Better Buildings Webinar Series
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.
Scheduled 2019-2020 Webinars:
The 2019-2020 Better Buildings Webinar Series is now complete; click MORE under "Completed 2019-2020 Webinars" below to view each webinar. Thank you to our speakers, moderators, and attendees! Stay tuned for more information on our next series starting this Summer. In the meantime, please visit our library of On-Demand Webinars, and check out our E-Learning Center for more online learning opportunities.
Completed 2019-2020 Webinars:
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
The 2019 Better Buildings Summit was held in July in the Washington, D.C. metro area. This webinar featured 3 of the top-rated presentations from the Summit – a rare chance to catch one of the talks you might have missed!
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 I 3:00 - 4:30 PM ET
Learn strategies for collecting multifamily tenant energy consumption data, ranging from obtaining tenant consent to tenant sampling and navigating utility regulations. In addition, during this webinar DOE and HUD outlined ways we are working with multifamily partners to collect data to meet their energy savings goals.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
This webinar covered energy efficiency and renewable energy resources and strategies available to small and rural schools to help them train a robust workforce and achieve energy and cost savings. It also showcased stories of K-12 school districts that are successfully proving that energy efficiency provides a worthwhile return on investment.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
The Green Lease Leaders program shines a spotlight on innovative landlord and tenant companies that add energy efficiency and sustainability clauses to their leases. This webinar recognized the 2019 Green Lease Leaders who are pushing the envelope on building performance and energy-aligned leasing.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
From affordable student housing to high-infill offices, a rapidly accelerating building trend is the proliferation of zero energy buildings. This webinar explored the financial, technological, and design process innovations that make these projects a reality.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
The Better Practice and Better Project Awards were created to recognize accomplishments in industrial energy efficiency. Award recipients range from diverse manufacturing sectors to utilities. This webinar showcased some of our 2019 applicants and awardees for their innovative, industry-leading energy management work.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Learn about tools from the National Labs for assessing potential facility-level energy technology investments and how to use those assessments to incorporate distributed energy technologies that optimize your facilities’ energy needs.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
This webinar addressed the financial impact of energy performance and provided attendees with information used to assess energy and climate risk in portfolios.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Part 1 of this 2-week mini-series highlighted how commercial building owners can build the financial case for resilience, best practices for measuring financial risk, and strategies for managing insurance cost and business risk.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Part 2 of this 2-week mini-series focused on different mechanisms for financing resilience projects, reporting frameworks for disclosing resilience performance, and pulling everything into a resilience risk management plan.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
This webinar highlighted best practices for developing a Smart Labs Program and featured results from partners who participated in the 3-year Better Buildings Smart Labs Accelerator.
Completed 2018-2019 Webinars:
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
This webinar features 3 of the top-rated presentations from the 2018 Better Buildings Summit – a rare chance to catch one of the talks you might have missed!
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Hear from partners that have enacted innovative water metering strategies and analytical methods that allow them to draw greater insights from their data.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Review comprehensive lighting guidance for K-12 schools along with a review of the newest lighting technologies and strategies for classroom optimization and proficiency.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Hear from leaders at the National Laboratories working to advance technologies related to space conditioning, lighting, plug loads, building envelope, and energy management information systems.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
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.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Better Plants partners and representatives of the R&D community discuss how leveraging the National Labs and DOE-funded consortia can solve tough challenges and produce new energy-related technologies, materials, and best practices.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Meet Better Buildings partners who are implementing design strategies in their buildings and sustainability plans focusing on the wellness, health, and productivity of the people inside them.
Rethinking Traditional Finance: How Efficiency-as-a-Service Can Drive Upgrades without Upfront Capital
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
On this webinar, we highlight a new efficiency-as-a-service toolkit and Better Buildings Financial Allies share insights from the field.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
This webinar focused on practical solutions for air management in small and medium-sized data centers. Discussion was focused on air management techniques, practical applications, and lessons learned in case studies.
Completed 2017-2018 Webinars:
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Learn how school districts are managing energy costs, maintaining healthy environments, and meeting STEM academic requirements. View webinar.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Learn about new developments for furthering energy and water savings in leased spaces, including new programs from EPA and the latest enhancements to Better Buildings efforts. View webinar.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Learn how you can achieve both energy and water savings in an industrial or commercial setting, and how one often follows the other. View webinar.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Learn about the National Laboratories and how your organization can work with them to enhance your energy efficiency. View webinar.
Big Results in Small Places: Exploring the Untapped Energy Efficiency Potential of Small Data Centers
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Learn why small data centers shouldn't be overlooked when it comes to energy efficiency, and discover low-cost, high-win strategies that can reduce energy demand. View webinar.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM
As the energy sector is subject to more external risk due to natural and human events, more developers and building owners are discussing resilient building design. Learn about the technologies and strategies being pursued to address resilience. View webinar.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Learn about tools and resources from the Energy Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that can help you meter and track water consumption, identify savings opportunities, and implement best practices to accelerate your water saving strategies. View webinar.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM
This webinar featured state, local, and commercial sector partners sharing best practices on energy data management, and also introduced DOE's Energy Data Management Guide. View webinar.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM
This webinar introduces the Better Buildings Financing Navigator 2.0, the latest iteration of DOE's online tool that helps connect organizations with financing for energy efficiency and renewables projects. Learn about the new features and key trends in financing. View webinar.
Completed 2016-2017 Webinars:
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Preview the new and innovative technologies that are making headlines this Fall. View webinar.
Shout it from the Mountaintops!: Working with your communications team to tell your energy efficiency success story
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Tune in to learn how leading partners capture stories behind savings projects to promote future projects. View webinar.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Learn about ways and available tools to find funding for energy efficiency projects and how to avoid common pitfalls. View webinar.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Hear how partners are addressing energy use in warehouses and distributions and gain ideas for you to take back to your buildings.View webinar.
Made to Fit: How paid-from-savings projects can work more broadly for providers of multifamily rental housing
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Learn more about how more owners of multifamily rental housing can find technical experts and financing options while protecting their interests and realizing energy and water savings. View webinar.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Learn about Zero Energy Buildings from the public and private sector. View webinar.
Because Wastewater Matters: Evolutions in Wastewater Treatment and Examples of Distributed Treatment
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Commercial office buildings, schools and factories treating their own wastewater on site? Treating wastewater can be very energy intensive and doing the job on site can be done efficiently, can improve the efficiency of wastewater treatment collection systems, reduce costs...and it's darn cool! View webinar.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Does your state or local government want to implement big energy efficiency changes, but isn’t sure how to finance them? Is your municipality ready to upgrade their outdoor lighting infrastructure? Two Better Buildings Accelerators have produced the resources you need to help! View webinar.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 I 2:00 - 3:00 PM
At the Better Buildings Summit, DOE recognized wireless technology company Meazon for their exemplary performance in meeting the specifications set forth by the Low-Cost Wireless Metering Challenge. This webinar will give partners an opportunity to learn more about the challenge, its specifications, and the outcome. View webinar.
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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