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For 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy is bringing together Energy Exchange and the Better Buildings Summit in Cleveland, Ohio, August 21-23, creating the largest and most exciting DOE training, trade show, and peer event of the year.

More than 3,000 thought leaders from the federal, private, education, and state and local government sectors will convene to accelerate the adoption of energy and water efficiency, integrated resilience, emerging and secure technologies, and replicable renewable energy solutions.

Get the Most out of Your 2018 Energy Exchange Experience!

Know Before You Go

Use this list to plan ahead for Energy Exchange | Better Buildings Summit.

Make Sure You Register

  • Online registration is open until the beginning of the event.
  • On-site registration starts on August 19.
  • Registration fees:
    • Public sector: $295 (online or onsite)
    • Private sector: $495 (online or onsite)

Find the Training Sessions You Want to Attend

With more than 40% of the confirmed training sessions aligning with the core competencies of the Federal Building Personnel Training Act (FBPTA) of 2010 and more than 85% of the technical sessions offering continuing education units (CEUs), federal personnel who attend are encouraged to use this training to help support individual career-development plans.

Browse the Agenda

See the agenda for an overview of the range of opportunities available to learn and network at the Energy Exchange | Better Buildings Summit.

Don't Forget the Preconference Opportunities

Monday, August 20, 2018
8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Register for one or more of the 14 FEMP preconference workshops at no extra cost.

  • Thirteen sessions offer CEUs and align with FBPTA competencies
  • See the list of preconference workshops on the FEMP Training Calendar.

Visit the Trade Show

The trade show is also designed to make an impact with more than 100 exhibitors scheduled to be in attendance and will run from Monday, August 20, to Thursday, August 23.

Join Us For a Lunch 'n Learn

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Interested in learning over lunch? Join one of the lunch 'n learn meetings taking place on Tuesday, August 23, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. These informational meetings are a great place to connect and dive a little deeper on specific topics in a relaxed atmosphere.

Topic Location Host
500001 Ready Community of Practice Meeting Room 13 FEMP
Renewable Energy Working Group Room 21 FEMP
ENABLE Acquisition Process Discussion with ESCOs Room 9 General Services Administration (GSA)
Federal Building Personnel Training Act Workgroup Meeting Room 14 GSA

Attend the FEDS Spotlight Event

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Be sure to attend this showcase that celebrates the accomplishments of those in the federal energy management community who have gone above and beyond their professional responsibilities to achieve agency mission goals and energy-, water-, and fleet-management requirements.

Energy Exchange Archives

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