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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

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.


Completed 2021-2022 Webinars

Low Carbon Technologies: Strategies for Different Building Types

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.

Commercial and Industrial: State of the Market and Solar Lease Best Practices

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.

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Creative Project and Process Implementation

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.

PV Valuation: How Solar PV Adds Value to Your Assets

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.

Classroom to Career: Advancement in Energy Efficiency Jobs

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.

Glass Half-Full: Saving Money By Saving Water

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.

Roadmap to Carbon Reductions in Multifamily Housing

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.

Assessing and Reducing Embodied Carbon

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.

Put Your Money On It: Investing in Energy Efficiency

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.

Cleaner, Better, Faster, Stronger: Industrial Adoption of Renewables

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.

Finance Your Way to a Low-Carbon Future

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.

Planning for the Future: New and Improved Pandemic Protocols

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.

EVs at Apartments: Navigating Technology Trends and Implementation

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.

What's Next in Water Efficiency for Multifamily Housing

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.

Kick the Tires: Understanding the Role of R&D in the Deployment of Building Energy Technologies

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.

Internal Engagement and Communication: Sharing Your Energy Vision

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.

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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