Energy Exchange Extra

The Energy Exchange is releasing 4 additional training packages starting in mid-September and lasting into Energy Awareness Month in October. Energy Exchange Extra is available to current registrants, at no additional cost. These new sessions, plus the August sessions, are only available on the Energy Exchange platform. Continuing education units for accredited training will be available through October 30, 2020.

New on-demand, accredited trainings will include sessions on:

  • Workforce Development – available starting September 16th
  • Lessons Learned in the Field – available starting September 23rd
  • Implementation – available starting September 30th
  • Looking to the Future – available starting October 7th

September 16th Release:

Welcome to Energy Exchange “Extra” – an opportunity for you to continue to get access to accredited training aimed specifically at the federal energy and water community. Today marks the first release of new on-demand trainings, focusing on technical training sessions on Workforce Development. The first release of new trainings includes:

  • A-Post 1: Workforce Development: Where is Our Future Workforce that We Need Right Now?
  • A-Post 2: Doing Business with Civilian Agencies
  • B-Post 4: Federal Site Resilience through Partnerships with Non-Federal Entities
  • D-Post 1: Facility Management Workforce Development to Maintain OT Cybersecurity
  • D-Post 3: Recruiting and Certifying Cybersecurity Staff

See more information about each training session below.

Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) before Oct. 30th.

These new sessions, plus the August sessions, are only available on the Energy Exchange platform. Please note that the availability of CEU assessments in the post-August 10-15th will be moved to a weekly basis rather than a daily basis as during the live event.

Each Wednesday between now and October 30th, the list of trainings that you have taken will be sent to the NIBS WBDG Energy Exchange system and all of your assessments will be available Thursdays at 12:00pm.

Check the WBDG system on Thursdays at 12:00pm to earn all of your Energy Exchange CEUs by October 30th!

Download a full session list, Agenda At A Glance, or view the list below.

Energy Exchange 2020 Training Focus Areas

Engaging with the Federal Government

Track A:

Learn about how and what tools and resources are being used by federal agencies senior leaders to overcome challenges to secure resilient-efficient-secure continuous mission operations, including the incorporation of COVID-19 lessons learned. Hear leadership perspectives from the Department of Defense, Civilian Agencies, the Council on Environmental Quality, the Office of Budget Management, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity and DOE’s National Laboratories and others. A session on new contracting requirements will also be included.

Integrating Resilience at Federal Agencies

Track B:

Learn about how federal agencies are addressing resilience. This track will focus on resilience planning and tools, ways to integrate energy and water efficiency opportunities with resilience requirements, and how to empower stakeholders to deliver resilient, efficient, sustainable, and secure solutions.  

These concepts are key to establishing energy and water resilience, providing energy and water professionals the resources and tools needed to support mission assurance objectives.

Facility Design and Operation Foundations

Track C:

Learn about building design and operations. This track will provide attendees with information on advanced modelling, artificial intelligence, grid interaction, and a holistic approach to energy efficiency within a facility. This track will also include discussions of how to access, integrate and analyze available data to make day-to-day decisions as well as to develop long-term energy plans. 

Optimizing Federal Facilities and Portfolios Design & Operations

Track D:

Learn basic and advanced concepts involved in securing Operational Technology (OT) systems against cyberattack. This track will include mitigation approaches, cybersecurity maturity models, assessment tools, cybersecurity of distributed energy resources, and lessons learned from other sectors to enhance Federal OT cybersecurity posture.

Deploying Efficient Technologies in Federal Projects

Track E:

Learn about proven and emerging energy efficiency technologies and practices that enable a reduction in Federal energy cost and waste.  These technologies include heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); advanced energy storage systems; renewable energy technologies; water conservation technologies; and alternative vehicle and fleet technologies. 

Developing Financing for Federal Projects

Track F:

Learn about approaches and strategies utilized to leverage third-party financing to meet federal energy and water efficiency goals and objectives.  This includes best practices in performance assurance, measurement, and verification.  Topics will include roles and responsibilities in O&M, financing resilience projects, and selecting a contracting vehicle.