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DOE Announces Webinars on Algal Biofuels Consortium Research Results, Solar Energy Maps, and More

June 10, 2014 - 3:25pm

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EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

Upcoming Webinars

June 11: Live Webcast on Groundbreaking Results of Algal Biofuels Consortium

Webcast Sponsor: Bioenergy Technologies Office

The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Algal Biofuels Consortium Releases Groundbreaking Research Results" on Wednesday, June 11, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During this webinar, Los Alamos National Laboratory's Dr. Jose A. Olivares will present an overview of the technologies and processes developed by the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts consortium that are needed to widely produce algae-based liquid transportation fuels. Dr. Olivares will also explain the implications these advancements have for the future of the algal biofuels industry.

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June 11: Live Webinar on Finding, Using, and Making Solar Energy Maps

Webinar SponsorSolar Energy Technologies Office

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Solar Resource and Technical Potential: Finding, using, and making maps for decision makers" on Wednesday, June 11, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. As part of Solar Technical Assistance Team's Do-It-Yourself Solar Market Analysis summer series, this webinar will explain how to make your own location-specific solar energy resource maps from information such as real-time irradiance and meteorological data. Attendees will also learn how to effectively determine the technical, economic, and market potential in your locality using tools such as MapSearch and RE Atlas.

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June 16:  Marketing and Sales Solutions for Zero Energy Ready Homes

Webinar Sponsor: Building Technologies Office

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Marketing and Sales Solutions for Zero Energy Ready Homes" on Monday, June 16, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During the webinar, information from the Zero Energy Ready Home program will be presented to help builders more effectively communicate how their homes live better, work better, and last better. Attendees will learn how to:

  • Use a new language of value instead of technical jargon
  • Easily convey major consequences associated with lower performance homes
  • Translate powerful value propositions
  • Earn recognition as a leading builder of excellence
  • Maximize value recognition in the appraisal process
  • Train in-house sales professionals and real estate agents to more effectively sell high-performance homes.

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June 19: Live Webinar on Better Buildings Challenge:  Manufacturing Update

Webinar Sponsor: Better Buildings Challenge

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Better Buildings Challenge:  Manufacturing Update" on Thursday, June 19, from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During the webinar, the Energy Department will share how Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge partners are achieving their energy goals by deploying energy management programs. Learn about an exciting new pilot with Better Plants partners to enroll their key suppliers into the program to help them manage their energy.  Progress demonstrated in 2013 will be covered including percent improvement and cumulative savings across industrial plants and facilities.

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June 25: Live Webinar on Going Green and Building Strong: Building FORTIFIED Homes Part 2

Webinar Sponsor: Building Technologies Office

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Going Green and Building Strong: Building FORTIFIED Homes Part 2" on Wednesday, June 25, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.  During the webinar, presenters from the Institute for Business and Home Safety will discuss the building systems that are most vulnerable and how better constructed roofs could reduce as much as 50% of the $20 billion of insured property losses that homeowners experience each year in the U.S. 

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July 10: Live Webinar on Better Buildings Challenge: Multifamily Update

Webinar Sponsor: Better Buildings Challenge

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Better Buildings Challenge: Multifamily Update" on Thursday, July 10, from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.  During the webinar, information will be shared on how Better Buildings Challenge multifamily partners are achieving their energy goals by deploying energy management programs. 

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July 24: Live Webinar on Better Buildings Challenge: Public-Sector Update

Webinar Sponsor: Better Buildings Challenge

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Better Buildings Challenge: Public-Sector Update" on Thursday, July 24, from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. As part of the webinar,   the Energy Department will share how Better Buildings Challenge public partners are achieving their energy goals. Find out how partners demonstrated progress in 2013 including percent improvement and cumulative savings across counties, cities, and states.

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Past Webinars

June 5:  Live Webinar on Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluations: A Customized Assessment Approach

Webinar SponsorFederal Energy Management Program

The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluations: A Customized Assessment Approach" on Thursday, June 5. This webinar describes a step-by-step method to conduct an "energy efficiency expert evaluation"—a customized process to meet site-specific energy goals. This approach combines the most effective features of an energy audit and retro-commissioning, while avoiding the limitations of each.

View the past webinar.

May 14: Live Webinar on Top Solar Tools

Webinar Sponsor:  Solar Energy Technologies Office

The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "Top Solar Tools: What are they and how do they help policymakers?" on Wednesday, May 14. As part of the Solar Technical Assistance Team's Do-It-Yourself Solar Market Analysis summer series, this webinar gives an overview of the basics behind some of the most popular solar energy tools available to policymakers. Attendees learn optimal approaches for using energy calculators such as PVWatts, financial estimators like JEDI, and solar data aggregators such as OpenPV.

View the past webinar.

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