2011 Webinars

2011 Webinars

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August

How to Take Advantage of Tax Incentives to Help Lower Your Energy Costs (BAE Case Study on Developing Energy Management Program) – August 18, 2011

Never has there been a better time to get energy tax credits. For the first time in U.S. Tax History, 100% of the cost of an alternative energy project can be expensed for tax purposes for projects completed after September 8, 2010 and before December 31, 2011. Act now: EPAct has been extended through 2013 and other alternative energy tax incentives are available through 2016. Find out what tax incentives are available and how to take advantage of them.

At BAE Systems, Facility Managers played an important role in reducing utility costs by up to 48% while saving approx. $2 million in energy costs across enterprise in 2010. Learn how a successful energy management strategy can positively impact your business, how to actively engage your employees, and learn practical measures you can implement for immediate success.

Presenters:

  • Sean Delehanty, Sustainability and Energy Management Manager for Electronic Solutions, BAE Systems will give a case study on how BAE Systems leveraged their Strategic Energy Program to get energy savings.
  • Morgan Rooney, Energy Management/Sustainability Communications Representative, BAE Systems will talk about personnel programs implemented at BAE to motivate behavior change across the enterprise.
  • Charles Goulding, Attorney/CPA & President and Founder of Energy Tax Savers, Inc. (ETSI), Energy Tax Saver’s Inc. will talk about EPAct and tax incentives that everyone can leverage in their energy savings programs.

Presenters: Sean Delehanty, Morgan Rooney, Charles Goulding – Download Presentations Now

Overview – Donna Walden (moderator), WSPPN – University of Nevada, Reno – Business Environmental Program – Download

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June

DfE Safer Product Labeling Program – June 23, 2011

Libby Sommer, Environmental Scientist with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for the Environment Program (DfE), will talk about DfE’s efforts to inform and promote the use of safer chemicals. Under the DfE Safer Product Labeling Program, DfE allows the use of its logo on products that meet stringent green chemistry criteria. DfE recently added an ingredient disclosure requirement, making this the first labeling program of its kind to require such disclosure. DfE is also assessing alternatives to priorities chemicals such as BPA and brominated flame retardants, and will be assessing alternatives to phthalates.

This Webinar is cosponsored by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR), the Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN), and the West Coast Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Collaborative (WCEPPC).

Presenter: Libby Sommer – Environmental Protection Agency Design for the Environment Program (DfE) – Download Presentation Now

Overview – Donna Walden (moderator), WSPPN – University of Nevada, Reno – Business Environmental Program – Download

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May

GLRPPR/EPA Region 5 Forum – May 12, 2011

Held in lieu of a face-to-face roundtable, the GLRPPR / EPA Region 5 Webinar provides an opportunity to hear about P2 Programs in Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

Agenda:

  1. Opening comments by Briana Bill, Region 5 EPA
    Download GLRPPR EPA Region 5 Overview
  2. Presentation by ILLINOIS
    1. GLRPPR – Bob Iverson (Download presentation #2)
    2. I-CORE – Mike Springman (Download presentation #3)
  3. Presentation by MN – Phyllis Strong & Al Innes (Download presentation #4)
    1. P2 integration program
    2. P2 Grant work Green Chemistry and Design program
    3. Green Chemistry and Design program
  4. Presentation by MI
    1. Economy, Energy and Environment (E3) – Laura Rauwerda (Download presentation #5)
    2. Michigan’s Sustainable Hospital Initiative – Mike Young (Download presentation #6)
    3. Advancing Green Chemistry – Karen Edlin (Download presentation #7)
  5. Presentation by IN – Jennifer Schick (Download presentation #8)
  6. Presentation by WI – David Liebl (Download presentation #9)

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April

EPA Webinar Part II: Don’t Let the Threat of Bed Bugs Compromise your Sustainability Program – April 27, 2011

Part II will discuss: integrated pest management of bed bugs and working with your pest management professional, developing guest response protocols for cases of reported bed bugs, and creating a comprehensive Bed Bug Action Plan that includes environmental factors. Tentative speakers include: Steve Kells, University of Minnesota, and Ray Hobbs, Senior Vice-President Kelco Management & Development, Inc.


March

WALKABILITY – a measure of pedestrian safety, accessibility and friendliness – March 8, 2011

Automobiles are a source of many air pollutants. They are the second largest source of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the in the US, and CO2 represents over 80% of the greenhouse gas emissions causing global warming. More than half of our CO2 comes from vehicles. For every mile of driving eliminated, one pound of carbon dioxide is kept from the atmosphere.

“Walkability: What is it and why should you care?” Learn how businesses can promote healthy lifestyles, save money, and increase morale and productivity among employees. Learn how communities can reap numerous benefits of better planning for pedestrians. Learn how walkable communities reduce our carbon footprint.

Presenter: Carol Perry, Trip Reduction Specialist for Regional Transportation Commission – Download Presentation Now

Overview – Donna Walden (moderator), WSPPN – University of Nevada, Reno – Business Environmental Program – Download

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Feed-In Tariffs – A Renewable Energy Model for Everyone – March 18, 2011

Analyst Bob Tregilus, organizer of the Feed-in Tariffs for Nevada (FIT4NV) initiative, co-chair of the Electric Auto Association of Northern Nevada (EAANN), and steering committee member of the Alliance for Renewable Energy (ARE), will provide a basic overview of how a Feed-in Tariff (FIT) policy tool can create a predictable marketplace all along the renewable energy value chain. Successful feed laws have been adopted in over sixty nations and jurisdictions including: Germany, Italy, France, Great Britain, the Canadian province of Ontario, the state of Vermont, Hawaii, Oregon, and the city of Gainesville, Florida.

FITs reduce risk by paying any operator a fair ‘tariff’ (rate) to ‘feed’ renewable energy into the electric grid. The rate is scientifically differentiated by a variety of factors to assure the operator is paid for the actual cost of generation plus receives a reasonable rate of return on their investment. A FIT must also guarantee access to connect to the grid as well as a long-term contract.

Bob will explain the global phenomenon of FITs and talk about his experiences getting a FIT instituted in the state of Nevada.

Presenter: Bob Tregilus, organizer of the Feed-in Tariffs for Nevada (FIT4NV) initiative – Download Presentation Now

Overview – Donna Walden (moderator), WSPPN – University of Nevada, Reno – Business Environmental Program – Download

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EPA Webinar Part I – Preventing Bed Bugs… or at Least the Next Closest Thing – March 23, 2011

Part I will discuss: bed bug basics, getting ahead of bed bug infestation through early detection and maintenance, training lodging staff to be your first line of defense and educating guests on their role in preventing the spread of bed bugs. Speakers include: Kevin Maher, American Hotel and Lodging Association; Rick Cooper, Rutgers University; and Ray Hobbs, Senior Vice-President Kelco Management & Development, Inc.

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February

Charleen Fain – Keslar Speaks on California’s Vehicle Procurement Process and Strategies to Green – February 4, 2011

Webinar Description: This 30-minute webinar describes the processes the California Department of General Services goes through to procure safe vehicles. Charleen Fain-Keslar, Procurement Engineer for the California Department of General Services discusses the purchasing power of government and how purchasing decisions are based on the vehicles lifecycle, how they achieve the EPP, what car companies do to assist customers, and challenges and visions they see with vehicle procurement itself. The West Coast Environmental Preferable Purchasing Collaborative (aka WC EPP Collaborative) had Charleen as a guest speaker at their February 4 meeting.

Presenter: Charleen Fain-Keslar, Procurement Engineer for the California Department of General Services – Download Presentation Now

Sponsor: West Coast Environmental Preferable Purchasing Collaborative

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Printing Industry – A case study on how the printing industry has responded to the demand for sustainability by its customers – February 8, 2011

Starting in 2007, the printing industry was besieged with requests on how to become sustainable and recognize sustainable printing operations. As a response, the industry developed and launched the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership, which is a certification program for printers. The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership can serve as a model for other industry sectors and will reveal an industry sector moved forward, and most importantly, the benefits reaped by participating companies will be presented.

Presenter: Gary Jones, Director, EHS Affairs for the Printing Industry of America – Download Presentation Now

Case Study: Keeping up with the social thought process of honest transparent sustainable practices. This study shows and proves that being more sustainable helps improve your triple bottom line.

Presenter: Thomas Ackerman, Spirit Graphics and Printing, Inc. – Download Presentation Now

The National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP) is a voluntary program that fosters partnerships between EPA and manufacturers, commercial companies, and other facilities to reduce the use and/or release of 31 priority chemicals. This partnership encourages innovative thinking in the conservation of our resources, and better ways to substitute, reduce, reuse, or recycle, in particular. Print shops use a lot of solvents and other toxic chemicals which NPEP focuses on to reduce or eliminate.

Presenter: Olof Hansen, US EPA, Pacific Southwest Region – Download Presentation Now

Overview and resources – Donna Walden (moderator), WSPPN – University of Nevada, Reno – Business Environmental Program – Download Presentation Now This session will provide a repeatable program that can be adopted by other industry sectors seeking to establish sustainability models.

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Successes and Challenges in Greening Hotel Chains – February 22, 2011

The hospitality industry utilizes vast amounts of resources including materials, energy, and water. This webinar is a case study on how some enterprising individuals were able to move their hotel chains to go green; not only reducing the environmental footprint but also impacting the hotel’s bottom line.

David Hansen is Director of Engineering for Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe that is part of the Hilton Hotel Chain. Getting his management to invest in greening operations during a downed economy was just the first step in this inspirational story. Now David is leading the way towards resource reduction and energy efficiency in the entire Hilton Hotel Chain.

How do you get the world’s largest hotel chain to go green? Tim Burns, Hospitality Management Trainer will explain programs and best practices Best Western International is implementing to encourage their hotels to go green.

Andy Bray, Project Manager for Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) will talk about P2Rx’s National Sustainable Lodging Network, an online community of sustainable hospitality practitioners and a clearinghouse to support the work of this community.

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January

Advanced Green Purchasing Through the Use of Trusted Ecolabels – January 20, 2011

Purchasers and consumers are demanding goods and services with a lower environmental footprint, but the market is getting flooded with claims about constitutes a “green” product. This session will help participants sort through confusing claims about sustainable products. It will include a review of types of labels and what they mean, what to look for in labels and certifications, and new programs coming on line that will help all purchasers.

Representatives of the West Coast States Environmental Preferable Purchasing Collaborative will talk about how states are encouraging green products in state procurement solicitations.

Presenters:

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