Federal Webinars for State, Local and Tribal Energy Leads: Portfolio Manager Training, Financing for Tribes, and More

A list of webcasts shared this week in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s State and Local Newsletter is available below:


This message provides details about 12 upcoming webcasts offered by federal agencies and others. All webcasts are offered free of charge, but space may be limited.

 

ENERGY STAR Webcasts

  • May 4, 11, 18, 24, Times vary – Ask the Expert
  • May 5, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT) – Benchmarking Water/Wastewater Treatment Facilities in Portfolio Manager
  • May 17, 2:00-3:00 PM (EDT) – Register for the 2016 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition – Bootcamp
  • May 19, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT) – How to Apply for the ENERGY STAR
  • May 24, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT) – Portfolio Manager 101
  • May 25, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT) – Portfolio Manager 201
  • May 26, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT) – Portfolio Manager 301

DOE Webcasts

  • May 4, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (MDT) – Understanding the Energy Policy and Regulatory Environment
  • May 25, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (MDT) – Tribal Business Structures for Financing Projects

ENERGY STAR Webcasts

May 4, 11, 18, 24, 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

May 5, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT) – Benchmarking Water/Wastewater Treatment Facilities in Portfolio Manager

Learn how to track the progress of energy efficiency efforts and compare the energy use of wastewater treatment plants to other peer facilities across the country. Attendees will learn how to measure and track energy use and carbon dioxide emission reductions in water and wastewater treatment plants to establish baseline energy use, prioritize investments, set goals, and track improvements over time. Register

May 17, 2:00-3:00 PM (EDT) – Register for the 2016 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition – Bootcamp

Learn about the 2016 BOOTCAMP which begins September 1st! Learn how in just 90 days, you can engage and activate building occupants while slimming your energy and water “wastelines” with new tailored resources from EPA’s ENERGY STAR program. Organizations across the country will select up to five buildings to compete to save as much as possible over the 90-day competition period. Visit the competition website to learn more. Register

May 19, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT) – How to Apply for the ENERGY STAR

Learn about applying for ENERGY STAR Certification in Portfolio Manager. Understand the value of the ENERGY STAR certification, see the step-by-step process of applying, and gain tips to help your property get from application to award. Register

May 24, 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

May 25, 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

May 26, 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

DOE Webcasts

May 4, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM (EDT) – Understanding the Energy Policy and Regulatory Environment

The webinar will highlight how a working knowledge of land use and energy regulations and policies can help streamline the development of energy projects on tribal lands. Get tips for navigating the maze of federal, regional, and state policies, rules, and regulations; discover how tribes can apply this knowledge in developing their own regulations and targets; and explore how tribal and inter-tribal policies, including community aggregation, can be implemented to promote tribal energy and economic sovereignty. Speakers will include:

  • Doug MacCourt, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Indian Energy
  • Jana Ganion, Energy Director, Blue Lake Rancheria

Register

 

May 25, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (MDT) – Tribal Business Structures for Financing Projects

There are six different structures available to tribes to diversify their economic portfolios by creating business structures for their energy businesses. No single structure will work for every tribe, or even every tribally owned business. Learn about each of these business structures, their advantages, disadvantages, and examples, as well as how to select the best structure to fit your tribe’s goals and existing codes and laws. Register

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