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: FEMP - Transforming Research Labs Into Sustainable Spaces: Part 1

FEMP - Transforming Research Labs Into Sustainable Spaces: Part 1

Webinar
Thursday, May 16, 2019
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
EST

Five years ago, a movement focused exclusively on reducing the environmental impact of laboratories began to gain momentum. This "green labs" movement seeks to address sustainability holistically, focusing on working with scientists to take concrete steps toward reducing energy, water, waste, and the use of hazardous materials. his movement has continued to grow, and there are now more than 100 organizations across the United States with Green Labs programs. Green Labs programs not only help conserve resources, they also provide a unique opportunity to engage with scientists, strengthening relationships among facilities, safety and sustainability staff, and scientists.

Learning Objectives

By attending this webinar, participants will learn:

  • Which key stakeholders to involve in forming a Green Labs team so that they can form their own teams at their organization;
  • The details of Green Lab Certification and how to participate in this program;
  • Which green lab initiatives are often the most impactful for reducing energy, water, and waste; and
  • How Green Labs fits into the context of the Smart Labs Accelerator program.
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Webinar: Innovative Wall Technologies for Commercial Buildings

Innovative Wall Technologies for Commercial Buildings

Webinar
Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:00 pm EST

This Envelope Technology Research Team webinar focused on wall technologies. Exterior walls are the major components of the building envelope. By being a barrier between the interior and the exterior environments, walls need to have features that minimize the energy losses while maintaining durability. Each year, about 1.5 quads of energy is lost through walls in commercial buildings in America. Fortunately, there exist wall assemblies that are more energy efficient than traditional solutions. Tapan Patel, from the US Army Corps of Engineers presented on their Fort Drum project using modified atmosphere insulation (MAI) panels. Participants also heard an update on Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) research on existing walls, cross-laminated timber (CLT), and investigation of a building enclosure performance metric.

Transcript coming soon

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Webinar: FEMP: Overview of IT Consolidation in Data Centers

FEMP: Overview of IT Consolidation in Data Centers

Webinar
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
EST

This webinar will present an overview of prioritization and implementation of IT consolidation in data centers. IT consolidation plays an important role in reducing IT energy use as well as the energy use of infrastructure support systems, such as cooling. Additionally, the session will discuss drivers and best practices for IT consolidation in the Federal government including the latest developments in the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI). Representative(s) from National Laboratories will discuss their experience with IT consolidation.

Instructor
Magnus Herrlin, member of the High Tech Group, LBNL

Learning Objectives
In this course you will:

  • Understand the nature of IT consolidation
  • Understand the importance of IT consolidation
  • Understand how IT consolidation impacts IT energy use
  • Understand how IT consolidation impacts infrastructure support systems
  • Understand how to perform IT consolidation
  • Understand the best practices of IT consolidation
  • Learn about drivers and best practices in the Federal government
  • Learn about actual IT consolidation case study (ies).
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Webinar: University of Minnesota and Smart Labs Workshop

University of Minnesota and Smart Labs Workshop

Webinar
Thursday, May 23, 2019
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
EST

This is an in-person workshop at the University of Minnesota, focused on laboratory efficiency, the characteristics of high performance laboratory buildings, and the roles of different stakeholders. Join staff from NREL, 3FLOW, and the University of Minnesota Department of Environmental Health and Safety for this full day event.

Register Here! The event is free to attend

 

Workshop Topics Include:

  • Importance of the Laboratory Environment to R&D Success
  • Characteristics of a High Performance Laboratory Building
  • Mitigating Risk in High Performance Laboratories
  • Smart Labs Advanced Technologies and Techniques
  • Design, Construction and Renovation
  • Management Program for High Performance Labs

 

 
 
 
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