KPPC's Calendar of Events

Sep
28
Thu
Free Workshop: The Wonders of Steam @ Dow Chemical Company
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Energy savings through steam efficiency.

Due to its high heat content and transportability, steam production is a major force in manufacturing and industrial processes. It could be said that steam is a wonderful thing. Efficient generation and use of steam can provide a significant cost savings opportunity and minimizes its impact on a facility’s environmental footprint.

Registration page for the workshop.To assist steam users in Kentucky, the Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) and the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) have partnered to provide The Wonders of Steam workshop to be held on September 28, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Dow Chemical Company faciilty in Louisville, Kentucky. The theme of the workshop is energy savings through steam efficiency and is free to attend.

Cheryle Eakle, Senior Sustainability Engineer at KPPC, shares that steam is often taken for granted. However, when leaks and malfunctioning traps occur it can add up to significant costs and cause operational problems.

Steam experts speaking at this workshop will show how maintaining a steam system can save money. Topics to be covered will address the properties of steam, achieving steam efficiency, selection and operation of steam traps, insulating to reduce energy loss and an overview of boiler efficiency and regulations. A workshop agenda is available on the DCA website.

The target audience for this workshop includes facility managers and owners, environmental health and safety professionals, and representatives of manufacturing and industrial facilities.

Reducing steam energy waste lowers operating costs which leads to improved business performance and more sustainable operations.

If your facility uses steam energy, make plans to attend this free workshop by registering online at https://dca.ticketleap.com/wonders-of-steam/dates/Sep-28-2017_at_0800AM

 

Portfolio Manager® 301
Sep 28 @ 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!

 

Oct
3
Tue
Sustainable Spirits Summit 2017 @ Copper & Kings Distillery
Oct 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

DCA logoSince 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:

– Embedding sustainability into plans for growth,
– White Oak sustainability,
– Moving spent grains from by-product to co-product and
– Telling your sustainability story.

Who should attend?

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

Visit the DCA event page to find out more and to register.

Portfolio Manager® 101
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Join us as we introduce and demonstrate the core functionality of 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.

Oct
11
Wed
Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference and Expo 2017 @ Raleigh Convention Center
Oct 11 – Oct 13 all-day

Are you looking for ways to reduce your fleet’s emissions or operations costs? The Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference will showcase the latest and greatest technologies in the biofuels, electric, natural gas, and propane arenas. Our conference will also have a strong focus on data driven decisions and technologies.

Attend to learn more, network with professionals, and see the latest technologies.

View the agenda and register online for this conference.

 


Conference organized by the NC Clean Energy Technology Center with support from the NC Department of Transportation.

Webinar: WaterSense Sanitary Fixtures and Equipment
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

epa-energy_star_logo-jpgWater use in restrooms and laundries can account for nearly 50 percent of water use within a facility. Join us to learn about water-efficient operations and maintenance practices and retrofit and replacements options that can help reduce water and energy use in public and private bathrooms and commercial laundries. Find out how using WaterSense labeled and ENERGY STAR qualified products in these areas can significantly reduce your facility operating costs.

Register for this and other informative Energy Star webinars.

 

 

Oct
15
Sun
AASHE 2017 Conference and Expo
Oct 15 – Oct 18 all-day

The AASHE Conference & Expo is the largest event for the higher education sustainability community. It offers networking opportunities, inspiration and key insights on major impacts to the campus sustainability movement. The conference is a “can’t miss event” covering all aspects of sustainability in higher education.

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (ASHEE) is a membership association of colleges & universities, businesses and nonprofits who are working together to lead the sustainability transformation. Learn more about AASHE’s mission.

AASHE’s educational program covers the higher education sustainability community’s most relevant and timely topics – providing leadership and change agency needed to institutionalize sustainability in higher education. In each session, top thought leaders offer insights that will inspire, motivate, energize and empower campus leaders to advance sustainability in higher education and beyond.

Visit the AASHE Conference and Expo website to find out more about this event and to register.

Oct
17
Tue
Portfolio Manager® 201
Oct 17 @ 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.

Oct
24
Tue
Portfolio Manager® 301
Oct 24 @ 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!

 

Oct
25
Wed
Scrap to Profit @ The Inn at Opryland
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day

Innovating and Improving Scrap Tire Markets

The Scrap Tire Research and Education Foundation, Inc. (STREF), the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), and Tennessee Department of the Environment Office of Sustainable Practices and Division of Solid Waste are hosting the 7th Scrap to Profit Conference on October 25 & 26, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The conference will explore topics to drive innovation in the scrap tire industry, including current trends and future opportunities for tire derived fuel, civil engineering, and ground rubber markets. Also, the conference will spark ideas for new markets by addressing recent and coming innovations in scrap tire uses, including an update on pyrolysis and gasification technologies.

The conference will offer networking and educational opportunities to drive the future of scrap tire markets. Don’t miss this exciting event!

Register for the event.