Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

DOE Announces Webinars on Rethinking Building Design, the SunShot Catalyst Prize, and More

July 9, 2015

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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

July 14:  Live Webinar on Rethinking Building Design 

Webinar Sponsor: Building Technologies Office 

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Additive Technology: Rethinking of Building Design, Construction, and Recycling" on Tuesday, July 14, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.  This webinar is part of a series of panel discussions exploring the future of our built environment beyond this century.  Attendees are invited to join speakers Philip Enquist (Partner, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill LLP), Lonnie Love (Group Leader, Manufacturing Systems Research Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Roderick Jackson (Group Leader, Building Envelope Systems Research, Oak Ridge National Laboratory), and James Rose (Director, Institute for Smart Structures, University of Tennessee/College of Architecture and Design).  They will discuss how additive technology enables us to rethink building design and construction methods.

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July 16:  Live Webinar on Jumpstarting Energy Startups with the SunShot Catalyst Prize Program

Webinar Sponsor: SunShot Catalyst Business Innovation Contest 

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "How to Jumpstart Your Energy Startup with the SunShot Catalyst Prize Program" on Thursday, July 16, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.  The SunShot Catalyst Prize Program is a series of 4 contests aimed at helping teams with a raw idea to build a real product that is ready for commercialization. A recorded video pitch can be used to apply to the SunShot Catalyst Business Innovation contest before August 14, 2015. All entrepreneurs, developers, working professionals, mentors, makers, doers, and enthusiasts are invited to learn more about the program by registering for the webinar here.  

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Past Webinar

June 24:  Live Webinar Hybrid-Ductless Heat Pumps Study: Resistance is Futile

Webinar Sponsor: Building America Program

The Energy Department presented a live webinar titled "New Construction Hybrid-Ductless Heat Pumps Study; Resistance is Futile" on Wednesday, June 24.  This webinar focuses on the use of ductless heat pumps (DHP) as a hybrid "all electric" heating system in new high performance homes. The presentation provides an overview of DHPs and includes energy and economic analysis based on monitored field results of an ENERGY STAR community called The Woods at Golden Given, built by Habitat for Humanity.  Presenters include Micahael Lubliner with Washington State University and Bruce Carter with Tacoma Power. 

View the past webinar.