Upcoming Events

Better Buildings Alliance events bring together diverse participants to share insights, ideas, and updates about energy efficiency in commercial buildings. Webinars and team conference calls feature experts from industry as well as from the U.S. Department of Energy's national laboratories. View archived webinar recordings, slides, and transcripts.

Making Utility Efficiency Funds Work for You

  • December 2, 2014, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Plug & Process Loads Team Call

  • December 3, 2014 3:00-4:00 PM ET

June 2013

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Re-Thinking Operations & Maintenance for High Performance Buildings

Re-Thinking Operations & Maintenance for High Performance Buildings

June 6, 2013
1:00-3:00 PM EDT
Presenter:Sarah Jensen, Federal Energy Management Program; Michelle Slovensky, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Leading experts address timely topics in 90-minute sessions, offered live via satellite or through streaming video at your desktop. Register now to learn about engagement programs for key stakeholders -- including building owners, operators, and occupants -- in the design, construction, and operation of sustainable facilities. Find out about a cyclical process that involves stewardship, performance, and enabling tools and metrics that result in refinements and continual improvement.

Discover best practices and techniques to:

  • • Begin with proven planning methods that lead to quantifiable results
  • • Incorporate whole-building thinking in all phases of design, operations, and maintenance
  • • Identify, select, and procure the lowest impact materials, equipment, and systems
  • • Engage occupants and users in the adoption of sustainable behaviors and procedures
  • • Measure, monitor, and verify whole-building performance to meet your reporting requirements

FEMP CEUs awarded upon successful completion of a multiple choice assessment.
For more technical information, click here.

Target Audience:Federal energy and environmental professionals interested in training

Register here.

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Lighting & Electrical Team: Exterior Lighting Call

Lighting & Electrical Team: Exterior Lighting Call

June 11, 2013
3:00 PM EDT
Technical Lead:Michael Myer

Key Agenda:

  • • Recap of Efficiency Forum
  • • Discussion of Wall Pack Specification
  • • Discussion of Exterior Lighting Controls Guidance
  • • Review of LEEP campaign
  • • Discussion of ideas for next year possible projects

Audio:1-877-336-1839, passcode 6299368

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Advanced RTU Campaign

Advanced RTU Campaign

June 17, 2013
12:30-2:00 PM EDT
Presenter:Michael Deru , Department of Energy; Srinivas Katipamula, Pacific Northwest National Laboratories; Jason Robbins, Walgreens

Older, inefficient commercial HVAC rooftop unit (RTU) air conditioning systems are common and can significantly waste a building’s energy costs. By replacing or retrofitting them, you can save money, improve your energy efficiency, make your building more comfortable, and help the environment. The Advanced RTU Campaign (ARC) encourages commercial building owners and operators to replace their old RTUs with more efficient units or to retrofit their RTUs with advanced controls in order to take advantage of these benefits. The campaign is collaboration between ASHRAE, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Alliance. Read more about ARC and join.

Target Audience:Building owners and operators, property managers, facility engineers, trade organizations, efficiency programs, state and local governments.

Register here.

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Lighting & Electrical: Wall Pack Discussion Work Group Call

Lighting & Electrical: Wall Pack Discussion Work Group Call

June 19, 2013
3:00-4:00 PM EDT
Technical Lead:Michael Myer

Key Agenda:

  • • Efficacy values
  • • Uplight–full cutoff vs. BUG values
  • • Aspects for emergency egress lighting
  • • Guidance for security lighting
  • • All feedback welcome

Audio:1-877-336-1839, passcode 6299368

Reserve your space online.

Conference Call

 
LED Troffers, Retrofit Kits, and Replacement Tubes

LED Troffers, Retrofit Kits, and Replacement Tubes

June 20, 2013
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm EDT
Presenter: Naomi Miller, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy is hosting a live webcast on its recently completed CALiPER Exploratory Study, Recessed Troffer Lighting, in which a group of lighting designers, engineers, and facility managers compared the performance of conventional fluorescent troffers with T8 LED tube retrofits, LED retrofit kits, and dedicated LED troffers.

Troffers (1'×4', 2'×2', and 2'×4') comprise more than half of all luminaires installed in commercial applications, so switching to LED technology has the potential to yield significant energy and environmental benefits. During the webcast, Naomi Miller of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will explore troffer lighting as used in office and classroom spaces, and will discuss not only documented performance in measures that go beyond illuminance and luminaire efficacy, but also new design considerations for LED troffers and LED retrofit products, and the kinds of testing and certification to look for in order to get the best results from these products. The CALiPER study is available online.

Target Audience: Facility Managers and Lighting Professionals

Register here.

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