Smart Buildings Center Technical Webinar Series
BOC offers live instructional webinars throughout the year to keep you informed on the latest best practices, trends, and technologies that will help you save energy and run your facility at optimal efficiency. Learn practical solutions to deal with the energy hogs in your building from industry experts.
For the BOC graduate, successful completion of the webinar and accompanying quiz provides 1.5 points towards maintaining your BOC Credential and .15 IACET CEU’s towards the renewal of other industry certifications, certificates and licenses.
Live webinars are one hour from 11am – 12pm Pacific, 1pm – 2pm Central, 2pm – 3pm Eastern. Once broadcast, they are available on demand in recorded format from our webinar library.
The 2023 Live Webinar Series has been completed. The 2024 Live Webinar Series will be announced in December 2023.
2023 Recorded Webinars
This webinar will examine the role of building electrification in the clean energy economy and explore how electrification programs, strategies, and technologies can make an impact in your building. Presenters will highlight an innovative “Eco-District” that uses a centralized plant to provide energy to multiple buildings. (Recorded Feb 22, 2023)
Speakers: Mike Kowalick, Edo; Seth Davis, McKinstry
Moderator: Steve Abercrombie, South Seattle College
Learn about heat pump and variable refrigerant flow system applications for new and existing buildings and how these technologies can help accelerate the transition to building electrification. Presenters will discuss strategies that can improve the return on investment for these projects and the necessary skill sets for building operators to manage these technologies in their facilities. (Recorded Mar 22, 2023)
Speakers: Kevin Frost, Slipstream; James Pentz, Hargis
Moderator: Jared Robillard, Hargis
Hear the latest on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Envelope Campaign including success stories from partners in the K-12 and healthcare sectors. Presenters will highlight practices and technologies that can be utilized to improve building envelope performance and save energy.(Recorded Apr 19, 2023)
Speakers: Anthony Aldykiewicz, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Rick Dunn, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance; Kevin Smith, Aeroseal
This webinar will cover the latest in lighting technology including human-centric lighting and germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) disinfection technology. A lighting retrofit case study in which significant energy savings were achieved will also be shared. (Recorded May 17, 2023)
Speakers: Scott Jenkins, Planled; Gabe Arnold, PNNL
Moderator: Kurt Nielsen, Illuminating Engineering Society
Distributed energy resources, including onsite renewables, electric vehicles, and battery storage, will play a critical role in the shift to a clean and resilient energy system. Presenters will discuss applications and benefits of these technologies in commercial and multifamily buildings, including DER integration in building retrofit projects. (Recorded September 20, 2023)
Speaker: Alex Chorey, Snohomish County PUD
Moderator: Andy Zellers, Influent Energy
Learn about how digital twin technology can help optimize building performance and operations in both new and existing buildings. Presenters will discuss how interacting with live Internet of Things (IoT) data can generate actionable insights for building operators.
Speaker: Rick Szcodronski, Willow
Moderator: Kevin Fish, Strategic Energy Group