Follow the links below to information on SWEEP's energy efficiency webinars:
- SWEEP Webinar: Clean Energy Goal-setting and Planning
April 2017 - A growing number of cities across the U.S. are developing clean energy goals and action plans as part of their overall sustainability efforts. Cities and counties (as well as states and private companies) will likely play an increasingly important role in advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy in the next several years. Local government clean energy goals range from modest, such as to increase local participation in utility energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, to aggressive, such as to purchase 100% renewable energy or become carbon neutral. This interactive webinar focuses on the challenges and rewards of developing and implementing a clean energy action plan at the local government level. The webinar features an overview of the energy goal-setting and planning process, with presentations on the successes, struggles and unique experiences from four local governments in the Southwest. Presenters: Shelby Sommer, Brendle Group; Marco Velotta, City of Las Vegas; Sonrisa Lucero, City and County of Denver; Susie Strife, Boulder County; John Phelan, Fort Collins Utilities.
- SWEEP Webinar: Electric Vehicle Group Purchase Programs
August 2016 - Across the country, communities have recently used EV Group Purchase Programs to spur EV sales in their area, with the most successful programs tripling or quadrupling EV sales. This webinar, co-sponsored by the Electrification Coalition and the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, will give information on the basics and best practices around EV Group Purchase Programs and provide insight from program administrators and vehicle dealerships on what has made past Group Purchase Programs successful.
Slides | Electric Vehicle Group Purchase Program - FAQ
- Cost Effective Infiltration and Duct Leakage Testing for IECC Residential Testing Requirements
July 2015 - Deliver tests that builders need to meet 2009/2012/2015 IECC for air infiltration and duct leakage (IDL). Webinar covers: how IECC requirements apply; core elements of IDL certification; where a training/certificate system is in place; and how an IDL approach makes sense. Presenters: Jim Meyers, SWEEP; Joe Medosch, EEC; Brad Turner, Southface; Matthew Anderson, BPI.
- Staying Ahead of Changing Energy Codes
June 2015 - Examining constantly evolving energy codes can help builders lead their markets by proactively updating building practices before changes become mandatory. This webinar, hosted by Insulation Institute, features an overview of specific code requirements in Texas and Colorado respectively. Presenters: Jim Meyers, SWEEP; Jerry Hackney, SPEER; and others.
- LED Streetlights in the Southwest: Opportunities and Challenges
June 2015 - Local governments and the U.S. Department of Energy provide their perspectives on completed LED outdoor lighting projects, planned efforts, and available resources. Speakers include Marco Velotta of Las Vegas, NV; Robert Francis of Longmont, CO; and Crystal McDonald of the U.S. Department of Energy.
- Putting Green Leases into Action
June 2015 - Experts present on green leasing (also known as high-performance or energy-aligned leasing) strategies for reducing energy consumption and energy costs among the complex ownership structures in the commercial buildings market. This webinar was hosted by SWEEP and the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT). Presenters: Lauren Smith, SWEEP; Andrew Feierman, IMT; Adam Knoff, Unico Properties.
- Utility Barriers and Solutions to RTU Controllers Incentives
March 2015 - Advanced RTU control retrofits offer the potential for incredible energy savings and may include other benefits as well, such as demand response, fault detection and diagnostics, and improved thermal comfort in the right applications. Presenters: Lauren Smith, SWEEP; Michael Deru, NREL; Mary Horsey, E Source; Danny Miller, Transformative Wave.
- Commercial PACE in Utah
March 2015 - A 60-minute SWEEP Webinar, with presenters: Teresa Pinkal, Utah Office of Energy Development; Meghan Dutton, Utah Clean Energy; Cody Deeter, Lewis, Young, Robertson, and Burningham, Inc; and Eleni Pelican, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program, EERE, Department of Energy
- Commercial PACE in Colorado
March 2015 - A 60-minute SWEEP Webinar, with presenters: Paul Scharfenberger, Colorado Energy Office; and Eleni Pelican, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program, EERE, Department of Energy
- Public Sector Energy Efficiency - Data Access and Utilization
December 2014 - A 60-minute SWEEP Webinar, with presenters: Mona Khalil, Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program, EERE, Department of Energy; Alissa Burger, Institute for Market Transformation; Sonrisa Lucero, City of Denver; and Kelly Crandall, City of Boulder
- Strategic Energy Management: An Opportunity for Utilities to Strengthen Engagement with Industrial Customers
November 3, 2014 - Webinar
- Energy Code Compliance Guide for Simple Commercial Buildings
June 2014 - SWEEP Webinar - Many of the complex requirements of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) do not apply to simple commercial buildings. This step-by-step guide was created to parse out only the requirements needed for simple commercial buildings to comply with the 2009 IECC. Presenter: Eric Makela, Britt/Makela Group, Inc.
- Financing Overview for Local Governments
February 2014 - A 45-minute SWEEP Webinar, with presenters: Matthew Brown and and Heather Braithwaite of Harcourt, Brown & Carey Energy Finance
- Benchmarking Programs for Local Governments
January 2014 - A 90-minute SWEEP Webinar, with presenters: Fred Yebra, City of Austin, TX; Jamie Ponce, City of Chicago; Rebecca Baker, City of Seattle
- The Buildings Performance Database
December 2013 - The Buildings Performance Database (BPD) provides access to an anonymous dataset of over 100,000 single-family, multi-family, commercial and public buildings across the country. In this SWEEP webinar, presenter Jessie Knapstein of the US DOE provides an overview of the BPD's goals and design principles, a live demo of the tool, and info on how to contribute data.
- Commissioning and Retrocommissioning: Energy Savings for New and Existing Buildings
November 2013 - This SWEEP webinar provides a very condensed overview of the commissioning and retrocommissioning process, in a way that gives the audience meaningful and practical information. Presenter: Richard Farkas, Dynamic Commissioning Solutions and Prometrics Worldwide
- Denver Metropolitan Green Building Project
- Green Building Codes, Standards and Programs Background Webinar