June – July 2013
Learn about its Potential Use and Benefits
Space is limited!
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/284664960
The Energy & Materials Flow & Cost Tracker (EMFACT™) is a software tool to help companies systematically track materials and energy use; releases, discharges, and wastes; and associated costs. The tool can provide a comprehensive picture of resource use and its relation to production and planning that can help improve both business and environmental performance.
It was developed by the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) and the Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance (MA OTA). NEWMOA and MA OTA recently launched an open source code site for EMFACT™. The purpose of this webinar is to introduce potential users and software developers to EMFACT, the source code, and the new site; and to discuss ideas for using it.
Background & Introduction – 10 minutes
Presenter: Terri Goldberg, Executive Director, NEWMOA
Demonstration of EMFACT’s Open Source Code Website – 30 minutes
Presenter: Andy Bray, Project Manager, NEWMOA
Questions & Answers – 20 minutes
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
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Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer
Please join us for a webinar on “Non-Federal Funding Streams for E3 Project Implementation” where we discuss the landscape of financing opportunities for manufacturers looking to implement E3 assessment recommendations. This webinar will cover:
- The types of institutions well positioned to finance E3 projects
- How to locate and contact these organizations
- The types of data “impact investors” typically request prior to providing project financing
- Resources you can use to help you collect this data
Date/Time: June 5, 2013; 3:00pm – 4:00pm EST
Speaker: Bill McElnea, Economist, U.S. Department of Commerce
Registration link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/387891794
Call-in information for the webinar:
Dial-in: (866) 299-3188
Access Code: 202-564-8837
Join the U.S. EPA’s Energy Star program for this free webinar.
June 6, 2013
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Over the past decade, total data center energy use in the United States has almost quadrupled. Energy-efficiency program administrators can play a significant role in helping customers reduce data center energy use and demand. Based on the new Energy Star guide on data center efficiency programs, this webinar will explore the energy saving opportunities available and share emerging practices for program design and implementation. Mark Bramfitt, former head of PG&E’s data center efficiency program, will lead the presentation and be available to answer questions.
Register for this webinar.
Co-hosted by Exponent and US EPA, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Sustainable Futures™ is a voluntary EPA initiative that aims to promote the incorporation of Pollution Prevention principles into chemical stewardship. The goal of the Sustainable Futures™ Initiative is to make new chemicals safer, available faster, and at lower cost. It works by giving public stakeholders the same risk-screening models that EPA uses to evaluate new chemicals before they enter the market.
About the Workshop
Invited presenters include EPA staff with experience in the EPA New Chemicals Program and PreManufacture Notification (PMN) review process.
During this hands-on 3-day workshop, you will learn about a variety of tools, methods, and models that can be used to assess the hazard and potential exposure of chemicals. Methods addressed will include hazard and risk screening for human health, ecotoxicity, and environmental fate.
The workshop includes in-depth presentations and hands-on sessions with computer-based models. Using these models, companies can identify potentially risky chemicals early in the development process and reduce risk by finding safer substitutes and/or processes before submitting them to EPA. They can also be used to help stakeholders identify potential chemicals of concern from existing chemical inventories or supply chains.
- Learn how to conduct screening-level hazard, exposure, and risk characterizations of your chemicals in the absence of measured data
- Learn how EPA evaluates new and existing chemical notifications under TSCA
- Learn how to use the same models and methods that EPA OCSPP employs to perform chemical risk screening and prioritization activities
- This workshop satisfies the initial training requirement toward Sustainable Futures™ participant graduation
- Sustainable Futures™ graduates can be eligible to receive reduced regulatory review time for dual PMN/TMEA submissions.