DOE Announces Upcoming Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Webinars on Better Buildings, Better Plants and Electric Vehicle Signage
October 04, 2012
EERE offers webinars to the public on subjects ranging from how to adopt 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.
October 9: Live Webcast on the Better Buildings, Better Plants Program
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled Better Buildings, Better Plants: How You Can Benefit, plus New Executive Order on Industrial Energy Efficiency on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will provide an overview of the Better Plants Program, highlight successes to date, and preview activities for next year, including the ongoing work with partners in the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge. Presenters will also discuss the new Executive Order on industrial energy efficiency and combined heat and power, and describe new opportunities for partners and others to engage in the Department's work to advance energy efficiency in the manufacturing sector.
October 11: Live Webcast on Electric Vehicle Signage
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled Promoting Best Practices for Electric Vehicle Charging Signage on October 11, 2012, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webcast will showcase lessons learned and strategies to implement widespread signage for electric vehicle (EV) chargers. David Sandalow, Under Secretary of Energy (Acting) and Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), will moderate the webinar. Other speakers will include National Clean Cities Co-Director Linda Bluestein from DOE, Dan Davids from Plug-in America, and Art James from the Oregon Department of Transportation. Advanced registration is not required. See the Clean Cities Program’s webinar website for more information. For audio, dial 888-603-9227 and use passcode 9871455.
September 27: Webcast on the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign
The Energy Department, in partnership with BOMA International, the Green Parking Council, and IFMA, presented a webcast titled Overview of the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign. This webinar provided an overview of the LEEP Campaign and highlighted two case study examples of businesses that have implemented high efficiency lighting projects in parking facilities. Webinar attendees learned about the benefits of high efficiency lighting technologies in parking applications and strategies to overcoming barriers to implementation of these projects.
September 4: 2011-2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest Winners: On-campus Trigeneration Fuel Cell Systems
The Energy Department presented a webinar titled 2011-2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest Winners: On-Campus Tri-Generation Fuel Cell Systems on September 4. This webinar focused on the winning entries from the University of Maryland, Washington State University, and University of California, Davis. This year, teams created design concepts for a tri-generation system that produces electricity, heat, and hydrogen for their university campus. The first place winner, the University of Maryland's design, utilizes organic and municipal solid waste via gasification and anaerobic digestion technology. Washington State University placed second and proposed a pyrolysis reactor for straw waste from agriculture in their community. The University of California, Davis won third place for a design that included a hydrogen power and heating system for a residential building complex next to their new solar village. During the webinar, the theme for the 2013 contest was discussed as well.