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DOE Leadership kicked off the 2020 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit and discussed program activities including highlights from the 2020 Progress Report and a spotlight on the 2020 Better Buildings Challenge Goal Achievers. Keynote speakers included Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes and healthy buildings expert Dr. Joseph Allen of Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
At this 2020 Summit meet-up, Commercial Real Estate sector partners and DOE discussed trending topics in energy efficiency. Hear from experts on electric vehicle charging stations, growth of renewable energy in the sector, and how to set energy performance standards when up against benchmarking ordinances.
Watch this 2020 Summit meet-up to see Better Buildings healthcare partners discuss how to set energy goals to achieve ultra-low EUI performance and zero energy status, as well as discussions about trends in building electrification and how energy efficiency and planning for renewables can support portfolio sustainability and resilience goals.
At this 2020 Summit session, Better Buildings, Better Plants waste pilot participants 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 and waste management lessons learned.
Presenters at this 2020 Summit session covered different energy management topics using PechaKucha, a storytelling format based solely on images.
The industrial sector meet-up at the 2020 Summit was an opportunity for Better Plants partners and stakeholders to come together virtually and discuss challenges and solutions.
At this 2020 Summit meet-up, Better Buildings Data Center Challenge and Accelerator partners and subject matter experts from LBNL presented on best practices for data center energy management like liquid cooling, hot/cold aisle containment, and sourcing renewables.
Listen to a 2020 Summit panel discussion of Better Buildings local government partners who are working to advance clean energy, address energy equity, and implement building performance policies. This interactive session also highlights DOE resources and additional opportunities to get involved.
This 2020 Summit session focused on how packaged combined heat and power (CHP) can provide efficiency, economic, and resilience benefits to growing non-traditional CHP markets, and how DOE’s Packaged CHP eCatalog reduces project risks for both CHP users and CHP suppliers.
2020 Summit Session - The Better Practice and Better Project Awards were created to recognize outstanding accomplishments in implementing and promoting industrial energy efficiency projects and programs.
At the 2020 Summit, Better Buildings Challenge Multifamily partners and other stakeholders shared best practices and discussed strategies for multifamily housing providers to save energy and water and preserve affordable housing.
This 2020 Summit session enlisted some of the top experts in critical facilities like data centers, laboratories, hospitals, wastewater treatment plants, and correctional facilities, who provided a high-level overview of their fields and answered attendee questions.
Energy and water efficiency upgrades in affordable multifamily housing can reduce owners' operating costs and tenants' utility bills while improving resident health and comfort. This highly interactive 2020 Summit session examined current opportunities and challenges around financing efficiency upgrades in affordable multifamily housing.
This 2020 Summit session spotlighted different pathways to maximize energy performance in new construction while overcoming typical challenges that affordable housing developers face.
In this 2020 Summit 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.
This 2020 Summit session addressed the challenges of operating aging education facilities and leveraging best practices to transform them into modern, resilient campuses. Industry experts highlighted advances in zero energy ready schools, data management, and smart labs in addition to partner case studies on resilience.
This 2020 Summit 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.
This interactive 2020 Summit workshop provided an in-depth look at how leading-edge lighting systems are capable of communicating with other building systems to enable additional energy-saving opportunities while collecting valuable insights about a business’s operations.
This 2020 Summit session addressed pathways for achieving zero energy ready performance by maxing out on energy efficiency and controlling costs.
Watch this interactive 2020 Summit discussion with a diverse group of partners who 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.
At the 2020 Summit Closing Plenary, leaders representing multiple sectors discussed how they are working across building portfolios to advance energy efficiency while supporting building occupants' health, comfort, and productivity.
Learn from organizations that are leading the way in identifying the barriers and developing new resources, training systems, and pathways for people and underserved groups to join and excel in the building energy workforce. This 2020 Summit meet-up featured the launch of the Better Buildings Workforce Accelerator and the kick-off of the Advanced Building Construction Workforce Development Awards.
At the 2020 Summit, DOE hosted a fireside chat to explore the newest trends in emerging technologies. Leadership from DOE's National Labs shared what's next for energy efficiency and answered your questions about preparing for the future.
In this 2020 Summit session, 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.
In this 2020 Summit session, 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.
In this 2020 Summit session, industry experts discussed value streams and tools for evaluating DERs, while Better Building partners shared their successful experiences using DERs to reduce costs and keep operating when the grid goes down.
Watch this 2020 Summit workshop to learn more about the solar project development process and hear insights from EPA's Green Power Partnership Program as well as partner case studies from Orlando, FL and the University of Virginia.
This 2020 Summit workshop launched DOE's new Building Envelope Campaign. The Campaign team introduced the new Building Envelope Assessment Tool and the Building Envelope Thermal Performance (BTP) metric. There was also a discussion of energy efficiency strategies for windows, walls, roofs, and airtightness.