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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.

2022-2023 Better Buildings Webinar Series

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Completed 2022-2023 Webinars

It's Electric! Electrified Alternatives to Industrial Fossil Fuel Systems 

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Watch to learn about the benefits and challenges in implementing electrified systems into your facilities from Better Plants partners.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Climate Planning

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Watch to learn how Better Buildings partners ensure their actions respond to the needs of those most impacted by climate change and policy.


Designed to Deliver: Lessons Learned from Architects, Engineers, and Contractors in Zero-Carbon Buildings

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Watch this webinar highlighting the A/E/C and client barriers to routine design and delivery of zero-carbon buildings and reveal the resources developed by Better Buildings Design and Construction Allies that address the challenges.

ABCs of Multifamily Electrification Strategies 

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Watch this webinar to learn about electrification strategies for multifamily buildings of varying ages, climate zones, and sizes. The discussion will highlight key factors to consider when pursuing electrification projects and diverse case studies from multifamily organizations. 

Tapping Into the Power of Utility-Scale Solar: State and Local Perspectives

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Watch this webinar to learn about the strategic partnerships used by state and local governments to meet ambitious climate and energy goals through utility-scale solar investments.

Make the Case for Large-Scale Energy Reduction Projects with ISO 50001 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Better Buildings partners discuss how pursuing ISO certification helped to develop an organization-wide approach to energy data collection and efficiency improvements across multiple facilities.

Refrigerant Management for Fewer Leaks and Emissions 

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Learn about resources to manage refrigerant emissions by exploring the benefits of leak detection and refrigerant alternatives with lower global warming potentials.

Electrification Station: Decarbonizing City Buildings and Fleets 

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Learn from Better Climate Challenge partners about how electrification programs and strategies could make a difference in your community.

The Thrill of Bills: Understanding Your Water Bills to Save Money and Energy

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Watch this webinar to learn how to capitalize on energy efficiency by understanding your utility bills and water rates.


MEASURing Up: Leveraging the Capabilities of the MEASUR Tool Suite 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Watch a demonstration of this powerful, open-source software package to see how it could help your organization


Inspiring a Clean Energy Workforce 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Learn about how Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) at higher education institutions foster energy efficiency and a built environment workforce by providing training, hands-on education, and job opportunities.

Leading by Example: Building Envelope Success Stories 

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Hear success stories about DOE's Building Envelope Campaign partners achieving 30-60% improvement in envelope performance through the deployment of high-performance building envelope technologies.

Financing Solutions that Improve Efficiency in Both Energy and Water: A Focus on  Hospitality 

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Learn how market leaders in the hospitality sector finance and deploy projects that tackle energy efficiency and the water nexus.

Hydrogen 101: The Basics of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Buildings and Plants 

Thursday, October 13, 2022 I 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET 
Hear examples of how hydrogen and fuel cells reduce carbon and criteria pollutant emissions in buildings.


Sustainability and Decarbonization Inside Warehouses and Distribution Centers 

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Explore ways warehouse owners and operators have achieved energy savings and explore the role their buildings play in sustainability and resilience.

Show Me the Money: Financing Decarbonization Projects

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Learn about the financing mechanisms Better Buildings Financial Allies use with organizations interested in decarbonization projects, with practical steps to identify and source capital from grants, third-party investors, bonds, and more.

Strategies for Achieving Zero Energy in Multifamily Buildings 

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Learn about ASHRAE's latest Advanced Energy Design Guide for Multifamily Buildings, developed with support from DOE, which, step-by-step, assists organizations and building professionals in achieving zero energy buildings.

Completed 2022 Summer Webinars

Why Deep Energy Efficiency Now Matters More Than Ever: An Actual Case Study, Not a Theory

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.

SLOPE: The Toolbox for Planning Your Clean Energy Future 

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.

Implementing Renewable Energy in Industrial Facilities 

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.

Breathe Easy: Indoor Air Quality in Education Spaces 

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.

Driving Decarbonization with 50001 Ready 

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.

Shelter from the Storm: Powering Community Resilience Hubs 

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.

Clear the Air: Healthy Indoor Air for Businesses and Tenant Spaces

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.

Industrial Demand Response 

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.

Going All-Electric in Large-Scale Systems 

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.


Frequently Asked Questions:

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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