KPPC's Calendar of Events

2018 Rural Energy Conference @ Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
Oct 22 all-day

Small towns and rural countryside make up three fourths of the land area in the United States and are home to 14% of the total US population. Rural America, defined as areas with a population of less than 50,000, is also a way of life with a proud and independent culture all its own. Just as rural and small-town America’s lifestyle is unique to its geography, so too are its energy, economic, and societal challenges.

The 2018 Rural Energy Conference, is a one-day, multi-track conference that will precede the two-day annual meeting of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA). It will convene leaders from industry, utilities, cooperatives, non-profits, academia, and all levels of government to discuss how energy efficiency technologies and programs can help rural America leverage its unique characteristics for economic growth and social equity.

The inaugural Rural Energy Conference will feature plenaries and panels on the three tracks: Energy Efficiency Programs, Energy Burden & Equity, and Economic  Development.

To find out more about the conference and how to register, visit the ACEEE 2018 Rural Energy Conference website.


Sustainable Spirits Summit 2018 @ Angel's Envy Distillery
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Since 2011, the Division of Compliance Assistance, in collaboration with the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, has been bringing members of the distillery, brewery and winery industries together via an annual Sustainable Spirits Summit. In these summits, attendees discuss and share their experiences about current environmental issues and aspire to shape future opportunities for Kentucky’s spirits sector. Please join us at this year’s summit as we discuss the challenges of sustainable growth.

Topics that will be covered include:

– TRI Data and Related Tools
– Water Regulations Update
– Pollution Prevention
– PET Bottle Molds
– Zero Waste and Greenhouse Gas Reduction
– Energy Management and Conservation

Who should attend?

– Facility managers and owners
– Environmental, health and safety professionals
– Representatives of the winery, distillery and brewery industries.

Lunch provided by and location hosted by Angel’s Envy Distillery. After the summit, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour provided by our host, as they share their hard work and unique efforts to treasure and preserve our environment.

Find out more, view the agenda and register for this event.

2018 NAEM EHS & Sustainability Management Forum @ Louisville Marriott Downtown
Oct 24 – Oct 26 all-day

The National Association of Environmental Management (NAEM)’s EHS & Sustainability Management Forum is the largest annual gathering for environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability decision-makers. This year’s program will offer attendees 5 tracks of breakout sessions emphasizing alignment of EHS and business strategy, leadership excellence, and tools and tactics for day-to-day EHS excellence.

If you are in charge of developing and integrating strategic environmental, health and safety programs within your company, this is the CAN’T MISS conference of the year. Join your peers from leading companies, get exposed to new ideas, and come away energized and ready to implement what you’ve learned.

You’ll benefit from:

– 700+ attendees from more than 300 companies across industry sectors
– A conference program developed by a committee of EHS&S peer leaders who are laser focused on providing actionable information to tackle your most pressing EHS&S management challenges and build – your leadership capacity
– Inspiring, engaging and informative keynote presentations designed to help you start each day refreshed and ready to learn
– Peer gatherings including community service, a golf outing, behind the scenes tours of local companies’ facilities that will ensure long-lasting professional connections

Find out more and register today!

Portfolio Manager® 101
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Learn about EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. Attendees will learn how to: navigate Portfolio Manager; add a property and enter details about it; enter energy and water consumption data; share properties; and generate template performance reports to assess progress.

Register for this and other informative Energy Star webinars.

Benchmarking Water and Wastewater Systems in Portfolio Manager
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Energy Star LogoThis webinar features EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, a powerful online tool that can help you track and manage your system’s energy usage and energy savings from efficiency projects. We will discuss how Portfolio Manager benefits water and wastewater systems, and demonstrate how you can create a no-cost account and benchmark your systems.

Register for this and other informative Energy Star webinars.

Portfolio Manager® 201
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Continue to learn about EPA’s new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool, with a deeper dive into more advanced functionalities such as: managing and tracking changes to your property uses over time; using spreadsheet templates to update property data; setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties; generating and using custom reports; and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.

Register for this and other informative Energy Star webinars.

Portfolio Manager® 301
Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Energy Star LogoWith a good background on the basic functionality of EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® tool, learn about some advanced features including: using spreadsheet upload templates to update property data; setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties; creating custom reports; and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.

Register for this and other informative Energy Star webinars today!


Demand 101 – Tracking and Benchmarking
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Energy Star LogoJoin us to learn the basics of tracking and benchmarking electric demand in Portfolio Manager. We’ll review sample utility bills, tips to benchmark within Portfolio Manager, define commonly-used terminology, and share helpful resources.

Register for this and other informative Energy Star webinars.