Five More Technical Assistance Webinars in 2010
November 30, 2010
Start off your holiday season by joining the Technical Assistance Program (TAP) in December for more great Webinars.
This coming month's Webinar schedule can be found below—note that session details are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Solution Center Webcasts page. Our Webcasts page is also where you can find presentation materials from past sessions. Also, this Webinar schedule, including a description of each Webinar, and other TAP information will be posted on the Technical Assistance Program blog.
Title: Community Renewables Projects
Host: Cheryl Jenkins, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, and Jason Coughlin, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Date: November 30, 2010
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 EST
Description: Given the growing awareness of the economic, political, and environmental consequences of traditional fossil fuel generation, local citizens are increasingly looking for effective and financially appropriate ways to develop renewable energy projects. In response to site-specific limitations, market conditions, and the local regulatory environment, some communities have developed creative renewable project models that aggregate funds from individual contributors with the goal of lowering costs, easing the burden of ownership, and providing extended access to renewable energy sources. This Webinar will share information on some successful approaches, including the newly released Community Solar Guidebook.
Title: Defining and Establishing the Role of an Energy Resource Manager
Host: Harrison Rue, ICF International, and Katherine Gajewski, Director of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia
Date: December 2, 2010
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 EST
Description: This Webinar will discuss the role a municipal Sustainability Manager can play at the city or county level. Many grantees have hired or are planning on hiring a Sustainability or Energy Resource Manager for the first time using their Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funds, and are still establishing roles and responsibilities. The Webinar will feature the Philadelphia Sustainability Director discussing the city's efforts, as well as an ICF expert discussing best practices from other regions, including the benefits of having a sustainability manager, coordination with other municipal offices and programs, and options for organizing and supporting a local program.
Title: Building Actionable Climate Action Plans
Host: Jennifer Clymer, ICF International
Date: December 6, 2010
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 EST
Description: Designing a climate action plan and not sure where to start? Learn from a climate action planning veteran on how to build an effective climate action plan using the 5-step ICLEI model.
Title: Procuring and Implementing Solar Projects on Public Buildings: How to Avoid Common Pitfalls
Host: Sarah Truitt, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Kimberly Owens and Craig Schultz, ICF International
Date: December 8, 2010
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 EST
Description: This Webinar will provide an overview of good practices for photovoltaic and solar water heating procurement and practical advice on how to avoid specific pitfalls that public agencies often face in procuring and implementing solar projects on their buildings.
Title: ESPC Pricing and Financing
Host: Meg Giuliano, ICF International
Date: December 16, 2010
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 EDT
Description: This Webinar will provide direction and guidance on the use of the tools developed for tracking and estimating savings.