Education Opportunities

Energy Events ARCHIVE

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Portfolio Manager 201

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Continue to learn about EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool, with a deeper dive into more advanced functionalities such as: editing property data; correcting and updating property use details; using the data quality checker; and sharing property data.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Ask the Expert

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every Wednesday at 11:00 am ENERGY STAR holds a live webinar for users to ask questions to EPA Portfolio Manager experts. This is a public forum style webinar with a question and answer format.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: What You Should Know about Financing Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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.

Clean Energy States Alliance Webinar: State of the U.S. Energy Storage Industry: 2017 Year in Review

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

This webinar is presented by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity and Sandia National Laboratories as part of the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP) project with the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA). The U.S. energy storage market experienced substantial growth in 2017. In this webinar, guest speakers from GTM Research will share insights related to recent developments in the U.S. energy storage market, including deployment trends, policy updates, and market outlook.

MEEA Midwest Energy Solutions Conference

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 to Friday, February 9, 2018

The 2018 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) will be held in downtown Chicago. The conference unites more than 650 of the region's leaders and innovators in energy efficiency for three days of educational panels and networking. This annual event celebrates industry accomplishments and looks ahead at the changing policy landscape and latest tecnological breakthroughs.

DOE Better Buildings Webinar: Buildings that Rebound: Resiliency Strategies for Commercial Buildings and Communities

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Resilient building design is a growing conversation among developers and building owners, and no wonder – the nation’s energy sector is subject to an increasing number of threats from natural and human events. A robust infrastructure and comprehensive plan are necessary if communities and businesses are going to avoid disruptions, minimize impacts, and recover and adapt to a changing environment. Join us for a discussion about the technologies, planning, and partnership strategies organizations are pursuing to address building resilience.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: How to Apply for the ENERGY STAR

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Learn about applying for ENERGY STAR certification in Portfolio Manager. Understand the value of ENERGY STAR certification, see the step-by-step process of applying, and learn tips to help your property progress from application to award.

MREA Online Course: Basic Photovoltaics

Monday, February 5, 2018 to Sunday, March 4, 2018

This four-week online course teaches the fundamentals of photovoltaic systems. Participants will learn how photovoltaic (PV) systems work, diagram the four PV system types, describe and identify components, understand the best application and limitations of each system type, define the solar window, make energy efficiency recommendations, estimate system loads, and understand the basics of PV site assessment.

MREA Online Course: PV Site Assessor Training

Monday, January 29, 2018 to Sunday, February 25, 2018

This self-paced, online course uses presentations, assignments, quizzes, and webinars to demonstrate how to perform a PV site assessment for a home or small business, using the MREA PV Site Assessment Report Template.

Topics covered include load profiles and consumption history, energy efficiency and fuel switching opportunities, site-specific shade analysis, array and balance of system location recommendation parameters, and client financing options. Participants will learn how to access and use online tools for assessing the solar resource, perform site-specific PV system sizing, determine energy production of a recommended PV system size, estimate system costs, and evaluate existing infrastructure on the site.

M-WERC Member Meeting: Smart Grid and Grid Modernization

Thursday, January 25, 2018

This Mid-West Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) event will explore topics related to Grid Modernization and Smart Grids from a technology standpoint with a focus on transmission technologies and advanced distribution systems. It will be held in Madison at Union South.