Facility leaders and infection prevention professionals are encouraged to attend the 2017 Smart Water Leadership Summit to be held April 24-25 in Dallas, Texas. Gain and share essential insights about advancing your organization’s water management program.
Learn from facility leaders across various industries who have successfully developed and implemented comprehensive water management programs based on best practices in water safety and efficiency. Build your professional network with like-minded leaders from the healthcare, educational institutions, commercial real estate, government, hotels and resorts, and food and beverage industries.
Reasons to participate in CxEnergy 2017:
- Premier Conference & Exposition for Building Commissioning and Energy Management
- Expanded Exhibit Hall with Latest Technologies
- More Technical Sessions by Industry Experts
- Certification Seminars & Exams for CxA, EMP
- Plentiful Relationship-building Opportunities
- Multi-level Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities
Who attends CxEnergy?
- Commissioning Providers
- Operations & Maintenance Managers
- Energy Managers
- Building Owners & Managers
- Building Scientists
- MEP Engineers
- Energy Service Providers
- Government Officials
- Financial Experts
- HVAC Testing Professionals
In 2017, EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) and Office of Water (OW) will host monthly webinars to discuss challenges and treatment solutions for small drinking water and wastewater systems.
First, Jeffrey Fencil will introduce the Resiliency Framework and provide an overview of the Route to Resilience Tool, which is specifically designed to help small- and medium-sized drinking water and wastewater utilities learn more about becoming resilient to all-hazards, such as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and contamination incidents.
Then Dr. Regan Murray will demonstrate a new hydraulic modeling tool — the Water Network Tool for Resilience (WNTR) — that helps water utilities investigate the resilience of their water systems to a wide range of hazardous scenarios and evaluate emergency response actions and long term resilience-enhancing strategies.
If you have ever wondered how you, your business or your community could reduce greenhouse gas emissions daily, there is a workshop designed for you. The Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) and KY EXCEL, Kentucky’s environmental leadership program, have partnered to organize a free “Creating a Green Footprint Workshop” to be held on April 26. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government will be hosting the workshop from 12:30–4:30 p.m. EDT at the Tate Building located at 125 Lisle Industrial Avenue, Suite 180, in Lexington. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. followed by the workshop at 1 p.m.
During this half-day event, the Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA); Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center, an Inaugural Leader member of KY EXCEL; Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, a KY EXCEL Leader member; and the Division of Forestry will share their knowledge and expertise. Participants will leave knowing the basics of how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prevent pollution from everyday activities through heating and cooling or planting a tree. Participants will not become experts, but will gain a general overview in order to create a green footprint. Each attendee will leave the workshop with a free sapling to plant.
What will be covered?
- How to reduce greenhouse gas emissions daily
- Cost and GHG emission analysis of multiple heating and cooling options
- Insight into creating a forestry program
- Guidance on tree planting and sapling care
This workshop is free, but registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit the workshop website. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today!
An innovative collaboration between the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), the Staples Sustainable Innovation Lab and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) completed a comprehensive analysis to determine the material footprint of consumer technology being used in U.S. households from 1990 to 2015. Phase One of this study focused on 21 of the most common consumer technologies during this time frame including TVs, phones, computers, monitors and various entertainment devices. The materials consumed, those held in stock and those that are entering the waste stream and available for recycling, were quantified using a material flows analysis approach. The analysis looked at products, weights and key materials consumed. One key finding was that while the number and type of products sold have increased, the net material consumption has declined to levels not seen since the early 1990s. These finding are significant from a Sustainable Materials Management perspective and the implications for future recycling needs and technology development.
In this webinar, you will hear from the three key collaborators of this project: Dr. Callie Babbitt, Associate Professor at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at RIT; Mark Buckley, Vice President of Environmental Affairs at Staples; and Walter Alcorn, Vice President of Environmental Affairs and Industry Sustainability, who will discuss their organizations roles in the study and the importance of the findings.
The North Carolina Environmental Stewardship Initiative presents its 2017 Environmental Stewardship Initiative (ESI) Members Meeting and ESI Training & Networking Event, which will be held May 2-3 at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The ESI Members Meeting on May 2 is a great opportunity to network with other ESI members and North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality staff to further your environmental goals. This year you will hear from the new DEQ administration and cover topics such as regulatory updates, benefits of the ESI and sustainability in the future. The Steward Panel has been re-invented to provide a thoughtful moderated discussion on key issues like solid waste, water, energy and more. We will be presenting certificates, plaques and recognition to new partners and renewals. Additionally, 2017 marks a special occasion for the ESI, our 15-year anniversary, and as such we will be celebrating during this year’s members meeting.
The ESI Training and Networking Event on May 3 will cover a wide range of topics including: Setting Effective Environmental Goals, How to Talk to Your Waste Vendors, Analyze Your Utility Bills, Prepare for a Stormwater Inspection, B Corps and the B Corp Clinic, and more.
Registration fee of $30/person/day includes coffee, refreshments/snacks and a gourmet boxed lunch.
The Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN) will host the Triple Regional P2 Roundtable for EPA Regions 5, 7 and 8 to be held May 2-4 in Minneapolis. Network and discover new ideas in pollution prevention and source reduction!
Researching on the internet only takes you so far. Meeting in person and talking with other professionals lead to connections and insights that you might not otherwise gain. Serendipitous discoveries made in face-to-face encounters lead to innovation. You will leave with new ideas, connections and tools to move your projects forward.
Who should attend?
- Technical assistance programs (TAPs), tribal environmental representatives and others working in the sustainability field should attend both full conference days for training, new program ideas and to learn new skills.
- Those new to pollution prevention/source reduction concepts should attend the P2 101 Preconference workshop on May 2, as well as both full conference days.
Visit the conference website to learn more and to register. The deadline for booking in the hotel room block is April 2.
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.
Join us to hear a case study from an ENERGY STAR partner who has had success in reducing water use. The speaker will share their journey of benchmarking water use and roadblocks they overcame along their journey to conserve water. Find out how to implement best practices for water management in your sustainability plan to save both water and energy.
The CleanMed 2017 Conference & Exposition will be held May 16-18 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
CleanMed is a national environmental conference for leaders in health care sustainability who are on the leading edge of greening the health care sector. It’s a time for businesses with environmentally preferable products and services or nutritious, sustainable foods to connect with the health care leaders who make purchasing decisions for their facilities. The conference will connect you with the leaders at the forefront of implementing sustainability projects, green building design and environmentally preferable purchasing.
CleanMed is presented each year by Practice Greenhealth, a membership association for hospitals and businesses engaged in sustainable health care, and Health Care Without Harm, the campaign for environmentally responsible health care and advocate for environmental health and justice across the globe.