Upcoming Climate and Energy Webcasts for Local Governments

Department of Environmental Conservation
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This message provides details about upcoming webcasts offered by the federal agencies and others. All webcasts are offered free of charge, but space may be limited.


EPA Webcasts

 June 26, 1:00-2:30 PM (EDT) – Keeping Your Cool:  Heat Island Reduction Case Studies from Across the Country

The term "heat island" refers to built-up areas that are hotter than nearby rural areas. The heat island effect can negatively affect communities by increasing summertime peak energy demand, air conditioning costs, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, heat-related illness and mortality, and water quality.


As the 2014 summer heats up, learn how communities are taking a number of common-sense steps to reduce the effects of summertime heat islands. This webcast, featuring presentations and case studies from U.S. EPA and local governments, will give participants a better understanding of the heat island effect, its impacts, and the strategies that communities can take to reduce urban temperatures. It will feature case studies from across the country, showcasing the actions that communities are taking now to reduce the heat island effect, including cool roof ordinances, tree-planting campaigns, and heat management planning.


To register go to: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/569915490


ENERGY STAR Webcasts   


June 3, 2:00-3:30 PM (EDT) – ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems


During this session, attendees will learn how to use EPA tools and resources to help meet requirements for green building rating systems such as the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the Green Globes system, and others.


To register: https://esbuildings.webex.com/mw0401l/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=esbuildings



June 4, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT) – Portfolio Manager Web Services: August 2014 Schema Changes


Join ENERGY STAR to learn about upcoming updates to the Portfolio Manager web services application programming interface (API) and associated schemas. These updates are set to go live in August 2014 (and available in the Beta Test environment starting June 4, 2014). During this session, EPA will provide details on the specific schema elements that are being added or changed. As part of the webinar, EPA will also provide a look at some of the other upcoming features to be released in Portfolio Manager.


To register: https://esbuildings.webex.com/mw0401l/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=esbuildings



 June 19, 1:00-2:30 PM (EDT) – Portfolio Manager Office Hours, Focus Topic: ENERGY STAR Certification


Portfolio Manager "Office Hours" is a live webinar that gives all users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA in an open forum. In 2014, Office Hours will be held once a month. We will plan to spend the first 20-30 minutes of each session discussing a specific focus topic. The remaining hour will be used to answer any questions you have about Portfolio Manager (not limited to the focus topic).

If you would like to skip the specific topic portion, feel free to join the call at 1:30 for the Q&A portion.


To register: https://esbuildings.webex.com/mw0401l/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=esbuildings



DOE Webcasts


June 5, 1:30-3:00 PM (EDT) – Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluations: A Customized Assessment Approach


In this webcast, the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program will describe 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. Webcast participants will also learn about a multi-disciplinary process to streamline site visit planning and on-site discovery, recommend corrective measures, establish a master list of findings, and complete the project handoff.


To register: http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/femp/training/course_detail_live.cfm?CourseDateId=2587


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