Building Decarbonization 101
Climate Justice 101
Recorded on August 31, 2023.
Recorded on August 24, 2023.
Women in energy matter! This webinar will discuss the difference between EcoFeminism and EcoWomanism and how both theories can be applied to our current fight for access to clean energy options. We will also look at the intersectionality framework, and expand on how it is useful in working towards equitable building decarbonization.
Recorded on August 10, 2023.
A Stanford-led analysis finds that a single gas cooktop burner on high or a gas oven set to 350 degrees Fahrenheit can raise indoor levels of the carcinogen benzene above those in secondhand tobacco smoke. Benzene also drifts throughout a home and lingers for hours in home air, according to the paper, published in Environmental Science & Technology.
Lead researcher on this study, Yannai Kashtan, joined the Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition’s Health Working Group to discuss the study, their findings, and answer some questions. Thank you very much to Yannai for joining us!
Read the study: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.2c09289
Energy Justice 101
Join the Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition’s Communications Manager, Maggie Heiser, for this Communications and Marketing 101 training. In this webinar, she will lay out the basics of creating an effective brand kit, social media toolkit, and tools you can use to take your work to the next level. Whether you’re a Communications professional or taking on this work to bring more people to the work you’re passionate about, this webinar will be of use!
Recorded on April 13, 2023.
RAP Webinar Series: Fundamentals of Utility Planning
Engaging in utility resource planning is one of the most important opportunities in the power sector to advocate for decarbonization, consumer protections, and social equity. In this webinar, Elaine Prause and Jessica Shipley from the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) will explore the fundamentals of robust utility system planning to support public participation and decision-making in the public interest.
Recorded March 23, 2023
RAP Webinar Series: Gas Utility Reform
Gas utilities are facing an uncertain future. The possibility of a loss of customers is leading these entities to search for low/zero-GHG gas alternatives, despite their cost, limited availability, and air quality concerns. How should policymakers start to reform the regulation of gas utilities to limit risks to ratepayers and promote equitable and efficient decarbonization of the building sector? In this webinar, Mark LeBel and Megan Anderson from the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) will explore the topic of gas utility reform and conduct a discussion with participants.
Learn more about RAP at https://www.raponline.org/
Recorded March 9, 2023
Justice40 Advocacy at the State Level
Recorded March 2, 2023
RAP Webinar Series: Utility Commissions, Processes, and Structures
Today, nontraditional stakeholders are increasing their engagement with utility commissions. They can benefit from understanding how to improve their access and the effectiveness of their participation. In this webinar, Dave Farnsworth and Camille Kadoch from the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) will provide an introductory look at utility commissions, their responsibilities, limitations, and related processes with an eye toward increased public participation.
Check out RAP’s work at: https://www.raponline.org/
Recorded February 23, 2023
QAP (Qualified Allocation Plan) Commenting Toolkit Webinar
Here at MWBDC, we have been focused on encouraging state Housing Development Authorities to tighten standards (“QAP”) for more efficient new construction standards for projects built with federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. In this webinar, Quinn Biever (Elevate, MWBDC) introduces a QAP Commenting Toolkit he created to make it easier for us all to get involved and make our voices heard! View the full toolkit here.
Clean Heat Infrastructure Introduction
Join Jacob Serfling, Co-Director of the Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition, and Connor Jansen, Technical Service Director at Slipstream, to learn about Clean Heat Infrastructure in the Midwest! Clean heat infrastructure is a service that provides a campus, community, or group of buildings with a combination of non-combustion heating, cooling, and/or domestic hot water.
Learn more about the Midwest Clean Heat Infrastructure Accelerator on Slipstream’s website: https://slipstreaminc.org/clean-energy-infrastructure
Recorded January 15, 2023
2022 Equity Summit Sessions Playlist
Check out this playlist of multiple workshops and sessions from the 2022 Equity Summit, including the Leading Black Women in Decarbonization Roundtable, Moving Communities Forward and Implementing Campaigns, Inflation Reduction Act, Justice40, and other Federal Policies, Community Engagement to Ownership, Connecting Reparations and Land Back, and more!
Recorded November 2 – 4, 2022
Heat Pump and Contractors Training
Recorded October 27, 2022