Events

Oct
24
Tue
Portfolio Manager® 301
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT

Energy Star LogoWith 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.

Register for this and other informative Energy Star webinars today!

 

Oct
25
Wed
Scrap to Profit @ The Inn at Opryland
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day

Innovating and Improving Scrap Tire Markets

The Scrap Tire Research and Education Foundation, Inc. (STREF), the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), and Tennessee Department of the Environment Office of Sustainable Practices and Division of Solid Waste are hosting the 7th Scrap to Profit Conference on October 25 & 26, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The conference will explore topics to drive innovation in the scrap tire industry, including current trends and future opportunities for tire derived fuel, civil engineering, and ground rubber markets. Also, the conference will spark ideas for new markets by addressing recent and coming innovations in scrap tire uses, including an update on pyrolysis and gasification technologies.

The conference will offer networking and educational opportunities to drive the future of scrap tire markets. Don’t miss this exciting event!

Register for the event.

 

Oct
30
Mon
2017 ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource @ The Wigwam Arizona
Oct 30 – Nov 1 all-day

The 2017 ACEEE National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource will be held Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in Litchfield Park, Arizona.

Explore innovative approaches for designing and delivering energy efficiency programs. At this utility-focused event, held every other year by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy since 2001, how utilities can best integrate energy efficiency into planning and operations will be addressed. Industry leaders will convene to discuss the latest developments in using energy efficiency to meet new challenges as well as existing customer and utility needs.

The energy landscape is quickly shifting, and efficiency is emerging as a least-cost way to address mounting concerns about system reliability, volatile fuel prices, power plant construction costs and environmental compliance. Moreover, energy efficiency in homes, businesses and industries saves money, creates jobs and improves the environment.

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

 

Nov
2
Thu
Spray Paint Efficiency Training – Afternoon Session @ University of Louisville, Shelby Campus
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm EDT – 4:00 pm EDT

Image of a paint spray gun.For all painters and shop managers!

The training in spray paint efficiency workshop will help painters and managers of any kind of paint shop save money and protect worker health.

Training applies to:

  • Collision repair shops
  • Industrial paint shops
  • Fleet management facilities

Why attend?

  • Learn how to significantly reduce paint material costs, save money, improve air quality, and meet environmental standards.
  • On average, trained painters improve transfer efficiency by 20%.
  • An average shop of 10 painters can expect a VOC reduction of 2600 lbs.
    and annual savings of $5,000 to $50,000.

Participants receive:

  • Hands on training in a virtual paint booth to improve technique
  • Understanding of NESHAP and 6H surface coating regulations
  • 5 year 6H certification

Cost is $85 per person and includes lunch at 11:30 a.m.

 

Register for the Afternoon Session (noon – 4:00 p.m.)

Spanish language services are available.

 

Find out more about the Spray Paint Efficiency Training sessions and hotel information related to this event.


This training event is being offered through funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) with a collaboration of P2Rx centers hosted by the Environmental Sustainability Resource Center (ESRC) and the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) and presented by the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC).

Both sessions will be conducted at the facilities of the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC).

Spray Paint Efficiency Training – Evening Session @ University of Louisville, Shelby Campus
Nov 2 @ 4:30 pm EDT – 8:30 pm EDT

Image of a paint spray gun.For all painters and shop managers!

The training in spray paint efficiency workshop will help painters and managers of any kind of paint shop save money and protect worker health.

Training applies to:

  • Collision repair shops
  • Industrial paint shops
  • Fleet management facilities

Why attend?

  • Learn how to significantly reduce paint material costs, save money, improve air quality, and meet environmental standards.
  • On average, trained painters improve transfer efficiency by 20%.
  • An average shop of 10 painters can expect a VOC reduction of 2600 lbs.
    and annual savings of $5,000 to $50,000.

Participants receive:

  • Hands on training in a virtual paint booth to improve technique
  • Understanding of NESHAP and 6H surface coating regulations
  • 5 year 6H certification

Cost is $85 per person and includes dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Register for the Evening Session (4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EDT)

Spanish language services are available.

 

Find out more about the Spray Paint Efficiency Training sessions and hotel information related to this event.


This training event is being offered through funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) with a collaboration of P2Rx centers hosted by the Environmental Sustainability Resource Center (ESRC) and the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) and presented by the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC).

Both sessions will be conducted at the facilities of the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC).

Nov
8
Wed
Saving Energy Costs by Implementing an Energy Management System @ Penn State Center at the Energy Innovation Center
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm EST – 5:00 pm EST

PennTAP logoFree workshop.

Are you a facility, operations, or plant maintenance manager or staff? Let PennTAP show you how implementing an Energy Management System (EnMS) will reduce your organization’s energy costs.

This workshop will:

  • Help you understand the structure, goals and many benefits of an EnMS
  • Outline the steps involved in implementing and maintaining an EnMS at your facility
  • Provide a step-by-step walk through of the Department of Energy’s online tool – 50001 Ready Navigator

 

Register for this free workshop.

 

Nov
16
Thu
How to Move Your Company Toward Sustainability
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm EST – 1:00 pm EST

PennTAP logoFree webinar.

In order to move toward more sustainable practices, industrial managers need to understand what cultural, environmental, and economic challenges exist, and how to respond to them. PennTAP will review the link between sustainability and energy efficiency projects, and highlight the process to develop a carbon footprint, set a reduction goal, and implement projects to reduce your carbon footprint. We will also discuss methods to publicize the sustainability improvements at your facility.

 

Register for this free webinar.

 

Dec
7
Thu
2017 International Forum on Sustainable Manufacturing @ Lexington Convention Center
Dec 7 – Dec 8 all-day

Enabling the Circular Economy through Sustainable Manufacturing

The concept of Circular Economy promotes a restorative approach through regenerative design to concurrently pursue sustained economic growth, environmental protection, and societal well being.

Given manufacturing is the engine of wealth generation in any economy, adopting sustainability practices in manufacturing is imperative to the Circular Economy vision.

Sustainable Manufacturing to promote the Circular Economy is only feasible through a total and multi-lifecycle based approach to closed-loop material flow by adopting the 6Rs of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover, Redesign and Remanufacture.

The 6th International Forum on Sustainable Manufacturing will bring together experts from academia, industry and government agencies to discuss opportunities and challenges to ‘Enabling the Circular Economy through Sustainable Manufacturing’.

Special features of the event include:

  • Invited presentations by experts in Circular Economy and Sustainable Manufacturing
  • A Young Researcher Showcase with presentations from early-career researchers (expenses covered)
  • A Panel Discussion on ‘Enabling a Circular Economy through Sustainable Manufacturing’
  • A Student Poster Showcase

 

For more information and to register, visit the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing event page.

 

Feb
19
Mon
Plastics Recycling 2018 @ Gaylord Opryland
Feb 19 – Feb 21 all-day

Where Plastics Recycling Moves Forward

Plastics Recycling 2018 is the focal point for the increasingly complex and international plastics recycling industry. The event, now in its 13th year, brings together plastics reclaimers, equipment manufacturers, brand owners, brokers, government officials and leading sustainability voices from around the globe to deepen connections and push the sector forward. Don’t miss out on the industry event of the year.

The 2018 conference will offer presentations, panel discussions and Q&As featuring leading industry executives, relaimers and associations. The exhibit hall is expected to include more than 225 booths. The 2017 conference, held March in New Orleans, attracted nearly 1700 attendees from 40 countries and nearly 200 exhibitors from all sectors of the plastics recycling industry.

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet new faces, close deals and hear the information you need to know to keep your business ahead of the rest.

Why You Should Attend Plastics Recycling 2018

Learn how to take advantage of the current market to maintain and grow your business from the leading experts in the field of plastics recovery and utilization. Speakers will present extensive and detailed industry assessments, including analyses of trends in the U.S. and Canada, plastics collection issues, recycling market factors, and legislative and policy considerations.

Connect with over 200 companies in the industry showcasing their products and services in the exhibit hall. Exhibiting companies include, but will not be limited to, collectors and reclaimers, buyers and brokers, equipment producers, waste haulers and industry trade associations.

Network with clients, prospective partners, colleagues, vendors and industry leaders all in one location. Meeting everyone in one venue will save you precious time and travel expense.

Find more about this conference and how to register on the event website.