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, May 20, 2021

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Webinar: Leading the Way to a Diverse and Qualified Workforce

Leading the Way to a Diverse and Qualified Workforce

Webinar
Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:00 am EST
Partners: Association of Energy Engineers (AEE); Lane Community College; Milwaukee, WI

In this session, Better Buildings Workforce Accelerator leaders shared their best practices for developing a diverse and qualified building efficiency workforce that enables high-performance buildings. Learn how these leaders are building interest, streamlining pathways, and improving skills in a variety of ways, from developing new workforce programs to engaging underrepresented communities and creating new resources such as curricula, trainings, websites, and education modules.

Speakers: Aneysha Bhat, Perennial Culture; Roger Ebbage, Lane Community College; Teresa Piazza, Association of Energy Engineers (AEE); Erick Shambarger, City of Milwaukee, WI

Transcript coming soon.

 
 
Webinar: Energy Efficient-SHE

Energy Efficient-SHE

Webinar
Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:00 am EST
Partners: Alliance to Save Energy; Kilroy Realty Corporation; Legrand; The Catholic University of America

Women leaders in the energy and sustainability industries shared their perspectives on workplace diversity, mentorship, and the challenges and opportunities in being a woman in the buildings space.

Speakers: Paula Glover, Alliance to Save Energy; Alexandra Harry, Catholic University of America; Sara Neff, Kilroy Realty; Susan Rochford, Legrand North America

 
 
Webinar: A Conversation with Green Lease Leaders

A Conversation with Green Lease Leaders

Webinar
Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:45 pm EST
Partners: Cincinnati, OH; Institute for Market Transformation
Sectors: Commercial, Data Centers, Industrial, Local Government, Multifamily

Watch the 2021 Green Lease Leaders explore how green leasing offers a competitive advantage for multiple sectors, helping buildings be more flexible, save money, and reduce climate and health risks.

Speakers: Audi Banny, Institute for Market Transformation (IMT); Sam Stockdale, Link Industrial Properties; Carla Walker, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

 
 
Webinar: Beyond the Low-Hanging Fruit for Energy Efficiency

Beyond the Low-Hanging Fruit for Energy Efficiency

Webinar
Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:00 pm EST
Partners: Jamestown, LP; Life Time; University of California, Irvine
Sectors: Commercial, Education, Local Government, Multifamily, State Government

You've rolled out your LEDs and Building Automation Systems across your portfolio, now what? In this session, you'll learn about strategies to get even more energy savings from your buildings through the utilization of integrated technology packages, smart energy analytics, and more!

Speakers: Wendell Brase, University of California, Irvine; Peter Isabell, Life Time Fitness; Becca Rushin, Jamestown

Transcript coming soon.

 
 
Webinar: Balancing the Benefits of Community Solar in Multifamily Housing

Balancing the Benefits of Community Solar in Multifamily Housing

Webinar
Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:00 pm EST
Partners: BRIDGE Housing Corporation; National Housing Trust-Communities; National Renewable Energy Laboratory; New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA); Urban Ingenuity
Sector: Multifamily

Multifamily housing providers and tenants can both benefit from the deployment of community solar projects. These projects can create direct electricity bill savings as well as indirect community or workforce benefits. Watch DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office, the National Renewable Energy Lab, and Better Buildings partners for a discussion about balancing the financial viability of solar projects with meaningful direct and/or indirect benefits to tenants. Multifamily housing providers explored implementation pathways for various approaches and lessons learned from the field. The panel was followed by a facilitated workshop where attendees will consider different approaches for balancing building owner and tenant benefits when designing community solar projects.

Speakers: Jeffrey Cook, National Renewable Energy Lab; Ian Fischer, Urban Ingenuity; Kranti Malik, BRIDGE Housing Corporation; Andrew Martin, National Housing Trust; Nicole Steele, U.S. Department of Energy; Christopher White, New York City Housing Authority

Transcript coming soon.

 
 
Webinar: Pathways to Community-wide Energy Resilience

Pathways to Community-wide Energy Resilience

Webinar
Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:00 pm EST
Partners: Orlando, FL; State of Missouri
Sectors: Local Government, State Government

Communities nationwide are increasingly preparing for impacts from a range of natural disasters. From prioritizing upgrades at critical facilities to leveraging innovative funding opportunities, this session showcased collaborative partnerships and planning pathways to creating more resilient communities, highlighting the role energy efficiency can play in the planning process. It also highlighted timely DOE resilience tools to aid in planning and funding.

Speakers: Chris Castro, City of Orlando, FL; Rob Cox, Energy Production & Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at UNC Charlotte; Cherylyn Kelley, State of Missouri; Beth Schrader, New Hanover County, NC

Transcript coming soon.

 
 
Webinar: 2021 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit: Closing Plenary - Partners' Perspectives

2021 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit: Closing Plenary - Partners' Perspectives

Webinar
Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:45 pm EST
Partners: Jonathan Rose Companies; Procter & Gamble ; State of North Carolina; Walgreens

Watch Better Buildings and Better Plants leaders from the industrial, local government, multifamily, and retail sectors discuss the issues, trends, and challenges impacting their work and the market at large. This discussion was moderated by Kelly Speakes-Backman, Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.

Speakers: David Hughes, Walgreens; Sushma Masemore, State of North Carolina; Jonathan Rose, Jonathan Rose Companies; Steve Skarda, Procter & Gamble

Transcript coming soon

 
 
Webinar: Pathways to Zero: Designing Impactful Carbon Reduction Targets

Pathways to Zero: Designing Impactful Carbon Reduction Targets

Webinar
Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:00 pm EST
Partners: MetLife Investment Management; Milwaukee, WI; Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
Sectors: Commercial, Local Government, Multifamily

More than 25% of Fortune 500 companies have committed to dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions through Science-Based Targets, RE100, or a carbon neutrality pledge. However, not all targets are equal, and emissions reduction programs for commercial buildings and plants vary widely in both timeframe and approach. Drawing from the newly launched Low Carbon Pilot, this session addressed common questions, considerations, and pitfalls for setting carbon targets and designing programs to meet them.

Speakers: Matt Donath, City of Milwaukee, WI; Jim Landau, MetLife Investment Management; Mark Puchalski, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation

Transcript coming soon.

 
 
 

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