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.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

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Webinar: Early Best Practices from the Waste Reduction Pilot

Early Best Practices from the Waste Reduction Pilot

Webinar
Thursday, June 11, 2020
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
EST
Partners: Shorenstein Properties LLC; Volvo Group North America

Join Better Buildings, Better Plants waste pilot participants as they shared best practices for waste management, early results from the pilot, and relevant resources from DOE and beyond. There was also a moderated discussion with commercial and industrial partners to explore the waste and energy nexus as well as waste management lessons learned.

Speakers: Mark Pannell, Volvo Group North America; Bill Whitfield, Shorenstein
 

 
 
Webinar: Approaches for Achieving Zero Energy Ready: Maximizing Efficiency and Controlling Costs

Approaches for Achieving Zero Energy Ready: Maximizing Efficiency and Controlling Costs

Webinar
Thursday, June 11, 2020
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
EST
Partners: Arlington County School District; National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Sectors: Commercial, Education, Multifamily

This session addressed pathways for achieving zero energy ready performance by maxing out on energy efficiency and controlling costs. Technical, financial, and programmatic strategies for pursuing zero energy in schools and the multifamily sector were discussed, showcasing examples that can apply to other building types. The session also highlighted hands-on resources available to convince decision-makers to pursue zero energy, design high-performance buildings, and control costs while optimizing building performance and functionality.

Speakers: Katie Ackerly, DBA Architects; John Chadwick, Arlington County Public Schools; Tony Hans, CMTA, Inc.; Stet Sanborn, Smith Group; Paul Torcellini, National Renewable Energy Lab

 
 
Webinar: Measuring Up to the Equity Challenge: Energy Affordability and Equity Planning

Measuring Up to the Equity Challenge: Energy Affordability and Equity Planning

Webinar
Thursday, June 11, 2020 1:00 pm EST
Partners: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy; District of Columbia; State of Minnesota
Sectors: Local Government, Multifamily, Residential, State Government

When developing programs to address energy affordability, it is important to understand the concept of equity – how it is defined and the role of income, race, gender, and other factors. Learn how DOE’s Clean Energy for Low Income Communities Accelerator addressed equity in its program toolkit and get examples from state and local governments that are working to address equity in low-income energy affordability. Attendees heard from a representative from Minnesota about the state’s engagement of Tribal participants, and how the District of Columbia is addressing the equity gap in access to energy efficiency and renewable energy in low-income households – including multifamily renters.

Speakers: Ariel Drehobl, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE); Michelle Gransee, Minnesota State Energy Office; Mary Otto, Minnesota Department of Commerce; Daniel White, D.C. Department of Energy and Environment

 
 
Webinar: The Secrets of Better Buildings Goal Achievers

The Secrets of Better Buildings Goal Achievers

Webinar
Thursday, June 11, 2020
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
EST
Partners: Atlanta, GA; Iron Mountain Data Centers; Lendlease
Sectors: Commercial, Data Centers, Education, Local Government, Multifamily, Residential, State Government

Better Buildings Goal Achievers are leaders in energy efficiency and stand as an example for their peers in the public and private sectors. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for becoming a goal achiever, and oftentimes partners use several unique approaches to reach their targets. Watch this interactive discussion with a diverse group of partners as they shared their personal experiences and insights into the tools that led to their success and find out how to apply similar strategies to help get you across the finish line.

Speakers: Shelby Buso, City of Atlanta, GA; Jim Henry, Iron Mountain Data Centers; Megan Saunders, Lendlease

 
 
Webinar: The Path Forward: Perspectives on Prioritizing Energy Efficiency

The Path Forward: Perspectives on Prioritizing Energy Efficiency

Webinar
Thursday, June 11, 2020
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
EST
Partners: Bristol-Myers Squibb; Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Efficiency Vermont; The Tower Companies; University of California, Irvine
Sectors: Commercial, Data Centers, Education, Financial Services, Industrial, Local Government, Multifamily, Residential, State Government

Leaders representing multiple sectors discussed how they are working across building portfolios to advance energy efficiency while supporting building occupants' health, comfort, and productivity.

Speakers: David Nemtzow, DOE; Jonathan Bauer, The Tower Companies; Wendell Brase, University of California, Irvine; Laura Capps, Efficiency Vermont; Rachel Gutter, International WELL Building Institute; Bill Perhacs, Bristol-Myers Squibb; Jon Utech, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

 
 
 

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