KPPC's Calendar of Events

KSMI Workshop 3 – Sustainable Manufacturing, Moving Forward @ Ford Louisville Assembly Plant
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This workshop will focus on developing a positive culture for sustainability and moving forward successfully by incorporating sustainable manufacturing principles. Participants will learn from other Kentucky manufacturers, engage in a discussion of incorporating life cycle perspective into the new ISO 14001:2015 standard, understand how Kentucky’s TRI database can benefit manufacturers, and learn about the core engineering research facilities at the University of Louisville. An introduction to sustainable product development will be presented in preparation for a future instructional webinar.

Topics to be addressed will include:

– Developing a culture for sustainability
– ISO 14001:2015 & Life Cycle Perspective
– Kentucky Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data
– Kentucky sustainable manufacturing case study examples
– Sustainable product development

Download the workshop agenda. [PDF]

Benefits of participating:

– Enhance ISO 14001:2015 environmental management plans
– Outline approaches for evaluating life cycle and sustainability
– Glean best practices in sustainability from other Kentucky manufacturers
– Learn and engage with University of Louisville engineering research capability
– Utilize Kentucky’s TRI database to benefit your organization

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 Sustainable Manufacturing, Moving Forward workshop.


Artificial Turf Alternatives
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

When municipalities, universities, schools and other institutions consider what type of athletic playing fields to install, they need to decide between natural grass, artificial turf with crumb rubber infill and artificial turf with other forms of infill.

TURI has received requests for information about artificial turf fields as an alternative to natural grass fields. In response, we have developed an alternatives assessment for sports turf. This webinar will provide information on the ingredients of artificial turf infills.

Register for the Artificial Turf Alternatives webinar.


ESRC Webinar – Basics of Energy Management
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Enhancing Business Operations through Sustainability – ESRC Training Series

No-cost/low-cost solutions to energy management.

Topics include:

  • Understanding your energy use and cost
  • No-cost/Low-cost opportunities to reduce your utility bills
  • The “Cost of Doing Nothing”
  • Tools and resources for evaluating energy savings
  • Success story presentation
  • Technical assistance available

Featured Presenter:

Environmental Sustainability Resource Center (ESRC) Presenters:

  • Lissa McCracken, Executive Director
  • Cheryl Eakle, Senior Sustainability Engineer
  • Mark Toda, Senior Sustainability Engineer


Register for the Basics of Energy Management webinar.


This training is made possible through funding provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The ESRC is funded through a U.S. EPA cooperative agreement and is a proud member of P2Rx (

Waste Management Introduction and Compliance Workshop @ Big Sandy Area Development District
Mar 20 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) is an introductory level to help participants understand regulations governing hazard-ous waste and how to comply with them.

What will you learn?

• How waste is regulated and identified
• Requirements for different waste generators
• Updates hazardous waste regulations changes
• How to handle spills and other emergencies
• Common violations and what to expect during an inspection

Who should attend?

• Facility managers or owners and consultants
• Environmental, Health and Safety Professionals
• Representatives of retail, manufacturing and industrial facilities
• Representatives of facilities with aerosol cans, solvents, paint, pesticides, light bulbs, ballasts, and lawn care chemicals on premises

Fee: $40 (regular registration), $20 (KY EXCEL members)

Find out more about this event and how to register.


Peak Demand – Energy Savings Through Energy Management @ East Kentucky Power Cooperative
Mar 22 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how you could reduce your facility’s electric bill?

If you answered yes, then this free half day workshop is for you!


What will be covered?

  • The difference between energy demand and energy usage
  • How to save money by reducing energy demand
  • Real life insight provided by a facility which reduced its energy demand


Participants will gain a general overview in order to reduce their facil­ity’s energy demand and energy costs. This introductory workshop is a great learning opportunity for consultants, facility mangers/owners, environmental professionals and representatives of manufacturing and/or industrial facilities.

Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today!

Find out more about this workshop and how to register.


The Peak Demand Workshop is provided in partnership with Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center.

Building Operator Certification (BOC) – Level I Training Series
Mar 28 all-day

Building Operator Certification (BOC) training includes nearly 74 hours of classroom and project work (7.4 CEUs) in building systems operation and maintenance. Each class in the series is completed in one day, except BOC 1001 – Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems, which is a two day class.

To complete 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. Refreshments will be provided. Tuition must be paid prior to the first day of class. Download the series flyer.


BOC Level 1 Training Series Schedule

March 28 & 29, 2018

 – Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems

April 11, 2018

– Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance

April 25, 2018

– Efficient Lighting Fundamentals

May 9, 2018

– HVAC Controls Fundamentals

May 23, 2018

– Indoor Environmental Quality

June 6, 2018

– Low-Cost Operational Improvement

June 20, 2018

– Facility Electrical Systems


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 ONLINE today! Courses fill quickly.


The Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) and the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) have collaborated to bring the Building Operator Certification (BOC) program to the Commonwealth of Kentucky through funding provided by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet.

Getting to Zero National Conference @ Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
Apr 17 – Apr 19 all-day

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and New Buildings Institute (NBI) are once again joining forces to bring you the premier global event dedicated to defining the future of low energy and zero energy (ZE) buildings.

ZE has captured the imagination of building professionals and energy efficiency advocates as a path to transform the built environment. Nearly all those surveyed believe ZE will be mainstream by 2050. The Getting to Zero National Forum is a platform for changemakers working to realize that vision.

Forum attendees will share perspectives on the growth of ZE, discuss the policies driving new projects, engage in best practices for successful outcomes and collaborate on opportunities for ZE to become the standard for the built environment.


Find out more about the forum.


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.