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Sustainable Acquisition

FEMP 2020 Contracting for Efficiency Webinar Series

This series of three webinars are broken down into topics addressing energy efficient product procurement:

Webinar 1: Introduction to Energy-Efficient Product Procurement

This webinar introduces the benefits of purchasing energy efficient products and reviews the federal requirements. 

Webinar 2: Best Practices for Energy-Efficient Contracting

This webinar walks through how to write a contract with energy efficiency requirements and provides additional information on how to ensure buyers receive energy efficient products. 

Webinar 3: Energy Efficiency in Procurement - Federal Spotlights

This webinar dives into federal case studies with speakers from different agencies talking about their experience. 

Contracting For Efficiency Comprehensive Training 

This one hour comprehensive training summarizes the three webinars in the Contracting for Efficiency Webinar series. This training will be available through the Whole Building Design Guide for Continuing education units (CEUs) in the near future. 

2020 Selling Sustainability Webinar Series: Understanding the Customer

In the first webinar of the Selling Sustainability series, the SO Group and Prospect Silicon Valley present survey and assessment results highlighting key barriers, opportunities and motivations for buyers and sellers of clean energy technologies. 

Existing Array Storm Vulnerabilities & Risks Sub-Frame Deflection, Fastener & Module Damage Presentation | Robinson, Gerald, 2020

This presentation discusses PV array storm vulnerabilities caused by sub-frame deflection as well as fastener and module damage.  The goals are to highlight the potential need for retrofits and reinforcement of existing arrays as well as changes in codes and standards.

PV Hardware Vulnerabilities Revealed During Storm Stress Presentation | Robinson, Gerald & Elsworth, J., 2020

This presentation, delivered in partnership with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), discusses major failure modes in PV systems caused by storm damage and provides potential corrective actions with associated costs that can be used to mitigate damage.

Energy-Efficient Product Procurement Training | WBDG - Payne, Christopher T., Sahl, Amanda

This 1.5hr on-demand training is hosted by the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) and targeted towards helping agencies meet federal requirements on purchasing FEMP designated and Energy Star products. 

Participants who complete the course are eligible to receive:

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Sustainable Acquisition for Federal Agencies Training | WBDG - Fardanesh, Shabnam, Cannon, Sandra

This 2hr on-demand training is hosted by the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) and helps staff through the process of sustainable procurement.

Participants who complete the course are eligible to receive:

download.jpgIACET_Accredited_Provider.jpgFEMP IACET: 0.2 CEU

AIA Learning Units: 2.0 LU | HSW

USGBC GBCI: 2.0 CE LEED Category: Materials and Resources

Contracting for Efficiency Training| WBDG - Payne, Christopher T.

This 2hr on-demand training is hosted by the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) and teaches federal buyers about energy efficient product procurement and how to achieve it in the contracting process. 

Participants who complete the course are eligible to receive:

download.jpgIACET_Accredited_Provider.jpgFEMP IACET: fbpta-qualified.jpg0.2 CEU

AIA Learning Units: 2.0 LU | HSW

USGBC GBCI: 2.0 CE LEED Category: Materials and Resources

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Leveraging Procurement to Achieve Energy Savings | Federal Environmental Symposium L. Wang, Chalasani, S., Morabito, M., 2019

This presentation walks through the SO Group’s involvement with federal energy efficiency requirements, providing energy and cost saving analysis projections, and conducting research on compliance among federal agencies. 

Writing Solicitations for Energy Savings Webinar

This webinar dives into how purchasing officers can cut energy costs and carbon emissions for their organization through effective solicitation language. Our team walks through the types of solicitations to considers, what sections in a solicitation need attention to ensure buyers receive energy-efficient products and provides different examples of effective language in solicitations. 

Guiding Institutional Change

Organizational Change Supporting Sustainability Presentation | Payne, Christopher T., 2015.

This presentation provides context for the “Roles, Rules, and Tools” framework and lays out the eight social science principles for effectiveness when promoting organizational change.

Creating Effective Change: A Five-Step Framework for Incorporating Sustainability into Organizations Presentation| Energy Exchange Workshop - Payne, Christopher & Wolfe, A, 2017

This presentation outlines a five-step framework for incorporating sustainability into organizations. This includes two case studies, a group activity, as well as additional resources.

Sustaining Sustainability: A Framework for Organizational Change Webinar | Payne, Christopher T, & Diamond, R., 2015.

This comprehensive webinar covers strategies for individuals and organizations to achieve lasting, sustainable changes in energy performance.

Supporting Facility Energy Savings

In Demand! Taking Advantage of Demand Response and Time-Variable Pricing Offerings

This presentation reviews demand response programs, why the programs are valuable and examples of demand response programs utilized on federal sites. 

Enhancing Energy Performance at High-Tech Facilities

Data Center Toolkit Webinar Series | Greenberg, Steve, M. Herrlin, I. Hoffman

This four-part webinar series will introduce version 2.0 of the Center of Expertise's Energy Efficiency Toolkit. The toolkit is a set of tools and documents aimed at characterizing energy use and identifying energy conservation measures in data centers. The series will provide an overview of how to effectively utilize the toolkit in your data center, as well as a deeper dive into tools focused on air management, the electric power chain, and IT efficiency.

  • Webinar 1: A Suite of Energy Assessment Tools
  • Webinar 2: Electric Power Supply
  • Webinar 3: Air Management
  • Webinar 4: IT Efficiency (Coming soon!)
Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) Training

In order to accelerate energy savings, the data center industry and DOE partnered to develop the Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) Program. The DCEP training program certifies energy practitioners qualified to evaluate the energy status and efficiency opportunities in data centers. 

Opportunities for ESPCs in Data Centers Webinar Slides | Shepherd, Rachel, D.Sartor, T. Hattery, M. Ison, R.J. Drydek, 2020

This presentation from the Center of Expertise's webinar presents an overview of opportunities for using energy saving performance contracts (ESPCs) as a mechanism to finance energy improvements in data centers. This webinar/slide deck contains several panelist presentations. First, a FEMP industry expert will explain ESPCs as a financing mechanism. Next, the training reviews what makes data center efficiency improvements uniquely positioned and well-suited for an ESPC. It explores considerations unique to ESPCs for data centers including important questions and practical considerations to advance data center inclusion in an ESPC project. Finally, two case studies of successful ESPC projects in data centers are explored- one from the ESCO perspective, and another from the Agency perspective. 

Guide for Quickly Estimating Air Management Energy Savings in Data Centers: Air Management Lookup Tables | Herrlin, Magnus, 2020

This report presents estimated energy savings for small data center chiller (refrigeration) and fan equipment in a new tabular format for various air management upgrade scenarios. Air management is not only important in its own right but is also a prerequisite to other energy savings measures. If the scenarios included do not fit a particular data center, a previously developed air management tool (DOE, 2014) can be used to calculate a wide range of data centers and air management scenarios. 

Visit to view more presentations, publications, case studies and tools from the Center of Expertise for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers.


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