DOE Announces Webinars on the Better Buildings Case Competition, Solar PVWatts Tool, and More

July 01, 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

July 3: Live Webinar on Better Buildings Case Competition: Taking Commercial PACE Financing to Scale, a Case Study

Webinar Sponsor: Better Buildings Challenge

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Picking up PACE: Taking Commercial PACE Financing to Scale, a Case Study" on Thursday, July 3, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During the webinar, Better Buildings Case Competition winners Team Everpower from Carnegie Mellon University will present their solution to developing a program structure and a business plan that states can use to effectively implement PACE (property assessed clean energy) financing and scale up energy efficiency.

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July 9: Live Webinar on the Latest PVWatts Updates

Webinar Sponsor: Solar Energy Technologies Office

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "PVWatts: New tips and tricks for the latest update" on Wednesday, July 9, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. As part of the Solar Technical Assistance Team's Do-It-Yourself Solar Market Analysis summer series, the developers of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s most popular tool will explain how the new version of PVWatts improves visual appeal and functionality, consolidates previous versions to reduce maintenance, and updates energy prediction algorithms to be in line with actual performance of modern photovoltaic systems.

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July 10: Live Webinar on Better Buildings Challenge: Multifamily Update

Webinar Sponsor: 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.

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July 24: Live Webinar on Better Buildings Challenge: Public-Sector Update

Webinar Sponsor: Better Buildings Challenge

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Better Buildings Challenge: Public-Sector Update" on Thursday, July 24, from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. As part of the webinar, the Energy Department will share how Better Buildings Challenge public partners are achieving their energy goals. Find out how partners demonstrated progress in 2013 including percent improvement and cumulative savings across counties, cities and states.

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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 examines the causes of color shift over the lifetime of an LED product and looks 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 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. 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 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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