With 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.
This past fall, a major revision to the Guide to Purchasing Green Power was released. The Guide was authored through the contributions of multiple organizations including EPA’s Green Power Partnership, World Resources Institute (WRI), Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), U.S. Department of Energy as well as selected content from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). It is intended for organizations that are considering the merits of green power use or that are seeking information regarding the process of or range of options available for purchasing it.
This webinar will provide a brief overview of the Guide and the most recent updates, which include new market information and terminology, updated market statistics, new content on direct project engagement procurement options as well as new examples on capturing and communicating benefits.
• James Critchfield, U.S. EPA, Green Power Partnership
• Todd Jones, Center for Resource Solutions
The EPA CHP Partnership recently updated the “CHP Spark Spread Estimator” to create a new tool called the “CHP Screening Tool,” offering new functionality and containing updated CHP cost and performance information. The CHP Screening Tool is an Excel-based tool that provides an initial “screen,” or preliminary assessment, of the economic feasibility of implementing a CHP system at a specific facility. This webinar will provide an overview of the new tool, including its purpose, how it works, and updates made. The webinar will also present a developer’s perspective of using the tool and provide CHP project development insights.
Have you ever wanted to calculate the environmental impact of your organization’s waste management practices? Have you considered making a change in how you manage your waste stream, but are unsure what the environmental impact may be? Do you have sustainability goals, but are unsure how your current waste management plan feeds into the broader goals? These are the types of questions EPA’s Waste Reduction Model (WARM) can help you answer.
U.S. EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery coordinates national efforts for hazardous and non-hazardous waste management. The approach to non-hazardous waste management is within the office’s Sustainable Materials Management framework, where EPA works with stakeholders to limit the environmental impact of material use throughout the life cycle. One important aspect of limiting the environmental impacts is the measurement of those impacts.
WARM has been publicly available since 1998. During that time, significant improvements have been made to the tool, including the addition of new management practices and material categories. During the webinar, EPA will provide some historical background, highlight the release of WARM version 15 and walk through a practical example. Two additions in WARM version 15 are an update of the electronics category (from “personal computers” to multiple electronics categories) and estimates of the economic impact of diverting material from the landfill, which draws on EPA’s Recycling Economic Information Report and other sources.
After the presentation, we look forward to answering stakeholder questions and hearing recommendations for future updates.
Join us to learn about applying for ENERGY STAR Certification in Portfolio Manager. Understand the value of the ENERGY STAR certification, see the step-by-step process of applying, and gain tips to help your property get from application to award.
Join this webinar, the second in a series, devoted to quantifying the outdoor air quality-related health benefits of state-level energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. After a brief overview on the types of methods and resources analysts can use to quantify and monetize these benefits, you’ll hear from three analysts who used a range of basic to sophisticated methods to quantify the health benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy policies, programs or technologies. For more information, see EPA’s guide to Quantifying the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
• California Public Utilities Commission
• American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy
• University of Wisconsin