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.
Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:
• Portfolio Manager
• Setting goals for energy improvement
• Custom reports
Webinar level: Advanced
Learn how facility managers can incorporate water assessment methods into their standard procedures and daily routines to identify and stop leaks and water waste. Hear insights and lessons learned from decades of work with Fortune 500 companies deploying water-efficient recommendations to control the costs, property damage, and environmental impact of water waste. With an eye toward the future, we will also demonstrate how improved measurement lowers costs and simplifies implementation for complex properties and larger organizations.
Webinar level: Beginner/Intermediate
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
Webinar level: Beginner
Pollution Prevention Webinar Series
Why treat water? Preventing scale, corrosion and microbial fouling keeps your cooling towers and boilers running efficiently and helps to prolong this equipment’s life. This protection has been provided in the form of hazardous liquid water treatment since the 1960’s. Webinar speakers will provide an overview of innovative technology and will introduce a safer, more sustainable, proven form of critical water treatment.
Join EPA’s ENERGY STAR®, and New Hampshire’s Pollution Prevention Program for a three-part webinar series on Sustainable Solutions for Craft Beverage Producers. This webinar will feature Energy Treasure Hunts for Microbreweries.
As the brewing industry continues to grow, focusing on efficiency can help keep energy use and costs low. Danny Macri and Emily Bolger from ENERGY STAR will provide an overview of the energy treasure hunt process and some insights into using the ENERGY STAR Treasure Map for Microbreweries [PDF] which is a tool for brewers that uncovers opportunities to save. Scott Lawson, Director of Brewing Operations at Lawson’s Finest, will then demonstrate how Energy Treasure Hunts can be conducted in breweries including case studies from Vermont’s Harpoon location, Magic Hat, and Lawson’s Finest.
This one-hour webinar will introduce renewable energy certificates (RECs), review different types of RECs and how they work, and discuss methods for promoting or adopting RECs at the local level.
Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will feature a new primer, Using Renewable Energy Certificates to Achieve Local Environmental Goals. The primer is the latest addition to the series, Clean Energy Financing Tools and Resources for Local Governments. EPA representatives will also highlight how governments can get involved in EPA’s Green Power Partnership.
The Director of Energy and Sustainability from Greenfield, MA will describe their experiences utilizing RECs. The presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.
• Introduction and Overview of EPA RECs Primer – David Tancabel, U.S. EPA
• Overview of the Green Power Partnership – James Critchfield, U.S. EPA
• Greenfield, MA’s Experience with RECs – Carole Collins, City of Greenfield
More industrial companies in the U.S. are making commitments to reduce energy use and greenhouse gases. Purchasing electricity from renewable sources has been a popular strategy. Since most energy use and emissions come from onsite fuel combustion, manufacturers also need to consider what can be done to reduce emissions from the thermal side of their operations for a greater impact. Many approaches exist to decarbonize thermal sources, including biogas from landfills or anaerobic digestors, procuring renewable natural gas, buying thermal energy attributes, or using solar thermal, hydrogen or electricity.
This webinar will bring together manufacturers, a project developer, and more for a discussion on decarbonizing thermal processes. Panelists will talk about projects that manufacturers have already implemented or are considering, challenges facing buyers and suppliers, and how the renewable thermal attribute market works.
• Peter Dahm, Sustainability Director for Operations and Natural Resources, Cargill
• Andy Lempera, Director of Sustainability, PepsiCo
• Randy Lack, Co-President, Element Markets
• Ellen Meyer, Economist, U.S. EPA Landfill Methane Outreach Program
Webinar level: Intermediate or Advanced
Learn about sustainability at Kentucky automotive manufacturers and what is required for supplier sustainability.
This webinar will provide training on greenhouse gas emissions calculations and identifying opportunities to reduce GHG emissions. Learn how to calculate your current GHG emissions and how to reduce your carbon footprint. This webinar is designed for the automotive industry including suppliers but all are welcome to join.
This webinar is made possible thanks to US EPA Region 4 pollution prevention grant funding held in partnership with the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s next Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit will take place May 17-20, 2021. This virtual, no-cost event will feature engaging and interactive sessions, as well as opportunities for attendees to network with their fellow industry peers and experts.
This annual event for Better Buildings, Better Plants Partners and other key stakeholders provides the opportunity for professionals to explore emerging technologies and share innovative strategies in energy and water efficiency. Attendees take part in interactive sessions with industry experts and market leaders as well as multiple opportunities to network with peers.
- Discover what’s next in emerging technologies, resilience planning, and workforce development.
- Share and discuss successful approaches utilized by Better Buildings, Better Plants partners facing the same challenges as your organization.
- Grow your network and make connections with industry peers, technical experts, and other Better Buildings partners and Allies.
- Explore future opportunities to achieve greater energy, water, and waste efficiency in your organization.
Over the last 5 years, over 5,000 professionals from public, private, and industrial sector organizations have attended the Summit. Attendees typically include:
- C-Suite Executives
- Building Owners, Managers, and Operators
- Facility and Energy Managers
- Leaders, Policy Advisors, Decision Makers
- Sustainability Directors
- City Managers and Officials