Online: Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit, May 17- 20

  • 17 May 2021 To 20 April 2021
  • Start time : 11:00 AM
  • End time : 05:15 PM
  • Event Host : Better Building Us Department of Energy
Online: Better Buildings Better Summit 2021
Event Description

The 2021 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit features plenaries, sector meet-ups, interactive workshops, special events, and engaging and informative sessions.

Attend May 17-20, 2021 for 4 days of online webinars and peer exchanges with fellow industry stakeholders and experts. This event is free to attend. 

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Better Building Us Department of Energy
  • Agenda
    • For more information about each session, visit

      MONDAY, MAY 17

      11 AM to 12:30 PM Concurrent Workshops

      Collecting and Managing Your Building Energy Data
      Planning for Power: Tools and Resources for Energy Resilience
      Low Carbon Pilot Roundtable (Pilot Participants Only)
      Accelerating Technological Innovation in the Water Space

      1 to 2:30 PM Concurrent Sector Meet-ups

      Commercial Sector Meet-up
      Industrial Sector Meet-up
      K-12 Schools Sector Meet-up
      Local Government Sector Meet-up
      Multifamily Sector Meet-up
      Workforce Accelerator Meet-up

      3 to 4:30 PM Opening Plenary

      TUESDAY, MAY 18

      11 AM to 12:30 PM Concurrent Sessions

      Emerging Trends and Technologies from DOE's National Labs
      Greatest Hits from the DOE Waste Reduction Pilot

      12:45 to 1:45 PM Special Events

      Technical experts from DOE's National Laboratories will be available to answer questions and discuss energy performance trends in technology, process, data, tools, and more. To learn more and sign up, click here.

      2 to 3:15 PM Concurrent Sessions

      Five Key Trends in Energy Finance
      Unleashing the Power of Community Solar for Multifamily Buildings
      Best of the Betters: 2021 Better Project Presentations
      Innovative Strategies for Resilience at Critical Facilities

      3:45 to 5 PM Concurrent Sessions

      Workshop Your Voice: Successful External Communications
      Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Collaborating to Implement Carbon Reduction Goals
      Commercial PACE Toolkit: New Resources to Propel Your CPACE Program
      Choose Your Own Solution: An Interactive Panel on Solving Common Energy Efficiency Barriers


      11 AM to 12:30 PM Concurrent Sessions

      When Progress Flows: Water Reduction, Reuse, and Creative Solutions
      Driving Adoption of High-Impact Envelope and Integrated Lighting Strategies
      The Role of Architects, Engineers, and Contractors in Zero-Carbon Buildings
      Making the Case for Energy Efficiency

      12:45 to 1:45 PM Special Events

      Take a virtual tour with select partners and learn about their unique energy-saving features, then join a Q&A as they share details about their energy efficiency efforts. To learn more and sign up, click here.

      2 to 3:15 PM Concurrent Sessions

      The Anatomy of EaaS: How Efficiency-as-a-Service is Changing the Finance Game
      A New Frontier: Electrification in Multifamily Housing
      Best of the Betters: 2021 Better Practice Presentations
      Addressing Energy Burden in Low-Income Communities

      3:45 to 5 PM Concurrent Sessions

      Renewables and Advanced Controls: Why Now is the Time
      Easy as ABC: How Advanced Building Construction Creates Efficient, Affordable, and Appealing Solutions for Low-Carbon Buildings
      Health, Efficiency, and Building Operations: Insights from the Pandemic and a Look Ahead
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      THURSDAY, MAY 20

      11 AM to 12:30 PM Concurrent Sessions

      Leading the Way to a Diverse and Qualified Workforce
      Pathways to Zero: Designing Impactful Carbon Reduction Targets
      Energy Efficient-SHE

      12:45 to 1:45 PM Special Events

      Join the 2021 Green Lease Leaders as they explore how green leasing offers a competitive advantage for multiple sectors, helping buildings be more flexible, save money, and reduce climate and health risks. To learn more and sign up, click here.

      2 to 3:15 PM Concurrent Sessions

      Beyond the Low-Hanging Fruit for Energy Efficiency
      Pathways to Community-wide Energy Resilience
      Have It Your Way: An Energy Efficiency Round-Robin
      Balancing the Benefits of Community Solar in Multifamily Housing

      3:45 to 5:15 PM Closing Plenary
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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