EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required.
March 1: Live Webinar on Energy Efficient Home Appraisals
Webinar Sponsor: Better Buildings
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “Valuing Energy Efficiency: Considering Energy Performance in Real Estate Appraisals and Valuation,” on Tuesday, March 1, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Join this webinar focusing on energy efficiency and sustainability in the home appraisal and valuation industries. Attendees will hear from Colliers International explaining how they have adapted their processes to realize the full value of energy efficiency and sustainability upgrades. Inspyrod will discuss various techniques and data challenges that might be encountered during the valuation process. In addition, attendees will hear how Sustainable Values helps provide an introduction and overview to the recently launched Energy Matters! training course that teaches appraisers how to incorporate energy and sustainability metrics into their property valuation. Representatives from DOE will moderate the discussion to uncover recent trends and highlight exciting initiatives that are helping to bring energy efficiency to the forefront of the appraisal process.
March 14: Live Webinar on DetecTape—A Localized Visual Detector for Hydrogen Leaks
Webinar Sponsor: Fuel Cells Technologies Office
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “DetecTape—A localized visual detector for hydrogen leaks,” on Monday, March 14, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Join this webinar to learn about DetecTape™, a color-changing, self-fusing silicone tape designed to detect hydrogen gas leaks in fuel cell, transmission, storage, and generation facilities. Hydrogen equipment operators can use this new visual indicator to quickly identify precise leak locations and initiate maintenance protocols, expediting the restoration of equipment while maintaining a safe workplace. The chemochromic gas detector combines Element One’s hydrogen reactive pigment with Midsun Specialty Products’ UV-resistant, self-fusing silicone tape. Lab testing reports performed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory over the past 13 months are available upon request. Field trials are also underway with several prominent laboratories, facilities, and stations in the hydrogen community.