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Materials Posted: BBC Webinar and Workshops: Roadmap to 20% Energy Savings – A Quantitative Tool to Plan Your Strategy

February 26, 2018 Print ShareThis

Update: Materials are now posted on the Roadmap to 20% Energy Savings: A Quantitative Tool to Plan Your Strategy Webinar page.

Every Better Buildings Challenge (BBC) Multifamily partner knows that your core commitment as a BBC leader is to reduce your portfolio-wide energy consumption by 20%. We spend a lot of time on the details. But it's also important to step back and take the long view. This webinar demonstrated the use of a planning tool developed by Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF) that helps you create a strategy for reaching energy or water reduction targets for your portfolio, sort through different conservation options, and make informed choices that demonstrate to decision makers a concrete path to success.

By attending this webinar, participants:

  • Learned how the tool is used to develop a custom strategy to reach your own energy reduction goals
  • Compared and contrasted different measures, such as energy retrofits, improved O&M, appliance upgrades, resident engagement strategies, solar domestic hot water and solar photovoltaic
  • Understood how the tool is used to suit the characteristics of your portfolio, such as property age, financing cycles, and prior efficiency work completed
  • Heard from a BBC partner who has used the tool to plan improvements over time

About the Technical Assistance Virtual Workshops

Date: Custom scheduling – Contact your BBC Account Manager to register.

Take advantage of free technical assistance virtual workshops to develop your own 20% roadmap. In the weeks after the webinar, two BBC partners at a time will work with experts to enter their energy and water baseline information, current energy consumption, and develop plans for their energy and water efficiency improvements. Our goal is for each partner to leave the workshop with a detailed plan to hit their 20% target. Prerequisites for workshop attendance include:

  1. Attend the webinar in person or view the recording;
  2. Have an established baseline year of energy data; and
  3. Be actively benchmarking your portfolio's utility consumption.

Featured Speakers:

Jared Lang

Jared Lang is the Assistant Vice President of Sustainability of the National Housing Trust, where he is responsible for integrating sustainability and renewable energy into affordable housing projects. Mr. Lang manages the energy and water components of housing development projects, finances large-scale solar installations, and secures public and foundation incentives for energy projects.

Rebecca Schaaf

Rebecca Schaaf is the Senior Vice President for Energy at Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF). Ms. Schaaf leads SAHF's energy and water conservation initiatives, including the Big Reach, SAHF's collaborative effort with its members to lead the industry in the long-term preservation of affordable housing by reducing energy and water use portfolio-wide by 20% by 2020.

Caitlin Rood

Caitlin Rood is the National Director of Environmental Sustainability at Mercy Housing, responsible for environmental aspects of all areas of Mercy Housing operations including development, operations and maintenance, resident services, and office practices. Ms. Rood has more than 18 years of sustainability and energy efficiency experience.

Webinar Schedule

Title Date and Time Registration Link
BBC Webinar: Roadmap to 20% Energy Savings – A Quantitative Tool to Plan your Strategy February 21, 2018
2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
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Training Point of Contact

BBC Energy Savings Registrar |

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