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, May 18, 2021

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Webinar: Greatest Hits from the DOE Waste Reduction Pilot

Greatest Hits from the DOE Waste Reduction Pilot

Webinar
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:00 am EST
Partners: Beaverton, OR; Bristol-Myers Squibb; General Motors; USAA Real Estate
Sector: Waste Reduction Pilot

Watch this session for a look at the highlights from the first year of DOE's Waste Reduction Pilot. DOE spotlighted the Pilot's "greatest hits," including new solutions and findings from multiple working groups. There was also a panel discussion covering several waste reduction and diversion topics, including data and measurement, engagement and outreach, and external support and frameworks.

Speakers: Elizabeth Cole, City of Beaverton, OR; Clare Lumkong, Bristol Myers Squibb; Brett Marczewski, General Motors; Jason McIntyre, USAA Real Estate

 
 
Webinar: Emerging Trends and Technologies from DOE's National Labs

Emerging Trends and Technologies from DOE's National Labs

Webinar
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:00 pm EST

Watch leaders from DOE’s National Labs as they share their insights into the future of energy efficiency and highlight the newest trends and emerging technologies. Kathleen Hogan, Acting Under Secretary for Science and Energy at DOE, moderated the discussion.

Speakers: Angela Becker-Dippmann, Pacific Northwest National Lab; Martin Keller, National Renewable Energy Lab; Tom Kurfess, Oak Ridge National Lab

Slides coming soon.

 
 
Webinar: Five Key Trends in Energy Finance

Five Key Trends in Energy Finance

Webinar
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 2:00 pm EST
Partners: BlocPower; Sustainable Endowments Institute
Sector: Financial Services

The energy efficiency and renewable energy finance space is constantly adapting to new market developments and financing innovations. During this session, several market experts weighed in on recent trends in several key financial products, including:

  • How self-managed green revolving funds can help institutions recover and finance their energy efficiency/renewable energy retrofits after the pandemic;
  • Expansion of efficiency-as-a-service into municipal, university, school, and hospital (MUSH) markets;
  • Expansion of energy savings performance contracts (ESPC) into the commercial space;
  • Green bond deployment trends; and
  • Retroactive commercial PACE (CPACE) financing unlocking capital for businesses during the pandemic.
     

Speakers: Donnel Baird, BlocPower; Devesh Nirmul, Counterpointe SRE; Mark Orlowski, Sustainable Endowments Institute; Brenna Walraven, Corporate Sustainability Strategies

Transcript coming soon.

 
 
Webinar: Innovative Strategies for Resilience at Critical Facilities

Innovative Strategies for Resilience at Critical Facilities

Webinar
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 2:00 pm EST
Partners: Iron Mountain Data Centers; Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department
Sectors: Data Centers, Industrial

This session featured innovations in energy planning for resilience at critical facilities, including wastewater treatment plants, correctional facilities, data centers, and labs.

Speakers: Jason Grant, Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department; Chris Halpin, Energy Efficiency Services, LLC; James Henry, Iron Mountain Data Centers

Transcript coming soon.

 
 
Webinar: Best of the Betters: 2021 Better Project Presentations

Best of the Betters: 2021 Better Project Presentations

Webinar
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 2:00 pm EST
Partners: 3M; Flowers Foods, Inc.; Graham Packaging Company; Lockheed Martin; Nissan North America, Inc.; Owens Corning; SugarCreek Packing Co. ; Tyson Foods
Sector: Industrial

Through the Better Project award, DOE recognizes partners annually for outstanding accomplishments in implementing industrial energy, water, and waste projects at individual facilities. Learn more from several exceptional 2021 applicants and award winners.

Speakers: Alex Floyd, Tyson Foods; Todd Jackson, SugarCreek Packing Co.; Balaji Jayaseelan, Graham Packaging; Margaret Ann Marsh, Flowers Foods, Inc.; Brian Mohr, 3M; Brett Rasmussen, Nissan North America; Don Scarsella, Owens Corning; Michael Stein, Lockheed Martin; Prasath Vinayagamoorthy, 3M

 
 
Webinar: Unleashing the Power of Community Solar in Multifamily Buildings

Unleashing the Power of Community Solar in Multifamily Buildings

Webinar
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 2:00 pm EST
Partners: Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver, CO; National Renewable Energy Laboratory; WinnCompanies
Sector: Multifamily

This session surveyed the current regulatory landscape for community solar in multifamily housing and explored promising strategies to overcome barriers. Multifamily partners presented their experiences partnering with local organizations to deliver community solar projects that resulted in utility savings to low-income residents and brought workforce and economic development opportunities to the community.

Speakers: Darien Crimmin, WinnCompanies; Jenny Heeter, National Renewable Energy Lab; Christopher Jedd, Denver Housing Authority

Transcript coming soon.

 
 
Webinar: Commercial PACE Toolkit: New Resources to Propel Your CPACE Program

Commercial PACE Toolkit: New Resources to Propel Your CPACE Program

Webinar
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:45 pm EST
Partners: Lamey-Wellehan Shoes; Lawrence Berkeley National Lab; National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO); Philadelphia, PA
Sectors: Local Government, State Government

The Commercial PACE (CPACE) Toolkit for States and Local Governments is a compilation of resources intended to address persistent barriers facing the adoption and implementation of CPACE financing programs. Watch this session to learn how you can put these resources to work in your jurisdiction.

Speakers: Sam Cramer, National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO); Greg Leventis, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab; Maryrose Myrtetus, City of Philadelphia, PA

Transcript coming soon.

 
 
Webinar: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Collaborating to Implement Carbon Reduction Goals

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Collaborating to Implement Carbon Reduction Goals

Webinar
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:45 pm EST
Partners: Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Orlando, FL; University of Virginia

Realizing progress toward ambitious goals is best achieved by an integrated team. Hear from leading Better Buildings partners about structuring stakeholder engagement toward carbon reduction goals across building portfolios. This session focused on team implementation – specifically who, when, and how – for collaborating across institutions, local governments, and national portfolios.

Speakers: Ian Lahiff, City of Orlando, FL; Andrea Trimble, University of Virginia; Jon Utech, Cleveland Clinic

Transcript coming soon.

 
 
Webinar: Workshop Your Voice: Successful External Communications

Workshop Your Voice: Successful External Communications

Webinar
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:45 pm EST

From crafting a compelling narrative to sharing data-driven results, how you talk about your efficiency work matters. Hear from the Better Buildings communications team to learn best practices for external communications – like writing for your audience and finding a media hook – and even workshop some common but tricky scenarios yourselves. Watch this session to strengthen your PR chops and get your projects the recognition they deserve.

Speaker: Bryan Cohen, C+C

 
 
 
 
 

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