GLOBALCON Expo 2017 @ Pennsylvania Convention Center
Mar 22 @ 9:10 am EDT – Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm EDT

The GLOBALCON Expo 2017 – Energy, Power & Facility Management Strategies & Technologies conference will be held March 22-23 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall E, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Presented by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), the conference is designed to provide hands-on, up-to-the-minute information you can use right away to improve your energy management program, and get up to speed on the current generation of innovative technologies available to help you meet your goals.

Decision makers from business, industry and government must now seek integrated energy solutions — solutions which assure both a secure and affordable energy supply to meet today’s and tomorrow’s needs, and effective management of energy and overall operational costs.

The GLOBALCON Expo will emphasize four critical areas of leading edge technology and related services:

  • Energy Management, HVAC and Smart Building Systems
  • Renewables, Alternative Energy and Onsite Generation
  • Lighting Efficiency and Integrated Energy Solutions
  • Plant and Facilities Management

Register today!


EPA Tools and Resources Webinar: Safer Choice Program
Mar 22 @ 3:00 pm EDT – 4:00 pm EDT

epa-logo-pngWhat does the Safer Choice label mean?

We all care about making our homes and workplaces safer. But when it comes to cleaning and other products, it’s hard to know which ones contain safer ingredients. That’s why EPA created the Safer Choice label – to help you find products that perform and are made with ingredients that are safer for our families, pets, workplaces and the environment. Products that carry the Safer Choice label have been carefully evaluated by EPA scientists. Every ingredient must meet strict safety criteria for human health and the environment, including carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, toxicity to aquatic life, and persistence in the environment. For a product to qualify for the label, the Safer Choice program also evaluates performance, packaging and ingredient disclosure.

Clive Davies of EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention will present the science behind the program, how EPA works with product and chemical manufacturers, as well as Safer Choice label messaging.

Who should attend?

State environmental and health agencies, tribes, local governments, communities, industry stakeholders and others interested in learning about safer choices that help consumers, businesses and purchasers find products that contain safer ingredients for human health and the environment.

To join the webinar, please register.

If you are unable to listen through your computer speakers, please dial: 1-866-299-3188. Access Code: 202-564-6669. Please note telephone lines are limited and muted during the webinar.

Additional information and webinar recordings can be found on the EPA’s website.





PENNTAP Facility Operations Workshop @ Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
Mar 27 @ 8:00 am EDT – 4:30 pm EDT

PennTAP logoThe Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PENNTAP) is hosting a Facility Operations Workshop on March 27 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. Two training tracks will show you how to operate your building at maximum efficiency and save money.

Facility Operator Certification and Building Re-tuning (BRT)

Save on facility operating costs. This Facility Operations Workshop will show you how to save energy and reduce your facility operating costs. Two parallel training tracks will focus on Building Operator Certification (BOC) maintenance points and Building Re-tuning (BRT) topics.


Building Operator Certification Points (BOC)

The BOC track of this workshop is designed to provide up-to-date information on the latest tools, trends, and best practices for building operators. BOC maintenance points will be earned at these sessions. Registrants on this track are also invited to participate in BRT walk-throughs of select Penn State campus buildings. Earn 7 BOC maintenance points.


Building Re-tuning (BRT) Training

The Building Re-tuning (BRT) track will outline a systematic process for evaluating building performance and identifying low-cost/no-cost opportunities for reducing energy waste. Practical hands-on BRT walk-throughs will take place at a variety of Penn State campus buildings.


Who Should Attend?

Building operators, maintenance staff or technicians, energy managers, facility managers, building engineers, and HVAC technicians are encouraged to attend.


All registered participants will be entered into a drawing for various energy audit equipment to measure air flow, temperature, distance, and energy.


Register for the workshop today! Registration deadline is March 22.


FREE: Four Rivers Watershed Sustainability Summit @ Murray State University, Curris Center, Small Ballroom
Mar 27 @ 8:00 am CDT – 3:00 pm CDT

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin declared March 19-25 as “Water Week in Kentucky” [PDF] to show how each member of the state is impacted by water in their daily lives and to connect water health to quality of life for each Kentucky citizen.

As part of this celebration, the Watershed Studies Institute at Murray State University, the City of Murray, Kentucky and the Jackson Purchase Foundation will co-host the inaugural Four Rivers Watershed Sustainability Summit [PDF] on Monday, March 27. The summit is free and open for the public to attend. Lunch will be available at the event for a small fee. Registration is requested, but not required.

The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT in the Small Ballroom of the Curris Center at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. The goal of this event is to celebrate our abundant water resources that are so important to our history and region, and learn about local projects to improve and protect our water resources.

Seminars have been scheduled throughout the event, and will include information on water-related projects in the Four Rivers Region, including the science behind water quality and its effects on aquatic life and regional watershed management projects. Educational booths and demonstrations will include information about different activities that citizens can do to improve and protect our water resources.

The Four Rivers Region includes the parts of the Lower Cumberland River basin, Lower Ohio River Basin, the Tennessee River Basin and the Mississippi River Basin in the following counties:

  • Kentucky counties: Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, Simpson, Trigg, and Todd
  • Tennessee counties: Henry, Stewart, Montgomery and Robertson


Visit the Four Rivers Watershed Sustainability Summit website for more information and to register. [PDF]

The full summit schedule is available here. [PDF]


Tennessee Industry Roundtable Discussion
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am CDT – 12:00 pm CDT

tn-dec-logo2-jpgThe Office of Sustainable Practices invites you to attend an Industry Roundtable Discussion at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Field Offices in Jackson, Memphis and Knoxville.

Discussion topics include:

Challenging Waste Streams

  • Recycling, Composting, Materials Reuse



  • Working with Utilities, Energy Conservation Efforts, Energy Management


Financial Assistance Information

  • Grants, Assessments


How Can TDEC Help You?


Register today!


Tennessee Industry Roundtable Discussion
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am CDT – 12:00 pm CDT

tn-dec-logo2-jpgThe Office of Sustainable Practices invites you to attend an Industry Roundtable Discussion at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Field Offices in Nashville, Memphis and Chattanooga.

Discussion topics include:

Challenging Waste Streams

  • Recycling, Composting, Materials Reuse



  • Working with Utilities, Energy Conservation Efforts, Energy Management


Financial Assistance Information

  • Grants, Assessments


How Can TDEC Help You?


Register today!


Kentucky Brownfield Assistance Open House @ Department of Environmental Protection Offices, Conference Room 111
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am EDT – 3:00 pm EDT

dca-logo-jpgThe Kentucky Brownfield Redevelopment Program invites communities and those interested in brownfield redevelopment to an open house event that can assist you with your current and future projects.

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection and the Kentucky Division of Compliance Assistance will host a Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Open House on Friday, April 7, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. EDT. The event will put your community in touch with organizations that can help provide brownfield training, funding identification, grant and technical assistance, and project guidance.

The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), the Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR) and the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) will all be on hand to talk about aspects of your project. Whether just an idea or something that is already in process, these experts can provide guidance.

TAB providers and CDFA receive grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide services, such as:

  • Developing and assisting with community involvement regarding site cleanups;
  • Providing guidance on remediation and redevelopment;
  • Explaining health impacts;
  • Explaining the science and technology of brownfield redevelopment at all stages;
  • Developing grant management techniques;
  • Reviewing brownfield grants;
  • Developing strategies for brownfield redevelopment;
  • Identifying funding and resources;
  • Facilitating stakeholder participation;
  • Assisting with Revolving Loan Fund Grants;
  • Identifying reuse financing; and
  • Exploring tax credits and tax increment financing for projects.


Who should attend?

  • Current brownfield grant recipients working through their projects;
  • Potential brownfield grant recipients who want to gain resources to better implement a brownfield grant;
  • Former recipients that are still working through projects;
  • Communities/nonprofits that aren’t involved in brownfields yet, but are considering it; and
  • Any community or group currently working with the Kentucky Brownfield Redevelopment Program that is interested in learning more about available programs and resources.


Join us to find out how you can benefit from the Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program and CDFA.

Find out more about the event and register.


27th Annual Energy Storage Association Conference and Expo @ Colorado Convention Center
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am MDT – Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm MDT

The 27th Annual Energy Storage Association Conference and Expo will be held April 18-20 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

The conference is a global event in energy storage. Participate in an expanded conversation about storage and the transformation of the power sector, shape your business and build new connections.

An impressive selection of keynote speakers and expert panelists is on the program, including Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper; Ivor Catto, CEO of Renewable Energy Systems; and Michael O’Sullivan, senior vice president of NextEra Energy Resources.

The Energy Storage Association is the voice of the energy storage industry and your participation will help us promote the adoption of competitive and reliable energy storage systems for electric service throughout out the United States.

Register today!


CxEnergy 2017 Conference & Expo @ The Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am EDT – Apr 27 @ 12:30 pm EDT

The CxEnergy 2017 Conference & Expo will be held April 24-27 at The Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida.

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
  • Architects
  • MEP Engineers
  • Manufacturers
  • Energy Service Providers
  • Government Officials
  • Financial Experts
  • HVAC Testing Professionals


Register today!


North Carolina ESI Members Meeting and Training & Networking Event @ North Carolina Museum of Art
May 2 – May 3 all-day

Link to NC ESI websiteThe 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.

For more information and to register, please visit the event website.