Learn the latest strategies and technologies for energy and water efficiency in DOE’s webinar series

by Brianna Crandall — September 19, 2018 — With the arrival of fall, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings initiative has announced the dates and subjects for its monthly Better Buildings Webinar Series. Based on input and feedback from Better Buildings partners and affiliates, this series is dedicated to bringing fresh, actionable insights on the evolving terrain of achieving energy and water efficiency in the built environment. Industry experts and peer professionals will explore and present proven best practices, cost-effective strategies, the latest technologies and more in their pursuit of energy and water efficiency goals.

The 2018-2019 Series premiered Tuesday, September 18, revisiting top-rated presentations from the 2018 Better Buildings Summit. Featured presentations include Building a Next Generation Workforce for Next Generation Buildings (with Richie Stever, University of Maryland Medical Center), Transition Planning for Energy Managers (with Matthew Pekar, United Technologies Corporation), and Investor-Oriented Sustainability Insights (with Brenna Walraven, Corporate Sustainability Strategies, Inc.).

The 2018-2019 Better Buildings Webinar Series consists of:



Benchmarking Water: New Approaches and Opportunities for Buildings

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 I 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

Hear from partners that have enacted innovative water metering strategies and analytical methods that allow them to draw greater insights from their data.



Bright Idea: Lighting Toolkit for K-12 School Districts

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 I 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

Review comprehensive lighting guidance for K-12 schools along with a review of the newest lighting technologies and strategies for classroom optimization and proficiency.



Technology Research Team Showcase!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 I 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

Hear from leaders at the National Laboratories working to advance technologies related to space conditioning, lighting, plug loads, building envelope, and energy management information systems.



Better Buildings Workforce Development and You

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 I 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

Learn about the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines and how they impact you, and hear about creative solutions our partners are implementing to increase the value of the buildings workforce



Lessons from the Field: Real World Applications that Inform R&D

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 I 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

Better Plants partners and representatives of the R&D community will discuss how they have informed research into new energy-related technologies, materials, and best practices.


MARCH 2019

Better Buildings, Better Bodies: Strategies for Health and Wellness

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 I 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

Meet Better Buildings partners who are implementing design strategies in their buildings and sustainability plans focusing on the wellness, health, and productivity of the people inside them.


APRIL 2019

Rethinking Traditional Finance: How Efficiency-as-a-Service Unlocks New Potential for Businesses

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 I 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

DOE will highlight a new efficiency-as-a-service toolkit, and Better Buildings Financial Allies will share insights from the field.


Webinars are typically held the first Tuesday of the month from 3-4 p.m. EST. View the full series schedule for the 2018-2019 Better Buildings Webinar Series and register on the DOE website.