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The Better Buildings Webinar Series takes on the most pressing topics facing energy professionals, with new experts leading the conversations on proven best practices, cost-effective strategies, and innovative new ways to approach sustainability and energy performance. Questions? See our FAQs.
The 2022 Summer Webinar Series is Now Complete
Thank you for being a part of the 2022 Summer Webinar Series. Watch the full completed series below. You can also visit the on-demand webinars page for other webinars you may have missed. To browse all upcoming webinars, see the calendar view.
Stay tuned for our 2022-2023 webinar series, coming soon!
Completed 2022 Summer Webinars
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Many institutions and enterprises have made net-zero commitments, although “net” usually means procurement of emissions RECs and offsets. This webinar walks through a successful deep energy efficiency program at the University of California, Irvine that is more impactful, permanent, and affordable than emissions offsets.
Thursday, August 4, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
The State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Platform provides a free ‘one-stop shop' for clean energy planning data. Watch this webinar for a demonstration of new features and learn how SLOPE can support your jurisdiction’s energy planning.
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Learn the basics of different renewable technologies, find out how you can obtain renewable power for your organization, and discover tools and resources that can help you evaluate renewable energy systems for your industrial facilities.
Thursday, July 28, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Learn from subject matter experts and partners about practices to consider in a variety of education spaces, including labs and classrooms, that can improve indoor air quality and promote health.
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Learn how to use DOE’s new 50001 Ready decarbonization management guidance to help organizations align internal systems, processes, and stakeholders to reduce energy-related GHG emissions effectively and efficiently.
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
During extreme weather, community resilience hubs can supply power before, during, and after grid outages. Learn from Better Buildings partners who have successfully ensured critical community facilities are online when they are needed most.
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Learn ways small business owners and building managers can ensure healthy indoor air quality for staff and customers.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Better Plants developed a demand response guidance document for industrial partners. Learn from the authors about how demand response works and how it can be leveraged at your facility to lower costs and reduce emissions.
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Learn from commercial building and campus building owners and central plant engineers about the planning process to justify large-scale heat pump systems.
Completed 2021-2022 Webinars
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Watch this webinar to learn about the strategies some owners are already using – and those you could be using – to get buildings to low- and no-carbon.
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Watch industry experts and practitioners in learning more about the state of solar in the commercial and industrial (C&I) market. Speakers also addressed how Community Solar can be scaled to accommodate large C&I portfolios.
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Learn about Better Plants partners’ fun and innovative systems for choosing and executing processes and engaging employees on energy efficiency and sustainability.
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Learn from several building owners and managers who made the business case for solar PV and found increased asset value during appraisal or at the time of sale. This webinar highlighted multiple building types and financial models for solar PV.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Learn about the strategies and programmatic efforts Better Buildings Workforce Accelerator partners have implemented to support curricula development, job training, and career awareness to bolster future workers in the built environment.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Join Better Buildings and Better Plants partners from multiple sectors to learn how they've realized the many benefits of water reduction and hear about what's next from the Water Savings Network.
Thursday, December 16, 2021 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
During this webinar, take a deeper dive into the challenges and opportunities for reducing carbon in multifamily buildings, and how multifamily organizations can begin to set goals and plan strategies.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
In this webinar, move from theoretical assessment and reduction to practice as panelists share real-world examples of tackling embodied carbon, exploring life-cycle assessments, and building design and renovation to reduce CO2 emissions.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Watch this webinar to find out how financial institutions can market energy efficiency to their customers and lend them the money they need at low risk, all while creating a more efficient U.S. building stock.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
This webinar navigated the renewable energy market by providing background on renewable technologies and their benefits, as well as a wide range of purchasing options, that can benefit U.S. industrial organizations.
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Leading organizations are increasingly using financing mechanisms to achieve their carbon reduction targets. This webinar explored how three such organizations are using finance to address carbon emissions.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
As building owners reflect on the pandemic, they are making plans to increase preparedness and enact responsive building operations that can reduce energy and scale occupancy. Learn from experts in the field as they discuss best practices for navigating future events.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Watch industry owners and experts explore the demand for electric vehicles (EVs) at multifamily properties and understand how EVs are part of a comprehensive energy strategy.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Hear from water efficiency experts who reach beyond the low-hanging fruit of faucet aerators and low-flow showerheads to implement deep water conservation measures in multifamily housing.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
This webinar explored current examples of deploying technologies developed by DOE and the National Labs. Participants learned about DOE’s ongoing efforts and opportunities to collaborate with the department.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
This webinar discussed how organizations can share their energy efficiency vision with employees and engage them in contributing to that vision.
I can no longer attend the webinar; can you send me a recording when it is available?
- Each webinar’s recording, slide deck, and transcripts are uploaded to the Better Buildings Solution Center within one week of the live event. All registrants are notified by e-mail when the resources are available online.
If I miss the webinar, can I still access it at a later time?
- Yes, all Better Buildings Webinar recordings, transcripts, and slide decks are uploaded to the Better Buildings Solution Center for reference.
Where can I find a list of all previous webinars?
- All previously recorded webinars are stored in the On-Demand Webinars page. Each webinar is sorted by topic and listed by year.
How can I access the additional resources from the webinar?
- From the On-Demand Webinars page, visit the home page for the webinar you attended. Within the PDF copy of the slide deck is an “Additional Resources” slide. Resources are provided by the panelists and are hyperlinked for quick access.
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