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.

The LEEP Campaign Celebrates Lighting for Civic Parking Facilities

  • September 17, 2014 2:00-3:00 PM EDT

Space Conditioning Team - Packaged HVAC Meeting

  • September 18, 2014 3:00-4:00 PM EDT

November 2013

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Intra-organization Energy Efficiency Competitions

Intra-organization Energy Efficiency Competitions

November 5, 2013
3:00-4:00 PM EDT

Presenters: Eloisa Portillo-Morales (City of El Paso), Susan Rochford & Paul Cannata (Legrand), Mike Zatz (U.S. EPA)

A little rivalry goes a long way when it comes to reducing building energy use through behavior change. Join Better Buildings Challenge Partner City of El Paso and Better Buildings Better Plants Partner Legrand as they share their experiences leveraging friendly competitions to drive building energy efficiency within their organizations. The session will also include an overview of the U.S. EPA’s Energy Efficiency Competition Guide. Register here.

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Refrigeration Team: Quarterly Call

Refrigeration Team: Quarterly Call

November 6, 2013
1:00-2:30 PM EDT

Further detail and slides will be provided prior to the call. Compressor racks will be the major focus of discussion.If you are unable to attend but would like us to fill you in individually afterwards, please email BBA@ee.doe.gov.

Key agenda items include:

  • • Supermarket refrigeration commissioning guide- status update on ASHRAE Guide
  • • Compressor rack specification and related compressor rack standardization discussion
  • • Collaboration with EPA Greenchill and others regarding case studies of energy consumption of non-HFC refrigeration systems
  • • Deployment activities related to retrofitting doors on open cases
  • • Webinar requests
  • • Other business

Audio: 1-866-855-1402, passcode 7812708351

Conference Call

 
Building the Business Case for Adoption of Energy Information Systems (EIS)

Building the Business Case for Adoption of Energy Information Systems (EIS): Costs and Benefits of Technology Use In Commercial Buildings

November 7, 2013
1:00-2:30 PM EDT

Presenters: Jessica Granderson (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Energy information systems (EIS) can enable site energy savings of up to 20%, and currently, few building technologies are as heavily marketed or publicized. However, adoption remains low due to 2 critical barriers: 1. Lack of information on technology costs and associated energy and cost savings; 2. Limited understanding of how the technology can be used for maximum benefit.

Over the past 9 months, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has worked with Better Buildings Alliance members and other early adopters to analyze critical aspects of successful EIS implementation. Median site energy savings of over 15% were demonstrated across the buildings included in the study, with nearly all participants reporting that this level of performance could not have been achieved without use of the EIS. This webinar will provide detailed study findings, including generalized EIS technology procurement costs, specific energy and cost savings benefits, and best practice uses. EIS pricing models and cost drivers, and the relative impact of factors such as increased metering will also be presented. Efficiency decision makers will gain new insights regarding the value proposition for EIS adoption, and energy managers, contractors, and operators will learn how to utilize EIS to save energy and reduce operational costs across their portfolios. Register here.

Target Audience: Building owners and decision makers, energy and facility managers, operators, property managers and contractors, utility efficiency program managers

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Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines

Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines

November 7, 2013
3:00-4:30 PM EDT

The Better Buildings Initiative will present a live webinar on the newly-launched Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines project. The project aims to improve the quality and consistency of commercial building workforce training and certification programs for five key energy-related jobs—Energy Auditor, Commissioning Professional, Building/Stationary Engineer, Facility Manager, and Energy Manager—to the benefit of workers, employers, building owners, and policymakers. When completed, the guidelines will include an industry-validated Job Task Analysis (JTA) for each occupation, certification schemes (blueprints), and learning objectives for training programs. Register here.

Target Audience: Commercial building industry stakeholders with an interest in workforce development are encouraged to attend.

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Lighting & Electrical Team: Exterior Lighting

Lighting & Electrical Team: Exterior Lighting

November 21, 2013
1:00-2:00 PM EST

Key agenda items:

  • • Introductions/Announcements
  • • Better Buildings Alliance Exterior Lighting Activity Highlights
  • • Better Buildings Alliance Downlight Demonstration Opportunities: Applications of Next-Generation LED Downlights Competition
  • • High Efficiency Interior Lighting Projects Underway
  • • Open Discussion
  • • Wrap Up

Audio: GoToMeeting or call 1-773-897-3016, access code 838-242-351

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