Education Opportunities

Energy Events ARCHIVE

Greenbuild -- Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 to Friday, November 22, 2013

Greenbuild, The U.S.Green Building Council’s International Conference and Expo, is the world’s largest education event dedicated to green building.  This year, 30,000 attendees from 90 countries are expected to attend.  The event features 1000 exhibitors and sponsors with green products and service innovations and 100 education sessions led by business, environmental, and social leaders.

Water: Benchmarking and Best Practices from WaterSense

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Organizations can track their facilities’ water use along with energy use in Portfolio Manager to increase efficiency and improve performance. This US EPA webinar will feature the water management features in Portfolio Manager and give an overview of water trends in the thousands of facilities across the country that already use these features. The WaterSense program will discuss ways to save water and energy with WaterSense labeled products and best management practices.

Jobs and Economic Development Impacts of Offshore Wind

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

More than a year ago, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) initiated work to expand the Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) model to include fixed-bottom offshore wind technology. NREL’s analysis of the regional jobs and economic impacts of offshore wind includes the Great Lakes, along with the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Gulf Coast regions. This US DOE webinar will provide an overview of the new offshore wind JEDI model and review the four completed assessments.

High Performance Homes: the Practical Approach -- La Crosse, WI

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sponsored by the Energy Center of Wisconsin, this workshop for homebuilders will impart the latest trends in residential energy efficient construction practices.

How to Launch an ENERGY STAR Energy Efficiency Competition

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Learn about the benefits of an energy efficiency competition, the basic steps you can take to plan and launch a competition, and the resources made available by EPA’s ENERGY STAR program that can help you in this process, including the ENERGY STAR Guide to Energy Efficiency Competitions.

High Performance Homes: A Practical Approach -- Green Bay, WI

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sponsored by the Energy Center of Wisconsin, this workshop for homebuilders will impart the latest trends in residential energy efficient construction practices.

Practical Energy Management for Schools and Government Facilities -- Madison, WI

Monday, November 11, 2013

During this workshop in Madison, WI on November, 11, 2013, Focus on Energy will provide trainng on various strategies, customizable tools, and processes that will help you establish an energy program for your facility.

Energy Certification for Energy Providers -- Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines Project

Thursday, November 7, 2013

This US DOE webinar will provide an overview of the recently launched Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines project that will support the development of high-quality, nationally-recognized training and certification programs for energy auditors, commissioning professionals, building/stationary engineers, facility managers, and energy managers based on a clear set of industry-developed guidelines for the benefit of workers, employers, building owners, and policymakers.

Green Power Use and Opportunities for K-12 Schools

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The webinar by USA EPA will feature presentations by Judy Asselin, Sustainability Coordinator at Westtown School, a pre-K-12 school in Pennsylvania, Terrence Kennedy, Director of Facilities at Lycee Francais of New York, and Margaret Watson, President of the Green Schools Alliance (GSA). Ms. Asselin will discuss the benefits and lessons learned from Westtown’s wide-ranging and evolving sustainability efforts, including the use of 100 percent green power, and the curricular tie-ins and campus-wide culture shift that have accompanied these efforts. Mr.

Intra-organization Energy Efficiency Competitions

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

This US DOE webinar will show how public and private organizations can boost their energy efficiency through friendly competitions. Two organizations that have had success with this – Better Buildings Challenge partners El Paso and Legrand – will share how they have used these competitions to spur internal energy efficiency. The session will include an overview of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Efficiency Competition Guide as well.