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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America Program hosts open meetings and webinars for industry partners and stakeholders that provide a forum to exchange information about various aspects of residential building research.

Current Webinars

The Building America Program continues its webinar series into 2018! Each free webinar will offer information about the latest advances in residential building technologies and practices, presented by Building America research team and national laboratory experts.

Building America Solution Center and EPA WaterSense: Online Tools to Support EPA's WaterSense Program

Time: July 18, 2018, at 3-4:30 p.m. ET

EPA is hosting a webinar on their WaterSense program, titled "Building America Solution Center and EPA WaterSense: Online Tools to Support EPA's WaterSense Program." Representatives from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will present how users of the WaterSense checklist can find content in Building America Solution Center.

Register now.

Past Webinars

DateTitle
7/11/18Field Studies of Indoor Air Quality in New U.S. Homes 
6/26/18Technical Resources at Your Fingertips: DOE's Building America Solution Center and Standard Work Specifications Guidance for Existing Homes 
2/13/18Building America Quarterly Team Project Update - February 
2/7/18Building Science Advisor — A Web-Based Design Tool to Manage Moisture Risk in Walls 
12/6/17Effect of Occupant Behavior and Air Conditioner Controls on Humidity in Typical and Low-Load Homes 
10/3/17Variable Capacity Comfort Systems and Smart Ventilation Systems in High-Performance Homes 
8/8/17Building America Quarterly Team Project Update - August 8 
7/27/17Stump the Building Science Chump—Codes Panel
5/30/17Building Science is Critical to Whether Buildings Work or Fail—Educating Workforce Professionals for Success
5/18/17New Code Options for Insulating, Sealing, and Controlling Moisture in Unvented Attics in Residential Buildings
5/9/17Building America Team Quarterly Update - May 2017
4/5/17Stump the Building Science Chump - Builder Panel
3/29/17ResStock – Evaluating Home Performance Upgrades Across the U.S. Residential Building Stock
3/23/17High Performance HVAC: Low-load and Plug-n-Play HVAC Systems
3/14/17Building America Team Project Update/Peer Review
12/15/16Air Sealing Best Practices and Code Compliance for Multi-Family Area Separation Walls
11/29/16Stump the Building Science Chump: Joe Lstiburek
11/16/16Advanced Technical Solutions for Zero Energy Ready Homes: Renewable Integration
11/15/16Building America Quarterly Team Project Update
9/28/16Score with Indoor Air Quality
8/30/16Building America Quarterly Team Project Update
8/24/16Partnering for Improved Building Science
8/17/16Building America Research: Part 2 - What Makes a Successful Project?
8/10/16Building America Research: Part 1 - Update and Outlook
6/28/16Are the Walls Closing In?
4/27/16Advances in Manufactured Home Energy Efficient Design
2/24/16New Code Compliance Briefs Assist in Resolving Codes and Standards Concerns in Energy Innovations
12/16/15Combustion Safety in Existing Homes
11/18/15High Performance HVAC Systems, Part II: Low-Load HVAC Systems for Single and Multifamily Applications
10/28/15High Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part II: Low-E Storm Windows and Window Attachments
9/24/15Building America Solution Center Overview
8/26/15Ventilation Strategies for High Performance Homes, Part I:  Application-specific Ventilation Guidance
7/22/15Put New Tools and Content on the Building America Solution Center to Work for You!
6/24/15New Construction Hybrid-Ductless Heat Pumps Study: Resistance is Futile
5/20/15Resolving Codes and Standards Issues to Energy Innovations
4/7/15Building America Technology-to-Market Roadmaps
3/18/15Building America Research Tools
2/12/15High-Performance Enclosure Strategies, Part 1: Unvented Roof Systems and Innovative Advanced Framing Strategies
1/21/15Central Multifamily Water Heating Systems
12/17/14Building America: Research for Real-World Results
11/18/14High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II
10/23/14High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part I
9/24/14Multifamily Ventilation Strategies and Compartmentalization Requirements
9/9/14Low-E Storms: The Next Big Thing in Window Retrofits
8/13/14High Performance Enclosure Strategies: Part II, New Construction
7/16/14Retrofitting Central Space Conditioning Strategies for Multifamily Buildings
6/25/14Who's Successfully Doing Deep Energy Retrofits?
5/21/14High Performance Building Enclosures: Part I, Existing Homes
5/15/14Building Energy Optimization Tool (BEopt) Training
4/16/14Opportunities in Large Data Collection and Analysis
3/19/14Standardized Retrofit Packages — What Works to Meet Consistent Levels of Performance?

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

Upcoming Meetings

There are no Building America meetings scheduled at this time. Please subscribe to Building America news and updates to receive notification of future meetings.

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.

DateTeamExpert Meeting
9/29/14IBACOSCode Challenges with Multi-Family Area Separation Walls
10/12/12BSCRecommended Approaches to Humidity Control in High Performance Homes
9/28/12ARBIExploring the Disconnect Between Rated and Field Performance of Water Heating Systems
7/28/12BSCCladding Attachment over Exterior Insulation
6/28/12PARRCombustion Safety
2/8/12NAHB Research CenterKey Innovations for Adding Energy Efficiency to Maintenance Projects
11/15/11NorthernSTARFoundation Research Results
11/14/11NorthernSTARWindow Options for New and Existing Homes
10/31/11ARBIEnergy Savings You Can Bank On
10/25/11CARBRetrofit Implementation: A Neighborhood at a Time
10/13/11ARIESAdvanced Envelope Research Update
9/13/11BARATransforming Existing Buildings Through New Media: An Idea Exchange
7/31/11BSCRecommendations for Applying Water Heaters in Combination Space and Domestic Water Heating Systems
7/30/11BSCInterior Insulation of Masonry Structures
7/28/11PARRAchieving the Best Installed Performance from High-Efficiency Residential Gas Furnaces
7/13/11ARIESHydronic Heating in Multifamily Buildings
3/29/11IBACOSTransitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance
3/11/11IBACOSSimplified Space Conditioning Systems for Energy Efficient Houses
11/16/10BA-PIRCDelivering Better, Cheaper, and Faster Retrofits through Stakeholder-Focused Research
10/1-2/10NRELAdvanced Home Energy Management
4/26/10BSCDiagnostic Measurement and Performance Feedback for Residential Space Conditioning System Equipment

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