KPPC's Calendar of Events

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
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.

 

Oct
27
Fri
2017 Louisville Sustainability Summit
Oct 27 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Register now for the 4th annual Sustainability Summit: Resilience, Equity, and Climate Change. The event will focus on why climate change is a high priority issue in Louisville, how we are planning for it, and what we need to do to transition to a more equitable and climate resilient city.

The event will be held Friday, October 27th at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage from 8:30am – 4:00pm.

The morning keynote speaker will discuss how cities are becoming climate resilient, and a panel will discuss local impacts of a changing climate, with special attention given to those impacted first and worst. Afternoon breakout sessions will focus on local and equitable action related to energy, public health, agriculture, water, air quality, and transportation/land use. Attendees will hear from Louisville’s new Chief Resilience Officer, Eric Friedlander. Exhibitor tables are available.

Visit the Louisville Sustainability Council website to learn more and to register.

Oct
30
Mon
2017 ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource @ The Wigwam Arizona
Oct 30 – Nov 1 all-day

The 2017 ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource will be held Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in Litchfield Park, Arizona.

Explore innovative approaches for designing and delivering energy efficiency programs. At this utility-focused event, held every other year by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy since 2001, how utilities can best integrate energy efficiency into planning and operations will be addressed. Industry leaders will convene to discuss the latest developments in using energy efficiency to meet new challenges as well as existing customer and utility needs.

The energy landscape is quickly shifting, and efficiency is emerging as a least-cost way to address mounting concerns about system reliability, volatile fuel prices, power plant construction costs and environmental compliance. Moreover, energy efficiency in homes, businesses and industries saves money, creates jobs and improves the environment.

For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.

 

Nov
2
Thu
Spray Paint Efficiency Training – Afternoon Session @ University of Louisville, Shelby Campus
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Image of a paint spray gun.For all painters and shop managers!

The training in spray paint efficiency workshop will help painters and managers of any kind of paint shop save money and protect worker health.

Training applies to:

– Collision repair shops
– Industrial paint shops
– Fleet management facilities

Why attend?

– Learn how to significantly reduce paint material costs, save money, improve air quality, and meet environmental standards.
– On average, trained painters improve transfer efficiency by 20%.
– An average shop of 10 painters can expect a VOC reduction of 2600 lbs. and;
– Annual savings of $5,000 to $50,000.

Participants receive:Hands on training in a virtual paint booth to improve technique

– Hands on training in a <em><strong>virtual paint booth
– Understanding of NESHAP and 6H surface coating regulations
– 5 year 6H certification

Cost is $85 per person and includes lunch at 11:30 a.m.

 

Register for the Afternoon Session (noon – 4:00 p.m.)

Spanish language services are available.

 

Find out more about the Spray Paint Efficiency Training sessions and hotel information related to this event.


This training event is being offered through funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) with a collaboration of P2Rx centers hosted by the Environmental Sustainability Resource Center (ESRC) and the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) and presented by the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC).

Both sessions will be conducted at the facilities of the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC).

Spray Paint Efficiency Training – Evening Session @ University of Louisville, Shelby Campus
Nov 2 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Image of a paint spray gun.For all painters and shop managers!

The training in spray paint efficiency workshop will help painters and managers of any kind of paint shop save money and protect worker health.

Training applies to:

– Collision repair shops
– Industrial paint shops
– Fleet management facilities

Why attend?

– Learn how to significantly reduce paint material costs, save money, improve air quality, and meet environmental standards.
– On average, trained painters improve transfer efficiency by 20%.
– An average shop of 10 painters can expect a VOC reduction of 2600 lbs. and;
– Annual savings of $5,000 to $50,000.

Participants receive:Hands on training in a virtual paint booth to improve technique

– Hands on training in a <em><strong>virtual paint booth
– Understanding of NESHAP and 6H surface coating regulations
– 5 year 6H certification

Cost is $85 per person and includes dinner at 6:00 p.m.

 

Register for the Afternoon Session (4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)

Spanish language services are available.

 

Find out more about the Spray Paint Efficiency Training sessions and hotel information related to this event.


This training event is being offered through funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) with a collaboration of P2Rx centers hosted by the Environmental Sustainability Resource Center (ESRC) and the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) and presented by the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC).

Both sessions will be conducted at the facilities of the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC).

Nov
8
Wed
KSMI Webinar – Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative
Nov 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This free webinar will provide an overview of sustainable manufacturing and will outline the purpose and elements of the Kentucky Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative. A company spotlight will be included.

Topics to be introduced:

– Importance of sustainable manufacturing
– Business case for sustainable manufacturing
– Integrating sustainability in manufacturing operations and product development
– Life cycle thinking
– Overview of the Initiative’s training series, and provision for technical assistance

Benefits of participating:

– Obtain a framework for thinking about sustainable manufacturing
– Learn principles of sustainable manufacturing
– Become engaged in the Initiative from the beginning
– Initiate your thinking about sustainable manufacturing in preparation for Workshop 1

Register Now button

 

Register for the Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative webinar.

 

Nov
16
Thu
KSMI Workshop – Evaluating the Current State
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 
November 16, 2017, 9am-4pm EST, at GE Appliance Park, Louisville, KY

This sustainable manufacturing workshop will present key environmental challenges facing Kentucky manufacturers and will focus on extending lean manufacturing practices to incorporate sustainability measures to better evaluate the current state environmental and business performance.

The business case for sustainable manufacturing will be explored with a company case study. Participants will be engaged in working sessions to begin drafting or enhancing their sustainable value stream maps and in a discussion of the business case for sustainability. A presentation and tour of sustainable manufacturing practices at the GE Appliance Park facility will be included.

Topics to be addressed will include:

– Kentucky environmental challenges
– Sustainable Value Stream Mapping (Sus-VSM) – an environmental perspective
– The business case for sustainable manufacturing
– Manufacturing facility host presentation and tour
– Case study using Sus-VSM

Download a draft agenda. [PDF]

Benefits of participating:

– Understand key environmental challenges facing Kentucky
– Effectively evaluate current state environmental performance
– Identify opportunities for improved environmental performance
– Explore opportunity for business advantage through sustainability

The business case for sustainable manufacturing will be a significant theme of the workshop. Engineering research ongoing at the J.B. School of Engineering at the University of Louisville will be highlighted via a poster presentation showcase.

Workshop location:

GE Appliance Park
4000 Buechel Bank Rd.
Louisville, KY 40225

View an interactive map of the workshop location.

Cost to attend is $35 per person and includes continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks at the facility.

 

Register to attend this Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative workshop.

 

 

 

Dec
7
Thu
2017 International Forum on Sustainable Manufacturing @ Lexington Convention Center
Dec 7 – Dec 8 all-day

Enabling the Circular Economy through Sustainable Manufacturing

The concept of Circular Economy promotes a restorative approach through regenerative design to concurrently pursue sustained economic growth, environmental protection, and societal well being.

Given manufacturing is the engine of wealth generation in any economy, adopting sustainability practices in manufacturing is imperative to the Circular Economy vision.

Sustainable Manufacturing to promote the Circular Economy is only feasible through a total and multi-lifecycle based approach to closed-loop material flow by adopting the 6Rs of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover, Redesign and Remanufacture.

The 6th International Forum on Sustainable Manufacturing will bring together experts from academia, industry and government agencies to discuss opportunities and challenges to ‘Enabling the Circular Economy through Sustainable Manufacturing’.

Special features of the event include:

  • Invited presentations by experts in Circular Economy and Sustainable Manufacturing
  • A Young Researcher Showcase with presentations from early-career researchers (expenses covered)
  • A Panel Discussion on ‘Enabling a Circular Economy through Sustainable Manufacturing’
  • A Student Poster Showcase

 

For more information and to register, visit the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing event page.