Free Webinar: Enhancing Energy Equity In Green Building Practices, January 25, 12–1 pm EST

  • 25 January 2023
  • Start time : 12:00 PM
  • End time : 01:00 PM
  • Event Host : GreenHome Institute
Enhancing Energy Equity In Green Building Practices
Event Description

The Energy Equity Project, housed at University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability, was launched in May 2021 to support BIPOC, frontline, and low-income communities in securing maximum benefits from the clean energy transition and having a prominent voice in how energy planning, investments, and decision-making.

After 15 months of collaborative research by more than 45 energy leaders from across the country, Green Home Institute Project released the Energy Equity Framework in August 2022. Schott will present the Energy Equity Interactive Map and the Framework for Measuring and Advancing Energy Equity, which provides comprehensive guidance on how to adopt metrics and qualitative best practices. The interactive map uses 26 census-tract level datasets to illuminate existing inequities, while the framework report emphasizes strategies for reversing these inequities.

In this session, you'll see a live demo of the interactive map and how you can use the Framework for Measuring and Advancing Energy Equity, whether you represent a frontline community or play a role in energy policy, regulation, research or programming.

Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in

- Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)

- Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse

- American Institute of Architects - AIA (HSW) (PENDING)

- Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)

- Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)


- State Architect / Builder License may be applicable

Lessons Learned:

1. Understand four dimensions of energy equity and how they are measured and practiced

2. Learn about available energy equity data and data gaps

3. Learn best practices of how energy equity is applied in local contexts

4. Plan 2-3 concrete energy equity practices to adopt in 2023

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • GreenHome Institute
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Justin Schott

      Justin Schott serves as Director of the Energy Equity Project at University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), where he led the development and release of the Framework to Measure and Advance Energy Equity in 2022. Schott also taught a graduate level Energy Justice course in Fall 2022. He is honored to work in a field full of creative, savvy justice-minded colleagues and allies and is fascinated by conversations about how to drive and measure equity in clean energy investments.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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