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2023-2024 Better Buildings Webinar Series

Sign up below for our upcoming 2023-2024 Better Buildings Webinar Series webinars. To browse all upcoming webinars, see the calendar view. You can also visit the on-demand webinars page for other webinars you may have missed.
 

The Grass is Always Greener: Best Practices for Water-Efficient Landscaping

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Join this webinar to learn how sustainable landscaping strategies can reduce water bills and create a more resilient environment.
 

Charging Ahead: Accelerating Electric Vehicle Adoption 

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Join the Renewables Integration Technology Research Team and Better Buildings partners to explore the game-changing potential of EV adoption into existing infrastructure through demonstrated best practices.  
 

The Power of Partnership in Emissions Reduction Planning with Local Governments

Tuesday, October 31, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Join this webinar to discover key strategies for successful collaboration with local governments to enhance emissions reduction planning, including coordination, effective communication, and relationship building to maximize impact.
 

Enhancing Energy Management: Using 50001 Ready to Achieve Decarbonization Goals 

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Join this webinar to learn how to leverage the 50001 Ready Program and 50001 Ready Navigator tool to achieve energy efficiency and decarbonization goals sooner.
 

Coining a Cleaner Future: How to Finance Your Emissions Reduction Plan 

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Join this webinar to learn from Financial Allies on how to leverage the recently developed Emissions Reduction Planning Framework to make effective financing decisions and achieve emissions reduction goals.
 

Turning Insights into Action: Bridging Building Data Analytics and Work Order Systems 

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Join this webinar to learn from two leading organizations about their innovative strategies for seamlessly integrating fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) with maintenance work order systems to increase energy savings.
 

Cool Runnings: The Race to Phasedown Industrial Fluorinated Gas Emissions

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Join this webinar to learn from leading Better Plants partners about their work to eliminate fluorinated gas (F-gas) emissions by reducing leaks, capturing fugitive emissions, and utilizing low-GWP alternatives.
 

Storing and Saving: Using Thermal Energy Storage in Commercial Buildings  

Tuesday, December 19, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Join this webinar to learn more about thermal energy storage and gain insights from example projects exploring this unique energy savings opportunity.
 

Winter Heat Pump Reality Check: Is Yours Keeping Up? 

Tuesday, January 9, 2024 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Join this webinar to hear from Design and Construction Allies as they explore the latest heat pump design guidance, technologies, and best practices to save energy and decarbonize buildings throughout the winter season.
 

The (Not So) Shocking Shift Towards Industrial Electrification 

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Join this webinar to learn from industry leaders in industrial electrification and explore new Better Climate Challenge tools and resources, including the Electrification Assessment Framework.
 

3-2-1 Action: Transforming Climate Plans into Action

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
From technology pilots to financing and collaborative strategies, join this webinar to learn how organizations across sectors are translating climate plans into reality and de-risking progress along the way.
 

The New Cool: The Transition to Low-GWP and Natural Refrigerants  

Tuesday, February 6, 2024 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Join this webinar to prepare for the hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) phasedown and learn how this regulation will affect refrigeration and space conditioning practices in commercial buildings.
 

Tracking and Tackling: Reducing Commercial Tenant and Scope 3 Emissions 

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Join this webinar to hear from Better Buildings leaders and industry experts about their experiences in defining and reducing tenant and scope 3 emissions.
 

Illuminating Impact: Integrated Lighting Campaign Gives Back to the Community 

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Join this webinar to learn about the Integrated Lighting Campaign (ILC) and how two recognized participants upgraded their facilities and brought benefits back to their communities.
 

Getting a Handle on Clean Hydrogen

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Join this webinar to explore the clean hydrogen landscape, learn about industry applications of clean hydrogen, and hear how DOE is accelerating market transformation.
 

Completed 2023-2024 Webinars

Home Energy Score 101: Assessing Efficiency and Savings

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Watch this webinar to learn more about the Home Energy Score™ and how it can be useful in your residential market.

 

Nothing to Sneeze At: Health Benefits of Electrification in Multifamily Housing 

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Watch this webinar to better understand how this information can lead to additional funding and support for building upgrades.

Completed 2023 Summer Series Webinars

Enhancing Building Envelope Performance with the Building Envelope Campaign 

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Watch this webinar to learn about the Building Envelope Campaign and the awarded projects during the Campaign’s second year.
 

 The Next Big Thing: HVAC Control Technology for Small to Medium Commercial Buildings 

Thursday, August 17, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Watch this webinar for an overview of current HVAC RTU control technology capabilities, hear from two building owners who are taking advantage of the benefits they offer, and learn about DOE's Smarter Small Buildings Campaign.
 

Here Comes the Sun: Innovative Community Solar Systems  

Tuesday, August 15, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Join this webinar to learn about the benefits of community solar, get resources from the Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), and find out how Better Buildings partners are planning and implementing best practices to encourage equitable community solar systems.

The Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Heat Pumps

Tuesday, August 8, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
View this webinar to learn the top 5 things building owners need to know about heat pumps to leverage them as an effective decarbonization solution
 

From Measuring to Managing: Submetering Strategies for Plug and Process Loads in Healthcare Facilities 

Tuesday, August 1, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Watch this webinar to learn about how Better Buildings healthcare partners deploy submetering strategies to identify energy savings opportunities.

At Your Service: Third-party Solutions for Decarbonization in Multifamily Buildings 

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Uncover how multifamily building owners can utilize third-party solutions to tackle decarbonization, leverage new technologies, and seize funding opportunities from programs like the Inflation Reduction Act.
 

Build Your Workforce: Understanding Your Role in the Workforce Ecosystem 

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Explore how employers can stay on track with decarbonization commitments and contribute to a healthy workforce ecosystem by recruiting and retaining skilled employees.
 

It Just Gets Better And Better: Highlights from Better Project and Better Practice Award Winners

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Learn from the 2023 Better Project and Better Practice Award Winners about their award-winning decarbonization, energy and water efficiency, and waste reduction projects and practices.
 

It Takes a Village: Building a Culture of Energy Efficiency in Your Facilities

Thursday, July 6, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Watch this webinar to learn about the creative ways Better Plants partners are encouraging employee engagement to make progress on their energy and emissions goals.
 

Building Trust with Homeowners & Renters: Home Energy Score & Remote Quality Insurance

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Watch this webinar to learn how the Home Energy Score program can provide benefits and value for homeowners, buyers, and renters and explore the challenges of remote quality assurance (QA).
 

Paying the Price: How Internal Carbon Pricing Supports Emissions Reduction

Thursday, June 22, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Watch this webinar to learn how Better Buildings and Better Plants partners are using internal carbon pricing schemes to assess capital projects.
 

In Case You Missed It: 2023 Better Buildings Summit Sampler 

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET 
Watch this webinar for a rare opportunity to catch some of talks you might have missed from the 2023 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit, featuring the Commerical, Industrial, Public, and Multifamily Sectors.


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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