KPPC's Calendar of Events

The Resource Recycling Conference and Trade Show @ Sheraton New Orleans
Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day

Where the industry evolves

The Resource Recycling Conference and Trade Show, in partnership with the The Recycling Partnership, Association of Plastic Recyclers and National Recycling Coalition, is the must-attend conference for the recycling industry’s most influential policy leaders, CEOs and government officials. The conference, now entering its 10th year, is your opportunity to network with clients, prospective partners, vendors and top materials management decision-makers all in one location, saving you precious time and travel expenses. The conference’s lineup of education sessions will offer attendees the latest on materials processing trends, tactics to boost diversion rates, legislative talking points, market analysis and much more.

The Resource Recycling Conference and Trade Show shines a light on the topics most relevant to recycling and composting professionals. Experts from across the field will share fresh research findings and delve into key company developments and informed prognoses of the future.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the issues set to be explored in New Orleans:

•    Concerns and opportunities in plastics
•    The latest from Asia
•    Drilling down on contamination
•    Paper recycling tipping point
•    Safety throughout the chain

The Resource Recycling Conference and Trade Show has teamed up with SWANA to offer continuing education units for attending the conference sessions. SWANA is the leading source of solid waste training and education throughout North America for facility policy-makers, mangers, owners and operators, and industry consultants.

Find out more about the conference and how to register.


KY EXCEL Solar Energy Workshop
Aug 26 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Are you seeking pathways to access solar energy, but not sure how?

Is your facility or organization interested in installing an on site solar array, but need tips on how?

If you answered yes, then this workshop is for you!

KY EXCEL, Kentucky’s environmental leadership program, invites you to join us for a interactive day of learning the “ins and outs” of how to access solar energy and manage electricity. This is a great educational and networking opportunity for all of Kentucky’s current and developing stewards and environmental educators (e.g. environmental professionals/educators, consultants, non-profits, local governments, and manufacturing/industry representatives).

What to expect:

– Insight from firsthand experience for on-site and offsite options.

– Ideas and suggestions from experts on getting started in, managing electricity and storing energy.

– Networking with solar energy experts and installers

Find out more and how to register for this informative event.


BOC Level I Training Series- Frankfort – Begins September 2019
Sep 11 all-day

Series begins September 11th

Level I Training Series

Building Operator Certification (BOC) training includes nearly 74 hours of classroom and project work (7.4 CEUs) in building systems operation and maintenance. Each course in the series is completed in a one day training session, except BOC 1001 Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems, which is a two day course. To graduate from the series, participants must pass a test at the end of each training day and complete five assigned projects. Unless otherwise noted, training begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends by 4:00 p.m. Early registration is encouraged.

Tuition Information

Tuition: $1,350. The registration fee covers all class materials, books, and a certificate upon completion of the training series.

Are you a veteran? If so, you qualify for a tuition discount.

Class Dates

September 11-12, 2019 (Two Days)…… BOC 1001 – Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems
September 26, 2019 ………………….. BOC 1002 – Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance
October 10, 2019 ……………. BOC 1003 – Efficient Lighting Fundamentals
October 24, 2019 ………… BOC 1004 – HVAC Controls Fundamentals
November 7, 2019 …………………. BOC 1005 – Indoor Environmental Quality
November 21, 2019 …………….. BOC 1006 – Low-Cost Operational Improvement
December 5, 2019 ………………. BOC 1009 – Building Scoping for Operational Improvement


Important: Graduates of this training series will earn a training certificate of completion. In order to earn the Certified Building Operator credential, graduates will need to register for a third-party exam. Registration for this exam will be available throughout the duration of the training series and the exam will be scheduled individually once the training series is completed.

Register for this valuable training today!


Program Partners



Portfolio Manager® 101
Sep 11 @ 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.


EPA Tools and Resources Webinar: CompTox Chemicals Dashboard
Sep 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

EPA’s Computational Toxicology (CompTox) Chemicals Dashboard is a “first-stop-shop” for chemistry, toxicity and exposure for over 875,000 chemicals. This information is available to support federal agencies, state environmental and health agencies, international governmental agencies and industries make decisions about chemicals related to human health and the environment. Data are added on an ongoing basis and new releases of the dashboard occur a minimum of twice per year releasing new data and ongoing enhancements to functionality. EPA ORD’s Maureen Gwinn will present an overview of the CompTox Chemicals Dashboard and how it can be used, with an emphasis on updates released with the dashboard version 3.0.

More information is available at:

To join this webinar, please register:

EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager Training Series – Louisville @ Spalding University
Sep 17 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager Training

The Louisville Energy Alliance, in partnership with Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Sustainability, invite you to attend a free ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager training.

The training will consist of a one-hour webinar hosted by an ENERGY STAR professional followed by on-site technical assistance with entering data into the software.

Portfolio Manager is a free, online software that enables building owners and managers to track and evaluate a facility’s energy and water consumption over time.  Buildings that perform in the top 25% of their peers, receiving a minimum score of 75/100, are eligible to receive the ENERGY STAR certification.

In this three-part series, participants will learn everything from the basics of entering building and energy data into the software to the more advanced functions of setting goals and targets for their energy improvements. Technical experts will be on-site to assist with questions after each of the webinars.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Operate Portfolio Manager
  • Set up a new property
  • Set up water and energy meters
  • Log energy and water use data
  • Create custom reports from the data

Why ENERGY STAR Certification?

  • ENERGY STAR buildings are seen as top performers in energy-efficiency
  • Lower operating costs
  • Higher marketability
  • Fewer greenhouse gas emissions
  • Higher rental rates

After entering data into Portfolio Manager, building owners and managers will become eligible to participate in the Office of Sustainability’s Free ENERGY STAR Certification Program, which allows building owners to receive free verification services from a licensed architect or engineer, building managers and owners must first enter their data into Portfolio Manager.

Event Details

When: All sessions 8:30 am – 11:00 am (optional technical assistance session 10:00 – 11:00 am)

Portfolio Manager 101 – Tuesday, September, 2019
Portfolio Manager 101 – Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Portfolio Manager 101 – Tuesday, July 23, 2019


Spalding University – College of Health and Natural Sciences Room 113
901 S. Third Street, Louisville, KY 40203

Cost: FREE!

Advanced registration is required.

Register today!


22nd Annual Pollution Prevention Conference & Tradeshow
Sep 18 all-day

For the past twenty two years, the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention (Partners) SSP-jpeg-P2-Indiana-logohave sponsored a statewide pollution prevention conference and trade show. Conference topics have ranged from new and innovative pollution prevention technologies being used in Indiana to training on how pollution prevention (P2) can save facilities money. These conferences have been extremely successful as P2 practices among industry continue to grow.

More manufacturers are adopting P2 technologies and methods not only because it promotes environmental best management practices, but also because it benefits the company’s bottom line. Interest in pollution prevention is growing across the entire country and beyond.

The Partners conference will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 18 and will feature two tracks of breakout sessions focused on success stories and water topics.

Visit the Partners website for more information and conference registration.

Portfolio Manager® 201
Sep 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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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.


Portfolio Manager® 301
Sep 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.

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!


The 2019 Best Practices Expo & Conference @ Music City Center
Oct 13 – Oct 16 all-day

What is your kW and water use per unit of production?

Join leading plant engineers, maintenance managers and energy managers at the 2019 Best Practices Expo & Conference.

The BEST PRACTICES 2019 conference is designed to educate and provide tools to the people who make industrial utility projects happen at a factory. Factory personnel (General Managers, Production Managers, Energy Managers, Plant Engineers, Maintenance Managers) will convene here to identify Key Performance Indicators, learn to measure them and identify projects to reduce kW and H2O consumption per unit of product produced.

All levels of expertise from the compressed air, vacuum, blower and cooling system industries will attend to either share or enhance their knowledge of these systems. Sales engineers, in particular, will be trained on techniques to help their industrial accounts embrace these opportunities. Specifying engineers and utility incentive program representatives will also attend to learn to better advise their industrial accounts.

Key topics will include:

  • Track 1: Compressed Air Supply Strategies
  • Track 2: Compressed Air Demand Reduction
  • Track 3: Blower and Vacuum Optimization
  • Track 4: Cooling Systems and Energy Management


Visit the BEST PRACTICES 2019 conference to find out more about the conference and to register.