finding, using, and making maps for decision makers on Wednesday, June 11, from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. As part of Solar Technical Assistance Team's Do-It-Yourself Solar Market Analysis summer series, this webinar will explain how to make your own location-specific solar resource maps from information such as real-time irradiance and meteorological data. Attendees will also learn how to effectively determine the technical, economic, and market potential in your locality using tools such as MapSearch and RE Atlas.

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June 19: Live Webinar on Better Buildings Challenge: Manufacturing Update

Webinar Sponsor: Better Buildings Challenge

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Better Buildings Challenge: Manufacturing Update" on Thursday, June 19, from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During this webinar, the Energy Department will share how Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge partners are achieving their energy goals by deploying energy management programs. Learn about an exciting new pilot with Better Plants partners to enroll their key suppliers into the program to help them manage their energy. Progress demonstrated in 2013 will be covered including percent improvement and cumulative savings across industrial plants and facilities.

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Past Webinars

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

Webinar Sponsor: Solid-State Lighting Program

The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "LED Color Stability: 10 Important Questions" on Tuesday, April 15. The webinar examined the causes of color shift over the lifetime of an LED product and looked at existing metrics used to describe color shift and color stability in LED lighting. Presenters included Michael Royer of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Ralph Tuttle of Cree, and Chad Stalker of Philips Lighting.

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April 14: Live Webinar on Maintenance Practices for LED Streetlights

Webinar Sponsor: Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium

The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "Maintenance Practices for LED Streetlights" on Monday, April 14. 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 discussed 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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