Education Opportunities

Upcoming Events

USGBC: Green Schools + IMPACT Conference

April 08, 2019 to April 09, 2019

The Green Schools Conference & Expo (GSCE) will be held in the Midwest in 2019. It is the only national event to bring together all the players involved in making green schools a reality: people who lead, operate, build and teach in U.S. schools. Get two conferences in one as GSCE will be hosted in partnership with IMPACT, a conference for sustainable development in the Midwest.

National Adaptation Forum: Action today for a better tomorrow

April 23, 2019 to April 25, 2019

The National Adaptation Forum, focusing on moving from climate adaptation awareness to planning adaptation action, will help guide participants across the spectrum of adaptation activities taking place around the world. Some topics include state of practice, cross-sectoral adaptation, equitable adaptation, monitoring and evaluation, and communication and engagement. The Forum will provide training and sessions for stakeholders in many sectors, including local and tribal governments and nonprofit organizations.

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Energy Events ARCHIVE

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Portfolio Manager: Ask the Expert

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

ENERGY STAR holds a live webinar that gives all Portfolio Manager users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA experts in an open forum.

Seventhwave Webinar: Solar Electric Systems for Your Business

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Seventhwave will host a webinar about the basics of solar integration for businesses. Participants will learn about different net metering policies, how much solar can fit on a roof, and how to factor in shade. The webinar will compare three existing installations of different sizes to highlight how roof space, facility consumption, energy conservation, and system size affect solar system parameters.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Every Drop Counts: Assessing and Evaluating Water Efficiency in Capital Improvement Projects

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Achieving significant water savings often requires going beyond the low-hanging fruit. Participants will learn to use information collected during a facility water assessment for evaluating and prioritizing larger-scale projects to maximize water, energy, and cost savings. The webinar will provide information about including water efficiency in capital improvements through equipment retrofits and replacements during a renovation or when designing a new facility or space.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Portfolio Manager 101

Monday, December 10, 2018

Attendees will learn how to navigate Portfolio Manager, add a property and enter details about it, enter energy and water consumption data, and generate template performance reports to assess progress.

Seventhwave: Insulating and Waterproofing High Performance Below-Grade Assemblies

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Hosted by Madison Gas & Electric and Seventhwave, this workshop will cover the best practices for insulating and waterproofing below-grade spaces like basements, tuck-under, and underground parking garages in commercial and residential buildings. Benchtop testing will uncover which waterproofing techniques work.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Electric Demand 101: Tracking and Benchmarking kW to Drive Savings

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Participants will learn the basics of tracking and benchmarking electric demand in Portfolio Manager. The webinar will review sample utility bills, tips to benchmark within Portfolio Manager, define commonly-used terminology, and share helpful resources.

US DOE Webinar: Tribal Microgrid Case Studies

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

As microgrid technology continues to become more affordable, reliable, and advanced, tribes are looking at microgrids as a viable option to provide electric service to their members. This webinar will provide an overview of microgrid systems and technologies and how they can be used in tribal communities for emergency situations, to provide reliability, or to increase independence. Speakers will highlight the benefits and challenges for tribes considering developing, owning, and operating a microgrid. Case studies will share the reasons for and lessons learned by tribes that have successfully developed their own microgrids.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Portfolio Manager: Ask the Expert

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

ENERGY STAR holds a live webinar that gives all Portfolio Manager users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA experts in an open forum.

MREA Online Course: PV Site Assessor Training

Monday, November 26, 2018 to Sunday, December 23, 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 analysis and consumption history, energy efficiency recommendations, mounting options, balance of system location requirements, shade analysis, system sizing, financial analysis and options, and non-financial benefits of PV. Participants will learn how to access and use online tools for assessing the solar resource, perform site-specific shade analysis, recommend system size and location, calculate energy production, estimate system costs, and identify available PV rebates and incentives.

Solar Training Network Webinar

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Solar Training Network, supported by the US DOE Solar Training and Education for Professionals program, will host a free webinar to discuss Strategies for Solar Workforce Development: A Toolkit for the Industry, 2018. The webinar will follow up on the 2017 Solar Training and Hiring Insights report, as well as on findings from the National Solar Jobs Census. The webinar will feature a tour of the remodeled online solar career platform.

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