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Getting approval for energy efficiency measures can sometimes be the most challenging aspect of the project. USAA, UC Irvine, and Kohl's shared their best practices for communicating the value of building energy efficiency projects and working with financial decision-makers to make those projects happen.
This webinar presented on the underlying barriers to energy data access. Learn about solutions underway across the country, including a successful collaboration in Philadelphia. The webinar also highlighted new resources to help you replicate this model in your community.
This webinar covered interior lighting with a focus on troffers and how new technology can significantly reduce energy use in higher education spaces.
This webinar described how the DOE helps move energy efficiency opportunities in buildings from ideas to mass-market uptake by identifying and developing high impact technologies.
Time, money, and expertise are often barriers to a robust energy management program. Better Buildings Challenge Partners Shorenstein and Allegheny College described solutions that helped them jump these hurdles to develop a culture of sustainability within their organizations—and a track record of successful energy efficiency projects.
This webinar session briefly reviewed some of the lessons learned by early adopters of outdoor connected lighting systems over the course of multiple pilot projects.
This webinar hosted Better Buildings Challenge partners United Technology Corporation, the City of Atlanta, and InterContinental Hotels Group on the innovative measures taken to improve water efficiency while reducing energy use.
Re-tuning is a low-cost process to identify and correct building operational problems that lead to energy waste. Better Buildings Challenge Partners who have employed retuning training covered how to improve building performance and opportunities to participate in trainings in your area.
Do you ever wonder how energy efficiency and sustainability efforts are impacting the value of your properties? This webinar focused on energy efficiency and sustainability in the appraisal and valuation industries.
This pre-In-Plant Training webinar for the Better Plants Program covered the basics of finding energy savings in compressed air systems and introduced the AIRMaster+ software tool.
This pre-In-Plant Training webinar for the Better Plants Program provided guidance on implementing and replicating energy efficiency opportunities identified by energy assessments.
This pre-In-Plant Training webinar for the Better Plants Program covered how to find energy savings in steam systems.
Hear about the latest from DOE’s High Impact Technology (HIT) Catalyst program, and find out more about how you can engage with the Better Buildings Tech team to help you lower energy use in your building portfolio.
This webinar explained how leading partners captured stories behind savings projects to promote future projects.
This webinar detailed ways and available tools to find funding for energy efficiency projects and how to avoid common pitfalls.
This webinar highlighted how partners are addressing energy use in warehouses and distributions and gain ideas for you to take back to your buildings.
This webinar highlighted how to seek out technical experts and financing options for saving energy and water while protecting your interests.
Treating wastewater can be very energy intensive; learn how doing the job on-site can improve the efficiency of wastewater treatment collection systems and reduce costs.
Energy storage is a broad category of technologies with many different capabilities that can be daunting to sift through and find the best opportunities. In this webinar, attendees will get an overview of energy storage technologies, use cases, business models, and how it can help you manage energy spend.
This webinar provided an opportunity to learn more about the Better Buildings Alliance, tech retrofit campaigns, and energy savings strategies in your sector.
This webinar highlighted tips on how to share facility-level data quickly and easily with DOE, and examples of how partners have leveraged this data sharing and review to make an impact in their organizations.
This pre-In-Plant Training webinar covered how to improve thermal efficiency for process heating equipment and use the U.S. Department of Energy’s PHAST tool.
This pre-In-Plant Training webinar discussed the water-energy nexus and provided energy efficiency tips related to water and wastewater treatment.
This webinar detailed how you can achieve both energy and water savings in an industrial or commercial setting, and how one often follows the other.
This webinar highlighted the National Laboratories and how your organization can work with them to enhance your energy efficiency.
This webinar explained why small data centers shouldn't be overlooked when it comes to energy efficiency, and how low-cost, high-win strategies can reduce energy demand.
This webinar featured state, local, and commercial sector partners sharing best practices on energy data management, and also introduced DOE's Energy Data Management Guide.
This webinar discussed the steps any manufacturing facility can take to get started with water efficiency.
This webinar introduced the energy treasure hunt process and typically identified opportunities.
This pre-In-Plant Training webinar for the Better Plants Program covered the basics of finding energy savings in industrial fan systems.
Better Plants partners and representatives of the R&D community discussed how leveraging the National Labs and DOE-funded consortia can solve tough challenges and produce new energy-related technologies, materials, and best practices.
This webinar provided viewers with an introduction to DOE’s Manufacturing Energy Assessment Software for Utility Reduction (MEASUR) tool suite and its features and capabilities.
The Better Practice and Better Project Awards were created to recognize accomplishments in industrial energy efficiency. Award receipients range from diverse manufacturing sectors to utilities. This webinar showcased some of our 2019 applicants and awardees for their innovative, industry-leading energy management work.
The inaugural webinar in the Better Plants Online Learning series was an opportunity for partners to share current challenges; they heard from Al Hildreth of General Motors, who discussed his company's activities in the fight against COVID-19.
This session discussed the basics of industrial energy and a systematic approach to improve its efficiency.
This session covered various lighting technologies (CFL, HID, LED, etc.) and lighting system control strategies (occupancy censors, light level sensors, etc.).
Participants in this session learned about other federal resources for industry besides Better Plants, including the Agriculture Department’s Rural Development programs and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers.
This session discussed the pros and cons of different compressor configurations, its controls with examples from the field and common energy conservation measures.
The industrial sector meet-up was an opportunity for Better Plants partners and stakeholders to come together virtually and discuss challenges and solutions.
The Better Practice and Better Project Awards were created to recognize outstanding accomplishments in implementing and promoting industrial energy efficiency projects and programs.
Leaders representing multiple sectors discussed how they are working across building portfolios to advance energy efficiency while supporting building occupants' health, comfort, and productivity.
This 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.
Presenters covered different energy management topics using PechaKucha, a storytelling format based solely on images.
This 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 questions attendees may have.