DOE Announces Upcoming EERE Webinars on Training for DOE's Challenge Home Program and More
November 14, 2012
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.
November 15: Live Webcast on DOE Challenge Home Technical Training
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled The Future is Now: Design Options for Locating Ducts within Conditioned Space on November 15, 2012, from 11:00 to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. In this training, DOE and team members from Building America Research Partner Steven Winter Associates will review several possible approaches to locating ducts within the home's air and thermal barriers. Builders, raters, and contractors will learn the Challenge Home program's requirements for duct system location, strategies for locating ducts within conditioned space in new residential construction, and key design and installation details for encapsulating ducts within spray foam and burying them in attic insulation.
November 15: Live Webcast on Exploring Opportunities for Energy Efficiency as a Revenue Stream in Forward Capacity Markets
The Energy Department's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program will present a live webcast titled Exploring Opportunities for Energy Efficiency as a Revenue Stream in the Forward Capacity Markets on November 15, 2012, from 10:30 to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program partners have inquired about possibilities for selling the energy efficiency results of their programs to Regional Transmissions Organizations that operate the Forward Capacity Market and the Reliability Pricing Model for much of the East Coast. The webcast will provide information for energy efficiency programs on the opportunities and challenges associated with participating in forward capacity markets and reliability pricing models as potential revenue streams. Expert speakers will share their experiences and cover introductory information on definitions, eligibility criteria, monitoring and verification requirements, pricing, and schedules.
November 20, 2012: Live Webcast on District Heating with Renewable Energy
The Energy Department will present the next Community Renewable Energy Success Stories webinar titled District Heating with Renewable Energy on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. There will be two presentations; the first presentation discusses the world's largest geothermal heat pump district heating and cooling system being installed at Ball State University in Indianapolis, Indiana. The second presentation highlights the efficiencies gained through systems engineering at the district heating system in St. Paul, Minnesota. Read more about the presenters and these two projects on the CommRE website.
October 22, 2012: Webcast on the Renewable Energy Competency Model
The Energy Department presented a live webcast titled Renewable Energy Competency Model: An Aide to Build a Renewable Energy Skilled Workforce on Monday, October 22, 2012. In order to deploy new renewable energy technologies, U.S. workers will need to have the skills to produce, install, maintain, and service these technologies. This webcast benefited renewable energy industry workforce professionals and employers, as well as community colleges and universities interested in learning how this model can help train skilled workers for renewable energy industry jobs, and how it can be expanded for specific industry use. The Renewable Energy Competency Model was developed by the U.S. Department of Labor with active input from the U.S. Department of Energy's technology experts, along with partners from the postsecondary education field and the renewable energy industry, to identify the crosscutting competencies needed for workers in the renewable energy sector.