• [ August 1, 2013 ]

  • Training: Goal-Based Contracting for Energy Efficient Buildings


Each month, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosts FEMP First Thursday Seminars, which provide live, 90-minute training sessions for Federal energy and environmental professionals via satellite or live streaming video that addresses topics of interest to energy and environmental professionals.

The next seminar on August 1st at 1:30 p.m. EST will teach ways to implement performance-based contracts that achieve high-performance buildings with low energy profiles and how upfront contract provisions can lead to measurable performance benchmarks in building construction and operations.

It will also teach techniques that may result in:

  • Innovation by design teams and contractors to incorporate energy efficiency as part of the design/construction process
  • Minimal additional cost to achieve significant energy savings (in the range of 50% reduction)
  • Owners who are focused on project management, rather than solving design/construction problems
  • Strong communications between owners, design teams, and contractors
  • Best practices, examples, and lessons learned from real experiences in implementing this process.


  • Paul Torcellini , Group Manager for Commercial Buildings Research , National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Read bio.
  • Jason Koman , Technology Program Specialist , Department of Energy Building Technology Office. Read bio.

Upon successful completion of a multiple choice assessment, EMP CEUs will be awarded.

To view the live recording, the Microsoft Silverlight player is required. For more technical information, click here.

To Register visit the DOE’s EERE website.

Contact Joe Konrade at for more information.