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ENERGY STAR Webcast -- Portfolio Manager 101

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Join the US EPA for this webcast as they introduce and demonstrate the core functionality of EPA’s new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. Attendees will learn how to: navigate the new Portfolio Manager; add a property and enter details about it; enter energy and water consumption data; share properties; generate performance reports to assess progress; and respond to data requests.

EPA Webcast -- The Role of Communication in Ensuring Sustained Behavior Change

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

This US EPA webcast addresses how communications tools can be used throughout the implementation of climate and clean energy programs to achieve behavior change and ensure sustained, lasting impacts. Speakers will discuss the role of behavior change in the success of a program; the value of communicating program results and successes in sustaining change; and how to assess behavior change.

Overview of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager: A Tool to Measure and Track Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

EPA's ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is an online tool organizations can use to measure and track energy and water consumption, as well as GHG emissions. It can be used to benchmark the performance of one building or a whole portfolio of buildings, all in a secure online environment. Forty percent of commercial building space in the U.S., including 35% of the Fortune 500® are already benchmarking in Portfolio Manager.

ENERGY STAR Webcast -- ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

During this session, attendees will learn how to use EPA tools and resources to help meet requirements for green building rating systems such as the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the Green Globes system, and others.

Better Buildings: Better Business Conference® -- Chicago, IL

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 to Wednesday, December 11, 2013

This multi-day conference for those in the residential construction industry teaches best practices for residential, multi-family, and small commercial building construction through lectures, live demonstrations and exhibits.

ENERGY STAR Webcast -- Financing Energy Efficient Upgrades with ENERGY STAR

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Learn how public sector organizations are improving energy efficiency with innovative solutions to financial barriers. Attendees will learn about financing projects in the public and private sectors, the basics of performance contracting, and how EPA’s tools and resources can help you make the decision to improve your facilities now or later.

DOE Webcast -- Show Me the Money! Raising Investment Funds for Clean Energy Programs & Working with Financial Institutions

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Attracting funds to launch a clean energy program can be a challenge for any community leader, but for those without experience working with financial institutions it can be particularly difficult. This webinar will provide an introduction for small local governments, economic development authorities, and non-profit organizations that wish to seek financing from private institutions to launch clean energy programs. Different types of financing and lenders will be reviewed, including how they are likely to respond to the risks and opportunities associated with clean energy program funding.

EPA Webcast -- Gaining Support and Attracting Participation through Communication

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

This US EPA webcast explores how to gain support from partners and attract participation in climate and clean energy programs. The webcast will address the importance of developing a communications plan and using it as a framework throughout the course of the initiative and cover tactics that engage, empower, and transform community-level participation into actionable results. The importance of understanding intended audiences and tailoring strategies to their needs will be emphasized.

DOE Webcast -- Combined Heat and Power: Expanding CHP in Your State

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

This webinar will discuss Combined Heat and Power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, which refers to the simultaneous production of electricity and heat with distributed power-generation systems. Participants of this webinar will hear:

ENERGY STAR Webcast -- Say What?! Communications Strategies from 2013 National Building Competition Participants

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A good communications strategy is integral to successful energy management for any property. From the boiler room to the board room to the water cooler, communication plays a crucial role for successful energy management which leads to cost savings. In this webinar, attendees will learn what some National Building Competition participants are doing to engage tenants and employees, including:

-Overall communications goals and strategies that have been successfully implemented by peers.