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.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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Webinar: The Role of Architects, Engineers, and Contractors in Zero-Carbon Buildings

The Role of Architects, Engineers, and Contractors in Zero-Carbon Buildings

Webinar
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:00 am EST
Partner: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Architects, engineers, and contractors (A/E/C) are critical partners in working with building owners to create buildings that deliver top value for their clients. This collaborative discussion highlighted real-world strategies from leading A/E/C firms on how they are helping their clients deliver zero-carbon and other high-performance buildings. It was also a chance to learn about the Better Buildings Design and Construction Allies program and how you can get involved.

Speakers: Sammy Houssainy and Paul Torcellini, National Renewable Energy Lab; Ryan Jang, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects; Ryan Poole, DPR Construction; Stet Sanborn, SmithGroup

 
 
Webinar: When Progress Flows: Water Reduction, Reuse, and Creative Solutions

When Progress Flows: Water Reduction, Reuse, and Creative Solutions

Webinar
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:00 am EST
Partners: Emory University; Owens Corning
Sector: Water Initiative

Water reduction solutions come from a variety of building and manufacturing operations, including greywater systems, technology and fixture upgrades, optimization, and behavioral changes. In this session, Better Buildings partners shared diverse, creative solutions for water reductions across multiple sectors.

Speakers: Jaime Gonzalez Braña, Owens Corning; Joan Kowal, Emory University; Ken Rosenfeld, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)

 
 
Webinar: Making the Case for Energy Efficiency

Making the Case for Energy Efficiency

Webinar
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:00 am EST
Partners: 3M; Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA); Wendy's Franchisees

The benefits of conducting energy efficiency (EE) upgrades in buildings and manufacturing plants may seem obvious to some; however, this is not the case for many who are unaware of the non-energy benefits, including enhanced building performance and productivity, that result from such improvements. This session focused on the most effective ways to sell and communicate EE-related projects internally. It also explored how active partners identify the multiple benefits of EE upgrades and train energy consultants in conducting energy assessments.

Speakers: Andrew Hejnar, 3M; Erin Hiatt, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA); Scott Moline, Energy Strategist

 
 
Webinar: Driving Adoption of High-Impact Envelope and Integrated Lighting Strategies

Driving Adoption of High-Impact Envelope and Integrated Lighting Strategies

Webinar
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:00 am EST
Partners: Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; University of Minnesota

Part 1: High-Impact Envelope Strategies – A high-performing building envelope is crucial to reducing the overall energy demand of a building. Watch to learn about a metric that measures your building envelope performance and can aid in design decisions, and hear success stories from the first year of DOE's Building Envelope Campaign.

Part 2: Integrated Lighting Strategies – Integrating your lighting system with other building systems can enable deeper whole-building energy savings and non-energy benefits with significant value-add. Watch and learn what the research shows, get pointers on making a lighting integration project successful, and find out what building owners are doing to save energy and operate their buildings smarter from DOE's Integrated Lighting Campaign first-year entries for recognition.

Speakers: Jay Amundson, University of Minnesota; Chris Chmiel, Athens County, OH; Scott Hackel, Slipstream; Ginger Scoggins, Engineered Designs Inc.

 
 
Webinar: Virtual Building Tours

Virtual Building Tours

Webinar
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:45 pm EST
Partners: Ford Motor Company; Iron Mountain Data Centers; State of Maryland
Sectors: Data Centers, Industrial, State Government

Take a virtual tour with partners Ford Motor Company, Iron Mountain Data Centers, and the State of Maryland to learn about their unique energy-saving features, then watch a Q&A as they share details about their energy efficiency efforts.

Speakers: Michelle Croal, Ford Motor Company; Jim Henry, Iron Mountain Data Centers; David St. Jean, State of Maryland

 
 
Webinar: Addressing Energy Burden and Workforce Development in Low-Income Communities

Addressing Energy Burden and Workforce Development in Low-Income Communities

Webinar
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:00 pm EST
Partners: New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA); State of Rhode Island
Sectors: Local Government, Multifamily, State Government

Low-income households face a disproportionately higher energy burden, three times higher than for non-low-income households. Watch this session to learn from organizations within the Better Buildings Initiative and beyond that have successfully targeted low- and moderate-income energy initiatives through innovative methods, including using DOE’s Low-Income Energy Affordability Data (LEAD) Tool and offering workforce development opportunities to low-income residents.

Speakers: Tonya Gayle, Green City Force; Vlada Kenniff, New York City Housing Authority; Kenya Stump, Commonwealth of Kentucky; Yasmin Yacoby, State of Rhode Island

 
 
Webinar: A New Frontier: Electrification in Multifamily Housing

A New Frontier: Electrification in Multifamily Housing

Webinar
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:00 pm EST
Partners: New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA); Preservation of Affordable Housing
Sector: Multifamily

There is a growing trend toward all-electrification of new and existing buildings in multifamily housing as a means to achieve significant cost savings, reduce carbon pollution, and improve indoor air quality and public safety. This session addressed programmatic and technological approaches to going all-electric in multifamily housing, explored current challenges in domestic hot water, technologies for space heating using heat pumps, and more.

Speakers: Rory Christian, New York City Housing Authority; Jordan Dentz, The Levy Partnership; Andrew McNamara, Bright Power; Edwin Mendez, New York City Housing Authority; Julie Klump, Preservation of Affordable Housing

 
 
Webinar: The Anatomy of EaaS: How Efficiency-as-a-Service is Changing the Finance Game

The Anatomy of EaaS: How Efficiency-as-a-Service is Changing the Finance Game

Webinar
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:00 pm EST
Partners: Allumia; Redaptive Inc.
Sectors: Commercial, Financial Services

Efficiency-as-a-service (EaaS) is a pay-for-performance financing structure that enables building owners to implement energy and water projects by integrating with a service provider. Along with the growth of this financing model, there has been a proliferation of contract terms and structures. Watch this session to learn about the key differences in service definitions directly from organizations providing EaaS.

Speakers: Julia Berg, Redaptive; Aaron Block, Allumia

 
 
Webinar: Best of the Betters: 2021 Better Practice Presentations

Best of the Betters: 2021 Better Practice Presentations

Webinar
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:00 pm EST
Partners: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems; Celanese Corporation; General Motors; Lineage Logistics; Saint-Gobain Corporation; Steelcase, Inc.
Sector: Industrial

The Better Practice award is presented annually to companies for innovative and industry-leading accomplishments in implementing and promoting practices, principles, and procedures of energy management. Learn more from several exceptional 2021 applicants and award winners.

Speakers: Casey Dupuie, Steelcase, Inc.; Al Hildreth, General Motors; Luis Quinones, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems; David Reid, Celanese Corporation; Blair Sturm, Saint-Gobain Corporation; Jash Vora, Lineage Logistics

 
 
Webinar: Easy as ABC: How Advanced Building Construction Creates Efficient, Affordable, and Appealing Solutions for Low-Carbon Buildings

Easy as ABC: How Advanced Building Construction Creates Efficient, Affordable, and Appealing Solutions for Low-Carbon Buildings

Webinar
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:45 pm EST
Partner: WinnCompanies
Sector: Multifamily

We live in an era of high-tech innovation, so why are most of our homes and buildings still using inefficient technologies and construction practices that have hardly changed in over a century? DOE’s Advanced Building Construction (ABC) Initiative is disrupting the building industry by catalyzing the union of superior energy efficiency and low-carbon solutions with modernized approaches to construction. ABC makes it easier and more affordable to achieve superior quality retrofits and new buildings while re-energizing our manufacturing industry and workforce. Watch this session and learn how DOE and its partners are working with private- and public-sector stakeholders across the buildings and construction sectors to transform the buildings market with ABC solutions.

Speakers: Tim Kohut, National Core; Christina McPike, WinnCompanies; Lucas Toffoli, RMI

 
 
Webinar: Renewables and Advanced Controls: Why Now is the Time

Renewables and Advanced Controls: Why Now is the Time

Webinar
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:45 pm EST
Partners: Empire State Realty Trust; Gundersen Health Systems; Worcester, MA

Behind-the-meter energy resources are now more affordable than ever. A more dynamic electric grid with variable generation provides even more opportunities for building owners to leverage their facilities as tools for deeper cost savings. Hear how storage, on-site renewables, and advanced controls can all help you save money and increase demand flexibility.

Speakers: Dana Schneider, Empire State Realty Trust; Tim Wilson, Gundersen Health System; Luba Zhaurova, City of Worcester, MA

 
 
Webinar: Health, Efficiency, and Building Operations: Insights from the Pandemic and a Look Ahead

Health, Efficiency, and Building Operations: Insights from the Pandemic and a Look Ahead

Webinar
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:45 pm EST
Partners: Kilroy Realty Corporation; The Tower Companies; Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Multiple building sectors are considering occupant health, wellness, and productivity alongside efficiency and operations. This session explored how partners have realized the co-benefits of health, indoor air quality, and energy efficiency. Partners shared their insights on building operations, looked back through the pandemic and ahead for more healthy, resilient buildings. From green leasing practices to curtailment, explore tools and practices at the health-energy nexus.

Speakers: Jonathan Bauer, The Tower Companies; Sara Neff, Kilroy Realty; Rishi Shah, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

 
 
 
 

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