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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.

ENERGY STAR Webinar -- Portfolio Manager "Office Hours"

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Join this open session to ask your questions about the new Portfolio Manager tool. Portfolio Manager expert and technical team lead, Alexandra Sullivan, will be answering questions on the general features and calculations of Portfolio Manager which are applicable to everyone.

Grow Your County's Green Building Industry

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Building green provides many benefits: efficient operations, higher property value, comfortable and healthy spaces, creation of skilled jobs, and more. County governments can support local construction economies and meet growing demand for green buildings with thoughtfully designed policies, mandatory codes, and voluntary incentive programs. In this webinar by the National Association of Counties (NACo), speakers will discuss best practices and common pitfalls of implementing county strategies, and highlight counties where these approaches are being piloted.