U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Building Technologies Program – Building America


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Building America hosts meetings with industry partners and stakeholders to provide a forum for research and communication related to various aspects of residential building research, including webinars that are open to the public and free of charge.

Upcoming Meetings

There are no meetings scheduled at this time, however, please check back for announcements of future stakeholder and technical update meetings.

Technical and Stakeholder Meetings

Access information about past Building America meetings:

Building America 2012 Technical Update Meeting: July 2012

This meeting showcased Building America's world-class building science research for high performance homes, and addressed key issues currently limiting implementation of these homes in the marketplace. Presentations and the summary report from this meeting will be posted soon.

Building America Stakeholder Meeting: March 2012

At this event, Industry stakeholders and leading researchers presented on key issues needed to advance residential energy efficiency, including product development, in-field application, and large-scale verification. View the presentations and meeting summary.

Residential Energy Efficiency Research Planning Meeting: October 2011

Representatives from Building America research teams, national laboratories, and DOE gathered to focus on research planning activities for 2013 and 2014. View the presentations and meeting summary.

Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update Meeting: August 2011

More than 290 building industry professionals attended this event and presented information on the latest improvements in residential buildings technologies and best practices. View the presentations and meeting summary.

Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholders Meeting: March 2011

Industry stakeholders presented on key issues needed to advance residential energy efficiency, including product development, in-field application, and market delivery strategies. View the presentations and meeting summary.

Building America Research Planning Meeting: November 2010

Representatives from DOE's national laboratories and Building America Research Teams discussed key research priorities. View the presentations and an interim meeting summary.

Residential Buildings Energy Efficiency Meeting: July 2010

Principal investigators and industry stakeholders presented on a variety of topics related to residential building efficiency integration. View the presentations and meeting summary.

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Upcoming Webinars

Building America offers free webinars focused on improving energy efficiency of residential buildings. Building America would like to make you aware of the following webinar series, which is sponsored by DOE's Office of Weatherization & Intergovernmental Program.

Building Sales with Certification

To support professional certification opportunities for the home energy efficiency workforce, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is sponsoring a series of webinars hosted by Sustainable Ideas, beginning on April 18, 2012. These webinars target building performance companies and focus on new certifications, which are currently being developed under the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project.

Offered by the Building Performance Institute and funded by DOE and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the four certifications focus on the most common job classifications in the home energy upgrade industry: energy auditor, retrofit installer, crew leader and quality control inspector. The webinar series will examine how companies can grow their business by offering quality energy upgrades delivered by nationally certified employees. Topics will include:

  • Industry opportunities
  • How building science and sales connect
  • Preparing for certification prerequisites
  • Update on the background check requirements
  • Registering for the pilot certification program.

Learn more and register.

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Past Webinars

View past webinars focused on residential energy efficiency on the webinar archives page.

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Expert Meetings

Building America hosts several expert meetings each year on a variety of building energy efficiency topics, which are presented by Research Team members. This page provides links to past expert meetings proceedings, including presentations and related documents.

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