Upcoming Webinars:

The Energy Equation: Approaches to Distributed Energy as a Factor for Your Overall Sustainability Strategy

December 13, 2018, 2-3pm (EDT)

Join this webinar to learn about Distributed Energy Systems (DES). There are a diverse range of technologies to choose from, and the process of taking new ideas from concept to construction can be unclear. DES is an ideal element in a University’s total plan for sustainability and carbon reduction, while offering resilience and control over power consumption.  Second Nature, Siemens Building Technologies, and Arizona State University have come together to discuss an applied methodology on how to transform campus energy management through onsite generation: meeting sustainability goals, while controlling energy use and cost. We will discuss how to align a distributed energy project to the central mission of a University, taking advantage of the ability to bring together research, curriculum, finance and facilities management to meet the needs of multiple stakeholder groups. An applied framework for approaching DES projects will be presented.


Archived Webinars:

Ditching Spreadsheets: Track Your Energy Projects Using GRITS

December 7, 2018

Watch this webinar to learn how to incorporate GRITS,  an online platform useful for tracking the energy, financial, and carbon savings data from sustainability projects. It features a library of more than 2,500 projects completed by other GRITS users across the U.S. and Canada. In this webinar, you will learn how to: access the GRITS Dashboard, which displays a tally of investments made and cost savings captured to-date as well as a snapshot of your project portfolio’s energy, carbon, water, and waste savings; use the Project Details page to track project-specific details, including project type, cost, relevant transactions, performance, and measurement and verification; and embed a dashboard of customized project metrics into your institution’s website to share the impact of your projects.

RINGO Pre-COP: Navigating the UNFCCC and COP

December 7, 2018

This webinar was put together to help participants navigate the UNFCCC and COP24. View the presentation to learn how to effectively participate in and observe the UNFCCC COP negotiations in Katowice, Poland. Highlighting the organizational and decision-making structure of the meetings, speakers share tools and resources to facilitate attendee’s navigation of the COP space both in person and online. While this webinar is targeted to the Research and Independent NGOs (RINGO) constituency group, all COP attendees will find it useful.

Higher Education’s Leading Role in Cross-sector Climate Action

July 12, 2018

For more than a decade, institutions in the Climate Leadership Network have been pursuing carbon neutrality in campus operations, creating new climate solutions through innovative research, and preparing students to solve the urgent climate challenges of the 21st century. But a year ago many schools across the country stepped up to do even more. This webinar will focus on how the higher ed sector has been engaging with government, businesses, and the community to lead on climate.


Pathways to Develop Peer Reviewed or Innovative Carbon Offset Projects

May 29, 2018

The Offset Network and Second Nature are working together to support creative and novel carbon reduction projects implemented within higher education. The Offset Network provides resources, project examples, and a framework for colleges and universities to generate their own carbon offsets. Watch this webinar to learn about the pathways for creating Innovative or Peer Reviewed carbon offsets that qualify for GHG reporting requirements of both Second Nature’s Carbon and Climate Commitments and AASHE Stars.