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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.

2021-2022 Better Buildings Webinar Series

Sign up below for the 2021-2022 Webinar Series, featuring a variety of topics you won't want to miss. To browse all upcoming webinars, see the calendar view. To explore our past webinars, click here.

 

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 will explore current examples of deploying technologies developed by DOE and the National Labs. Participants will learn about DOE’s ongoing efforts and opportunities to collaborate with the department.
 

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.
 

EVs at Apartments: Navigating Technology Trends and Implementation

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Join industry owners and experts in exploring the demand for electric vehicles (EVs) at multifamily properties and understand how EVs are part of a comprehensive energy strategy.
 

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 DOE’s National Labs and Better Buildings partners as they discuss best practices for navigating future events.

Reimagining Carbon Costs: 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 will explore how three organizations are using finance to address their carbon profile.
 

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

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
This webinar will navigate 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.
 

Put Your Money On It: Investing in Energy Efficiency Lending

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 I 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Join 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.
 

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.
 

Roadmap to 50% Carbon Reductions in Multifamily Housing

Tuesday, December 14, 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.
 

Glass Half-Full: How Water Reduction Supports Resiliency, Cost Savings, and Occupant Health

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.
 

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.
 

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 will highlight multiple building types and financial models for solar PV.

Shelter from the Storm: Powering Community Resilience Hubs

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Learn from Better Buildings partners who have successfully identified buildings and leveraged energy efficiency, distributed generation, and storage resources to ensure critical community facilities are online when they are needed most.
 

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.
 

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

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Join industry experts and practitioners in learning more about the state of solar in the commercial and industrial (C&I) market. Speakers will also address how Community Solar can be scaled to accommodate large C&I portfolios.
 

Low Carbon Technologies: Strategies for Different Building Types

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 I 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Join 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.
 

Completed 2021-2022 Webinars

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..
 

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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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