DOE Technical Assistance Program October Webcast Schedule

DOE’s Technical Assistance Program (TAP) will be presenting several webcasts in October. TAP webcasts will continue to explore best practices and technical information for state, city, county, and tribal energy practitioners.

Registration is now open for the October webinars, which will address a range of topics, including:

  • Using studies on the energy-saving potential of energy efficiency in order to better inform the stakeholder process
  • Benchmarking in Portfolio Manager
  • Financing energy efficiency upgrades with ENERGY STAR
  • Verifying and sharing successes with your community.

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 also find presentations from past Technical Assistance Program webcasts at the Solution Center page. The TAP Blog is also a good place to find information on webcasts, including a description of each webcast and sign-up information.

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SEP October Webcast

Title: Conducting and Using Energy Efficiency Potential Studies for States
Date: October 11, 2011
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT
Registration Link: Registration
Description: This webcast is part of a series created to support Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action in States award recipients, but is open to participants from all states. This webcast presents an overview of how states can develop and use studies on energy efficiency potential to inform a stakeholder process to establish a statewide annual energy savings goal. Topics covered include definitions of “potential,” how to conduct a study on energy efficiency potential (based on the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency’s “Guide for Conducting Energy Efficiency Potential Studies”), and a comparison of selected national and state studies.

Portfolio Manager Initiative Webcasts for October

Title: Benchmarking in Portfolio Manager for State and Local Government’s & EECBG Recipients
Date: October 18, 2011
Time: 2:00-3:15 p.m. EDT
Registration Link: EPA Webex registration
Description: This session will review EPA’s online energy management tool, Portfolio Manager, which allows you track the progress of energy efficiency efforts and compare the energy use of your buildings to similar 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.

Title: Financing Energy Efficiency Upgrades with ENERGY STAR
Date: October 20, 2011
Time: 2:00-3:15 p.m. EDT
Registration Link: EPA Webex registration
Description: Learn how public sector organizations are improving energy efficiency with innovative solutions to financial barriers. Attendees will learn about financing projects in the public and private sectors, the basics of performance contracting, and how EPA’s tools and resources can help you make the decision to improve your facilities now or in the future.

Title: Communicating Success: Measuring Improvements, Sharing Results
Date: October 25, 2011
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT
Registration Link: Registration
Description: Learn about verifying and sharing your improvements with occupants and your community and how you can leverage your custom reports and views to promote energy efficiency campaigns. Use your successes to drive change and encourage participation in your energy conservation efforts. This webcast will include grantee speakers from Irvine, California; Bellevue, Washington; and Arlington County, Virginia, who will discuss “Green Games” and county energy disclosure.

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