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Building America Meetings

Photo of people watching a presentation on a screen the foreground shows a person's hands taking notes on a notepad.The Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America program hosts open meetings and webinars for industry partners and stakeholders that provide a forum to exchange information about various aspects of residential building research.

Current Webinars

The Building America program continues its webinar series into 2016! Each free webinar will offer information about the latest advances in residential building technologies and practices, presented by Building America research team and national laboratory experts.

Building America Research: Part 2 - What Makes a Successful Project?
Time: Aug. 17, 2016, 3 p.m. ET

This webinar will highlight the Building America FOA process, and highlight currently funded projects that make good business sense as DOE Building America investments. The webinar will show direct connections between selected projects and the Building America Research-to-Market Plan and Technology-to-Market Roadmaps as well as highlight sound research questions, success metrics, and market transformation plans.

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Partnering for Improved Building Science Education
Time: Aug. 24, 2016, 3 p.m. ET

Building science skills are the difference between buildings that will work or fail. Yet, there is no consistent platform for ensuring consistent building science skills across all workforce professions engaged in the buildings sector. The DOE Guidelines for Building Science Education are a set of occupation-specific checklists intended to be used by partnering training organizations, universities, and certification bodies to self-certify that their programs include these important aspects of building science in their curriculum. Partners of DOE’s Guidelines for Building Science Education will be highlighted on related websites and potentially receive awards from DOE for their efforts in this area.

Initial feedback from potential partnering professors has been that easy-to-access and up-to-date content is difficult to come by, especially in terms of the specific modules described in the Guidelines. To address this issue, DOE is developing an online database of building science teaching resources, that also supports the job specific checklists in the Guidelines.

As a next step, DOE and PNNL will be hosting a webinar to show off the current progress on the website and discuss the process for your programs to self-certify as partners of this effort.

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 Past Webinars

Date Title
8/10/16 Building America Research: Part 1 - Update and Outlook
6/28/16 Are the Walls Closing In?
4/27/16

Advances in Manufactured Home Energy Efficient Design

2/24/16

New Code Compliance Briefs Assist in Resolving Codes and Standards Concerns in Energy Innovations

12/16/15 Combustion Safety in Existing Homes
11/18/15 High Performance HVAC Systems, Part II: Low-Load HVAC Systems for Single and Multifamily Applications
10/28/15 High Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part II: Low-E Storm Windows and Window Attachments
9/24/15 Building America Solution Center Overview
8/26/15 Ventilation Strategies for High Performance Homes, Part I:  Application-specific Ventilation Guidance
7/22/15 Put New Tools and Content on the Building America Solution Center to Work for You!
6/24/15 New Construction Hybrid-Ductless Heat Pumps Study: Resistance is Futile
5/20/15 Resolving Codes and Standards Issues to Energy Innovations
4/7/15 Building America Technology-to-Market Roadmaps
3/18/15 Building America Research Tools
2/12/15 High-Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part 1: Unvented Roof Systems and Innovative Advanced Framing Strategies
1/21/15 Central Multifamily Water Heating Systems
12/17/14 Building America: Research for Real-World Results
11/18/14 High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II
10/23/14 High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part I
9/24/14 Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and Compartmentalization Requirements
9/9/14 Low-E Storms: The Next Big Thing in Window Retrofits
8/13/14 High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction
7/16/14 Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings
6/25/14 Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?
5/21/14 High Performance Building Enclosures: Part I, Existing Homes
5/15/14 Building Energy Optimization Tool (BEopt) Training
4/16/14 Opportunities in Large Data Collection and Analysis
3/19/14 Standardized Retrofit Packages — What Works to Meet Consistent Levels of Performance?

View other past webinars focused on residential energy efficiency on the webinar archives page.

Upcoming Meetings

There are no Building America meetings scheduled at this time. Please subscribe to Building America news and updates to receive notification of future meetings.

Past Technical and Stakeholder Meetings

Expert Meetings

Building America hosts several expert meetings each year on a variety of building energy efficiency topics, which are presented by research team members. This page provides links to past expert meetings proceedings, including presentations and related documents.

Date Team Expert Meeting
9/29/14 IBACOS Code Challenges with Multi-Family Area Separation Walls
10/12/12 BSC Recommended Approaches to Humidity Control in High Performance Homes
9/28/12 ARBI Exploring the Disconnect Between Rated and Field Performance of Water Heating Systems
7/28/12 BSC Cladding Attachment over Exterior Insulation
6/28/12 PARR Combustion Safety
2/8/12 NAHB Research Center Key Innovations for Adding Energy Efficiency to Maintenance Projects
11/15/11 NorthernSTAR Foundation Research Results
11/14/11 NorthernSTAR Window Options for New and Existing Homes
10/31/11 ARBI Energy Savings You Can Bank On
10/25/11 CARB Retrofit Implementation: A Neighborhood at a Time
10/13/11 ARIES Advanced Envelope Research Update
9/13/11 BARA Transforming Existing Buildings Through New Media: An Idea Exchange
7/31/11 BSC Recommendations for Applying Water Heaters in Combination Space and Domestic Water Heating Systems
7/30/11 BSC Interior Insulation of Masonry Structures
7/28/11 PARR Achieving the Best Installed Performance from High-Efficiency Residential Gas Furnaces
7/13/11 ARIES Hydronic Heating in Multifamily Buildings
3/29/11 IBACOS Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance
3/11/11 IBACOS Simplified Space Conditioning Systems for Energy Efficient Houses
11/16/10 BA-PIRC Delivering Better, Cheaper, and Faster Retrofits through Stakeholder-Focused Research
10/1-2/10 NREL Advanced Home Energy Management
4/26/10 BSC Diagnostic Measurement and Performance Feedback for Residential Space Conditioning System Equipment

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