PEER Progress: Resources to get you better acquainted with PEER

Published on: 
9 Jun 2016
Author: 
Kunal Gulati

2016 is shaping up to be a major year for the sustainability movement, and GBCI is excited by the surge of momentum across the planet to support the idea that we need 21st century infrastructure that is clean, healthy, resilient and secure. Just as the green building movement brought sustainability values to the mainstream of building and construction industry, GBCI believes that PEER will succeed in transforming how power is generated, distributed and utilized. 

To learn more about the important considerations for improving sustainable electricity supply and delivery from a PEER perspective, check out these excellent resources:

PEER 101: Introduction to Sustainable Electricity and PEER

Intended for professionals and stakeholders in the green building, sustainability and energy industries, this course will help you understand the importance of sustainable electricity and the resources available to achieve it. It will introduce PEER as a framework to change design, behavior and performance, creating a reliable and sustainable supply of electricity. After finishing this course, you will be able to articulate sustainable electricity practices and the goals of the PEER program. The course will help you gain a holistic understanding of tools that will help transform the electricity industry. 

Pioneers of PEER podcast series

Each episode provides the listener with insight into the electricity sector through the perspective of thought leaders in the industry. Listen to the entire Pioneers of PEER series and hear from key decision makers and executives from around the country who are helping to change the way we think and talk about electricity sustainability. Featured guests include John Estey, Paul O’Neill, Brendan Owens, David Wade and John Kelly.

PEER Fundamentals Course

For a more practical and hands-on approach to PEER, take a deeper dive with this 5-star-rated PEER fundamentals course, designed for electricity professionals to explore how microgrid architecture enables utilities, regulators, consumers and the private sector to work together to accelerate electricity system investment and improvement. After finishing this course, you will be able to identify the PEER program objectives, design elements and program criteria, along with tools and processes involved. Most important, you will understand how to strengthen the business case for investment based on benchmarked savings and new revenue streams through implementation.

In the next few months, PEER will continue to roll out educational content that will help professionals understand the benefits of the rating system and learn more technically advanced aspects of applying PEER to projects. Subscribe to the PEER digest and stay up to date with all things PEER. 

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