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Annual ENERGY STAR Labeled Building Press Release Announcement
After April showers bring May flowers, what else does the month of May bring? More opportunities to learn and grow with ENERGY STAR, of course! Join us for one of our exciting and informative ENERGY STAR trainings, and learn how to reduce your environmental footprint through strategic energy management. Also, attend one of our sessions on this year’s National Building Competition to learn how to register, participate in the competition, and earn recognition.
 
Register today at esbuildings.webex.com.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 2:00 pm ET
 
Learn how to track the progress of energy efficiency efforts and compare the energy use of wastewater treatment plants to other peer facilities across the country. Attendees will learn how to measure and track energy use and carbon dioxide emission reductions in wastewater treatment plants to establish baseline energy use, prioritize investments, set goals, and track improvements over time.
 
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 1:00 pm ET
 
Join us to hear from K-12 school districts who have received the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award. Representatives from these districts will share their energy management experiences, lessons learned, and best practices. Learn how you can improve your school’s energy management program based on the successful strategies employed by K-12 POY winners.
 
 



How to Register for EPA’s 2013 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition
 
Sign up now to compete in the 2013 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition! But hurry… registration is only open from May 1 – 31! Back by popular demand, this year’s competition features new ways to participate and get recognition. For the first time ever, tenants occupying part of a building will be able to compete alongside whole buildings, provided they have access to energy bills or meter data for their space. Plus, EPA will be recognizing the ENERGY STAR MVP for excellence in communication to occupants and the public! All organizations that apply and provide all required data for their nominated building(s) or tenant space(s) will be invited to compete and work off their energy waste with help from EPA’s ENERGY STAR program. This year’s registration process has changed, so don’t be left out! Attend this webinar to learn how to register and what’s in store for this year.
Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm ET
 
Whether you are looking to benchmark a K-12 school, fire station, courthouse, retail store, supermarket, or office, learn how easy it is to start benchmarking your building’s energy consumption and tracking its improvements in energy efficiency over time. Learn how to enter data into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, EPA’s no-cost energy measurement and tracking tool; understand and utilize energy metrics and concepts; and find other helpful ENERGY STAR tools and resources.
 
Thursday, May 2, 2013 1:00 pm ET
 
Over the past decade, total data center energy use in the United States has almost quadrupled. Energy efficiency program administrators can play a significant role in helping customers reduce data center energy use and demand. Based on the new ENERGY STAR guide on data center efficiency programs, this webinar will explore the energy saving opportunities available and share emerging practices for program design and implementation. Mark Bramfitt, former head of PG&E’s data center efficiency program, will lead the presentation and be available to answer questions.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 1:00 pm ET
 
This webinar will help districts, schools, and communities understand the importance of school siting and the impacts on economic development, communities, public health, and the environment. A panel of experts from U.S. EPA including Suzi Ruhl, J.D., M.P.H, Senior Attorney Policy Advisor in the Office of Environmental Justice; and Regina Langton, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Sustainable Communities; as well as Katherine Moore, AICP, Manager of Georgia Conservancy’s Sustainable Growth program, will provide participants with information and tools that can help districts, schools, and communities weigh school siting decisions.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 2:00 pm ET
 
Learn how public sector organizations are improving energy efficiency with innovative solutions to financial barriers. Attendees will learn about financing projects in the public and private sectors, the basics of performance contracting, and how EPA’s tools and resources can help you make the decision to improve your facilities now or later.
 

To register, or to see the full listing of ENERGY STAR live online training offerings, visitesbuildings.webex.com.
 
If you have any questions about the offerings or the registration process, please contact estraining@icfi.com.

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