1. National Tropical Botanical Garden

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    The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is a private non-profit organization dedicated to discovering, saving, and studying the world's tropical plants. With the world’s largest collection of federally endangered species, our gardens, preserves, and facilities are key resources for our work in saving at-risk species that might otherwise disappear forever. WEfficiency will enable NTBG to upgrade the climate control system in our Botanical Research Center, saving $60,000 annually; resources that will be better used to carry out our mission. This project will prevent over 2.5 million lbs. of CO2 pollution from being released into our clean air, and will avoid 2,000+ barrels of oil from being imported to the island of Kauai.

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    • Making Buildings More Energy Efficient

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      Learn more and download slides at http://www.eesi.org/briefings/view/031215buildingsbudget The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing on the programs and priorities of the Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office (BTO), as reflected in its FY 2016 budget request. Speakers: Roland Risser Director, Building Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy Download Slides:http://www.eesi.org/files/Roland_Risser_031215.pdf Jay Murdoch Director of Government and Public Affairs, Owens Corning Adam Rosenberg Democratic Staff Director, Energy Subcommittee, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Why is DOE involved in researching and developing building technologies? Buildings represent 40 percent of the total energy used in the United States and a whopping 70 percent of the electricity used (for lighting, air-conditioning, appliances, electronics). Making buildings and the products that go into them more energy efficient will make a serious dent in U.S. energy use, save billions of dollars each year, improve comfort, and reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. BTO is seeking to reduce U.S. building energy consumption by 50 percent from a 2010 baseline. In addition to providing an overview of the Building Technologies Office, the briefing highlighted successful industry-government partnerships that are bringing technologies like solid-state lighting to the marketplace and helping builders construct “zero-energy” homes. The panel also addressed the role of Congress and building/energy issues on the horizon in the current session. In view of the building sector’s importance, the DOE buildings program calls for a substantial 53 percent increase in proposed funding over 2015 enacted levels. The FY 2016 request of $264 million emphasizes R&D to improve the energy efficiency and performance of lighting, building materials and envelopes, and heating and cooling technologies; the development of appliance/equipment efficiency standards; and activities to improve the efficiency and resiliency of the electric power grid and its connections to buildings. The budget request also supports a new R&D effort for advanced heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems; provides information to boost consumers’ knowledge of “high-performing” houses and buildings; and supports technical assistance and training to help the building industry apply new technologies and practices cost-competitively. It is important to know that the Building Technologies Office focuses on improving individual building components and products as well as improving the methods of putting them together. BTO integration programs, such as Building America, help building industry professionals achieve optimal energy performance for their projects with energy-use simulation tools and best practices in planning, design, construction and operation. Investing in building technologies and better buildings bolsters the building industry, U.S. competitiveness, national security, the health and well-being of everyone who uses buildings, and the resiliency of communities nationwide.

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      • TortellinoHPC

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        More computing with less power

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        • Spring Cleaning - Innovative Energy Solutions on Institutional Property

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          Moderated by Larry Simpson a senior manager for Wilda Energy Services, in this webinar the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) presents an introduction into its unique research-based capabilities across a wide spectrum of renewable energy and energy efficiency focus areas. NREL’s analysis informs various stakeholders on technological, environmental, policy and economic decisions as energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies advance from concept to commercial application to market penetration. With objective, technology-neutral analysis, NREL aims to increase the understanding of energy policies, markets, resources, technologies, and infrastructure and connections between these and economic, environmental, and security priorities. NREL is extremely interested in working with institutions and other team members to build upon and advance its own research efforts. Highlights of this Webinar Include: 1) Background on NREL (only DOE lab focused on renewable energy & energy efficiency) 2) NREL's Work on DOD, US Governmental, Tribal, and International projects 3) Highlight NREL’s campus as a living laboratory 4) Site Screening & Assessment (i.e. description of proprietary tool – REOpt) 5) Net Zero Energy Building Design & Retrofit initiatives 6) Microgrid evaluations (i.e. Miramar, etc) 7) Transportation 8) Data Center Optimization 9) ESI – high level description of latest capabilities across Energy Systems Integration 10) Results The Panel: Moderator: Larry Simpson, Program Manager at Willdan Energy Solutions - Otto VanGeet, Senior Engineer at NREL: His experience includes renewables screening and assessment, passive solar building design, use of design tools, photovoltaic (PV) system design for on and off grid applications, energy audits, and minimizing energy use and GHG generation for building and communities. - Brett Oakleaf, Senior Engineer at NREL: Brett has over 20 years of broad utility experience, including business development, resource planning, project management, and operations.

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          • WISE 1: Clean Energy Innovation

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            This is the full program of WISE - Women in Sustainability and Energy: Clean Energy Innovation on March 6, 2015. This is the first of four Friday morning symposia featuring inspirational women thought-leaders who are accelerating sustainability programs and agendas. MODERATOR: Jill Anderson, SVP Public & Regulatory Affairs and Chief of Staff at NYPA SPEAKERS: Christina Ho, General Manager of District Energy Services at Con Edison Ozgem Ornektekin, Deputy Commissioner at NYC DCAS Dale Bryk, Director of Programs at NRDC More information about this event, please visit: http://be-exchange.org/resources/event-media/77

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            • WISE 1: Technical Challenges of Scaling

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              This is a excerpt of WISE - Women in Sustainability and Energy: Clean Energy Innovation on March 6, 2015. This is the first of four Friday morning symposia featuring inspirational women thought-leaders who are accelerating sustainability programs and energy agendas. MODERATOR: Jill Anderson, SVP Public & Regulatory Affairs and Chief of Staff at NYPA SPEAKERS: Dale Bryk, Director of Programs at NRDC Christina Ho, General Manager of District Energy Services at Con Edison Ozgem Ornektekin, Deputy Commissioner at NYC DCAS For more information about this event, please visit: http://be-exchange.org/resources/event-media/77

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              • Wise 1: Speaker Introduction

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                This is an excerpt of WISE - Women in Sustainability and Energy: Clean Energy Innovation on March 6, 2015. This is the first of four Friday morning symposia featuring inspirational women thought-leaders who are accelerating programs and energy agendas. In this clip, our speakers share their story on how they joined the industry. MODERATOR: Jill Anderson, SVP Public & Regulatory Affairs and Chief of Staff at NYPA SPEAKERS: Dale Bryk, Director of Programs at NRDC Christina Ho, General Manager of District Energy Services at Con Edison Ozgem Ornektekin, Deputy Commissioner at NYC DCAS For more information about this event, please visit: http://be-exchange.org/resources/event-media/77

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                • Wise 1: Jill Anderson's Opening Remarks

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                  This is an excerpt of WISE - Women in Sustainability and Energy: Clean Energy Innovation on March 6, 2015. This is the first of four Friday morning symposia featuring inspirational women thought-leaders who are accelerating sustainability programs and energy agendas. MODERATOR: Jill Anderson, SVP Public & Regulatory Affairs and Chief of Staff at NYPA SPEAKERS: Dale Bryk, Director of Programs at NRDC Christina Ho, General Manager of District Energy Services at Con Edison Ozgem Ornektekin, Deputy Commissioner at NYC DCAS For more information about this event, please visit: http://be-exchange.org/resources/event-media/77

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                  • Testimonial - Solar Energy System Installation at Majeka House Stellenbosch

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                    PVI Solar recently installed a solar system for Majeka House located in a private garden estate in Stellenbosch. Majeka House features luxury guest rooms, a heated pool, gourmet restaurant as well as an innovative spa – which is now powered with the support of a 21.25kWp solar system. The system consists of two SMA Sunnyboy inverters running two strings each for maximum yield.

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                    • WEBINAR - Top ten ways to save energy and reduce your space heating bil

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                      Heating your workplace is essential during these colder winter months, particularly here in Scotland where average temperatures are lower than the rest of the UK. Heating provides a comfortable environment for your site visitors and customers, and of course, for your staff, ensuring your organisation’s productivity does not suffer. While heating is essential, it is also a big expense - for some organisations it can account for as much as half of total energy costs. Watch this one hour webinar recording to find out the top ten ways you can save energy and reduce the costs associated with heating your organisation. For more events like this check out our website -http://ow.ly/KrWWG

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