KPPC's Calendar of Events

Jun
3
Wed
Portfolio Manager® 101
Jun 3 @ 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.

 

Jun
11
Thu
Stewardship with the ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Congregations
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This webinar will present actionable information for saving money and preventing pollution from the “how to” Action Workbook for Congregations. The presentation will address ENERGY STAR tools, training and technical support, including Portfolio Manager, “Sure Savers” (no-cost, low-cost), case studies, the worship facility “Treasure Map,” Help Desk, current technology, as well as new content on EPA approved disinfectant and guidance for reopening congregations post-Covid-19. Your denomination or faith-based organization can now “co-brand” and post the Workbook with your logo and program information; come learn how.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

• Energy and water management
• Stewardship
• Pollution prevention in worship facilities
• ENERGY STAR tools, training and technical support for congregations

Webinar level: Beginner or Intermediate

Register for this and other ENERGY STAR webinars.

 

 

Jun
16
Tue
Reputational Risks and Opportunities: Managing the Impacts of COVID-19 and Climate Change
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of the global economy and its supply chains. It has also shown that reputational risks and opportunities can become magnified in times of crisis. Across sectors, leading companies have built valuable trust in their brands by taking early and serious action to protect their workers and suppliers—and slow the spread of the virus. In the face of another existential threat—the climate crisis—companies are also finding ways to minimize risk and identify opportunities to lead by:

* Assessing risks across their enterprises, including how the COVID-19 and climate crises could potentially interact, in order to anticipate, minimize and manage business disruptions that can impact their operations, supply chains and reputations.
* Building supply chains that are resilient to the impacts of both climate change and COVID-19.

In this one-hour webcast, Joe Bialowitz, Head of Sustainable Healthcare at ENGIE Impact, will explore this topic of reputation and provide insight into:

* How organizational leaders should approach risk assessment;
* How organizations can build resilience; and,
* How organizations can manage through the impacts of COVID-19 and climate change

 

Find out more and register for this webinar.

 


If you can’t tune in live, please register and we will email you a link to access the archived webcast footage and resources, available to you on-demand after the webcast.

Saving Energy and Money with the ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Small Business
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This webinar will present actionable information for saving money and preventing pollution from the “how to” Action Workbook for Small Business. The presentation will address ENERGY STAR tools, training and technical support, including Portfolio Manager, “Sure Savers” (no-cost, low-cost), case studies, “Treasure Maps” for different industries, Help Desk, current technology, as well as new content on EPA approved disinfectants and guidance for reopening businesses post-Covid-19. Your trade association, Chamber of Commerce or local government can now “co-brand” and post the Workbook with their logo and program information; come learn how.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

• Saving money with energy and water management
• Pollution prevention in small business facilities
• Employee engagement
• ENERGY STAR tools, training and technical support for small businesses

Webinar level: Beginner or Intermediate

Register for this and other ENERGY STAR webinars.

 

 

Jun
17
Wed
Portfolio Manager® 201
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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.

 

Jun
23
Tue
How to Get Your Supply Chain to Embrace Circularity
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Companies can make progress toward building a circular system only so far on their own. To change your entire system, you need to engage your whole value chain and beyond to create a truly circular model. Succeeding in this arena often requires convincing suppliers to make shifts and identifying new suppliers that better align with your company’s circularity goals.
In this webcast, Interface VP and CSO Erin Meezan will share how the modular flooring company employed multiple strategies to transform its supply chain, an evolution that was essential to the company’s Mission Zero success and led to a broader impact outside of Interface that extended to other companies. You will learn:

* How to support existing suppliers
* How to identify new opportunities
* How to circumvent barriers to change

Join Interface this June and begin laying the groundwork for your organization’s own supply chain transformation!

 

Find out more and register for this GreenBiz webinar.

 


If you can’t tune in live, please register and we will email you a link to access the archived webcast footage and resources, available to you on-demand after the webcast.

Jun
24
Wed
How to Develop Playbooks and Employee Guides for Energy Efficiency
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Playbooks and employee guides can be an effective method to convey best practices for energy efficiency as well as listing ENERGY STAR resources that are available. Join us to hear how three ENERGY STAR Partners have successfully developed employee playbooks and guides. Allergan will share how they developed an employee guide outlining what individuals can do.

Lockheed Martin has developed an Energy Playbook program that has been rolled out in 2020 as part of the corporation’s new Go Green goals as a means to identify best practices and opportunities across the enterprise while also measuring success in all matters relating to energy efficiency. The new playbook was utilized for the first time at a large facility in March 2020 with plans to review the ten highest energy use sites over the next three years.

Welltower developed the “Performance Playbook: A Guide for Senior Housing Efficiency and Excellence”, a user-friendly guide containing best practices, efficiency measures, and a library of ENERGY STAR tools and resources customized for the senior care industry.

Register for this and other ENERGY STAR webinars.

 

 

Jun
25
Thu
Portfolio Manager® 301
Jun 25 @ 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!

 

Sep
17
Thu
7th International Forum on Sustainable Manufacturing
Sep 17 – Sep 18 all-day

Presented by the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing – University of Kentucky

Sustainable Manufacturing in the Industry 4.0 Era

Significant advances have been made in sensor-based smart manufacturing, data mining, machine/deep learning, and visualization capabilities. In the Industry 4.0 era, these capabilities must be integrated to develop more resource-efficient and sustainable manufacturing. Digitally integrated capabilities can enable better collaboration among product designers, manufacturing engineers, supply chain partners, and other stakeholders to monitor manufacturing processes, design more sustainable products and improve the overall system performance.

Sustainable Manufacturing in the era of Industry 4.0 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 7th International Forum on Sustainable Manufacturing will bring together academic experts, industry practitioners, government agency representatives as well as emerging researchers such as tenure-track assistant professors, post-doctoral scholar, and graduate students to address opportunities and challenges related to “Sustainable Manufacturing in the Industry 4.0 Era”.

Find out more about the forum and how to register.