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.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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Webinar: PechaKucha on Industrial Energy Management

PechaKucha on Industrial Energy Management

Webinar
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
EST
Partners: ArcelorMittal USA; Charter Steel; General Motors; Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department; Schneider Electric
Sector: Industrial

Presenters covered different energy management topics using PechaKucha, a storytelling format based solely on images. The session covered topics like energy efficiency opportunities in industrial energy support systems (e.g. steam, process heating, etc.); In-Plant Trainings, energy marathons, and energy treasure hunts; employee awareness and engagement activities; effective communication tools; energy performance tracking tools and resources; and more. More information on PechaKucha can be found here: https://www.pechakucha.com/about

Speakers: Rishabh Bahel, ArcelorMittal; Tari Emerson, Charter Steel; Jason Grant, Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department; Paul Hartmeister, General Motors; John Troyer, Schneider Electric

 
 
Webinar: Building a Clean Energy Workforce

Building a Clean Energy Workforce

Webinar
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:00 am EST
Partners: International Facility Management Association (IFMA); National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Across the country, millions of Americans participate in the clean energy workforce who make it possible to design, build, operate, and finance better buildings. Ensuring that this workforce is widespread and well prepared to deploy new technologies is vital to achieving Better Buildings Challenge goals, as well as state and local energy commitments. Hear from speakers about the landscape of the clean energy and buildings workforce today, and how gaps in existing awareness, pathways, and training can be filled.

Speakers: Phil Jordan, BW Research; Dean Stanberry, International Facility Management Association; Sarah Truitt, National Renewable Energy Lab

 
 
Webinar: Distributed Energy Resources for Cost Savings and Resilience

Distributed Energy Resources for Cost Savings and Resilience

Webinar
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
EST
Partner: Chesapeake College
Sectors: Commercial, Education

Unlike conventional back-up diesel generators, distributed energy resources (DER) like combined heat and power (CHP) and battery storage coupled with renewable energy technologies can provide both cost savings and resilience benefits. In this session, Better Building partners shared their solutions for leveraging DER to reduce costs and keep operating when the grid goes down.

Speakers: Emma Elgqvist, National Renewable Energy Lab; Tina Jones, Chesapeake College; Isaac Panzarella, N.C. State University

 
 
Webinar: The Road to Resilience: Setting Energy Savings as a Strategic Priority for Wastewater Treatment Plants

The Road to Resilience: Setting Energy Savings as a Strategic Priority for Wastewater Treatment Plants

Webinar
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:22 pm EST
Sector: Water Initiative

Water/wastewater treatment facilities can account for up to 30% of municipal energy use; however, through data-driven operational changes, they can achieve significant energy and cost savings. In this session, attendees learned how several wastewater treatment plants used data-informed best practices to set energy savings goals. The discussion focused on how these best practices, including establishing energy-use baselines and deploying SCADA systems, helped prioritize infrastructure improvement plans that maximized savings.

Speakers: Wendy Anderson, City of Denver, Colorado; Howard Carter, Water Resource Recovery Department for City of Saco, Maine

 
 
Webinar: What's New in Energy Efficiency Finance?

What's New in Energy Efficiency Finance?

Webinar
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:00 pm EST
Partners: Citizen Energy; Metrus Energy
Sectors: Commercial, Financial Services

This session provided a deep dive into the state of the energy financing market. Better Buildings Financial Allies shared insights on emerging energy financing solutions such as commercial PACE, efficiency-as-a-service, and green bonds to help building owners demystify and access financing.

Speakers: Rachel Davis, Petros PACE Finance; Edwin Luevanos, Citizen Energy; Greg Montgomery, Abundant Power

 
 
 
 
 

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