Upcoming Federal Agency Webcasts: Ask the Expert, EPA Portfolio Manager Training, Renewables for Tribes and Residential and More

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See the below upcoming webcasts as shared in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s State and Local Climate and Energy Newsletter:

This message provides details about 15 upcoming webcasts offered by federal agencies and others. All webcasts are offered free of charge, but space may be limited.

Webcast List Summary

EPA Webcasts

  • June 15, 3:00-4:00 PM (EDT) – Air Quality Monitoring and Community Science
  • June 21, 2:00-3:30 PM (EDT) – Learn What’s New for the 2017 Climate Leadership Awards

ENERGY STAR Webcasts

  • June 8, 15, 22, 29, times vary – Ask the Expert
  • June 7, 2:00-3:00 PM (EDT) – What You Should Know About Financing Energy Efficiency Upgrades
  • June 21, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT) – ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems
  • June 28, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT) – Portfolio Manager 101
  • June 29, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT) – Portfolio Manager 201
  • June 30, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT) – Portfolio Manager 301

American Public Health Association Webcast

  • June 7, 1:30-2:30 PM (EDT) – Making the Connection: Changing Climate through Healthy Community Design and Transportation

Clean Energy States Alliance Webcast

  • June 22, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT) – Residential Solar Financing 101

DOE Webcast

  • June 29, 1:00-3:00 PM (EDT) – Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar: Life Cycle of Tribal Clean Energy

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Webcast

  • June TBD – Using Deemed Savings and Technical Reference Manuals for Efficiency Programs and Projects

EPA Webcasts

June 15, 3:00-4:00 PM (EDT) – Air Quality Monitoring and Community Science

EPA researchers develop environmental and health-relevant tools with one overarching goal: to help solve problems. To ensure that the resources EPA develops are accessible and useful to needs on the ground, EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) hosts a Tools and Resources webinar the third Wednesday of each month to share its research, demonstrate tools, and seek input from partners. Representatives of state environment and health agencies, tribes, local governments, communities, and others interested in learning about EPA tools and resources available to help inform decision-making are welcome to attend. [Register]

June 21, 2:00-3:30 PM (EDT) – Learn What’s New for the 2017 Climate Leadership Awards

The 2017 Climate Leadership Awards application period will open on June 22, 2016. In this informative webcast, learn how your organization can be a competitive applicant for this prestigious recognition program. EPA and its NGO partners—The Climate Registry and Center for Climate and Energy Solutions—will provide critical information related to eligibility, evaluation criteria, and application content for each of the six award categories, as well as answer questions.

Presenters:

  • Chelsea Hasenauer, Program Associate, Technical Services, The Climate Registry
  • Tim Juliani, Senior Director, Business Strategy & Partnerships, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
  • Melissa Klein, Communications Lead, Center for Corporate Climate Leadership, U.S. EPA
[Register]

 

ENERGY STAR Webcasts

June 8, 15, 22, 29, times vary – Ask the Expert

This is an open Q&A format. There is no focus topic or demo. Come to “Ask the Expert” with your questions.

[Register]

 

June 7, 2:00-3:00 PM (EDT) – What You Should Know About Financing Energy Efficiency Upgrades

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 later.

[Register]

 

June 21, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT) – ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems

During this session, attendees will learn 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. [Register]

 

June 28, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT) – Portfolio Manager 101

Learn about the core functionality of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. Attendees will learn how to: navigate Portfolio Manager; add a property and enter details about it; enter energy and water consumption data; and generate template performance reports to assess progress. [Register]

 

June 29, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT) – Portfolio Manager 201

Continue to learn about EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool, with a deeper dive into more advanced functionalities such as: editing property data; correcting and updating property use details; using the data quality checker; and sharing property data. [Register]

 

June 30, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT) – Portfolio Manager 301

With a good background on the basic functionality of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool, learn about some advanced features including: using spreadsheet upload templates to update property data; setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties; creating custom reports; and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist. [Register]

 

American Public Health Association Webcast

June 7, 1:30-2:30 PM (EDT) – Making the Connection: Changing Climate through Healthy Community Design and Transportation

APHA and ecoAmerica are proud to co-sponsor a four-part webinar series investigating the health impacts of climate change. The series explores the connection between climate change and key areas of our health: allergies and asthma, health risks in children, mental health, and transportation and healthy community design as a mitigation approach. During this third webcast in the series, participants will discover how transportation and healthy community design can ease the clinical impacts of climate change. [Register]

 

Clean Energy States Alliance Webcast

June 22, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT) – Residential Solar Financing 101

This webcast will provide state and municipal officials with information about current solar financing options. Travis Lowder from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will discuss common residential solar financing choices, solar financing consumer protection issues, publicly supported solar finance programs from around the country, and broad solar financing trends.

This webcast is a presentation of the Clean Energy States Alliance’s Sustainable Solar Education Project. The project, funded through a grant from the DOE SunShot Initiative Solar Training and Education for Professionals program, will help state and municipal officials to ensure distributed solar electricity is equitable and consumer friendly. The project will assist states and municipalities improve consumer information, implement consumer protection measures, and find ways to make solar more accessible to low- and moderate-income households. [Register]

 

DOE Webcast

June 29, 1:00-3:00 PM (EDT) – Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar: Life Cycle of Tribal Clean Energy

According to DOE’s National Renewable Energy laboratory, most of the hundreds of lifecycle assessments published on electricity generation technologies over the last 30 years only assemble lifecycle inventories, quantifying the emissions to the environment or the use of resources rather than reporting effects on environmental quality.

In this webinar, learn about a standardized technique applied to lifecycle assessments that tracks all material, energy, and pollutant flows of a system—from raw material extraction, manufacturing, transport, and construction to operation and end-of-life disposal. With this technique, tribes can determine environmental burdens from cradle to grave and facilitate standard comparisons of different energy technologies. [Register]

 

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Webcast

June TBD – Using Deemed Savings and Technical Reference Manuals for Efficiency Programs and Projects

This is the second in a series of webcasts designed to support states considering and implementing EM&V of energy efficiency programs. Applying well-documented stipulated (or deemed) values is a common practice for determining the savings from energy efficiency projects and programs. The databases where such deemed values are cataloged are called technical reference manuals (TRMs).  This webinar will provide an introduction to the use of deemed savings, information on setting up and updating TRMs, lessons learned from industry and state agency experts, and resources for state officials. As examples, speakers will discuss the content and development processes used for the Northwest regional TRM and the Iowa state TRM.

The series is funded by DOE and facilitated by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. EPA, NARUC, and NASEO are collaborators on the series. The tentative date for this webcast isJune 27, with registration and more information available soon.

For past webcasts and more information


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