KPPC's Calendar of Events

Jun
16
Sat
Resources for Future Generations Conference @ Vancouver Convention Center
Jun 16 – Jun 21 all-day

Human existence and progress is based on a sustainable supply of energy, minerals and water. In order to provide resources, we must understand the complexity of the Earth. Equally important is the need to develop and utilize these resources in better and cleaner ways that minimize impacts. Success will require a consensus on how we work together.

The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES), the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), the Geological Association of Canada (GAC) and the Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC) are partnering to bring industry, academia and governments and civil society together to tackle these issues.

The Resources for Future Generations conference (RFG2018) takes its theme from a new IUGS initiative of the same name designed to mobilize geoscientists, policy-makers and other stakeholders to explore resource and related sustainability issues.

Find out more about the RFG2018 Conference and how to register.

 

Jun
21
Thu
2018 KY EXCEL Open House
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 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.

Location:

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

Register for this open house event.

 

Jun
26
Tue
Sustainable Materials Management: A Compliment or a Barrier to Recycling?
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

According to the EPA, “Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) is a systemic approach to using and reusing materials more productively over their entire life cycles,” but is the program a compliment or a barrier to recycling? APR firmly believes that sustainability cannot exist without strong recycling systems and programs. Can SMM and recycling complement each other? Of course, but it should not be used to replace recycling as a key component of sustainability, or as a diversion of resources from the necessary investment in infrastructure to support and expand recycling. Learn about the basic principles of SMM and why recycling should remain a crucial element in its adoption.

Register for this informative webinar.


This webinar is presented by The Association of Plastics Recyclers.

 

Jun
27
Wed
ENERGY STAR – Success Stories on Hosting Energy Efficiency Competitions
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Are you looking for a fun way to engage your building occupants? Join us to hear from two ENERGY STAR partners that have ran successful internal energy efficiency competitions. Learn about Boeing’s internal Battle of the Buildings competition, how they’ve expanded upon EPA’s competition resources, and their strategies for engaging occupants. In addition, Government Properties Income Trust will share their approach and results of an internal competition modeled after the ENERGY STAR BOOTCAMP program, and types of recognition given to winning teams. We’ll also review off-the-shelf, co-brandable tools and resources that EPA has created to help you “Build Your Own Battle.” Q&A to follow.

Speakers:

Crystal Frost, Boeing
Cody Lezak, RMR Real Estate Services

 

Register for this success stories ENERGY STAR webinar.

 

Jun
29
Fri
EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager 201 Training @ Spalding University
Jun 29 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Essential to the procurement of an Energy Star certification is the ability to effectively utilize the EPA’s Portfolio Manager utility. 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 training sessions are completed.

Why Energy Star Certification?

*  ENERGY STAR buildings are seen as top performers
*  Lower operating costs
*  Higher marketability
*  Fewer greehouse gas emissions
* Higher rental rates

Find out more about the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager training series and register for this event.

 
These events will take place at Spalding University’s Kosair Charities College of Health and Natural Sciences in Room 113, 901 South Third Street, Louisville, KY 40203.


The Louisville Energy Alliance (LEA) is a 501(c)3 organization that promotes energy efficiency and conservation through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR programs and certifications. LEA’s vision is to reduce greenhouse gas emission through energy efficiency and conservation efforts.

Jul
20
Fri
EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager 301 Training @ Spalding University
Jul 20 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Essential to the procurement of an Energy Star certification is the ability to effectively utilize the EPA’s Portfolio Manager utility. 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 training sessions are completed.

Why Energy Star Certification?

*  ENERGY STAR buildings are seen as top performers
*  Lower operating costs
*  Higher marketability
*  Fewer greehouse gas emissions
* Higher rental rates

Find out more about the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager training series and register for this event.

 
These events will take place at Spalding University’s Kosair Charities College of Health and Natural Sciences in Room 113, 901 South Third Street, Louisville, KY 40203.


The Louisville Energy Alliance (LEA) is a 501(c)3 organization that promotes energy efficiency and conservation through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR programs and certifications. LEA’s vision is to reduce greenhouse gas emission through energy efficiency and conservation efforts.

Aug
1
Wed
2018 KAM/KDA LAND Forum – Cave City @ Cave City Convention Center
Aug 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

 

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers have aligned to leverage agricultural resources of the Commonwealth with the state’s robust manufacturing industry. This forum is intended to bolster existing collaboration between agriculture and manufacturing to develop and expand upon the existing supply chain for agricultural product to the manufacturing sector. These opportunities will be highlighted in a series of regional meetings strategically selected to focus on the ability to best blend synergies within each region. The LAND (Linking Agriculture for Networking & Development) forums are intended for manufacturers, agricultural leaders, economic development professionals, local and state officials, academia, and other stakeholders.

Find out more about the LAND Forums and how to register.

 

Oct
7
Sun
Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference
Oct 7 – Oct 10 all-day

The Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference (BECC) is the premier international conference focused on understanding human behavior and decision making and using that knowledge to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future. Currently in its 12th year, BECC is associated with a growing set of allied conferences in Europe and Asia.

BECC draws a broad mix of attendees:

– Researchers (e.g., economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, management, law, humanities, and interdisciplinary)
– Decision makers (e.g., from federal, state, and local agencies, as well as legislators, and regulators)
– Practitioners (e.g., utilities, planners, consultants, manufacturers, designers, architects, entrepreneurs, marketers, and purchasers)
– Influencers (e.g., community organizers, nonprofit leaders, media, religion, and entertainment professionals)

Behavioral research insights can help:

– Find real energy savings that will benefit the economy, security, and the environment
– Accelerate climate-friendly innovation via appealing, user-focused design, effective management, and fast social diffusion
– Increase the benefits and decrease the costs of energy-oriented policies and programs
– Improve the analytic models that guide our vision for the future

Visit the BECC conference website to find out more.

Oct
22
Mon
2018 Rural Energy Conference @ Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
Oct 22 all-day

Small towns and rural countryside make up three fourths of the land area in the United States and are home to 14% of the total US population. Rural America, defined as areas with a population of less than 50,000, is also a way of life with a proud and independent culture all its own. Just as rural and small-town America’s lifestyle is unique to its geography, so too are its energy, economic, and societal challenges.

The 2018 Rural Energy Conference, is a one-day, multi-track conference that will precede the two-day annual meeting of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA). It will convene leaders from industry, utilities, cooperatives, non-profits, academia, and all levels of government to discuss how energy efficiency technologies and programs can help rural America leverage its unique characteristics for economic growth and social equity.

The inaugural Rural Energy Conference will feature plenaries and panels on the three tracks: Energy Efficiency Programs, Energy Burden & Equity, and Economic  Development.

To find out more about the conference and how to register, visit the ACEEE 2018 Rural Energy Conference website.