July 16, 2:30-3:45 (EDT) – Green Infrastructure: Achieving Stormwater Management, Neighborhood Stabilization, and Complete Streets Using Formula Funds
Experts from EPA, HUD, and DOT and the city of Indianapolis will discuss ways communities can use green infrastructure to manage stormwater, help revitalize neighborhoods, and create complete streets, and how federal formula funds can be used to finance green infrastructure. This webinar is one in a series of three webinars sponsored by the Partnership for Sustainable Communities.
July 24, 2:00-3:00 (EDT) – Our Built and Natural Environments
Current patterns of land use, building, and travel behavior have affected the environment in many ways. EPA’s Smart Growth Program invites you to participate in a webinar that examines how we could reduce those impacts as our nation’s population grows. The webinar will provide an overview of EPA’s recent report, Our Built and Natural Environments: A Technical Review of the Interactions among Land Use, Transportation, and Environmental Quality. Dr. Melissa Kramer, the report’s author, and John Frece, director of EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities, will discuss how development affects human health and the environment and land use and transportation strategies that yield better environmental results.
ENERGY STAR Webcasts
Multiple Dates and Times – Portfolio Manager 101
ENERGY STAR will introduce and demonstrate 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. Webcasts available on July 15 at noon and 3 PM, July 17 at noon and 3 PM; July 22 at 2 PM; July 24 at 2 PM; July 25 at 2 PM; July 30 at 2 PM; and July 31 at 2 PM.
July 24 & 31, 1:00-2:00 PM – Introducing the New Portfolio Manager: For Service Providers and Implementers of Utility and Government Benchmarking Programs
Service providers and implementers of utility and government benchmarking programs are invited to a webinar introducing the new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. This session will provide an overview of EPA’s recently upgraded benchmarking tool and review tactics to deploy the new Portfolio Manager in building energy efficiency programs and benchmarking services. In particular, attendees will:
– Learn about enhancements made to the New Portfolio Manager including a user-friendly interface, streamlined functionality, and enhanced reporting capabilities, and
– Review new Portfolio Manager training and communication resources that are available from EPA.
DOE & NREL Webcasts
July 9, 2:00-3:00 PM (EDT) – Shared Solar Programs: Opportunities & Challenges
Sponsored by DOE and NREL, this webinar provides and overview of issues related to shared solar, the critical elements of a program to make it successful, and examples of locations that have implemented a shared solar or community-based solar program.
July 10, 2:00-3:00 PM (EDT) – Innovation and Success in Solar Financing
This DOE webcast will highlight recent developments in solar project financing and customer acquisition models. It will also outline recent developments in third-party solar financing, community shared solar, bulk purchasing, and Clean Local Energy Accessible Now (CLEAN)/feed-in-tariff programs.
July 24, 2:00-3:00 PM (EDT) – Innovation and Success in Solar Planning and Zoning
This DOE webcast will highlight successful initiatives to implement zoning codes conducive to developing solar and update building codes to accommodate solar planning and development. The discussion will include: a brief explanation of where solar fits into planning and zoning processes; best practices in planning and zoning for solar; highlights from a number of recent initiatives to facilitate solar energy deployment through changes in local planning and zoning requirements.
July 31, 11:00 Am-12:30 PM (MDT) – Tribal Renewable Energy Series: Conducting Transmission Feasibility and System Impact Studies
The development of more renewable energy resources raises challenges and opportunities for the electric grid relating to upgrades and potential new construction. This DOE webcast addresses the components needed to analyze and assess the impacts, costs, and benefits of transmission line upgrades and additions.