KPPC's Calendar of Events

May
29
Wed
The New Locator Tool for ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings and Plants: Tips and Tricks
May 29 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join us for this 30-minute tutorial on the new online locator tool. Searching for ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants just got easier, although there are some new features and functionality that you may not be familiar with. That’s why we’re offering a live tutorial where we’ll highlight the major differences and show you how to get the most out of its new features.

Webinar level: Beginner, intermediate, or advanced

Register for this and other ENERGY STAR webinars.

 

Jun
3
Mon
Sustainable Brands 2019 Conference Detroit
Jun 3 – Jun 6 all-day

Delivering the Good Life

The premier event for purpose-driven brand innovation. Navigate your brand’s sustainability journey to deliver business success!

The Good Life Initiative

Today’s version of The Good Life appears to be shifting; less focus on money and status, and more towards a pursuit of a simpler, balanced life that is rich with connections to people, community, and environment.

Sustainable Brands has embarked on a three-year journey to raise this conversation around the globe, and to find, share and celebrate brands that are innovating on this new collective vision – The Good Life.

It’s Time for Brands to Deliver

SB’19 Detroit kicks off the final year of this initiative and will showcase brands who are embodying the spirit of balance and simplicity by delivering product and service offerings that realize these new societal aspirations of The Good Life.

Dive into a thoughtfully curated list of exemplary case studies, discover innovation frameworks and practical tools, and find new partners to deliver on your goals.

The New Role for Businesses and Brands

SB’19 Detroit will help brands and organizations map their way forward to a sustainable future by equipping product and service innovation teams to deliver The Good Life, engaging marketing/communications teams to support Good Life values, and evolving supplier relationships with principles of The Good Life.

>> Find out more and register for this conference.


 
Sustainable Brands is the global leader in bringing together brand, sustainability and communications teams into relevant conversations about how to drive brand value through sustainability-led innovation.

2019 KY EXCEL Open House
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Kentucky Excellence in Environmental Leadership

– Are you interested in becoming an environmental leader, but not sure how?

– Are you an environmental steward looking to network with and learn from other stewards?

If you answered yes, then our KY EXCEL Open House is for you!

As a community, KY EXCEL, Kentucky’s environmental leadership program, is a great a venue for business, farms, communities, non-profits, households and individuals receive statewide recognition and provide a pathway for environmental stewardship opportunities and networking. KY EXCEL is throwing open our doors and inviting everyone to meet our members, learn how to join and discover the benefits of being a member.

What to expect:

· Insight from firsthand experience from facilities, non-profits, communities, and many more
· Networking with Kentucky’s environmental leaders and stewards
· Exhibits, speakers, etc.

View the agenda [PDF].

Location:

Training Rooms A, B and C
300 Sower Blvd
Frankfort, KY 40601

Register for this open house event.

 

Jun
5
Wed
Portfolio Manager® 101
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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; and generate template performance reports to assess progress.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:
• Portfolio Manager
• Getting started with benchmarking
• Generating reports

Webinar level: Beginner

Register for this and other ENERGY STAR webinars.

 

Jun
17
Mon
Sustainable Packaging Coalition – Engage: Minneapolis @ Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Jun 17 all-day

Co-located with Circularity 2019

SPC Engage’s goal is to enable brands and their supply chain partners to catalyze the achievement of their corporate sustainability goals for better sustainable packaging in a circular economy.

This event will be a salon-style forum to learn, share ideas, and develop strategies and takeaways to implement and execute new or existing sustainable packaging goals.

It will help organizations understand how to align their goals with larger global sustainability commitments like the Sustainable Development Goals, G7 Plastics Charter and the New Plastics Economy, and provide key insights into goal setting and implementation unique to each organization. Some key themes of the event include: thinking through sustainability goals, the pitfalls, and the right questions to ask; measuring impacts; identifying best-in-class goals and their nuances; and exploring successful strategies that other companies have implemented in their own organizations.

Find out more and register for this event.

 

Jun
18
Tue
Circularity 19 @ Minneapolis Marriott City Center
Jun 18 – Jun 20 all-day

The world is facing stark limits to resources, and companies are under pressure to reduce waste and create new products and services.

To address these challenges, the circular economy has emerged as a transformational business strategy focused on designing and manufacturing products and materials that have continuous and infinite lifecycles — and it is a $4.5 trillion business opportunity.

Circularity 19 will bring together more than 500 thought leaders and practitioners to define and accelerate the circular economy.

Through inspirational plenaries, interactive breakouts, hands-on design charrettes, networking events and a solutions-focused expo, Circularity 19 will inspire, inform and empower participants to seize the opportunities of the emerging circular economy.

This year’s program will be framed by six program tracks:

– Business Strategy & Innovation
– Circular Cities
– Design & Materials
– Logistics & Infrastructure
– Next-Gen Packaging
– Standards & Metrics

Find out more about this event and register.

 

Portfolio Manager® 201
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Energy Star Logo
Continue to learn about EPA’s 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.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:
• Portfolio Manager
• Sharing property data

Webinar level: Intermediate

Register for this and other informative Energy Star webinars.

 

Jun
27
Thu
Portfolio Manager® 301
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:
• Portfolio Manager
• Setting goals for energy improvement
• Custom reports

Webinar level: Advanced

Register for this and other informative Energy Star webinars today!

 

Jul
2
Tue
Portfolio Manager® 101
Jul 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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; and generate template performance reports to assess progress.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:
• Portfolio Manager
• Getting started with benchmarking
• Generating reports

Webinar level: Beginner

Register for this and other ENERGY STAR webinars.

 

Jul
9
Tue
How to Track Waste and Materials in Portfolio Manager
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Energy Star LogoIn addition to benchmarking energy and water use in Portfolio Manager, you can measure and track waste & materials generated by your building. Upgrade from the cumbersome spreadsheet you have been using, or get started for the first time, and learn how to use the waste tracking feature.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:
• Portfolio Manager
• Waste and materials tracking

Webinar level: Beginner, intermediate, or advanced

Register for this and other ENERGY STAR webinars.