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Green Technology: How Tech Enables Counties to Invest in Renewables

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Recent advancements in technology have spurred interest and growth across the nation in renewable energy. Technology is allowing counties to more efficiently develop renewable energy programs--from siting new wind energy facilities, to creating energy from once unused sources (including converting post-recycled solid waste into electricity), to ensuring reliable and secure transmission of energy via smart grids. By providing an easier path to renewable energy, technology is helping counties reduce energy costs and generate new economic activity, while meeting sustainability goals.

DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar: Strategic Energy Planning

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Attendees will learn about developing a strategic energy plan, identifying key aspects of successful energy planning, and using available information and resources. The available resources include archived webinars in the series from the DOE Office of Indian Energy Education Initiative. Attendees will learn how the plan (1) helps the tribe to mobilize the long-term support necessary for energy project development that extends beyond changing political administrations, (2) helps address barriers to energy development by providing a long-term view that prioritizes projects over not just years

How to Organize Power Down Week: Milwaukee Case Study

Monday, February 24, 2014

Join Transition U.S. to learn about the model of Transition Milwaukee's successful Power Down Week, now in its 4th year, a weeklong event to raise awareness of energy consumption and promote powered-down alternatives.  Hear the story of how ideas got put in to motion, the challenges, growth and future vision for powering down Milwaukee.  Join us to learn, get ideas on how to take Power Down week to your own community, and power down together!

Sustainability in Seattle

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sustainable City Network will host a free one-hour webinar featuring Jill Simmons, director of Seattle's Office of Sustainability & Environment. Simmons will discuss the Seattle Climate Action Plan and other sustainability initiatives the city has recently embarked upon.

Three years in the making, the 92-page plan outlines hundreds of actions the city must take to become carbon neutral by 2050 and prepare itself for the likely effects of climate change.

Portfolio Manager Office Hours, Focus Topic: Campuses

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Portfolio Manager "Office Hours" is a live webinar that gives all users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA in an open forum. In 2014, Office Hours will be held once a month. We will plan to spend the first 20-30 minutes of each session discussing a specific focus topic. The remaining hour will be used to answer any questions you have about Portfolio Manager (not limited to the focus topic).

ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems

Thursday, February 20, 2014

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.

Portfolio Manager 201

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Continue to learn about EPA’s new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool, with a deeper dive into more advanced functionalities such as managing and tracking changes to your property uses over time, using spreadsheet templates to update property data, setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties, generating and using custom reports, and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.

Portfolio Manager 101

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Join ENERGY STAR as it introduces and demonstrates the core functionality of EPA’s new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. Attendees will learn how to: navigate the new Portfolio Manager; add a property and enter details about it; enter energy and water consumption data; share properties; generate performance reports to assess progress; and respond to data requests.

Get Ready for the 2014 EPA National Building Competition

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

EPA is announcing the 2014 EPA National Building Competition! Come to learn about this year’s competition, what it entails, how you can enter, and what kind of EPA recognition you can earn. This webinar is appropriate for every ENERGY STAR commercial buildings stakeholder.

Better Homes Expo -- La Crosse, WI

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Xcel Energy is hosting the Better Homes Expo at the Lunda Center on Western Technical College's campus located at 319 7th Street North, La Crosse, WI.  The Expo is free for all to attend.

Xcel Energy is partnering with several industry and government professionals to discuss how to protect your home's interior and exterior from the elements through proven weatherization techniques.  Attic and wall insulating and air sealing demonstrations will take place, including exploring rim joists, cathedral ceilings and effective exhaust ventilation systems.