ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient

On June 14, 2012 Tim Wentz taught a webinar on The ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient. ASHRAE's new program informs owners and operators, tenants and prospective buyers on the energy use of buildings, similar to a nutrition label on food or a miles per gallon rating for cars. The Building Energy Quotient Program, known as bEQ, includes an operational rating for commercial buildings and provides users a simplified way to measure and compare building efficiencies.

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To review the webinar, check out our Archived Webinars page.

For questions or additional information on this or any of our green webinar series, contact Sean McGuire.

MCAA Launched Green-Talk for Contractors

MCAA maintains Green-Talk, a social networking site devoted to green building issues for mechanical contractors. This is a place where contractors can communicate directly, share experiences, learn about the latest technologies and find out more about MCAA resources.

For additional information and to gain access to this great new resource, contact Sean McGuire.

MCAA's 2013 Green Building Webinars

MCAA is continuing its green building webinar series to help your company compete successfully in the green and sustainable building marketplace. Webinars are being taught in June, July, August and September -- check out the Webinars | Workshops page for detailed information. Registration is free as a benefit of MCAA membership. To sign up, visit MCAA's webex page.

Did you miss our May webinar on LEED Version 4 Existing Buildings and Operations Update? You can access it by visiting our archived recordings page.

Did you miss our Webinar on getting and maintaining the LEED Accredited Professional credential?

Many MCAA members who are working on green building projects took the step of becoming a LEED accredited professional. Over the past few years the credential and its continuing education requirements have changed as the credential was strengthened to meet ANSI requirements. The CE requirements can seem complicated, but we have broken out the details to help you understand how the credential program is currently structured and how you can maintain your LEED AP credential.

To understand the current requirements, we asked Courtney France, president of France Sustainable Solutions, to compile the latest information and to conduct a webinar on just this topic. If you missed it, you can access the archived webinar here.

Then, take a moment to download Courtney's handouts and our three-page guide.

For even more information on LEED AP credential maintenance and the LEED 2012 update, download the recent LEED Update Webinar and earn 1 CE hour in the process under self study.

To get emails on all upcoming MCAA Green Building Webinars and ways to earn additional CE credits, contact Sean McGuire. If you participate live, you can earn one CE hour in the “live presentation” category.

Review More Archived Webinars

Looking for more educational opportunities? It's never too late at MCAA, because our webinars are archived and you can catch up at your convenience. Be sure to check out our growing library of archived presentations under View Event Recordings on the top right of this page.