Past Events

Empower Procurement Electrification Session at the California Climate and Energy Forum

August 17, 2021, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join the Empower Procurement Program for an exciting and collaborative workshop which will tackle the challenge of electrification strategic planning through the lens of DERs procurement.

Empower Procurement Overview Session at the California Climate and Energy Forum

August 5, 2021, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join us as we explore the opportunities for carbon reduction through sustainable procurement approaches and what their findings may mean for Local Government.

Benchmarking through the Roles, Rules, and Tools Framework: Tools

June 2, 2021, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Concluding our three-part series on the Roles, Rules, and Tools methodology, our final webinar will be examining the available tools, platforms, and resources available that can facilitate sustainable purchasing.

Benchmarking through the Roles, Rules, and Tools Framework: Rules

May 5, 2021, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Continuing our discussion of the Roles, Rules, and Tools methodology, this webinar will be focusing on how establishing procurement “rules” can contribute to successful sustainable purchasing. These can be integrated seamlessly into your Climate Action Plan or other organizational guidelines.

Writing Solicitations for Energy Savings

April 1, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Demanding energy-saving products from the market is easy with the right purchasing language. Join our webinar to learn how to write effective solicitations that will save money for your organization and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Benchmarking through the Roles, Rules, and Tools Framework: Roles

March 31, 2021, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Assigning someone or a team to specifically oversee sustainable procurement enables an organization to prioritize sustainable procurement and streamline product purchasing decisions and transactions. Join us as we explore the function of roles in the Roles, Rules, and Tools methodology.

Selling Sustainability Series #3: How to Reach Institutional Buyers

February 18, 2021, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Learn about carbon conscious purchasing in the public sector and the tools your institutional buyers use.

Selling Sustainability Series #2: Finding and Increasing Opportunities Online

September 24, 2020, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Learn how you can optimize the use of digital tools to best position your Distributed Energy Resources (DER) products and services for adoption by institutional buyers.

Selling Sustainability Series #1: Understanding the Customers

July 23, 2020
This webinar introduces the Empower Procurement program and our approach to bridge the gap between California public sector buyers and DER sellers. After the program overview, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) and ProspectSV teams presented and interpreted results from surveys designed to capture barriers, opportunities, and key motivations from both the Buyer and Sellers perspective.