2015 Webinar Archive

SEEA Webinars Archive

blue sky - webinar libraryCPP and EM&V

Original Broadcast: Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Join SEEA for an overview of EM&V in the Clean Power Plan including a summary of the draft EPA guidance and how EM&V fits into different compliance plan types, as well as potential issues and comments to be addressed to the EPA during the comment period.

PLEASE NOTE: SEEA does not take a position on whether EPA has the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing sources.

webinar librarySouthern States in ACEEE’s Scorecard

Original Broadcast: Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Each year, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) produces a State Energy Efficiency Scorecard to benchmark energy efficiency progress across the country.

Join SEEA and special guest ACEEE’s Annie Gilleo, primary author of the State Scorecard, to see how the Southeast fared in 2015 and learn about the policy trends that are currently driving energy efficiency in our region.

Confidently taking control of the press conference - webinar libraryKey Takeaways from the Atlanta Clean Power Plan Federal Plan Hearings

Original Broadcast: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

On November 19th and 20th, EPA will hold public hearings on the Clean Power Plan proposed Federal Plan in Atlanta. Join SEEA for an exclusive member webinar on December 3rd as we recap the key takeaways from these hearings, focusing on major themes and issues relevant to energy efficiency in the Southeast.

SEEA is also pleased to offer CPP information and resources specific to this region. Please visit our Clean Power Plan Portal and stay tuned for additional SEEA CPP programs and discussions.

PLEASE NOTE: SEEA does not take a position on whether EPA has the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing sources.

webinar libraryThe Clean Power Plan: A SEEA Overview in Layman’s Language

Original Broadcast: Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

With the issuance of EPA’s final Clean Power Plan on August 3rd, SEEA will continue to focus on working with states, utilities and other key stakeholders to support energy efficiency as a least-cost, multi-pollutant resource and compliance pathway — where appropriate and cost-effective — to build a stronger, more vibrant Southeast.

SEEA is also pleased to offer CPP information and resources specific to this region. Please visit our Clean Power Plan Portal and stay tuned for additional SEEA CPP programs and discussions.

PLEASE NOTE: SEEA does not take a position on whether EPA has the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing sources.


SEEFN_LogoKey Decision Points to Consider when Creating an Utility On-Bill Program

Original Broadcast: Thursday, June 25, 2015

Learn from programs that are successfully up and running! Utility on-bill programs are gaining momentum in the Southeast and many utilities are considering the use of this innovative finance mechanism to encourage investment in energy efficiency improvements. Join the Southeast Energy Efficiency Finance Network in exploring the key decision points that utilities need to consider when creating an on-bill program. Learn more about this important financing tool and gain insight from programs that are successfully up and running.

McKenneysLogoThe Internet of Building Things

Original Broadcast: Thursday, June 18, 2015

This webinar by SEEA Member McKenney’s Inc. identifies the primary challenges facing building operators related to energy efficiency and sustainability, as well as the challenges organizations face when trying to equip front-line teams with meaningful tools to support their business’ sustainability goals. Examine various innovative approaches to applying analytics, focusing on Internet of Things technologies through case studies, and how one gets started creating in developing an Internet of Things strategy. 

member-mitsubishiHistoric Renovation – Baltimore’s Union Mill

Original Broadcast: Thursday, June 4, 2015

The historic Union Mill, located in Baltimore, was once the largest producer of cotton canvas in the world. Vacant for three years, the mill was recently restored into a vibrant mixed-use complex of 56 one- and two-bedroom apartments, designed exclusively for school teachers new to Baltimore; plus 30,000 square feet of office space, designed for Baltimore’s education, health and human service nonprofit organizations; and a 1,500-square-foot café restaurant in the former boiler house building. The best news? The local utility rewarded the mill’s proposed energy-efficiency improvements with a $164,000 cash rebate.

SEEA Member Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating will co-hosted this webinar that explores the successful collaboration that created this remarkable building. The presentation includes how the team collaborated to overcome multiple construction challenges to achieve exceptional energy performance with a state-of-the-art HVAC variable refrigerant flow zoning system.

SEEFN_LogoAll About Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds

Original Broadcast: Thursday, April 30, 2015

Learn about Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECBs), and the opportunity they represent for the Southeast! QECBs are bonds that enables qualified state and local government issuers to borrow money at attractive rates to fund energy conservation projects. A QECB is among the lowest-cost public financing tools because the U.S. Department of the Treasury subsidizes the issuer’s borrowing costs.

ACEEELogoIntroducing ACEEE’s 111(d) Calculator

Original Broadcast: Thursday, April 29, 2015

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released a new calculator (called SUPR) to assist users to see potential energy savings, costs, and emissions reductions from energy efficiency policies, renewable generation, nuclear, and emission control technologies.

This webinar will review how the calculator works, and how it might be used by states and others, if the Clean Power Plan should go through. A demonstration and a Q&A opportunity will be included in this presentation.

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hpc_logo_color_lg-280x92_0The Resource Value Framework & Cost-Effectiveness Testing

Original Broadcast: Thursday, April 16, 2015

Cost-effectiveness testing is widely used to help inform decision-makers on whether or not energy efficiency resources are in the public interest, and what level of investment is appropriate. Lately, a healthy dialogue has emerged regarding the currency, relevance and consistency of traditional cost-effectiveness screening tests, with multiple efforts in place across the country to reform screening methodology. This webinar  provides a window into these efforts, with a specific focus on the Resource Value Framework, a collaboratively developed framework to encourage consistency, symmetry and support of policy goals in cost-effectiveness testing.

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RoanokeEC2Introduction to Roanoke Electric’s Upgrade to $ave Program with CEO Curtis Wynn

Original Broadcast: Thursday, April 9, 2015

Roanoke Electric Cooperative CEO Curtis Wynn shares insights and experience of implementing the Upgrade to $ave program. Roanoke Electric is the first utility in the country to use the new federal Energy Efficiency & Conservation Loan Program to offer customers debt-free financing for investments in cost effective energy upgrades to their homes and businesses.

Construction, Codes and Commerce: The Economic Impact of Commercial Energy Codes in the Southeast

Original Broadcast: Thursday, February 12, 2015

SEEA recently completed an extensive analysis of the impact of energy codes on commercial construction starts in the Southeast. The data provides trends from 2005 to 2013, and reveals some interesting findings.

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