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ENERGY STAR Webinar: Portfolio Manager 101, 201, 301

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 to Tuesday, March 20, 2018

US EPA's ENERGY STAR program is hosting a webinar series on Portfolio Manager consisting of three separate programs each held on a separate date and more advanced than the previous one. ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is an online tool developed by EPA and used nationally by building owners and cities to measure, track, and compare energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. It is used to benchmark the performance of one building or a whole portfolio of buildings, all in a secure online environment.

MREA Online Course: PV Site Assessor Training (PV 201.02)

Monday, March 5, 2018 to Sunday, April 1, 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.

EUCI Women in Engineering & Construction Conference

Monday, March 5, 2018 to Tuesday, March 6, 2018

This conference in Denver, CO brings together women and men across related sectors in the engineering and construction industry, leading the way on diversity and inclusion issues.

MREA Online Course: 2017 National Electrical Code Update for PV (PV 618.02)

Monday, March 5, 2018 to Sunday, March 18, 2018

This four-hour online course covers changes found in the 2017 National Electrical Code that affect PV system installations. Four new code articles will be discussed, as well as alternate methods for calculating voltage and current rating for larger PV installations. The course will also discuss changes to NEC language regarding PV system grounding and new requirements for Rapid Shutdown of PV systems on buildings. 

EUCI: Net Energy Metering (NEM) and Utility Solar Rates Summit

Thursday, March 1, 2018 to Friday, March 2, 2018

This NEM utility summit will explore common NEM rate structures and many alternatives under consideration. It will examine the array of options that utilities and regulatory commissions are looking to as a means for striking the necessary balance between promoting the advancement of solar policy and development, facilitating appropriate rate recovery, ensuring grid reliability and enabling consumer choice.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Preparing for EPA's ENERGY STAR metric updates

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

In August 2018, EPA will update the models that power the 1-100 ENERGY STAR scores with new data, from the Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Join this interactive session to hear about EPA’s methodology and schedule for updating 1-100 ENERGY STAR scores, discuss considerations for building owners and managers, and learn what to expect when new metrics are released.

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EUCI Course: An Introduction to Electric Utility Systems

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018

This course provides a non-technical introduction to the fundamental concepts that form the basis for the design and operation of the integrated electric utility system.

MREA Online Course: Navigating the National Electrical Code

Monday, February 26, 2018 to Sunday, March 18, 2018

This six-hour online course introduces learners to the National Electrical Code (NEC). Designed for first-time users and beginning or non-electricians, this course explores the layout, format, and language of the Code. Participants will become familiar with the contents of the NEC by exploring Chapters, Articles, and Tables, and will learn how to effectively navigate the NEC. 

EUCI Course: Meteorology for Renewable Energy Systems

Monday, February 26, 2018 to Tuesday, February 27, 2018

This course will evaluate how meteorology fits in the big picture in the future of the utility system, discussing how and where it is important, and presenting a ‘soup to nuts' approach to studying, planning, and applying meteorology data for renewable project development and grid operations.

Clean Energy States Alliance Webinar: Solar+Storage for Public and Affordable Housing

Thursday, February 22, 2018

This webinar will provide an overview of the technology, value proposition, and financing options for projects that pair solar with battery storage (solar+storage) for public and affordable housing. Speakers will present about the value of combining solar+storage to multifamily properties, including how it can reduce demand and cut energy expenses. Other topics include financing for solar+storage projects for public and affordable housing and a case study on developing a solar+storage project for a net-zero energy affordable housing property.