DOE Technical Assistance Program December Webcasts Schedule
December 16, 2011
DOE's Technical Assistance Program (TAP) will be presenting two webcasts in December focusing on the Portfolio Manager Initiative, which helps communities maximize the benefits of benchmarking energy use.
Portfolio Manager webcasts are an integral part of the Portfolio Manager Initiative, which has supported benchmarking efforts for approximately 100 communities that received funding through DOE's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. December is the final month of the Initiative. The Portfolio Manager Initiative webcasts are open to participants from all communities.
You can find the complete webcast schedule for this month below. For the complete Technical Assistance Program webcast archive, including past Portfolio Manager Initiative webcasts, please visit the Solution Center webcasts page.
Title: Strategies for Successful Energy Management
Date: Monday, December 19, 2011
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST
Description: This webcast will discuss ways to improve the energy performance of your buildings, covering topics including best practices in operations and maintenance, cost-effective changes to equipment and systems, and effective energy management team contributions, roles and responsibilities to optimize energy efficiency. Participants will gain knowledge of energy conservation strategies, get tips to improve communication with building occupants, and will learn to recognize the wide variety of energy-efficiency opportunities that are available at their properties. Representatives from Manchester, New Hampshire, will present on their benchmarking and energy management experience.
Title:Advanced Topics for the Portfolio Manager Initiative: Energy Disclosure Policy Implementation
Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Time: 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. EST
Description: This webinar session will present emerging challenges and strategies for implementation of commercial rating and disclosure policies. Presenters will discuss strategies to leverage and build partnerships with existing associations and networks to educate building owners. The webinar will also cover implementation steps such as engaging with utilities to proactively address data access problems for historic energy consumption data and ways to make public and transactional disclosure mechanisms perform well. Representatives from the Cities of New York and San Francisco will present their benchmarking policy experience. The City of New York's speaker will discuss what lead to successful implementation of the benchmarking and disclosure requirements in PlaNYC's Greener Greater Buildings Plan. The City of San Francisco's speaker will present on how they built strong stakeholder support for the Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance, passed in February 2011.