Watch our 2016 webinars
Wednesday, August 3 9AM-10AM ETS (9PM-10PM China time)
Development and Trends of Renewable Energy Sources and Microgrids
A webinar with Tagliatela College of Engineering, University of New Haven
Dr. Junhui Zhao is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of New Haven (UNH), with research focuses in modeling and control of renewable and alternative energy systems, distributed generation sources, microgrid, smart grid, and power system stability.
Before joining in the UNH, Dr. Zhao received the Ph.D. degree from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI in 2014 and M.S. degree from Chongqing University, Chongqing, China in 2009, both in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Zhao also has extensive experience in professional services, such as serving as the VP/Secretary of Power Energy Society/Industry Application Society in IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section 2012-2014, serving as the VP of Membership of North American Chinese Power Professional Association (NACPPA) since 2014. Dr. Zhao and his teammates also received the Grand Prize and Smart Grid Category Prize in Michigan Clean Energy Venture Competition in 2012.
In this session, Professor Zhao will introduce the development and trends of smart grid, as well as the cutting edge technologies of micro grid to China fellows and peers. This webinar will be in Chinese.
赵俊晖博士现任美国康州纽黑文大学电子与计算机工程学系教授。他的研究方向包括新能源系统模型控制、分布式发电系统、智能电网与微电网、及电力系统稳定性等等。在加入纽黑文大学任教之前，赵博士在美国韦恩州立大学获得了电子工程学博士学位以及重庆大学电子工程学硕士学位。除了科研与教学工作，赵博士广泛地参与了电子工程领域的多种会议、学术交流和专业服务。从2012年至2014年，赵博士一直担任美国电子电机工程师学会 (IEEE) 密歇根地区电力能源和工业应用分会的副主席; 从2014年至今，他一直担任北美华人电力工程师协会 (NACPPA) 副主席。赵博士所带领的团队在2012年获得了密歇根州清洁能源创业大赛大奖以及智能电网项目的分项奖.
Thursday, June 2
From Ideation to Reality: Solar Energy Procurement
Organizations across the United States are taking steps to procure renewable energy in order to reduce operating expenses and bolster corporate social responsibility efforts. This webinar will dive into current deal structures, internal preparation, sourcing, and evaluating offers. While typical project returns through OPEX reduction are generally understood, this session will highlight how buyers can quantify additional benefits such as employee engagement, revenue impact, and more. These tools will help internal champions gain support and achieve procurement success.
Tuesday, June 7
Tesla Energy Storage Solutions
A webinar with Tesla Motors
Tesla has been building integrated battery systems in cars for over 10 years. The same degree of expertise, quality control and technological innovation has informed our process of developing high-performance batteries for the grid. Jake Millan will discuss how Tesla Energy products can help businesses and utilities reduce costs, achieve their renewable energy goals, backup critical systems, and fulfill other energy management objectives.
Jake will focus on the Powerpack solution, which is a fully integrated, AC-connected energy storage system with everything needed to connect to a building or utility network. The Powerpack system scales to the space, power and energy requirements of any site, from small commercial businesses to regional utilities.
Thursday, June 9
An Introduction to CDP's Supply Chain Program and Developing Impactful Supply Chain Climate Strategies
A webinar with CDP
Companies, governmental organizations and other large procurement organizations are increasingly integrating climate change management into their core supply chain and purchasing operations. Many of these organizations, including companies such as Walmart and The Coca-Cola Company and governmental organizations such as the US Navy and LA Metro, use CDP data to drive their supply chain strategies, goal-setting, and engagement.
This webinar will provide an introduction to CDP's supply chain program and the ways in which CDP data is being used to drive sustainable supply chain best practice. This session will review examples of internal and external engagement strategies and practices being used by CDP supply chain member organizations to drive supply chain climate performance.
Tuesday, June 14
Inspiring collaborative action on sustainability through standardized performance measurement
A webinar with Sustainable Apparel Coalition
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is the apparel, footwear and home textile industry’s foremost alliance for sustainable production. The Coalition’s main focus is on building the Higg Index, a standardized supply chain measurement tool for all industry participants to understand the environmental and social and labor impacts of making and selling their products and services.
This webinar will introduce the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the key features of Higg Index online platform including energy management and showcase the importance of industry collaboration. While the SAC is focused upon the fashion and textile industries, the learnings from this webinar will be applicable no matter the industry the EDFCC fellow's host organization is a part of.
Thursday, June 16
Off-site Corporate Renewable Energy Purchases
A webinar with Business Renewables Center
Large corporate entities are increasingly purchasing off-site renewables to meet their renewable energy and GHG reduction targets in a cost-effective manner. In 2015, corporate buyers collectively contracted for over 3.2 GW of renewable energy, and in doing so purchased more new wind capacity than the U.S. utility sector.
This webinar will review recent trends in the corporate procurement and discuss how RMI's Business Renewables Center is enabling this new market. The session will, in particular, highlight the BRC's Marketplace, which provides an online platform that allows buyers to directly connect with available wind, solar, and hydro projects.
Tuesday, June 21
Employee Engagement: Unleashing the Power of Human Behavior for Positive Impact
A webinar with WeSpire
An engaged workforce can effectively drive desired business results on sustainability and related positive-impact goals. And, overall employee engagement can rise when companies boost participation on positive-impact initiatives—energy efficiencies, water conservation, environmental health, community service, social responsibility, and waste reduction among them.
We'll share examples and best practices, including a tour of WeSpire's science-based behavioral project library and custom content developed for Fortune 100 brands. Q & A with founding partner Sarah Finnie Robinson.
Wednesday, June 22
The Newest Trend in LED Lighting Upgrades
A webinar with lumeo
This presentation will present an introduction to the hard (energy and maintenance savings) and soft (increase in productivity and workplace satisfaction) of LED technology. We will also dig into how to conduct a lighting upgrade, including a few common mistakes to avoid as well as explore 'Lighting as a Service' and how it's expected to disrupt the lighting industry.
Thursday, June 23
Energy intelligence as a strategic advantage for the enterprise
A webinar with EnerNOC
Energy costs are often a top-5 line item for enterprises, yet are among the least well managed parts of their cost structure. With business leaders confronting new realities of global resource scarcity, increasing ESG compliance requirements, and demographic shifts among their customers and employees, an immense opportunity exists for organizations to leverage new technologies to turn energy management and sustainability into a strategic advantage.
This webinar will review industry and macro trends in energy management and provide an overview of how EnerNOC’s Energy Intelligence Software enables organizations to reduce their operating costs, make better investments, and drive progress towards their sustainability goals and commitments.
Tuesday, June 28
Finding Solutions for Data Center Efficiency: Maximizing Incentives and Cutting Edge Technology
Data centers are extremely energy intensive spaces consuming as much as 200 times more electricity than standards office spaces. In 2014, U.S. data centers consumed nearly 66 billion kWh, roughly 1.6% of the country’s total power consumption. As the digital age progresses, a growing demand for IT means a growing demand for power-hungry data centers. However, not all data centers are the same. Where huge energy usage is present, there exists the opportunity for huge energy saving opportunities. Coupled with the lifecycle savings associated with energy conservation measures, many local utilities offer robust incentive programs that help defray the cost of such measures as well as reduce the return on investment.
This presentation seeks to discuss the applicability of energy savings in the data center, discuss the incentives potentially available for energy conservation measures, and discuss specific technologies that can help save energy and money.
Thursday, June 30
Making Buildings Smarter with Intelligent Energy Technologies
With the increased proliferation of renewables and the Internet of Things, from smart thermostats to intelligent energy storage, commercial customers expect more choices and control than ever before. When paired with intelligent software, today’s energy innovations allow customers to integrate their usage data, generation resources, and storage assets into one self-optimizing platform that responds to price signals, cutting energy costs and making onsite energy resources available to the power grid when most valuable.
In this session, Jay Marhoefer of Intelligent Generation and Andrea Sanders of Stem will present two leading intelligent energy solutions. Participants will come to understand the primary applications for these types of technologies today and in the future, where they are most viable, reasons interest is surging amongst large enterprises, and criteria to employ when evaluating these technologies.
Thursday, July 7
Beyond Buildings- Adding Value Through EV Charging
A webinar with Charge Point
This session will explain how to extend your impact beyond facility walls and use electric vehicles (EVs) and EV charging infrastructure to achieve sustainability and business goals. Transportation accounts for 30% of U.S. CO2 emissions and more than half of that comes from cars. EVs reduce CO2 emissions from driving by 50% on average in the U.S., up to 100% if charged on energy from renewable sources. By switching owned-fleets to electric vehicles, organizations can reduce Scope 1 emissions and save on fuel costs. By installing EV charging for employees and customers, organizations can reduce Scope 3 emissions, attract new business, increase employee engagement in sustainability and build brand value by visibly demonstrating their commitment to the environment.
From the basics of EVs and EV charging, to making the business case to a variety of stakeholders, learn everything you need to know to help your organization build EVs and EV charging into its sustainability strategy.
Tuesday, July 12
Green Revolving Investment Tracking System (GRITS 1.5)
A webinar with Sustainable Endowment Institute
Companies and institutions working on multiple energy efficiency projects require a lot of work: spreadsheets of energy savings data, ROI calculations, payback time estimates, and reports on project performance. The Green Revolving Investment Tracking System (GRITS 1.5) is designed to manage every aspect of an institution’s energy efficiency and sustainability project portfolio, including aggregate and project-specific financial, energy, and carbon savings data. This secure, account-based web tool lets institution administrators selectively grant access to stakeholders involved in project management. GRITS helps institutions with their sustainability initiatives, from the initial process of identifying which efficiency projects to approve, all the way to proving and reporting energy savings. GRITS allows users to access a Library of over 1,600 completed projects from other institutions using the tool. GRITS was originally designed to manage green revolving funds (GRFs), a financial tool that invests money in efficiency projects and then repays itself with the utility savings. In GRITS 1.5, institutions can track, manage, and share projects that use any type of finance mechanisms.
This webinar will go over creating a GRF at your institution as well as a live demo of the GRITS tool.
Friday, July 15
EDF Climate Corps – Final Deliverables (for fellows only)
A webinar with EDF-Final Deliverables
This webinar will prepare all fellows for completing their final deliverables for EDF and their host organizations. Ellen will cover tips for successful final presentations, explain expectations for the final report, and walk through the process for submitting final deliverables to EDF. Every fellow should attend this webinar to ensure that they complete the necessary requirements to successfully complete the program!
Tuesday, July 19
Understanding and Maximizing Different EE Incentives
A webinar with Encentiv Energy
There are over 1,500 incentive and financing programs across North America that can impact an efficiency project’s economics. Some projects can qualify for multiple programs and many of these programs are retroactive.
Encentiv Energy has developed a platform to help commercial customers take advantage of every program so they can optimize their energy savings and ROI.
Wednesday, July 20
Refresher Course: Telling Your EDF Climate Corps Story (for fellows only)
A webinar with EDF-Marcomm
The Climate Corps Marcomm team will review the storytelling workshop they presented during the training and would like to help several of you work on your summaries. Send Natalie a rough draft at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP to participate! It'll be a safe space where everyone can help each other out, and by the end, you'll have a better summary!
Thursday, July 21
The 6 Source Secret for Influencing Sustainable Behavior
A webinar with Paladino
Through working with companies of all sizes and industries, we know most organizations have a wealth of employees who care about the environment and want to make a difference. However, sustainability programs that try to leverage human behavior to create change often fail--even though the desire and motivation is there--because owners bet on a single intervention to engage people, rather than using a collection of influential strategies. Learn how to inspire the people you work with to create change through the Influencer Model developed by VitalSmarts, named Change Management Approach of the Year by MIT Sloan Management Review, and discuss a case study of how a former EDF Fellow put the model into practice.
Tuesday, July 26
How Corporate Growth in Renewables is Driving Market Development
Renewable energy in the U.S. has reached a tipping point. In 2015, 69.5% of all new energy capacity added to the grid came from wind and solar, and purchases by non-utility, corporate buyers accounted for more than 50% of new contracts signed. Corporate buyers are using power purchase agreements (PPAs) as the primary contracting tool for their buying. Traditionally used by banks as a financial hedge, PPAs allow companies to secure renewable energy generation at a locked-in price for a 10-25 year period.
These favorable economics—which are a result of tax incentive subsidies and increasing price parity between green and brown power—are motivating buyers, but so are environmental commitments and competitive pressure. More than 150 corporations have signed the White House’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge, and an increasing number of multinational organizations have joined the RE100, publicly committing to carbon neutrality.
In this webinar, attendees will learn more about how the renewable energy landscape is shifting due to the entry of corporate buyers. The presenters will share more about the market opportunities—and challenges—that corporations face when considering long-term, utility-scale acquisition. Attendees will leave the presentation with an overview of the renewable energy market and a deeper understanding of the variety of renewable energy options available to today’s businesses.
Tuesday, July 26 9PM-10PM EST
Industrial Energy Efficiency in China-Major Measures and Retrospect
A webinar with China Chongqing Energy Research Society
Professor Ma is the Secretary General at China Chongqing Energy Research Society. He is also a board member of China Energy Society and the Director of Training and Marketing at Chongqing Energy Conservation Technical Service Center (Chongqing Energy Usage Monitoring Center). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in automation from Jinan University and a Master’s degree from the Logistical Engineering University of PLA in China. Before joining China Chongqing Energy Research Society, Professor Ma had intensive experience of teaching and research in energy efficiency field.
As an expert with decades of experience in energy conservation, Professor Ma is very familiar with energy efficiency policies and regulations in China, as well as the industrial energy demands and renewable energy technologies. He has been active in participating in a wide range of professional services and organizations such as Chongqing Association of Refrigeration for long term. Professor Ma has also published numerous books, papers, and case studies in energy efficiency field, as well as been involved with national- and local-level energy policy-making process in China.
In this webinar session, Professor Dingping Ma will introduce the status quo of industrial energy efficiency in China with focuses on the most widely used measures and methods. He will also provide a brief retrospect on the policy development and milestones in this field. This webinar will be hosted in Chinese.
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Thursday, July 28
Engaging the Landlords and Tenants Through Energy Efficiency and Green Leasing
A webinar with Institute for Market Transformation
On this webinar, the Institute for Market Transformation’s (IMT) Alex Harry and Jonathan Bauer will discuss ways to reach landlords and tenants in the commercial real estate market on energy efficiency issues.
Alex and Jonathan will outline the basic solutions to crossing the landlord-tenant divide through green leases. Jonathan will discuss the retail sector’s approach to energy efficiency financing through green bonds and leasing. While, Alex will highlight how energy efficiency improvements like advanced power strips can bring tenants and landlords together on plug load management.