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Considerations for Underserved Commercial Buildings
This webinar will introduce the concept of underserved, or equity-eligible, commercial buildings. Speakers will discuss reasons why certain commercial buildings are underserved, common barriers to pursuing upgrades in underserved commercial buildings, and potential strategies for overcoming or addressing those barriers. A focus of this webinar will be helping you understand how to craft a locally appropriate definition of “underserved commercial” and choosing which segments of your building stock and/or community (e.g., by location, ownership type, business/entity type, building size, etc.) to target to maximize the benefits of energy efficiency in your community.

Spanish language interpretation will be provided.

Residential Retrofits for Energy Equity (R2E2) is hosting a series of training webinars for potential applicants to the Department of Energy’s Building Upgrades Prize (Buildings UP). The prize is awarding over $22 million in cash prizes and technical assistance to teams with winning ideas to accelerate equitable energy efficiency and building electrification upgrades in residential and commercial buildings. Applications to Buildings UP opened on February 18 and will remain open through July 18. See the full list of webinar offerings here: https://www.herox.com/BuildingsUP/229-upcoming-webinars-recordings.

Note: Attendance is not required at Buildings UP webinars or related events in order to complete a Phase 1 submission, and attendance will not influence the scoring of your prize submission.

R2E2 is a partnership of ACEEE, Elevate, Emerald Cities Collaborative, and HR&A Advisors that works to scale up affordable housing energy upgrades to lower energy bills and GHG emissions while advancing racial equity, local workforce development, and health goals. R2E2 is supporting the Buildings Upgrade Prize by providing training and technical assistance to applicants and awardees.

Apr 26, 2023 01:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Carolin Tolentino
Research Analyst @American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
Carolin Tolentino assists the Buildings Team with research on energy codes and low- and zero-energy buildings. She joined ACEEE in 2020. Prior to joining ACEEE, Carolin was an intern at ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability with the Sustainable Resources team. Before that, she interned with the Education Department at Urban Green Council. Carolin earned a bachelor of arts in environmental policy and German studies from Rice University.
Carolyn Conant
Technical Assistance Coordinator @American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
Carolyn works on ACEEE’s Residential Retrofits for Energy Equity (R2E2) initiative, which provides deep technical assistance to state, local, and tribal governments as well as community-based organizations to jumpstart energy upgrades for single family and multifamily affordable housing, especially in frontline communities. She joined ACEEE in 2022. Prior to joining ACEEE, Carolyn managed Fort Collins Utilities’ Bloomberg Mayors Challenge-winning residential energy efficiency program, Epic Homes. Before that she worked on municipal sustainability objectives, community engagement, strategic planning, and implementation related to the City of Fort Collins’ Our Climate Future Plan, which centers equity and leads with race while working towards the community’s clean energy, waste reduction, and carbon reduction goals.
Amber Wood
Buildings Program Director @American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
Amber directs the Buildings Program to increase energy efficiency and decarbonize buildings and homes through policies and codes at the federal, state, and local levels. She promotes best practices to enhance equity and affordability in the commercial, multifamily, and residential sectors. She joined ACEEE in 2021. Prior to joining ACEEE, Amber worked at the City and County of Denver as the energy program administrator in the Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency. Amber holds a master of science in engineering systems from the Colorado School of Mines and a bachelor of science in civil and mechanical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.