DOE Announces Webinars on Marketing and Sales Solutions for Zero Energy Ready Homes, Building Stronger More Efficient Homes and More
June 05, 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.
June 11: Live Webinar on Finding, Using, and Making Solar Maps
Webinar Sponsor: 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 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 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.
June 16: Marketing and Sales Solutions for Zero Energy Ready Homes
Webinar Sponsor: Building Technologies Office
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Marketing and Sales Solutions for Zero Energy Ready Homes" on Monday, June 16, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During the webinar, information from the Zero Energy Ready Home program will be presented to help builders more effectively communicate how their homes live better, work better, and last better. Attendees will learn how to:
- Use a new language of value instead of technical jargon;
- Easily convey major consequences associated with lower performance homes;
- Translate powerful value propositions;
- Earn recognition as a leading builder of excellence;
- Maximize value recognition in the appraisal process; and
- Train in-house sales professionals and real estate agents to more effectively sell high-performance homes.
June 19: Live Webinar on Better Buildings Challenge: Manufacturing Update
Webinar Sponsor: Better Buildings ChallengeThe 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 the 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. Building Technologies Office The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Going Green and Building Strong: Building FORTIFIED Homes Part 2" on Wednesday, June 25, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During the webinar, Institute for Business and Home Safety will discuss the building systems that are most vulnerable and how getting the roof right can reduce as much as 50% of the $20 billion of insured property losses that homeowners experience each year in the U.S. Better Buildings Challenge The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Better Buildings Challenge: Multifamily Update" on Thursday, July 10, from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During the webinar, information will be shared on how Better Buildings Challenge multifamily partners are achieving their energy goals by deploying energy management programs. Fuel Cell Technologies Office The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "NREL’s Fuel Cell Contaminant Database" on Tuesday, May 27. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has led a multi-year project studying the effect of system-derived contaminants on the performance and durability of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. The team screened approximately 60 commercially available balance-of-plant (BOP) materials using multiple methods to identify and quantify system-derived contaminants. In order to make the results of this work more accessible and useful to the fuel cell community, NREL has designed an interactive material screening database. The webinar provides an overview of data obtained during the project and a tutorial on how to use the Web-based data tool to access project results. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "Building Energy Optimization Tool (BEopt) Training" on Thursday, May 15. The webinar trained attendees on how to use the BEopt tool, which was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory through the Energy Department's Building America Program. Viewers will learn how this free software has helped to design and sell cost-effective, high-efficiency homes and how the tool provides opportunities for builders to improve their home designs by finding the best efficiency measures for specific climates and budgets.