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.
This non-technical presentation on data center opportunities will:
1) Provide an overview of data center efficiency opportunities in an easy to understand manner;
2) Empower managers to identify opportunities; and
3) Describe resources available from ENERGY STAR.
It should be attended by IT managers, energy managers, facilities, and energy efficiency advocates.
Mark Bramfitt, former head of the PG&E data center efficiency program, will lead the presentation and be available to answer questions.
An EPA Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar
There is no question, that plastics recycling is confusing, even for the most avid recycler. But it doesn’t have to be.
Join us for this webinar to learn best practices for communicating with your residents about plastics recycling and to discuss the best way to communicate about the commodities you collect with haulers and material recovery facilities.
Experts will explain why acceptable plastics for recycling are different from town to town. The terms used for plastic recycling are unclear and contradictory, which means consumers are often puzzled about which plastics to put in the recycling bin.
In this webinar, we will:
- Discuss the need for a common set of terms for plastics recycling;
- Take a tour of the Terms and Tools resource on RecycleYourPlastics.org, an interactive tool created to walk you through the new terms, provide royalty-free images, and help you create free educational flyers; and
- Hear how a common set of descriptive terms can improve communication, increase participation, and improve quality of plastics collected.
Together, we can make plastics recycling less confusing and recycle more plastics
Join us to learn about applying for ENERGY STAR® Certification in the new Portfolio Manager® tool. Attendees will view the step-by-step process of applying for the ENERGY STAR®, see a demonstration of new functionality that makes it easier than ever to apply from within Portfolio Manager®, and learn how track the status of submitted applications.
WaterSense’s third of four technical training webinars of 2015 for C&I facilities will walk through some of the most cost-effective projects and biggest water savers that can be implemented at your facility.
An overview will be provided of water-efficient operating procedures, retrofits, and replacements in private use restrooms, public restrooms, commercial kitchens, mechanical spaces, and outdoor landscapes.
From this webinar, participants should come away with new ideas and more details about water-saving projects to implement at their facility.
Join us as we introduce and demonstrate the core functionality of EPA’s new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. Attendees will learn how to:
- Navigate the new Portfolio Manager;
- Add a property and enter details about it;
- Enter energy and water consumption data;
- Share properties; and
- Generate performance reports to assess progress
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.
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.
Keynote Speaker: Catherine Heigel, Director, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
The agenda is currently under development and will be available soon!
For questions regarding this conference, please visit the SC DHEC event page.
The Food Recovery Summit will follow up on the highly successful 2012 Southeast Food Waste Reduction Conference to further catalyze the prevention and recovery of food discards. The Southeast Recycling Development Council (SERDC) is producing the 2015 Food Recovery Summit with collaboration from the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources (NCDNR) and the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (SCDHEC).
For more information about the summit and to register visit the South Carolina Recycling Development Council’s event page.
The Southeast Recycling Development Council – eleven states united to develop and promote sustainable recycling programs.
(Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia)