Better Buildings Events Calendar

Better Buildings partners participate in webinars, peer-exchange calls, meetings, and industry workshops and conferences. Browse upcoming events and opportunities to participate by month.

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Webinar: Prioritizing Laboratories to Meet Your Energy Goal

Prioritizing Laboratories to Meet Your Energy Goal

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019 3:00 pm EST
Partner: Los Alamos National Laboratory

This webinar focuses on the Department of Energy’s Smart Labs Accelerator Program and the first steps for incorporating Smart Labs methodology into your organizations current management plan. 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.

Speakers: Otto VanGeet, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Thomas Checksfield, 3flow; Monica Witt, Los Alamos National Laboratory 

Transcripts coming soon

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Webinar: GPG Outbrief 18 – Alternative Water Treatments for Cooling Towers

GPG Outbrief 18 – Alternative Water Treatments for Cooling Towers

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Thursday, January 17, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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Please join us for a GPG Outbrief webinar on Alternative Water Treatments (AWT) for Cooling Towers. Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory assessed the effectiveness of five off-the-shelf AWT technologies and found that four of them maintained adequate water quality, reduced blowdown and saved an average of 26% water. All four had a positive return-on-investment, and at the GSA average water rate of $16.76/kgal payback was under four years. During the webinar, researchers and facility managers will discuss findings from the evaluation, share operational guidance and answer questions.

Note: Attendees are eligible to receive 1.5 continuing education credit from the American Institute of Architects for attending webinars.

To register for the webinar:  https://meet.gsa.gov/gpg-18/event/registration.html 

To attend the webinar: https://meet.gsa.gov/gpg-outbrief/ 

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Event: Smart Labs and Design-Build Workshop - University of California, Irvine

Smart Labs and Design-Build Workshop - University of California, Irvine

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 8:00 am to Wednesday, January 30, 2019 1:00 pm
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The University of California, Irvine (UCI) in coordination with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Better Buildings Smart Labs Accelerator will be hosting a no cost in-person Smart Labs workshop at UCI on Tuesday, January 29 and Wednesday, January 30, 2019. The workshop will include the use of data analytics to optimize and maintain performance of Smart Labs, a detailed discussion of improving laboratory ventilation, and Green Lab programs and operations.  For those who can attend day 2, Wednesday will be a half-day session allocated to a Design-Build Workshop that will cover both new lab building and whole (science) building renewal including Smart Lab retrofits.

 

To RSVP for the January 29 and 30 Workshop, click here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smart-labs-design-build-workshop-tickets-53621723017

 
 
 
 
 
Webinar: Building Envelope Technology Research Team Technology Webinar

Building Envelope Technology Research Team Technology Webinar

Webinar
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Air leakage in commercial buildings in the U.S. accounts for about one quad of energy annually. As the thermal resistance of commercial building envelopes continues to improve, the relative contribution of air leakage to heating and cooling loads is increasing. During this webinar meeting, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Better Buildings Partner Arlington County, VA will discuss market trends and methods for addressing air tightness in buildings. Jessica Abralind (Arlington County, VA) and Philip Agee (Viridiant) will present results and experiences from air leakage testing at the County’s Solid Waste and Traffic Engineering Office.  ORNL’s Dr. Diana Hun and Dr. Mahabir Bhandari will present recent research results on characterizing market trends in air leakage requirements, testing methods, and an examination of the energy cost savings potential for select building types. 

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