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DOE Announces Webinars on Biofuel Sustainability, Cleansing Data for Benchmarking, and More

April 9, 2015 - 8:36am

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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

April 9:  Live Webinar on the ORNL Buildings Crowdsourcing Community Online

Webinar Sponsor: Building Technologies Office

The Energy Department and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will present a live webinar titled "Getting the Most Benefit from Participating in the ORNL Buildings Crowdsourcing Community Online" on Thursday, April 9, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.  This webinar will explain the vision for the ORNL buildings crowdsourcing website and how it's designed to serve as a centralized location—storing, referencing, and highlighting the increased support and adoption of energy-efficient building technologies.  Presenters will elaborate on the website's current crowdsourcing campaign topics, the process for selecting the best ideas, and how those ideas will be represented and recognized.  The demonstration will also highlight the process for site registration and submitting new ideas, as well as commenting and voting on existing ideas.

Register for the webinar.

April 14:  Live Webinar on Buildings of the Future

Webinar Sponsor: Building Technologies Office

The Energy Department and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will host a live webinar titled "Buildings of the Future: Towards a More Connected and Secure Built Environment" on Tuesday, April 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.  This webinar is the first in a series of panel discussions exploring the future of our built environment.  Panelists Dave Rouse from the American Planning Association, Jon Francis from the Bosch Research Technology Centre, and Jason Christopher from DOE will explore the future built environment from three unique perspectives: urban planning, the internet of things, and security. The panelists will discuss the challenges that U.S. cities may face in these areas, the opportunities brought by new technologies, and how these factors can influence building design and operation.

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April 15:  Live Webinar on Overcoming Wind Siting Challenges II

Webinar Sponsor: WINDExchange

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Overcoming Wind Siting Challenges II: Radar" on Wednesday, April 15, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.  Join moderator Patrick Gilman from DOE, Bill Van Houten from the Department of Defense's Siting Clearinghouse, and Jason Biddle from the Lincoln Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a discussion of radar, research, and siting processes as they relate to wind energy deployment.

Register for the webinar.

April 22:  Live Webinar on Biofuel Sustainability

Webinar Sponsor: Bioenergy Technologies Office

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Biofuels for the Environment and Communities" on Wednesday, April 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During this webinar, Drs. Virginia Dale from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Christina Negri from Argonne National Laboratory will discuss their EERE-sponsored research on how to develop biofuels that positively impact the environmental, socioeconomic, and technoeconomic sustainability of biofuel development in the United States.

Register for the webinar.

April 30:  Live Webinar on Cleansing Data for Benchmarking

Webinar Sponsor: Technical Assistance Program

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Benchmarking Data Cleansing: A Rite of Passage Along the Benchmarking Journey" on Thursday, April 30, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Presenters will train analysts, energy planners, and community officials on the principles used for identifying potential problems associated with benchmarking data and discuss a process for cleaning data prior to analysis. This webinar will help cities, communities, schools, and states that are implementing an internal or community-wide building benchmarking program, working to better understand energy use trends, and designing effective energy efficiency programs.

Register for the webinar.

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