Here’s a look at upcoming sustainability webinars, conferences, and events for technical assistance professionals. This bulletin is posted every two weeks. For the most current information check out the P2RIC calendar at or look us up on Facebook for the latest news and updates on sustainability issues!


WBNR: Thursday, August 7th (12:00pm-1:30pm): WBNR: The Intersection of the Microgrid, Renewable Energy and Storage
Microgrids save money and increase resiliency and reliability; but how do you achieve a successful, economic deployment and do it using private capital? Our case study is led by industry and academic leaders who have successfully deployed area-wide microgrids

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EVNT: Monday, August 18th – Thursday, August 21st: NAHMMA National Conference on Hazardous Material Management
Please join us for NAHMMA’s 29th Annual Hazardous Materials Management Conference in Orlando, FL. Located at the Buena Vista Palace Resort & Spa. Take advantage of this opportunity to connect with colleagues, customers and vendors during the event. The conference will include numerous training opportunities, facility tours, technical sessions, roundtable discussions, industry awards, and the annual HHW Olympics.

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WBNR: Thursday, September 4th (12:15pm-1:45pm): The Leading Edge of New Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies Coming to the Market
Leadership from DOE and other research centers will provide the latest information on where renewable energy technology is headed and the implications for profitable deployment.

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WBNR: Tuesday, September 9th (1:00pm-2:00pm): Alternative Products: Release Agents for Parts Manufacturing, Concrete Stamping and Asphalt Manufacturing and Application
In some manufacturing operations, various substrates are used to manufacture parts which are molded into a particular form.  Mold release agents are used to prevent the fiberglass or plastic from sticking to the mold. Concrete and concrete overlay stamping involve stamping a pattern into concrete to give it the appearance of stone.  Release agents are used between the curing concrete and the mats with the pattern to be stamped to prevent the concrete from sticking to the mat. A release agent is also used in asphalt manufacturing plants and when asphalt is being applied to roads to prevent the asphalt from building up and sticking to equipment and tools.

EPA Region IX and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) sponsored a project conducted by the Institute for Research and Technical Assistance (IRTA), a nonprofit organization, to identify, develop, test and demonstrate low-VOC, low toxicity alternatives to the high VOC content materials used as release agents in these applications.

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WBNR: Wednesday, September 9th (12:00pm-1:00pm): So You Want to Start a Green Business Program?
New Green Business Programs are being started across the nation but where does one start? What are the benefits and how much do they cost? Hear from successful programs and decide upon an approach that makes sense for you.

Gail Suzuki Jones from the State Energy Office in Hawaii will explain how Hawaii started their green business program, initiated new projects and attracted participation from champions, mentors and student interns. This session will provide agencies, non-profits, as well as interested businesses, and individuals with their approach to partnering, providing training and outreach to encourage businesses on the Hawaiian Islands to go green.

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P2 Success Stories and Case Study database: Add your story or see what others have done. Search for information by industry, process, waste reduced, company, state, or year.

P2 InfoHouse: This is a searchable online collection of more than 50,000 pollution prevention related publications, fact sheets, case studies and technical reports. It’s the largest single electronic resource for P2 information in the country.