A Practical Look at Green Buildings for Contractors
Jun 1 @ 12:15 pm EDT – 1:30 pm EDT

Earn 1 hour LEED specific CE for BD+C, and the LEED Green Associate.

This webinar is aimed at contractors and their trades who are working on green building projects or who would like to be more involved in green buildings. Anybody who has worked on a green building project knows that a large portion of the project’s success lies in how well the project building is built. And success may be attaining a certain LEED certification level, attaining certain LEED points, keeping the project on budget, implementing innovative strategies for occupants, or any number of other success metrics. Many project teams put so much emphasis into the project design and often overlook how the Contractor influences the project outcome. Whether it’s managing the materials and products used on site, planning and implementing proper indoor air quality management strategies, or just overall effective project execution, the Contractor has the ability to make or break a green building project. This requires the Contractor and their trades to be knowledgeable about sustainability and the green building project they’re working on. This webinar will provide an overview of what a green building is, different ways that Contractors and their trades can get involved, and the key areas that fall under the Contractor’s responsibility when executing a LEED project.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe what a green building project is and how that might be defined
2. Recall the basics of LEED in general with a focus on LEED BD+C rating systems
3. Understand the key areas that fall under the Contractor’s responsibility on a LEED BD+C project
4. Identify different resources available to Contractors and project teams
5. Identify next steps to gain more knowledge on green buildings and be involved

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Portfolio Manager® 101
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT

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Learn about 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.

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ENERGY STAR – Engaging Commercial Tenants and Occupants in Energy Efficiency
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT

The people who work in your office building, retail store, warehouse, or other commercial building can make or break your efficiency strategy – after all, they often consume most of the energy. How do you engage your tenants and occupants to start saving energy? Learn innovative strategies and proven approaches to effectively drive savings in tenant spaces and get occupants energized about efficiency.

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Portfolio Manager® 201
Jun 12 @ 1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT

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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.

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ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT

During this webinar session, attendees will learn how to use EPA tools and resources to help meet requirements for green building rating systems such as the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the Green Globes system, IREM Certified Sustainable Properties, and BOMA BEST.

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Resources for Future Generations Conference @ Vancouver Convention Center
Jun 16 – Jun 21 all-day

Human existence and progress is based on a sustainable supply of energy, minerals and water. In order to provide resources, we must understand the complexity of the Earth. Equally important is the need to develop and utilize these resources in better and cleaner ways that minimize impacts. Success will require a consensus on how we work together.

The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES), the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), the Geological Association of Canada (GAC) and the Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC) are partnering to bring industry, academia and governments and civil society together to tackle these issues.

The Resources for Future Generations conference (RFG2018) takes its theme from a new IUGS initiative of the same name designed to mobilize geoscientists, policy-makers and other stakeholders to explore resource and related sustainability issues.

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Portfolio Manager® 301
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT

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Preparing for EPA’s ENERGY STAR metric updates
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT

In August 2018, EPA will update the models that power 1-100 ENERGY STAR scores with new data, based on the latest Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Join this interactive session to hear about EPA’s methodology and schedule for updating 1-100 ENERGY STAR scores, discuss considerations for building owners and managers, and learn what to expect when new metrics are released.

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Sustainable Materials Management: A Compliment or a Barrier to Recycling?
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT

According to the EPA, “Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) is a systemic approach to using and reusing materials more productively over their entire life cycles,” but is the program a compliment or a barrier to recycling? APR firmly believes that sustainability cannot exist without strong recycling systems and programs. Can SMM and recycling complement each other? Of course, but it should not be used to replace recycling as a key component of sustainability, or as a diversion of resources from the necessary investment in infrastructure to support and expand recycling. Learn about the basic principles of SMM and why recycling should remain a crucial element in its adoption.

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This webinar is presented by The Association of Plastics Recyclers.


ENERGY STAR – Success Stories on Hosting Energy Efficiency Competitions
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT

Are you looking for a fun way to engage your building occupants? Join us to hear from two ENERGY STAR partners that have ran successful internal energy efficiency competitions. Learn about Boeing’s internal Battle of the Buildings competition, how they’ve expanded upon EPA’s competition resources, and their strategies for engaging occupants. In addition, Government Properties Income Trust will share their approach and results of an internal competition modeled after the ENERGY STAR BOOTCAMP program, and types of recognition given to winning teams. We’ll also review off-the-shelf, co-brandable tools and resources that EPA has created to help you “Build Your Own Battle.” Q&A to follow.

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