KPPC's Calendar of Events

Building Sustainable Organizations: Making a Difference and Measuring Success
Mar 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Environmental protection in the 21st century is evolving beyond a simple and traditional regulatory compliance orientation to a more complex collaborative, innovative, trust/transparency/verify, and problem solving multi-stakeholder orientation. Businesses and governments are now required to address environmental problems and associated social pressures that are continuously evolving with time. In particular, companies find they must handle environmental affairs in response to insurance companies, investors and other financial institutions, media, labor unions, consumers, suppliers and other international legal regimes. Therefore, a premium is placed on an organization’s strategic capacity to create a more sustainability-oriented organizational culture that is proactive, pragmatic and resilient, while at the same time merges maintenance of competitiveness and enhances collaboration as core objectives of the firm.

Pollution Prevention is one important strategic approach that can help an organization become more sustainable over time. On this webinar, we will hear from a range of organizations, public to private, all working to make a difference in the quest for sustainability, whether it be on a state/regional, corporate, business sector, and/or within specific facilities respectively. In each case, the presenters will identify challenges to progress and how to track success.

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Ensuring Reliable Power & Water to Drive Sustainable Business Operations
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Managers of industrial operations – plants that generate mission-critical power and manage water systems supporting industrial processes – face numerous challenges, including aging infrastructure, fluctuating commodity costs, narrowing profit margins, and a shrinking pool of veterans to manage these systems and processes. Fortunately, growing access to Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies offers plant managers an unprecedented opportunity to streamline asset health monitoring, diagnostics, and issue remediation.

When plant managers integrate schedule-based maintenance with data-driven condition-based practices, they can achieve new levels of operational reliability and efficiency. Asset Performance Management (APM) is an ideal solution to support meeting these objectives.

Join this webinar to learn insights into how industrial operations utilize APM to address challenges within their asset-intensive infrastructures, such as:

– Using predictive analytics to better understand where to take action within an aging infrastructure and how to prioritize asset investment, thus reducing risk and improving reliability.
– Driving faster and more informed decisions to improve operations and financial results.
– Automating information and processes to streamline the knowledge transfer required for workforce transition resulting from an aging workforce.
– Managing a wider array of connected asset types requiring better visibility across the entire infrastructure and actionable information to aid issue diagnosis and resolution.
– Shifting operational teams away from reactively troubleshooting issues so they can focus on more innovative and strategic initiatives to bring more benefit to your business.

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Efficiency and Renewables Finance for Small Business and Congregations
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Financing energy efficiency and renewable energy equipment can be a challenge for small business owners and the decision-makers at worship facilities. While the saving per-square-foot can be comparable to that for larger organizations, a relatively smaller facility is often not attractive to product and service providers offering finance for higher volume jobs.

This webinar will explain and answer questions about several practical, reliable and innovative finance solutions and strategies now available to small businesses and congregations.

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Portfolio Manager® 101
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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; and generate template performance reports to assess progress.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:
• Portfolio Manager
• Getting started with benchmarking
• Generating reports

Webinar level: Beginner

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Portfolio Manager® 201
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Continue to learn about EPA’s 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.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:
• Portfolio Manager
• Sharing property data

Webinar level: Intermediate

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Portfolio Manager® 301
Apr 21 @ 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.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:
• Portfolio Manager
• Setting goals for energy improvement
• Custom reports

Webinar level: Advanced

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Harnessing Digital Solutions to Improve Product Sustainability and Supply Chain Transparency
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Presented by Environment + Energy LEADER

Stakeholder influence continues to pressure organizations to improve sustainability measures within their operations and across the supply chain. Investors, shareholders, customers, and regulatory bodies demand more transparency in how products and packaging are manufactured. In response, organizations are reaching upstream into their supply chain to better understand the entire value stream.

Join this webinar to understand how digital transformation can enable an organization to address these complexities through cross-functional collaboration, process optimization, and a management systems approach.

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Discovering Energy Savings with Treasure Hunts
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

During an Energy Treasure Hunt, groups of people walk around a building looking for opportunities to save energy. Treasure Hunts focus on quick fixes with a short payback period. Hundreds of organizations have used Energy Treasure Hunts to reduce their facilities’ energy use by up to 15 percent.

During this webinar, you’ll hear from ENERGY STAR partners that have used Treasure Hunts as a way to improve day-to-day operations and engage building operators and employees in “discovering” treasure in their facilities.

In addition, we’ll provide an overview of new resources available from EPA to help your organization plan and host a successful Treasure Hunt in time for Energy Awareness Month this October.

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