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EPA Webinars

July 11, 2 PM. Spruce Up! Using Green Roofs and Green Spaces to Beat the Heat. Join this 90-minute webinar to learn how green roofs and other green spaces are being used to address urban heat across the country. The webinar will highlight the variety of benefits that such practices can bring, such as how green roofs improve air quality and public health in Kansas City. The event will also feature a national green roof expert and delve into Denver's recent green building ordinance. Topics will include Overview of Heat Islands and EPA’s Heat Island Reduction Program; Green Roofs and Walls: Strategies for Fighting the Urban Heat Island; Environmental Effects of Green Roofs, A Case Study In Kansas City; and Denver’s Green Building Ordinance Development Process.

ENERGY STAR webinars

July 2, 1 PM – Portfolio Manager 101. Learn about 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.

July 9, 1 PM – How to Track Waste and Materials Management in Portfolio Manager. In addition to benchmarking energy and water use in Portfolio Manager, you can measure and track waste and materials generated by your buildings.

July 11, 1 PM – ENERGY STAR and Green Building Ratings Systems. Learn how to use EPA tools and resources to help meet requirements for the following green building rating systems: U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design; Green Globes; Institute of Real Estate Management Certified Sustainable Properties; and BOMA BEST.

July 16, 1 PM – 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.

July 23, 1 PM – 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.

Clean Energy Group webinar

Tuesday, July 2, 1  p.m. – EVs and the Electricity System. What is the trajectory for the market penetration of electric vehicles (EVs) and what does it mean for the electrical grid? How can EVs be best integrated into the grid so that they increase system reliability and reduce emissions? What would be the impacts on the grid of different scenarios for EV charging? This webinar will explore these questions with presentations from Matteo Muratori (Engineer, Integrated Transportation and Energy Systems, National Renewable Energy Laboratory) and Chris Nelder (Manager, EV Grid Integration, Rocky Mountain Institute).