Webinar Recordings

Navigating clean energy infrastructure and building performance entails grasping diverse technologies such as solar photovoltaics and electric vehicle supply equipment, while also optimizing electrification and ensuring safety standards. These recorded webinars provide timely resources for safety officials, first responders, building operators, and other clean energy professionals. Access technical expertise, practical tips, and job aids to facilitate safe deployment in jurisdictions nationwide. 

Recorded webinars are now availble for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the International Code Council (ICC). To earn your CEUs, you must register for free and complete the webinar modules to earn a certificate at CleanEnergyTraining.org

Available Webinars

Webinar Recordings

This webinar features a discussion between a California Fire Marshal and an advisor to a DOE national lab on energy storage system safety. Key topics include:

  • What do AHJs need to know to approve residential & small commercial energy storage systems?
  • What are some of the key items that hold up approvals?
  • What improvements to the IFC/NFPA 855 do you feel are needed for ESS?
  • How do product standards like UL 9540 and testing like 9540A allow for safer installation of ESS?
  • Where can you find available training?

Electric vehicles are here, and more are joining the roads every day. Join our panelists to discuss funding options available to install charging stations at your property and hear how some cities and towns have benefited from being EV-friendly. Learn about how you can be part of the EV revolution, even if you weren’t sure how quickly it would arrive!

Whether you are being asked to design, install, or inspect an energy storage system, you’ll want to understand the opportunities energy storage presents and the plan for safe installations. Join us to engage with a diverse group of panelists to discuss why you should care about the exponential growth of these systems and what you can expect in the coming year. Get your questions answered so you can benefit from the safe and widespread adoption of energy storage.

Improved technology, the move toward building electrification, and new funding sources are rapidly increasing consumer demand for air source heat pumps. Discover how heat pumps are transforming buildings in cold climates, including multifamily and commercial buildings. Learn about the benefits of switching to a heat pump and how to maximize your investment through cost-effective weatherization. 

2023 will usher in an unprecedented year for energy efficient buildings. If you are a building owner or developer, you may be considering constructing or retrofitting your building with efficient materials. If you are a code official, you are likely to be inspecting buildings constructed with different materials and systems. And if you are involved in any aspect of building fire safety, you probably have questions about the safety of these efficient building materials. Building materials have long been studied to learn about their impacts on building durability, but only recently have the materials and systems been examined to look at fire performance as well.

Across the country, there is a move toward building electrification, replacing appliances that use other fuels with electricity. Learn about the trends in retrofitting we are most likely to see in the coming years that move the U.S. toward a 100% electric future. Bring your questions about how the following efficiency technologies can work together: weatherization, heat pump water heating, efficient heat pumps, induction stoves, and electric infrastructure upgrades.

Across the United States, utilities, cities, and states are offering programs and incentives to electrify space heating, water heating, and other applications. The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will accelerate these efforts beginning in 2023. What are the considerations to decarbonize commercial buildings upon equipment failure or when investing in capital upgrades? What are some options and strategies to achieve an all-electric efficient building? How do electric installations compare to conventional technology from a cost perspective, factoring in energy savings and available rebates and incentives? Explore the answers in this free webinar.

Electric vehicles are here and (millions) more are on the way. Ambitious EV adoption goals from local, state, and federal governments need reliable and equitable charging infrastructure. There are resources available to inform decision-makers in every aspect of the planning, implementation, and enforcement processes. However, we can all use help finding the most appropriate resources, identifying what parts of the resources are applicable to our given stage in the process, and identifying where to turn when we hit a roadblock.

In this webinar, experts from the nation’s regional energy efficiency organizations share the building projects that have been the most effective at improving resilience in their areas. After viewing, you will better understand codes for efficient, EV-ready, and solar-ready buildings. The webinar also includes a sneak peek at provisions in the 2024 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and much more. You will leave with strategies that you can implement in your jurisdiction to ensure a resilient and sustainable community.

In this webinar, you will learn about training and resources developed by experts from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), New Buildings Institute (NBI), Southface Energy Institute, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). You will gain access to free and easy to understand resources and CEU-bearing training.

With increased funding available for the growth of solar, energy storage, and electric vehicles, the number of permit applications for these technologies will continue to steadily increase and so will the workload for staff of local governments. In this webinar, learn about available resources to streamline these permitting and inspection processes, and key lessons learned through a recent pilot in Arizona and Massachusetts.


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This material was developed by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). It is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under the Award Number DE-EE0009455 (“EMPOWERED”). The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Department of Energy or the United States Government.