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Please join the MD-PACE program at a number of sustainability and clean energy related events throughout the month of September!

MD-PACE is excited to promote the many virtual clean energy related events taking place throughout Maryland and the region this month!


Webinars in September


Wednesday 9/15 Urban Land Institute – “State of Green: A Year of Progress on Sustainability”

Sustainability in the built environment will be critical to ensuring health, community, equity, and resiliency in the coming years. In this webinar from ULI, learn how the real estate market is trending and how energy consumption and sustainability will affect the future of real estate.

Register here.


Tuesday 9/21 Better Buildings – “Kick the Tires: Understanding the Role of R&D in the Deployment of Building Energy Technologies”

A finding by the International Energy Agency suggests that as much as 50% of carbon dioxide reductions needed to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 must come from new technologies, and that meeting carbon goals may require faster scale-up and market access of these technologies. In this webinar, get a better understanding of the many people and partnerships involved in deploying new energy-saving technology in your buildings.

Register here.


Wednesday 9/22 Better Buildings – “Valuing and Incentivizing Demand Flexibility as a Grid Asset”

The emergence of Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings (GEBs) as ways to support grid demand flexibility are being incentivized by utilities and other entities through a variety of mechanisms. In this webinar, learn about the benefits and potential limitations of GEB improvement.

Register here.


Thursday 9/23 Better Buildings ­– “Emergency Replacements – The Biggest Real-World Obstacle to Efficiency?”

According to groundbreaking research by the Better Buildings Institute 85% of water heater purchases are emergency replacements. This logical fallacy also extends to other energy-consuming appliances that ideally would be handled by regular maintenance and purchasing upgrades when they become faulty. In this webinar, Better Buildings explores this trend and how it pertains to home efficiency and green living.

Register here.


Tuesday 9/28 Better Buildings – “What’s Next in Water Tech for Multi-family housing”

Multi-family properties are major consumers of water, and with longer drought seasons and water scarcity becoming growing concerns, the emergence of new technology could be a way to access low-hanging fruit improvements for this property type. Hear from a panel of experts how technologies from faucet aerators and low-flow shower heads to deep water conservation measures can save money and water while delivering tenant comfort.

Register here.


Wednesday 9/28 USGBC – “Middle Atlantic New England region: Climate Change & Resiliency”

In this webinar from the Mid-Atlantic and New England (MANE) region of the U.S. Green Building Council, learn how the region may achieve successes in sustainability and help to support circular economies. As part of the series, MANE will play host to leadership panels that draw attention to issues surrounding each of USGBC’s supporting pillars: sustainability, resiliency, health, and equity.

Register here.



Conferences and Theme Weeks in September


9/20 – 9/26 Climate Week NYC

Climate Week NYC returns in 2021 with a focus on fulfilling and increasing commitments made by businesses, governments, and organizations. Learn how you can affect change and how new developments, technologies, and policies will shape our climate future.

Learn more here.


9/20 – 9/24 National Clean Energy Week

Clean energy can lead the way to a brighter tomorrow, adding vitality to the economy, reducing the threat of climate change, and promoting equality. In National Clean Energy Week 2021 (NCEW21), celebrate the policies, industries, and innovations that power our daily lives by supporting clean energy.

Learn more here.


9-20 – 9/24 World Green Building Week

World Green Building Week is back for 2021, with an exciting event schedule focusing on resiliency, energy efficiency, and equality. A central tenet of this year’s World Green Building Week is showcasing how holistic building resilience can accelerate the UNFCCC’s Sustainable Development Goals and provide sustainable buildings globally.

Learn more here.