Education Opportunities

Energy Events ARCHIVE

ENERGY STAR Webinar: EPA's 1-100 Water Score for Multifamily Buildings - What's My Score, and How Do I Improve It?

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

EPA’s 1-100 water score allows users tracking water through Portfolio Manager to gauge how their properties compare against similar ones across the country. This webinar will cover how to generate the score in Portfolio Manager and discuss how multifamily owners can use this new water performance metric to identify opportunities for water savings. Finally, participants will learn about some of the best practices and tools to start saving water and improving their properties' scores.

USGBC: Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 to Friday, November 16, 2018

USGBC is hosting Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The conference offers participants 16 education tracks, ranging across market sectors and green building topics, and the expo features over 600 companies that provide products and services to the sustainable building industry. USGBC is committed to a prosperous, sustainable future through cost-efficient, energy-saving green buildings.

ACEEE: 2018 National Convening on Utilities and Electric Vehicles

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

ACEEE is hosting a one-day convening focused on helping utilities develop EV policies and practices. This event will focus on electric vehicles, grid integration strategies, and changing utility business models. Utilities will learn how to broaden support for EVs from a full range of stakeholders by maximizing the economic, environmental, consumer, and other societal benefits of EVs.

Solar Power Midwest

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 to Thursday, November 15, 2018
Solar Power Midwest, sponsored by Smart Energy Power Alliance and Solar Energy Industries Association, will focus on collaboration within the solar industry as presenters elaborate on issues like grid modernization, distributed energy resources, smart inverters, green buildings, and the state of solar in the Midwest.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Portfolio Manager 301

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

With a good background on the basic functionality of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool, participants will learn about some advanced features including using spreadsheet upload templates to update property data, setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties, creating custom reports, and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.

MREA Online Course: Basic Photovoltaics

Monday, November 12, 2018 to Sunday, December 16, 2018

This self-paced, online course uses a combination of presentations, assignments, quizzes, and webinars to teach the basics of solar electricity. Participants will learn how photovoltaic (PV) systems work, compare and contrast different PV system types, identify necessary components, and understand the best applications for (and limitations of) each system type. Other topics include evaluating the solar window, investigating energy efficiency recommendations, and researching system costs.

Regulatory Assistance Project Webinar: Beneficial Electrification: Considerations for Space Heating

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Space heating is an important opportunity for beneficial electrification—but the types of opportunities vary significantly by region, building type, and policy landscape. RAP’s forthcoming paper on this topic analyzes these opportunities, and it offers guidance on how regulators can evaluate and implement policies and programs to electrify space heating.
The speakers will explore how electrification of space heating can be implemented to reduce costs for consumers, achieve emissions reductions, and add flexibility to the grid. They will discuss policy considerations and strategies for ensuring that electrified heating is beneficial in participants' states. The presentation will be followed by ample opportunity for questions.
·    David Farnsworth, Regulatory Assistance Project
·    Jim Lazar, Regulatory Assistance Project
·    Jessica Shipley, Regulatory Assistance Project

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Benchmarking Water and Wastewater Systems in Portfolio Manager

Thursday, November 8, 2018

This webinar features EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, a powerful online tool that can help participants track and manage their system’s energy usage and energy savings from efficiency projects. Participants will learn how Portfolio Manager benefits water and wastewater systems, and they will learn how to create a no-cost account and benchmark your systems.

ENERGY STAR Webinar: Portfolio Manager 201

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Participants will 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: Portfolio Manager: Ask the Expert

Wednesday, November 7, 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.