Events

May
24
Wed
Webinar: Ask the Expert
May 24 @ 12:00 pm EDT – 12:30 pm EDT

epa-energy_star_logo-jpgEvery Wednesday at noon, we’ll hold Portfolio Manager “Ask the Expert.” It’s a live webinar that gives all users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA experts in an open forum. Want to talk to a “real” person? Have a question about how Portfolio Manager calculates your score? Want to learn more about entering Green Power? Join us, and we’ll answer all your questions about ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager in this public forum.

Register for this and other informative Energy Star webinars.

 

Portfolio Manager® 201
May 24 @ 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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May
25
Thu
Portfolio Manager® 301
May 25 @ 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.

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The Recycling Partnership – State of Curbside Report
May 25 @ 1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT

Recycling-Partnership-logo-pngIn its inaugural State of Curbside Report, The Recycling Partnership identifies key attributes of the highest-performing cities (those collecting more than 400 pounds per household, per year) for recovering recyclables curbside in the U.S. One common attribute that the cities shared was that each community had some sort of public action to support recycling.

What is a “public action?” It’s a term that refers to a trigger or tool that a local government implements to influence curbside recycling collection. Examples of this can include 1) having a licensing agreement or franchise that mandates recycling collection be provided with garbage collection, 2) delivering a container to every home in the community and mandating automatic collection, or 3) other action or policy that supports recycling and includes it in every household’s service.

In this Webinar, The Recycling Partnership will share details and data from its far-ranging State of Curbside Report. Representatives of three high-performing cities — Florence, Alabama; Madison, Wisconsin; and Portland, Oregon — will share how their communities brought recycling to its residents in a way that makes them public action stars of recycling.

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May
31
Wed
Webinar: Ask the Expert
May 31 @ 12:00 pm EDT – 12:30 pm EDT

epa-energy_star_logo-jpgEvery Wednesday at noon, we’ll hold Portfolio Manager “Ask the Expert.” It’s a live webinar that gives all users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA experts in an open forum. Want to talk to a “real” person? Have a question about how Portfolio Manager calculates your score? Want to learn more about entering Green Power? Join us, and we’ll answer all your questions about ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager in this public forum.

Register for this and other informative Energy Star webinars.

 

Jun
7
Wed
EPA Webinar – The Resilient Business: Disaster Preparation through Pollution Prevention
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm EDT – 3:30 pm EDT

Could your business cope with a major flood, snowstorm, or power failure? Do you use hazardous chemicals? Surveys show that many businesses have not prepared for disasters by taking precautions such as emergency planning, having adequate insurance, & arranging for emergency power. This webinar for Massachusetts businesses will show you how to manage hazardous chemicals safely so that they are not at risk of release during a flood or other natural disaster. Registrants will receive a presentation with links to on-line resources. Learn how to:

  • use online maps to quickly find out if you are in a floodprone area
  • determine your elevation & assess your flood risk onsite,
  • reduce risk & save money by switching to less hazardous chemicals & using energy more efficiently,
  • comply with regulations for managing hazardous wastes & materials, &
  • find financing & technical assistance.

 

Agenda:

  • Roy Crystal, EPA Region 1 – The Resilient Business: Disaster Preparation through Pollution Prevention
  • Tiffany Skogstrom, Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance – Online Maps & Resources for Disaster Preparation & Toxics Use Reduction in Massachusetts
  • Brenda Mirabile, FM Global – Onsite Assessment of Flood Risk & How to Reduce It

 

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Jun
13
Tue
Webinar: How to work with your hauler to get better waste data
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT

epa-energy_star_logo-jpgWithout measured data, it looks like your waste management activities never change month to month. Join us as we hear from organizations who issued RFPs and worked with their haulers to get better data and right-size their services.

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Jun
14
Wed
Webinar: WaterSense Sanitary Fixtures and Equipment
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT

epa-energy_star_logo-jpgWater use in restrooms and laundries can account for nearly 50 percent of water use within a facility. Join us to learn about water-efficient operations and maintenance practices and retrofit and replacements options that can help reduce water and energy use in public and private bathrooms and commercial laundries. Find out how using WaterSense labeled and ENERGY STAR qualified products in these areas can significantly reduce your facility operating costs.

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Jul
12
Wed
Webinar: Seeking Savings Indoors and Outdoors with WaterSense
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT

epa-energy_star_logo-jpgJoin us to learn about water use profiles of typical commercial facilities and areas where water is often wasted. Find out about free WaterSense tools and resources available to help facility managers and building owners identify potential water savings including water-efficient products and practices to save water during the operation and maintenance, renovation, and construction of commercial buildings. Come away with tips and project ideas to proactively managing water use and maximizing building performance with water, energy, and cost savings.

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Jul
18
Tue
Webinar: Technology solutions to waste tracking
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT

epa-energy_star_logo-jpgJoin us in learning about organizations employing new technology solutions to cut their waste hauling costs and measure improvements to their waste management activities. Solutions include placing bins on scales to automate data collection, and placing sensors in bins to collect waste analytics.

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