KPPC's Calendar of Events

Nov
28
Tue
Portfolio Manager® 301
Nov 28 @ 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!

 

Nov
30
Thu
Measuring Amounts and Causes of Wasted Food
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This webinar will feature emerging research and insights from pioneering efforts led by the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC), and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in collaboration with Portland State University. This research is intended to help governments, NGOs, businesses and funders better understand opportunities to reduce avoidable wasted food through improved measurement and more effective prevention, rescue, and recovery strategies.

Register for this webinar.

 

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.

 

Portfolio Manager® 101
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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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; share properties; and generate template performance reports to assess progress.

Register for this and other informative Energy Star webinars.

Dec
12
Tue
Environmental Management Systems: A Tool for Sustainability @ Univeristy of Texas - Arlington
Dec 12 – Dec 15 all-day

This updated course specifies general requirements and guidelines of the new ISO 14001:2015 environmental management system (EMS) standard. A fully implemented EMS will provide reasonable assurance of minimal negative environmental impact, improved environmental performance and sustainable growth. EMS can be utilized as a launching pad to move organizations towards sustainability through environmental source reduction, self-regulation and continuous improvement.

Topics include:

* Understand the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 standard
* Understand the importance and benefits of an environmental management system
* Understand how the EMS interacts with organization’s processes
* Understand how the EMS improves environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste
* Auditing to standard’s requirements
* How to identify nonconformities

Find out more and how to register.

Dec
19
Tue
Portfolio Manager® 201
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Continue to learn about EPA’s new 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.

Register for this and other informative Energy Star webinars.

Dec
21
Thu
Portfolio Manager® 301
Dec 21 @ 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!

 

Jan
11
Thu
KSMI Webinar 2: Life Cycle Perspective (LCP)
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This free webinar will provide an overview and framework for thinking about the product life cycle (LCP) and evaluating environmental and business aspects throughout the cycle.  A company spotlight will also be included.

Topics to be introduced:

– Product life cycles
– What is a product life cycle perspective?
– Practical approaches

Benefits of participating:

– Obtain a framework for thinking about life cycle perspective
– Learn principles of life cycle thinking
– Develop approaches for incorporating LCP in your organization
– Initiate your thinking about sustainable manufacturing in preparation for Workshop 2

Register for the Life Cycle Perspective webinar.

Jan
25
Thu
KSMI Workshop 2: Envisioning the Future State @ GE FirstBuild
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This workshop will focus on innovation and product development, by first learning to incorporate life cycle thinking into environmental management systems such as ISO 14001:2015 to help identify opportunities for innovation.

Participants will be engaged in working sessions to begin drafting strategies for sustainable product development within their operations.  There will be an overview of the Toxics Release Inventory database and how manufacturers might utilize and benefit from it. Research capabilities at the University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering will also be presented and poster presentations will be available to review with opportunities to connect with research groups and individual faculty.

Topics to be addressed will include:

– Kentucky Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)
– ISO 14001:2015
– University research to enhance sustainability
– Sustainable product development
– Manufacturing host presentation and tour

Benefits of participating:

– Understand how TRI data can benefit manufacturers
– Learn approaches to effectively incorporate LCP into ISO 14001:2015 plans
– Identify potential university-based research opportunities
– Learn and draft approaches to incorporate sustainability in product development

Approaches for incorporating sustainability into new product development processes will be a major emphasis of this workshop.

Cost to attend is $35 per person (credit card only) and includes continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks at the facility. Professional development hours (PDH) will be available for all workshop attendees.

Register for the Envisioning the Future State workshop.

 

Feb
19
Mon
Plastics Recycling 2018 @ Gaylord Opryland
Feb 19 – Feb 21 all-day

Where Plastics Recycling Moves Forward

Plastics Recycling 2018 is the focal point for the increasingly complex and international plastics recycling industry. The event, now in its 13th year, brings together plastics reclaimers, equipment manufacturers, brand owners, brokers, government officials and leading sustainability voices from around the globe to deepen connections and push the sector forward. Don’t miss out on the industry event of the year.

The 2018 conference will offer presentations, panel discussions and Q&As featuring leading industry executives, relaimers and associations. The exhibit hall is expected to include more than 225 booths. The 2017 conference, held March in New Orleans, attracted nearly 1700 attendees from 40 countries and nearly 200 exhibitors from all sectors of the plastics recycling industry.

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet new faces, close deals and hear the information you need to know to keep your business ahead of the rest.

Why You Should Attend Plastics Recycling 2018

Learn how to take advantage of the current market to maintain and grow your business from the leading experts in the field of plastics recovery and utilization. Speakers will present extensive and detailed industry assessments, including analyses of trends in the U.S. and Canada, plastics collection issues, recycling market factors, and legislative and policy considerations.

Connect with over 200 companies in the industry showcasing their products and services in the exhibit hall. Exhibiting companies include, but will not be limited to, collectors and reclaimers, buyers and brokers, equipment producers, waste haulers and industry trade associations.

Network with clients, prospective partners, colleagues, vendors and industry leaders all in one location. Meeting everyone in one venue will save you precious time and travel expense.

Find more about this conference and how to register on the event website.