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DOE Webcast -- Show Me the Money! Raising Investment Funds for Clean Energy Programs & Working with Financial Institutions

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Attracting funds to launch a clean energy program can be a challenge for any community leader, but for those without experience working with financial institutions it can be particularly difficult. This webinar will provide an introduction for small local governments, economic development authorities, and non-profit organizations that wish to seek financing from private institutions to launch clean energy programs. Different types of financing and lenders will be reviewed, including how they are likely to respond to the risks and opportunities associated with clean energy program funding.

DOE Webcast -- Combined Heat and Power: Expanding CHP in Your State

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

This webinar will discuss Combined Heat and Power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, which refers to the simultaneous production of electricity and heat with distributed power-generation systems. Participants of this webinar will hear:

EPA Webcast -- Gaining Support and Attracting Participation through Communication

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

This US EPA webcast explores how to gain support from partners and attract participation in climate and clean energy programs. The webcast will address the importance of developing a communications plan and using it as a framework throughout the course of the initiative and cover tactics that engage, empower, and transform community-level participation into actionable results. The importance of understanding intended audiences and tailoring strategies to their needs will be emphasized.

ENERGY STAR Webcast -- Say What?! Communications Strategies from 2013 National Building Competition Participants

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A good communications strategy is integral to successful energy management for any property. From the boiler room to the board room to the water cooler, communication plays a crucial role for successful energy management which leads to cost savings. In this webinar, attendees will learn what some National Building Competition participants are doing to engage tenants and employees, including:

-Overall communications goals and strategies that have been successfully implemented by peers.

Grow Your County's Green Building Industry

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Building green provides many benefits: efficient operations, higher property value, comfortable and healthy spaces, creation of skilled jobs, and more. County governments can support local construction economies and meet growing demand for green buildings with thoughtfully designed policies, mandatory codes, and voluntary incentive programs. In this webinar by the National Association of Counties (NACo), speakers will discuss best practices and common pitfalls of implementing county strategies, and highlight counties where these approaches are being piloted.

ENERGY STAR Webinar -- Portfolio Manager "Office Hours"

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Join this open session to ask your questions about the new Portfolio Manager tool. Portfolio Manager expert and technical team lead, Alexandra Sullivan, will be answering questions on the general features and calculations of Portfolio Manager which are applicable to everyone.

Greenbuild -- Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 to Friday, November 22, 2013

Greenbuild, The U.S.Green Building Council’s International Conference and Expo, is the world’s largest education event dedicated to green building.  This year, 30,000 attendees from 90 countries are expected to attend.  The event features 1000 exhibitors and sponsors with green products and service innovations and 100 education sessions led by business, environmental, and social leaders.

Jobs and Economic Development Impacts of Offshore Wind

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

More than a year ago, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) initiated work to expand the Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) model to include fixed-bottom offshore wind technology. NREL’s analysis of the regional jobs and economic impacts of offshore wind includes the Great Lakes, along with the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Gulf Coast regions. This US DOE webinar will provide an overview of the new offshore wind JEDI model and review the four completed assessments.

Water: Benchmarking and Best Practices from WaterSense

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Organizations can track their facilities’ water use along with energy use in Portfolio Manager to increase efficiency and improve performance. This US EPA webinar will feature the water management features in Portfolio Manager and give an overview of water trends in the thousands of facilities across the country that already use these features. The WaterSense program will discuss ways to save water and energy with WaterSense labeled products and best management practices.

High Performance Homes: the Practical Approach -- La Crosse, WI

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sponsored by the Energy Center of Wisconsin, this workshop for homebuilders will impart the latest trends in residential energy efficient construction practices.