KPPC's Calendar of Events

Pollution Prevention: Considering the Human Factor
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join EPA Regions 3 and 4 in a roundtable focused on advancing P2 through human capital and organizational culture.

This event will feature EPA P2 grantees, technical assistance providers, and industry counterparts who will share initiatives and case studies demonstrating how to increase the impact of P2 through employee engagement, gathering “Green Teams,” engaging with safety professionals on environmental issues, and more. The panel will then be opened to audience questions and contributions.

Register for this informative P2 webinar.


Check out the EPA P2 Program webinar webpage to listen to webinars you might have missed or to revisit ones for which you might need a refresher.

A Beginner’s Guide to Using Portfolio Manager for Benchmarking Law Compliance
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Are you a building owner who needs to comply with a mandatory benchmarking requirement? Do you have little or no experience using EPA’s Portfolio Manager tool?

You’ve come to the right place! This webinar will serve as a beginner’s guide to Portfolio Manager and provide you with all the essential “how-to” information you need to start benchmarking and reporting your building data to your local or state government. Topics covered will include understanding how state and local jurisdictions use EPA’s Portfolio Manager tool to facilitate reporting, setting up your Portfolio Manager account and properties, entering energy data, and reporting or sharing data with your jurisdiction.

NOTE: Each jurisdiction has different requirements for compliance. This webinar will not address requirements specific to any one local or state government, but will present general information on how to use Portfolio Manager and report data in the ways most commonly required under these laws.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

• How to comply with a state or local benchmarking ordinance
• Getting started using Portfolio Manager
• Requesting energy and water data from your utility
• Getting assistance from an ENERGY STAR service and product provider company
• Responding to a data request
• Sharing your property with a local jurisdiction for reporting

Level: Beginner

Register for this and other ENERGY STAR webinars.

Portfolio Manager® 301
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 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

Register for this and other informative Energy Star webinars today!


How to Track Waste & Materials in Portfolio Manager
Jan 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In addition to benchmarking energy and water use in Portfolio Manager, you can measure and track waste & materials generated by your building. Upgrade from the cumbersome spreadsheet you have been using, or get started for the first time, and learn how to use the waste tracking feature.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

• Portfolio Manager
• Waste and materials tracking

Webinar level: Beginner, intermediate, or advanced

Register for this and other ENERGY STAR webinars.



Food, Packaging & Sustainability Summit
Feb 24 – Feb 26 all-day

Hosted by Clemson University

The Summit’s theme, Safe. Secure. Sustainable., depicts the goal of optimizing the food value chain to protect food and the environment. You are invited to join the conversation as the need for collaborations and innovative approaches has never been greater.

FRESH is pleased to provide a program that reflects its unique approach to evaluating the entire food value chain. Rich with content from respected thought leaders in industry and academia, the Summit provides the framework for exploring collaborations, solutions and innovative thinking through presentations and events.

Find out more about this virtual event and register.

The mission of the Sonoco FRESH initiative is to have a major impact on the safety, security and sustainability of food. This means looking holistically at the food life cycle and identifying opportunities that reimagine processes, technologies and behaviors. More information on the Sonoco FRESH initiative can be found at

Using Benchmarking Results to Understand your Building’s Performance
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Now that you’ve benchmarked, what’s next? Join us to understand how to interpret your results and your building’s performance. Learn how you can take things to the next level with more insights into your building’s performance metrics, and use your data to identify actionable energy and cost saving opportunities!

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

•Understanding building performance metrics including:

o The 1-to-100 ENERGY STAR score
o Energy use intensity
o Greenhouse gas emissions

• How to check your building and energy data for errors

• Using benchmarking data to develop an energy management plan

Level: Beginner

Register for this and other ENERGY STAR webinars.


BOC Level I Training – Kentucky Online Series
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Eight week series begins March 2, 2021.

Level I Training Series

Building Operator Certification is a nationally recognized, award winning training program that offers facilities personnel the knowledge and skills to succeed in their careers.

BOC delivers immediate results and long-term savings that benefit operators, owners and occupants.

– Capture proven energy savings through energy efficiency projects at your facility – an average 200,000 ft2 facility can save around $16,000 annually.

– Improve the comfort and safety of your building occupants through increased communication and implementation of practical no–cost and low-cost solutions.

– Enhance your job skills and competitiveness—over 50% of BOC graduates report increases both in job responsibilities and compensation.

BOC online training includes live, instructor-led lecture and project work (7.4 CEUs) in building systems operation and maintenance. Each course in the series is completed in consecutive two-day online training sessions. To graduate from the series, participants must pass a test at the end of each training session and complete five assigned projects, both of which are to be submitted online.

Tuition Information

Tuition: $1,350. The registration fee covers all class materials, books, and a certificate upon completion of the training series.

Are you a veteran? If so, you qualify for a tuition discount.

This statewide BOC series will be offered online in consecutive two-day training sessions, with instructor-led lectures. Online sessions will be held from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST.

Class Dates

March 2-3, 2021 ….. BOC 1001-A / Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems
March 9-10, 2021 ….. BOC 1001-B / Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems
March 23-24, 2021 ….. BOC 1002 / Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance
April 6-7, 2021 ….. BOC 1003 / Efficient Lighting Fundamentals
April 20-21, 2021 ….. BOC 1004 / HVAC Controls Fundamentals
May 4-5, 2021 ….. BOC 1005 / Indoor Environmental Quality
May 18-19, 2021 ….. BOC 1006 / Low-Cost Operational Improvement
June 1-2, 2021 ….. BOC 1007 / Facility Electrical Systems


Download the one-page training series flyer.

Register for this valuable training today!



To Efficiency & Beyond! How to Benefit from Benchmarking Compliance with Strategies for Improving your Energy Performance
Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Now that you’ve benchmarked and understand your results, it’s time to work on improving your buildings energy performance. In this session, you’ll learn about low-and-no-cost improvements that can help you reduce energy consumption and save money without significant capital investments. You’ll also learn about a variety of free ENERGY STAR resources that are available to help you improve your energy performance. Finally, you’ll learn how to connect with service provider organizations that can help you achieve your energy efficiency goals and earn ENERGY STAR certification for your building.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

• Low-and-no-cost energy efficiency improvements
• ENERGY STAR program tools, resources, and additional training opportunities
• Connecting with ENERGY STAR service providers

Level: Beginner and Intermediate

Register for this and other ENERGY STAR webinars.