On-Demand Better Buildings Webinars

Through Better Buildings webinars, experts discuss a variety of topics from Air Management to Zero Energy. These webinars are helpful resources on key subject areas in energy efficiency, water efficiency, resilience, and more. Below are webinars we have held over previous years. For each webinar, you can watch the video recording and follow along with the slide deck. To sign up for an upcoming live webinar, click here.


Building Envelope | Communications & Engagement | Data Centers | Energy Data Management | Financing | Green Leasing | Health & Wellness | Industrial | K-12 Schools | Lighting | Multifamily | Plug & Process Loads | Refrigeration | Renewables Integration | Resilience | Smart Labs | Space Conditioning | Treasure Hunts | Waste Reduction | Water & Wastewater | Workforce Development | Working with National Labs | Zero Energy Buildings

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Communications & Engagement

Effective communication and stakeholder engagement are critical components to gaining buy-in, support, and recognition for your energy efficiency projects. Watch webinars about how to make your communication and engagement efforts successful by pressing MORE.

Data Centers

Data centers in the U.S. account for nearly 2% of all electricity use; data center energy consumption is growing as more information is shared and stored online. Explore all previously recorded webinars on this topic by pressing MORE.

Energy Data Management

As the saying goes, you can’t manage what you don’t measure. Energy data management can include energy management information system (EMIS) technologies, benchmarking and utility tracking tools, fault detection and diagnostic systems, building automation systems, and more. Explore the latest webinars on energy data management by pressing MORE.


Each building sector faces different challenges and opportunities regarding financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Explore all previously recorded webinars on this topic by pressing MORE.

Green Leasing

Green leasing can be a valuable tool for removing the split incentive barrier between owners and tenants, making it possible to achieve higher energy efficiency performance in leased space. Explore all previously recorded webinars on this topic by pressing MORE.

Health & Wellness

Energy efficiency and sustainability factors can have an impact on the health and wellness of a building’s occupants. Learn about the intersection between sustainability and health by pressing MORE.


The industrial sector faces unique opportunities and challenges when addressing energy efficiency in manufacturing plants and other industrial spaces. Explore previously recorded webinars geared toward the industrial sector by pressing MORE.

K-12 Schools

Energy efficiency in K-12 schools produces savings that can be reinvested in teachers, students, and classrooms, helping to ease the burden presented by rising utility costs and limited operating budgets. Watch all previously recorded webinars for K-12 schools by pressing MORE.


More than one in six American households live in multifamily apartments or condominiums. Energy efficiency upgrades present an excellent opportunity to preserve housing affordability while improving resident health and comfort. Explore all previously recorded webinars for the multifamily sector by pressing MORE.

Plug & Process Loads

Plug and process loads (PPLs) consume about one-third of primary energy in U.S. commercial buildings. As buildings become more efficient, PPL efficiency has emerged as a tool for achieving aggressive energy targets. Explore all previously recorded webinars on this topic by pressing MORE.


Commercial refrigeration uses roughly 1.3 quads per year of source energy, representing about 7% of total commercial building use in the U.S. Explore all previously recorded webinars on this topic by pressing MORE.

Smart Labs

A typical laboratory is 3-4 times more energy-intensive than an average commercial building and can account for up to 70% of a campus’s energy footprint, making laboratories a key focal area for energy and carbon management strategies at universities, national labs, hospitals, and more. Explore all previously recorded webinars on this topic by pressing MORE.

Space Conditioning

Commercial space conditioning (heating, cooling, and ventilating) accounts for about 7.0 quads of primary energy per year, or about 40% of total commercial energy use in the United States. Explore all previously recorded space conditioning and HVAC webinars by pressing MORE.

Treasure Hunts

An Energy Treasure Hunt is a two- to three-day event that engages employees in identifying low-cost energy savings opportunities from behavioral, operational, and maintenance actions. Watch webinars related to energy treasure hunts by pressing MORE.

Waste Reduction

Manufacturers, companies, schools, and governments across the country can strengthen their competitiveness and sustainability initiatives by making waste reduction part of their resource management plans. Watch webinars on this topic by pressing MORE.

Water & Wastewater

In buildings there can be a strong relationship between water and energy use. Wastewater treatment facilities can account for up to 30% of municipal energy use; however, through data-driven operational changes, they can achieve significant energy and cost savings. Watch webinars related to water and wastewater by pressing MORE.

Workforce Development

A skilled and qualified workforce is key to making American buildings more energy-efficient and American companies more competitive. Watch webinars related to developing a skilling workforce by pressing MORE.

Working with National Labs

DOE’s 17 National Labs tackle the critical scientific challenges of our time. They address large-scale, complex research and development challenges with a multidisciplinary approach that places an emphasis on translating basic science to innovation. Watch webinars related to the National Labs by pressing MORE.

Zero Energy Buildings

Zero energy buildings (ZEBs) produces enough renewable energy to meet their own annual energy consumption requirements, thereby reducing the use of non-renewable energy in the building sector. Watch webinars on becoming zero-energy-ready by pressing MORE.

The Better Buildings Webinar Series

Dedicated to bringing you the latest actionable insights on today's energy efficiency landscape, the webinar series is a chance to explore the topics and trends that affect your organization with industry experts and your peers.

Visit the E-Learning Center

Discover online training and education opportunities from DOE and Better Buildings Affiliates working to promote energy efficiency in U.S. buildings and plants. The E-Learning Center collects webinars, courses, and other online resources covering a range of areas.

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.