DOE Technical Assistance Program Summer Webinar Schedule

State, city, county, and tribal energy practitioners will have the opportunity to sharpen their skills and knowledge with the Technical Assistance Program’s (TAP) webinars. These sessions will continue to explore best practices and technical information for energy experts looking to gain the latest information in the field.

The August webcasts will address a range of topics including:

  • The vision of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency for 2025
  • The second part of the series on increasing energy efficiency through community-wide behavior change
  • The role of public utility commissions in energy efficiency program delivery
  • An introduction to the EECBG Portfolio Manager Initiative
  • And learn about integrating experimental design into your program from the BetterBuildings team.

You can find the complete webcast schedule for this month below. Webcast details may change during the month so please check Solution Center webcasts page for the most up to date information. You can find presentations from past Technical Assistance Program webcasts on the Solution Center webcasts page. A description of each webinar, sign-up details, and other valuable information for policymakers, program managers, and other energy experts can also be found on the TAP blog.

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Upcoming summer webcasts include:

Part 2: Using Community-Wide Behavior Change Programs to Increase Energy Efficiency
Presenter: ICF International
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2011
Time: 2:00-3:30 EDT
Registration Link:
Description: Part two of a two part webcast series. This webcast will focus on how state and local governments can move beyond technology dissemination and engage employees to adopt energy efficiency behaviors and enhance the savings potential of efficiency upgrades in buildings. The webcast will highlight key program design considerations and present case studies to illustrate how state and local governments can influence employee behaviors by providing end-users with information about their energy use and by recognizing staff that exhibit energy leadership at work. Participants in the webcast will learn about approaches to implementing policies and programs that influence energy-related behaviors. The webcast will highlight how government organizations can:

  • Make energy use visible
  • Provide staff with tools to manage their consumption and change their behaviors
  • Provide staff with motivation (e.g., goals, budgets)
  • Make saving energy easy and fun.

Integrating Experimental Design into Your Program Team: Merrian Fuller, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Time: 3:00-4:30 EDT
Registration Link:
Description: Experimental design is often used to increase certainty about the actual impacts of a program and what strategies are worth repeating going forward. There are many ways to add additional rigor to new program models. This webinar will review some experimental design techniques and give examples of how they might fit into your programs.

EECBG Portfolio Manager Initiative
Presenter: ICF International
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Time: 1:00-2:00 EDT
Registration Link:
Description: This webcast will introduce grantees to the EECBG Portfolio Manager Initiative. Grantees will learn about the benefits and features of using U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to benchmark, track, and report and disclose public building energy use. They will also hear from multiple grantees about the ways state and local governments can use Portfolio Manager both internally and externally to manage their energy use and communicate the benefits of energy efficiency. Along with highlighting Portfolio Manager’s key benefits, the webcast will present the various Portfolio Manager technical assistance resources that will be available to interested grantees during the EECBG Portfolio Manager Initiative and share how to access these resources.

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