Upcoming Climate and Energy Webcasts for State and Local Governments

ENERGY STAR Webcasts

ENERGY STAR offers free online training to help you improve the energy performance of your organization. To register for any of these trainings or to see other upcoming ENERGY STAR trainings, visit: https://energystar.webex.com.

May 5, 2-3:30 PM (EDT) Benchmarking in Portfolio Manager for State and Local Governments and EECBG Recipients
Sponsored by ENERGY STAR, this webinar will review EPA’s online energy management tool, Portfolio Manager, which enables you to track the progress of energy efficiency efforts and compare the energy use of your buildings to peer buildings across the country. Attendees will learn how to measure and track energy use and carbon dioxide emission reductions to establish baseline energy use, prioritize investments, set goals, and track improvements over time. In addition, topics discussed will include best practices for bulk data management for new and existing accounts, real-life examples of organizations that have successfully benchmarked large portfolios of buildings, and helpful information on using Portfolio Manager for reporting and tracking for EECBG recipients. To register, visit: https://energystar.webex.com/mw0306lc/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=energystar

May 11, 2-3:30 PM (EDT) ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems
Sponsored by ENERGY STAR, this webinar will discuss 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. Attendees will discover how ENERGY STAR tools and resources work together with these systems to address building energy performance, both for new and existing facilities. To register, visit: https://energystar.webex.com/mw0306lc/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=energystar

May 17, 1-2 PM (EDT) Computer Power Management with ENERGY STAR
Sponsored by ENERGY STAR, this webinar will show you how organizations are saving energy and money by managing computer and monitor power settings. Organizations using this software can save up to $50 per computer annually. This training session introduces an innovative software tool that enables you to manage your computer and power monitor from a central location and also reviews educational outreach materials. Who should participate? IT staff, energy managers, building managers, and upper management. To register, visit: https://energystar.webex.com/mw0306lc/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=energystar

May 25, 2-3:30 PM (EDT) Energy Efficiency Program Sponsors: Scoring Energy Performance with EPA’s Portfolio Manager
Sponsored by ENERGY STAR, this webinar is meant for energy efficiency program sponsors—regulated utilities; publicly owned utilities; energy delivery companies; national, regional, state, or local government entities; or organizations that administer energy efficiency programs promoting ENERGY STAR—interested in using EPA’s Portfolio Manager. The training provides a high-level, introductory overview of Portfolio Manager enabling program sponsors to assist customers in using the tool. The training will provide an online demonstration of the benchmarking process, including creating a user account, identifying data requirements, managing and sharing information, and establishing an energy performance score. It will also provide an introduction to additional ENERGY STAR tools and resources that support program implementation in the commercial and industrial market. To register, visit: https://energystar.webex.com/mw0306lc/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=energystar

DOE Webcasts

May 11, 3-3:45 PM (EDT) Repositioning the Empire State Building as a Model for Energy Efficient Investment
Sponsored by DOE’s Technical Assistance Program, this webinar will provide a technical overview of the Empire State Building retrofit project, which began in 2008. This project is currently under construction, and includes eight different energy efficiency measures that are projected to cut energy use by 38%. This webinar will describe the process the team used to develop the package of savings measures that are being implemented as well as challenges that remain in completing the project. To learn more, or to register: http://www.nrel.gov/applying_technologies/state_local_activities/webinar_20110511.html

May 12, 1-2 PM (EDT) Community Energy Strategic Planning and the CESP Academy Webinar
Sponsored by DOE’s Technical Assistance Program, this webinar will explain the value of Community Energy Strategic Planning (CESP) at both county- and city-wide levels, with a focus on common barriers to program implementation and strategies that communities can use to implement renewable energy strategies and realize significant energy savings. In addition to providing case studies of successful programs, the webinar will provide information about the CESP Academy—a free source of assistance that can provide customized support for your community’s needs. To learn more, or to register: http://www.nrel.gov/applying_technologies/state_local_activities/webinar_20110512.html

May 25, 3-4:15 PM (EDT) Clean Energy in the Southeast: Status, Opportunities, and Exemplary Projects
Sponsored by DOE’s Technical Assistance Program, this webinar will provide a status report of clean energy development in the southeastern United States. The speakers will discuss policies that support the development of energy efficiency and renewable energy systems, and highlight untapped resources that can further clean energy deployment. This webinar will also feature case studies of leading clean energy projects in the region. To learn more, or to register: http://www.nrel.gov/applying_technologies/state_local_activities/webinar_20110525.html

APHA Webcasts

April 29, 1-2 PM (EDT) A Look at State and Local Practice in Developing Vulnerability and Needs Assessments
Sponsored by the American Public Health Association, this webinar is the second in a series that will feature speakers who will highlight state and local public health practices, climate change action planning, and how traditional public health tools can be used to enhance the capacity of state and local health departments in addressing climate change. To learn more, or to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/schedule/display.do?udc=8151vi8ufv9f

The third webinar in this series, “A Look at State and Local Public Health Adaptation Tools” will be held on May 24. Registration and webinar details coming soon to http://www.apha-environment.org/ (under climate change).

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.