Please join the MD-PACE program at a number of sustainability and clean energy related events throughout the month of August!
MD-PACE is excited to promote the many virtual clean energy related events taking place throughout the state of Maryland this month!
8/4 Better Buildings’ “Succeed with Submetering: How to Make the Business Case”
Submetering allows property owners to individually charge tenants for their energy and water use, enabling equitable sharing of utility costs and promoting individual change. Property owners can also use more granular information to make decisions regarding improvements in different areas of a building, increasing efficiencies and recapturing lost profits. Register for Better Buildings’ webinar on submetering Tuesday August 4th to learn how to save money and energy!
8/4 Solar Energy Industries Association’s webinar “Catching Up with Solar PV Structural Requirements”
The SEIA present a webinar updating participants on new requirements for roof-mounted solar installations. This is an excellent event for anyone who has considered installing solar on a property. Featured speakers presently include Dustin Haddock, Vice President of Research, S-5! and Chair of SEIA’s Mounting System Manufacturers Working Group; Joseph Cain, P.E., Director of Codes & Standards, SEIA; Mark Gies, Director of Business Development, S-5! And Vice Chair of SEIA’s MSM WG; and Jennifer Carey, Senior Geotechnical/Structural Engineer (Project Professional), Kleinfelder.
8/5 DOE’s Thermal Energy Storage Webinar “Novel Materials in Thermal Energy Storage for Buildings”
The Buildings Technology Office (BTO) presents a webinar highlighting the uses and advantages of thermal energy storage for properties. Thermal energy storage improves interior comfort for residents and increases energy efficiency. Sign up to learn if thermal heating is right for your property!
8/5-8/26 ULI’s webinar series “Confronting COVID”
ULI will host three webinars in August about how our built environment might or should change in response to lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This webinar series starts with “City Preparedness for Climate Events” on August 5th, where experts will weigh in on the ways that cities can shift to be more resilient, prepared for disasters, and equal in the face of urban disparity.
The second webinar in the Confronting COVID series is entitled “Transportation, Public Space, and Equity in the time of the Coronavirus” and will take place on August 19th. This virtual event will delve into the changes that urban landscapes have had to undergo in response to distancing measures and gradual reopening procedures and will explore the impacts this may have in the future.
To cap off the COVID webinar series, ULI will present “Healthy Building Certification Updates” on August 26th. This event will describe new certifications for safe commercial spaces from the two leaders in healthy building certification WELL and Fitwel.
8/17 MEA Strategic Energy Investment Advisory Board Meeting
The Maryland Energy Authority (MEA) invites the public to join a discourse about the Strategic Energy Investment Fund (SEIF). The SEIF is a fund managed by the MEA used to promote clean energy and improve affordability for Maryland residents. Come learn what the SEIF has accomplished this year!
8/17 USGBC’s “Intersectional Environmentalism in the Building Industry”
Join the inaugural event from USGBC on how to promote intersectional environmentalism within the building industry. This critical topic will be introduced by Liz Ogbu, founder and principal of Studio O, a multidisciplinary innovation practice that works within communities in need globally to use the power design to catalyze sustained social impact. The following panelists will lend their expertise to the ensuing discussion: Coral Abbott, Associate Planner at Strategic Growth Council; Tory Campbell, Director of Economic Development Prosper Portland; Gladys Ly-Au Young, Founding Principal at Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects; and Trisha Kehaulani Watson, J.D., Ph.D., Owner of Honoua Consulting.
8/18-8/20 Better Buildings’ “Fundamentals of Energy Management Training”
Sign-up for this interactive virtual webinar series from Better Buildings to learn about energy management and how you can use it to optimize building operations. This webinar is intended for early-career energy managers or others interested in the field of energy management; learn, network, and receive certification credits in “Fundamentals of Energy Management Training”.
8/19 USGBC’s “Road to a Resilient Heartland Webinar Series: Excellence in Building Operations + Maintenance”
USGBC offers a webinar on building operations and maintenance with a focus on how performance benchmarking and efficiency help to save money, improve health, and preempt mandatory COVID-19 measures. The speakers will also describe the advantages that LEED certified buildings have in these unprecedented times and recommend strategies for achieving certification.
8/17-8/21 ACEEE’s “2020 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings”
The American Council on an Energy Efficient Economy is hosting their 21st biennial summer conference online! Virtual participation will maximize the number of attendees, enable greater sharing of conference materials and industry papers, and promote safety and energy efficiency at the same time! The theme of this year’s conference is “Efficiency: The Core of a Clean Energy Future”. Join policy makers, builders, clean tech investors, and more at the conference to discuss how to Build Back Better in the opportunity that 2020 has provided.