Better Buildings Webinars

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Join the Better Buildings Space Conditioning Technical Research Team to learn about field test results of several new high-performance HVAC technologies through the DOE HIT and GSA GPG programs. We will cover the test results from high performance circulator pumps, innovative air scrubber technology that removes CO2 and VOCs from the air, and high-performance motor for chilled water pumping. These technologies have shown to produce savings of 30% or more over incumbent technologies.

Presenters: Michael Deru, NREL; Jesse Dean, NREL; Brian Fricke, ORNL 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

During this webinar, Dr. Magnus Herrlin at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) will provide an overview of resources for better air management in data centers that are available in the Center of Expertise for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers. (More information here).

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Accurate and consistent data is a key ingredient in an effective water management strategy, but many organizations struggle with water data collection and analysis. In this webinar, hear from partners that have enacted innovative water metering strategies and analytical methods that allow them to draw greater insights from their data. Additionally, find out more about a new opportunity to gain recognition from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) for benchmarking your buildings’ water and waste data.

Speakers: Rock Ridolfi Jr., Rivion; Ken Rosenfeld, BOMA International 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Campaign's second year of operation has seen a significant increase in the data on how participants are using their Energy Management and Information systems, new cost information, and which technologies are seeing increased uptake. Learn about the trends for the continued implementation of EMIS in commercial buildings. 

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

This webinar will introduce comprehensive guidance for K-12 schools along with a review of the newest lighting technologies and strategies for classroom optimization and proficiency, with a goal of helping school energy managers use the best available applications for their schools. To assist with decision-making during the lighting upgrade process, presenters will review technologies such as tunable lighting, controls, and troffer retrofits, offering economic snapshots for the benefits of these upgrades.

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Come and hear about the recent work of the Better Buildings Technology Research Teams and find out how they can benefit your organization! We will hear from leaders at our National Laboratories working to advance technologies related to space conditioning, lighting, plug loads, building envelope, and energy management information systems.

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

What are the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines and how will they impact you? We will answer this question and bring some real-world examples of creative solutions our partners are implementing to increase the value of the buildings workforce.

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Real world applications of energy-using equipment and processes can inform the direction of energy-related research. In this webinar, actual end users from among Better Plants partners and representatives of the R&D community will discuss how they have informed research into new energy-related technologies, materials, and best practices.

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

The buildings in which we live, work, and play have a direct impact on our mental and physical health. This webinar showcases Better Buildings partners who are implementing design strategies and benchmarks in their buildings and sustainability plans that focus on the wellness, health, and productivity of the people inside them. Speakers will highlight the Fitwel certifications, WELL standard, and more.

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Efficiency-as-a-service is a relatively new financing mechanism in which customers pay a provider for the service of energy savings. On this webinar, we will highlight a new efficiency-as-a-service toolkit and Better Buildings Financial Allies will share insights from the field.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The DOE Better Buildings Alliance’s Plug and Process Loads (PPL) Technical Research Team hosted their bi-annual call on September 20th. In addition to hearing about PPL TRT updates and activities, experts from NREL discussed the implications of navigating cybersecurity with smart outlets.

Presenters: Rois Langner, NREL; Dane Cristensen, NREL


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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The 2018 Better Buildings Summit was held in August in Cleveland, Ohio. This webinar features 3 of the top-rated presentations from the Summit – a rare chance to catch one of the talks you might have missed! Sign up today

Thursday, September 13, 2018

This webinar presents resources for measuring the results of ESPC projects and sharing positive impacts with management and the public. Tool highlights include: Measurement & Verification Guidelines, Project Benchmark Sheets, State and Local Government Project Benchmark Sheet, K-12 Project Benchmark Sheet, Post-Secondary Project Benchmark Sheet, Public Housing Project Benchmark Sheet, and Overview of Economic Impact Analysis Tools.

Speakers: Alice Dasek, U.S. Department of Energy; Robert Slattery, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Peter Larsen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Torsten Kieper, The Cadmus Group 

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Energy information systems (EIS) are becoming common as a way to organize and analyze energy meter data, especially for large portfolios of buildings.  Join us as two Smart Energy Analytics Campaign participants from the commercial real estate sector share their EIS features and give tips on installing and setting up their systems.  

Presenters: Becca Rushin, Jamestown, LP; Ed Bassford, Lincoln Property Company; Ryan Tinus, Tishman Speyer

Thursday, July 12, 2018

This training addresses how to introduce ESPC to market sectors that lack familiarity or experience with the mechanism, and includes a summary of successful results achieved by several Accelerator partners. Tool highlights include: ESPC Guide Series for Underserved Markets, ESPC Primer for K-12 Schools, ESPC Guide for Fleets and Fueling Infrastructure, ESPC Guide for Water Resource Recovery Facilities and an Implementation Model: Expanding ESPC to New Markets.

Local Government/State Government
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

This webinar introduces the Better Buildings Financing Navigator 2.0, the latest iteration of DOE's online tool that helps connect organizations with financing for energy efficiency and renewables projects. Learn about the new features and key trends in financing.

Industrial/Multifamily/Residential/Local Government/State Government/Data Centers/Financial Services/Utility
Friday, June 29, 2018

This webinar walks viewers through how to use the Energy Performance Indicator Tool (EnPI) to develop an energy baseline and track facility-energy performance.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

This training is geared towards state and local governments establishing support and services for ESPC as the go-to project financing mechanism in their jurisdictions. Tool highlights include: ESPC Key Attributes, Guidelines for Establishing ESPC Support Program, Virtual Technical Assistant for download, Networking Toolkit, Champions Toolkit, and State ESPC Program Examples.

Local Government/State Government
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Commercial property assessed clean energy (CPACE) financing can be used to fund resiliency improvements that make buildings more resistant to natural disasters and other threats. Many of these projects have an energy component (e.g. energy efficiency, distributed generation, microgrid), but others do not (e.g. seismic retrofits). This webinar explores the current trend toward CPACE financing for resiliency and discusses how you can take advantage of this rapidly growing financing mechanism. Hear from three leading Financial Allies who recently completed successful resiliency projects using CPACE—including wind-hardening in Florida, microgrid and distributed generation in Connecticut, and a $40M seismic and energy efficiency retrofit in California. Additionally, learn about the recently launched Better Buildings CPACE Financing for Resiliency Toolkit, a one-stop shop for case studies and information on this topic.

Speakers: Will Clark, CleanFund; Michele Pitale, Counterpointe Sustainable Real Estate; and Andrew Zech, Greenworks Lending.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

This training features practical tips for carrying out an ESPC project. Tool highlights include: ESPC Virtual Technical Assistant, Financing Decision Tree, Best Practices for Selecting an Energy Service Company, Model ESPC Contract Documents, and eProject Builder.

Local Government/State Government
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