KPPC's Calendar of Events

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.

Introduction to Green Power Supply Options
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A variety of green power supply options are available to consumers in today’s market. This webinar, hosted by U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership, will provide a high-level review of each option, detail to whom and where the option is available, and discuss each option’s benefits and drawbacks. Attendees will learn about the following green power supply options: unbundled renewable energy certificates, competitive electricity products, utility green power products, community choice aggregation, self-supply, green tariffs, shared renewables, and power purchase agreements.

The webinar will also provide a tutorial on EPA’s Green Power Supply Options Screening Tool. This free tool helps non-profit and for-profit organizations decide which supply options might work for them. Based on answers to a few simple questions, the tool returns easy-to-understand guidance about which green power supply options are available in their state.

For more information about EPA’s Green Power Partnership, visit:

Register for this green power webinar.


Internet of Things for Smarter Manufacturing
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The modern manufacturing industry is investing in new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytics, cloud computing and cyber security to cope with system complexity, increase information visibility, improve production performance, and gain competitive advantage in the global market. These advances are rapidly enabling a new generation of smart manufacturing that “enable all information about the manufacturing process to be available whenever it is needed, wherever it is needed, and in an easily comprehensible form across the enterprise and among interconnected enterprises”. Smart manufacturing goes beyond the automation of manufacturing shop floors but rather depends on data-driven innovations to realize high levels of autonomy and optimization of manufacturing enterprises.

This webinar will review the Internet of Things (IoT) for smart manufacturing that help you:

1. Understand the evolution of IoT technology and its applications in the manufacturing domain
2. Develop the strategy to implement IoT technology for smart manufacturing
3. Understand the technology of cloud computing and fog computing for IoT data analytics
4. Realize full potentials of big data through new analytical methods and tools for smarter manufacturing


Register for this informative webinar.

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.


Portfolio Manager® 101
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Learn about 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.

Community Environmental Outreach @ EEC Training Room A and B
Aug 9 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Beyond the Walls and into the Community

Is your facility or organization interested in doing community environmental outreach, but not sure how?

Does your facility or organization currently do environmental community engagement, but are looking for ideas and tips?

If you answered yes, then this workshop is for you!

KY EXCEL, Kentucky’s environmental leadership program, invites you to join us for a interactive day of learning the “ins and outs” of environmental community engagement. This is a great educational and networking opportunity for all of Kentucky’s current and develop­ing stewards and environmental educators (e.g. environmental pro­fessionals/educators, consultants, non-profits, local governments, and manufacturing/industry representatives).

What to expect

· Insight from firsthand experience from a variety of environmental engagement settings and age groups.

· Ideas and suggestions from experts on getting started in, finding partners for and sharing/marketing community engagement.

· Networking with environmental education and community en­gagement experts

>> Register for this educational and networking event.


Portfolio Manager® 201
Aug 9 @ 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.

Understanding Refrigerants: Challenges and Best Practices
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hydro-fluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants are the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions globally, and the food retail industry is one of the largest emitters of these super-pollutants. As a result, refrigerant end-users are facing more and more regulations, and compliance is becoming increasingly challenging. While supermarkets are generally aware of their compliance obligations, other smaller food retail sectors may not be, and they don’t have resources readily available to help them understand what is required.

Recent technology advances provide options for refrigerant end-users to remain compliant, save money, and provide high-quality for their customers. Are you prepared to discuss the compliance challenges and opportunities to improve their bottom line with food retailers? Join us for a free webinar hosted by the Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC), and co-sponsored by KW Refrigerant Management Strategy and the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council, to learn about refrigeration regulations and how to connect refrigerant end-users with the right resources.

Webinar topics will include:

• Current state of refrigeration regulation
• Real-world examples of compliance software, technology selection, and leak prevention and repair
• Natural refrigerant alternatives to HFCs
• Resources for refrigerant end-users and how technical assistance providers (TAPs) can help


>> Register for this informative webinar.


NPPR Briefing
Aug 9 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) is hosting this webinar to highlight current activities and future plans for the organization. This FREE webinar is open to anyone interested in learning more about the organization and how all stakeholders can work together to better advance and share our pollution prevention (P2) knowledge, successes and opportunities.

Is there going to be National P2 Conference? Do they still have their workgroups? Are there plans for P2 Week? Is NPPR doing anything to help secure P2 funding in the federal budget?

Learn the answers to these questions and more!!

As the only membership organization in the United States devoted solely to Pollution Prevention (P2), NPPR acts as a window on the P2 community and offers a national forum for promoting the development, implementation, and evaluation of efforts to avoid, eliminate, or reduce pollution at the source.

NPPR’s members are comprised of the country’s preeminent P2 experts from state and local government programs, small business assistance networks, non-profit groups, industry associations, federal agencies and academia, along with representatives from industrial and commercial facilities and interested individuals. There’s a membership level for everyone!

Register now for the NPPR webinar on August 9, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. EST!


Building Operator Certification (BOC) – Level I Training Series @ East Kentucky Power Cooperative
Aug 16 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

August 16 & 17, 2018

 – Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems

September 6, 2018

– Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance

September 27, 2018

– Efficient Lighting Fundamentals

October 18, 2018

– HVAC Controls Fundamentals

November 8, 2018

– Indoor Environmental Quality

November 29, 2018

– Low-Cost Operational Improvement

December 13, 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.