KPPC's Calendar of Events

Distillers Grains at the Distillery Workshop @ Energy and Environment Cabinet, Training Rooms
Mar 29 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm


The Kentucky Division of Compliance Assistance will host the “Distillers Grains at the Distillery” workshop on March 29 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

With the bourbon and spirits industry booming, many distilleries have greatly increased capacity and production. As spirits production increases, so does the production of by-products, including distillers grains.

Distillers grains have, historically, been fed to livestock or applied to land as a soil amendment. However, with the increase in production and short shelf life of most forms of distillers grains as feed, an excess of distillers grains may be produced than can be utilized.

There are alternative ways distillers grains can be managed. Methods may include using distillers grains as a feedstock for an anaerobic digester, drying the distillers grains to maintain shelf life as feed for livestock, discharging to a permitted wastewater treatment plant, or disposing at a solid waste landfill.

Join us for a half-day workshop and discussion designed for the distilling industry on the options for managing distillers grains.

Presenters from the Department for Environmental Protection will break down what you need to know to keep the distillery in compliance.

What will be covered?

  • Managing by-products at the distillery and beyond
  • Water quality management options
  • Land application and waste management options


Visit the workshop website for additional information and to register.


‘Creating a Green Footprint’ Workshop @ Tate Building
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

If you have ever wondered how you, your business or your community could reduce greenhouse gas emissions daily, there is a workshop designed for you. KY EXCEL, Kentucky’s environmental leadership program, has organized a free “Creating a Green Footprint Workshop” to be held on April 26 from 1-4:30 p.m. in Lexington, Kentucky.

During this half-day event, the Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA); Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center, an Inaugural Leader member of KY EXCEL; Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, a KY EXCEL Leader member; and the Division of Forestry will share their knowledge and expertise. Participants will leave knowing the basics of how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prevent pollution from everyday activities through heating and cooling or planting a tree. Participants will not become experts, but will gain a general overview in order to create a green footprint. Each attendee will leave the workshop with a free sapling to plant.

What will be covered?

  • How to reduce greenhouse gas emissions daily
  • Cost and GHG emission analysis of multiple heating and cooling options
  • Insight into creating a forestry program
  • Guidance on tree planting and sapling care


Please see the workshop agenda for additional details. [PDF]

This workshop is free, but registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit the workshop website. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today!



FREE: In-Person ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Training and Webinar @ Spalding University’s Kosair College of Health and Natural Sciences, Room 113
May 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

epa-energy_star_logo-jpgThe Louisville Energy Alliance, in partnership with Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Sustainability, will host a FREE EPA ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager training session on May 23 from 1-3 p.m.

The training will include a one-hour webinar hosted by an EPA ENERGY STAR professional followed by on-site assistance with creating Portfolio Manager accounts and entering data into the software. Attendees will learn the basic functionality of Portfolio Manager as well as how to log energy and water use data and generate custom reports using the data. By the end of the session, attendees will have entered one year of energy data, have a basic understanding of the capabilities of Portfolio Manager and be one step closer to ENERGY STAR certification. Additionally, senior engineers from the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) will be on-hand to answer any technical assistance questions.

Portfolio Manager is a free, online software that enables building owners and managers to track and evaluate a facility’s energy and water consumption over time. Buildings that perform in the top 25% of their peers, receiving a minimum score of 75/100, are eligible to receive the ENERGY STAR certification.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Operate Portfolio Manager
  • Set up a new property
  • Set up water and energy meters
  • Log energy and water use data
  • Create custom reports from the data


Why ENERGY STAR Certification?

  • ENERGY STAR buildings are seen as top performers in energy-efficiency
  • Lower operating costs
  • Higher marketability
  • Fewer greenhouse gas emissions
  • Higher rental rates


Visit the training website for more information and to register.


Kentucky High Performance Public Facilities Workshop @ Madisonville Community College
May 24 all-day

Save money. Fix problems.

Every Kentucky city and county is looking for new dollars. Did you ever think that some of those funds could be found in your utility bills?

The Kentucky High Performance Public Facilities Workshop will showcase how public facilities can become more efficient and generate real savings in the community.

What you will learn:

– How to manage your energy costs
– How to procure energy efficient upgrades
– Hear real Kentucky case studies
– Meet local vendors and industry experts

Who should attend:

– Local Government Officials
– School Board Members and Superintendents
– Facility Managers
– Energy Managers
– Engineers
– Architects
– Anyone that wants to fix problems and cut costs

CEU and PDH Credits are Available

Continuing Education Units and Professional Development Hours:

– AIA Learning Units: Architects may earn 6.0 Learning Units in Health, Safety and Welfare categories
– Department for Local Government Learning Units 6.75 credit hours for the County Officials Training Program
– University of Kentucky may award a total of 6 PDH Hours for full workshop attendance


Find out more about the agenda and how to register.


Organized by:

UK Center for Applied Energy Research