Better Buildings Accelerators: Webinars

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Nearly half of all data center IT equipment resides in small data centers. Faced with unique challenges, these small data centers have immense opportunities to improve air management and reduce infrastructure energy costs. This webinar focused on practical solutions for air management in small and medium sized data centers. Discussion were focused on air management techniques, practical applications, and lessons learned in case studies.

Speakers: Steve Greenberg, LBNL; John Sasser, Sabey Data Centers


Data Centers
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Tuesday, January 08, 2019

This webinar focuses on the Department of Energy’s Smart Labs Accelerator Program and the first steps for incorporating Smart Labs methodology into your organizations current management plan. Using lessons learned and experts in the field this webinar will set up your site for creating a Smart Labs Program. Prioritizing energy efficiency in labs can help organizations quickly meet their energy saving goals.

Speakers: Otto VanGeet, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Thomas Checksfield, 3flow; Monica Witt, Los Alamos National Laboratory 

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

This in-person training session/ webinar held by Idaho Power with FEMP participation focuses on best practices for improving the overall energy efficiency of data centers. This course is suitable for a wide range of management, design, and operations professionals.

How to Register  

This in-person training session is also available as a webinar. To register please email: or phone: 208-388-5099. The registration deadline is October 12th, 2018.


10:00 am ET - Introduction • Performance metrics & benchmarking • IT equipment & software efficiency • Federal acquisition • Environment conditions • Approaching the EMS Decisions
BREAK • Air Management • Cooling systems
BREAK • Electrical systems • Use IT to manage IT (monitoring & integrated controls
Resource and Workshop Summary
2:00 pm ET - Adjourn


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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Better Buildings Public Sector Partners have contributed to solutions that invigorate energy efficiency in the built environment. Following in the footsteps of the Energy Data Accelerator (EDA), two recent efforts, known as the Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Accelerator and the Outdoor Lighting Accelerator (OLA), concluded after three years of developing solutions to market barriers, identifying both innovative and proven approaches, and creating toolkits that offer a wide array of resources. Each program lead reviewed key accomplishments, introduced the resulting toolkit, and discussed the application of the toolkit to current state and municipal projects. Department of Energy speakers: Monica Neukomm, Andrew Burr, Alice Dasek, and Crystal McDonald.

Local Government/State Government
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

This webinar covered Zero Energy Buildings across the public and commercial sectors, and highlighted DOEs new Zero Energy focused accelerators. Participants learned from experiences of those who built ZE buildings and received an overview of the growth of ZE buildings in the US.

Local Government/State Government
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Friday, July 17, 2015

Watch this webinar to learn about the benefits, commitments, support, and promotional opportunities of joining. Partners who sign up for the Better Buildings Home Upgrade Accelerator demonstrate a range of best practices to minimize program costs while improving and expanding program savings, including through the use of information technology and adoption of common data standards to streamline data exchange, and other process improvements. Key collaborators include developers of program management and home energy assessment software that implement common data standards to streamline data exchange.

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