Better Buildings Webinars

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.

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.

Monday, July 09, 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. Join to learn about the new features and key trends in financing.

Industrial/Multifamily/Residential/Local Government/State Government/Data Centers/Financial Services/Utility
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.

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.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Every school district should be able to create zero energy schools because of recent advancements in technology. So what are some strategies to get there? Join us on April 25 for a review of the recently released Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings: Achieving Zero Energy (AEDG). Recognizing that many schools have limited staff and resources, the AEDG provides step-by-step direction to support elementary, middle, and high schools in their pursuit of zero energy performance goals for deep retrofits and new construction projects. The technical guidance should enable school districts to take energy-efficiency goals from concept to fruition, and is meant to complement existing resources and strategies. Join this webinar if you are an educator, administrator, architect, engineer, or other buildings operations professional who is interested in pursuing zero energy schools or has experience in zero energy projects.

Education
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

This pre-In-Plant Training webinar for the Better Plants Program covers the basics of finding energy savings in industrial fan systems.

Industrial
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Thursday, April 12, 2018

This training is geared towards practitioners considering ESPC for their energy efficiency projects and includes tools for making this decision and establishing the conditions for ESPC. Tool highlights include: ESPC or Design-Bid-Build?, ESPC Preliminary Diagnosis Tool, ESCO Market Study, and Legislative Library.

Local Government/State Government
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Tuesday, April 03, 2018

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.

Multifamily/Residential/Local Government/State Government/Data Centers
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

As there is growing interest of using building energy consumption and system operation data to improve building performance and visibility, many organizations face the challenges of data management. Join this webinar to learn best practices and lessons learned for implementing robust data acquisition and storage - the foundational step in building an effective energy management and information system (EMIS).

Presenters and affiliations: Marco Pritoni, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Stephen Frank, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Learn about tools and resources from the Energy Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that can help you meter and track water consumption, identify savings opportunities, and implement best practices to accelerate your water saving strategies.

Commercial
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Tuesday, March 06, 2018

The DOE Better Buildings Alliance’s Plug and Process Loads (PPL) Technical Research Team hosted its biannual call on March 6. Experts from the California Plug Load Research Center (CalPlug), provided insights on their PPL research focus areas that affect commercial building efficiency: plug load appliances and devices in use, consumer behavior studies, energy conservation in server rooms, and benchmarking energy efficiency prototypes and products.

Commercial
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018

As the energy sector is subject to more external risk due to natural and human events, more developers and building owners are discussing resilient building design. Learn about the technologies and strategies being pursued to address resilience. 

Commercial
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Thursday, January 11, 2018

This sector-wide check-in call focuses on advanced refrigeration, one of our key priorities for the Better Builldings Alliance retial, food service and grocery sector. This call is jam-packed with refrigeration updates that will be helpful across multiple sectors. Speakers include:

  • Michael Deru of the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL): Michael presents on high-efficiency motors and controls for refrigeration condensors, describing new products and how partners can get involved.
  • Tony Bouza of DOE presents on the latest technologies in the market, including propane, compressors, what's big in Europe, and the forthcoming IEA Annex.
  • Danielle Wright of the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC), a BBA Affiliate organization, shares case studies of natural refrigeration projects that also reduce energy use, offer suggestions for specifying natural refrigerant systems to reduce energy costs, and provide an update on increasing propane charges as a means to greater efficiency in self-contained systems.
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Learn why small data centers shouldn't be overlooked when it comes to energy efficiency, and discover low-cost, high-win strategies that can reduce energy demand.

Local Government/State Government/Data Centers/Financial Services/Utility
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