KPPC's Calendar of Events

May
3
Wed
Webinar: RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

In this webinar, EPA’s Kathy Lett and Mary Beth Sheridan will provide information and answer questions about recent changes to hazardous waste generator regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to improve compliance and thereby enhance protection of human health and the environment. These changes, which become effective on May 30, 2017, are both a result of EPA’s experience in implementing and evaluating the hazardous waste generator program over the last 30 years, as well as a response to concerns and issues identified by the states and regulated community. Hosts Lett and Sheridan, from EPA’s Office of Resource Conservation & Recovery, are experts on hazardous waste recycling and waste generation, and helped develop the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule.

Learn more and register for the webinar.

 

May
23
Tue
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, a senior engineer from the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) will be on-hand to answer any technical assistance questions to help companies improve their energy management.

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

 

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Portfolio Manager® 101
May 23 @ 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.

May
24
Wed
Webinar: Ask the Expert
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

epa-energy_star_logo-jpgEvery Wednesday at noon, we’ll hold Portfolio Manager “Ask the Expert.” It’s a live webinar that gives all users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA experts in an open forum. Want to talk to a “real” person? Have a question about how Portfolio Manager calculates your score? Want to learn more about entering Green Power? Join us, and we’ll answer all your questions about ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager in this public forum.

Register for this and other informative Energy Star webinars.

 

Portfolio Manager® 201
May 24 @ 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.

May
25
Thu
Portfolio Manager® 301
May 25 @ 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!

 

May
31
Wed
Webinar: Ask the Expert
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

epa-energy_star_logo-jpgEvery Wednesday at noon, we’ll hold Portfolio Manager “Ask the Expert.” It’s a live webinar that gives all users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA experts in an open forum. Want to talk to a “real” person? Have a question about how Portfolio Manager calculates your score? Want to learn more about entering Green Power? Join us, and we’ll answer all your questions about ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager in this public forum.

Register for this and other informative Energy Star webinars.

 

Jun
13
Tue
Webinar: How to work with your hauler to get better waste data
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

epa-energy_star_logo-jpgWithout measured data, it looks like your waste management activities never change month to month. Join us as we hear from organizations who issued RFPs and worked with their haulers to get better data and right-size their services.

Register for this and other informative Energy Star webinars.

 

Jun
14
Wed
Webinar: WaterSense Sanitary Fixtures and Equipment
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

epa-energy_star_logo-jpgWater use in restrooms and laundries can account for nearly 50 percent of water use within a facility. Join us to learn about water-efficient operations and maintenance practices and retrofit and replacements options that can help reduce water and energy use in public and private bathrooms and commercial laundries. Find out how using WaterSense labeled and ENERGY STAR qualified products in these areas can significantly reduce your facility operating costs.

Register for this and other informative Energy Star webinars.

 

 

Jul
12
Wed
Webinar: Seeking Savings Indoors and Outdoors with WaterSense
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

epa-energy_star_logo-jpgJoin us to learn about water use profiles of typical commercial facilities and areas where water is often wasted. Find out about free WaterSense tools and resources available to help facility managers and building owners identify potential water savings including water-efficient products and practices to save water during the operation and maintenance, renovation, and construction of commercial buildings. Come away with tips and project ideas to proactively managing water use and maximizing building performance with water, energy, and cost savings.

Register for this and other informative Energy Star webinars.