Thursday, November 8, 1 PM: Building Resilience in Partnership with Vulnerable Communities. The ability of a community to respond to and recover from extreme weather and natural disasters is not equally distributed. Environmental justice recognizes that some communities experience higher exposure to local water pollution and degraded local waterways on top of other social factors that increase vulnerability. This webinar will look at the environmental justice factors contributing to vulnerability and examples of how EPA and its partner programs have helped build resilience with vulnerable communities. We will also explore how the Urban Water Partnership model can build more resilient networks.
Tuesday, November 6, 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.
Wednesday, November 7, and Wednesday, November 28, Noon: Portfolio Manager: Ask the Experts. Energy Star’s live webinars give Portfolio Manager users an opportunity to ask questions directly to EPA experts in an open forum.
Friday, November 8, 1 PM: Benchmarking Water and Wastewater Systems in Portfolio Manager. This webinar features EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager, a powerful online tool that can help you track and manage your system’s energy usage and energy savings from efficiency projects. Learn how Portfolio Manager benefits water and wastewater systems, and demonstrate how you can create a no-cost account and benchmark your systems.
Friday, November 8, 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.
Tuesday, November 13, 1 PM: Portfolio Manager 301. One you are familiar WITHthe basics of EPA’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager tool, learn about 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.
Wednesday, November 14, 1 PM EPA’s 1=100 Water Score for Multifamily Buildings – What’s My Score and How Do I Improve It? EPA’s 1-100 water score allows users tracking water through Portfolio Manager to gauge how their properties compare against similar ones across the country. This webinar will show how to generate the score in Portfolio Manager and discuss how multifamily owners can use this new water performance metric to identify opportunities for water savings.
Thursday, November 29, 1 PM Electric Demand 101: Tracking and Benchmarking kW to Drive Savings. Learn the basics of tracking and benchmarking electric demand in Portfolio Manager. We’ll review sample utility bills, tips to benchmark within Portfolio Manager, define commonly-used terminology, and share helpful resources.
U.S. Department of Energy
Tuesday, November 6, 3 PM: Bright Idea: Lighting Toolkit for K-12 School Districts. This webinar will introduce comprehensive guidance for K-12 schools along with a review of the newest lighting technologies and strategies for classroom optimization and proficiency, with a goal of helping school energy managers use the best available applications for their schools. To assist with decision-making during the lighting upgrade process, presenters will review technologies such as tunable lighting, controls, and troffer retrofits, offering economic snapshots for the benefits of these upgrades. While focused on K-12 schools, this toolkit can be useful for multiple building types.
Tuesday, November 13, 1 PM: Connecting the Dots Between Climate Change and Extreme Weather. 2018 has been an active year for wildfires, hurricanes, severe storms, and other costly extreme weather events in the United States. This webinar will explain the role of climate change in exacerbating extreme weather. The webinar will focus on observations of current climate change indicators, the economic impacts of recent extreme weather events, and new scientific methods for understanding the role that climate change has in intensifying extreme weather.
Clean Energy States Alliance/RPS Collaborative
Thursday, November 8, 1 PM: Energy Storage in the Clean Peak Standard. Clean Peak Standards (CPS) are being implemented or considered by several states as a way to focus renewable generation at peak demand hours. Energy storage is expected to play a major role in these efforts. In this webinar, we will discuss the role of storage and how some states are approaching storage in the CPS.
Thursday, November 29, 1 PM: Renewable Thermal in RPSs: Examples from New Hampshire, Oregon, and Vermont. Although renewable portfolio standards (RPSs) have historically focused on electricity generation, 14 states now include renewable thermal power for heat generation. This webinar will summarize the issues involved in incorporating renewable thermal in state RPSs. Speakers from New Hampshire, Oregon, and Vermont will discuss the inclusion of renewable thermal in their state’s RPS program.