Here’s a look at upcoming sustainability webinars, conferences, and events for technical assistance professionals. This bulletin is posted every two weeks.

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WBNR: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm):
Stormwater Management, Energy Efficiency, Improved Aesthetics, and More: The Benefits of Green Roofs for Collegiate Facilities
On this webinar, we will provide an overview of modern green roof technology, and illustrate some specific benefits of green roofs for facility operators. We will also present a case study on the substantial green roof recently installed on Middlebury College’s new Squash Center.

WBNR: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 (1:00-2:00pm):
Using Refrigerant Management Tools to Ensure Compliance with Regulations and Save Costs
Green Chill Webinar: Ted Atwood from TrakRef will be presenting information on tools and protocols that supermarkets can use to ensure compliance with regulations and achieve other benefits, including saving money. The presentation will include a case study of Stater Bros.’ refrigerant management initiatives and accomplishments. For audio:

  1. Call the toll free call-in number: 1-866-299-3188 (706-758-1822 from outside the U.S.)
    2. Use Conference Code: 202 343 9185#

WBNR: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 (2:00-3:00pm):
Plug into Energy Savings: Strategies and Resources for Reducing Plugload Energy Use in Your Buildings
This webinar will include a discussion by an industry expert from NREL on simple low-cost and portable plug and process loads interventions. Partner organizations will share how they have addressed plug and process loads in their buildings, including a presentation by Stanford University who will share its successes in creating a plug load inventory, analysis and action plan to reduce associated energy consumption. The GSA will present one of its marquee projects of the federal government leading by example highlighting strategies for reducing plug and process loads in an historic zero energy building retrofit.

WBNR: Friday, December 4, 2015 (1:00-2:00pm):
Spring 2016 Leadership STAR Community Program Info Session
Learn more about the Spring 2016 Leadership Program in this info call featuring Leadership STAR Communities and STAR staff.

CONF: Monday, December 7, 2015 (1:00-9:00pm):
Nebraska Conservation Summit
This year’s Summit is centered on the theme of Water. At the Summit, we will explore how the global water crisis impacts Nebraska and how we can act to ensure water sustainability for future generations. By attending the Summit, you will learn about some of the greatest threats to Nebraska’s water supply and what is being done to address them. You will discover how different industries depend upon and manage water and how water is governed in our state. The goal of the Summit is to inform you about the issues facing water and to help you get involved in finding the solutions. Key Note speaker is Dr. Peter Gleick. Please note there is a fee to attend.

WBNR: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 (12:00-1:30pm):
Implementing Green Infrastructure in Rural and Growing Communities
Monona, Iowa and Clarkesville, Georgia are ahead of the curve in using green infrastructure to address some of their stormwater management challenges. Rural communities and small MS4s in particular will want to tune in to learn how to replicate these projects at home.

WBNR: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 (1:00-2:00pm):
The Changing Role of Today’s EHS Manager and Tactics to thrive in 2016
Speakers include Ned Ertel, President and CEO of RegScan, JR VanOrder, Global Practice Director at CH2M, and Noelle Harvey, Senior Product Manager at Enablon. During this webinar, you’ll learn:

  1. How the EHS Manager’s role is evolving and key EHS pain points
    2. Strategic recommendations, tools and tactics to manage today’s EHS challenges
    3. How to leverage data management for a successful EHS program
    4. Applicable best practices from EHS managers to succeed in your role

WBNR: Thursday, December 10, 2015 (12:00-1:30pm):
CURC Webinar: Quantifying Your Waste Reduction Efforts
This webinar will highlight successful waste reduction programs including how schools measure the corresponding drop in waste generation. Case study presentations will include UNC Asheville’s “Shareable Campus” program, a Waste Free Office Move effort at Knox College, and Loyola University Chicago’s initiative to reduce vendor packing with Reusable Totes. The program will also feature a presentation on techniques to track waste reduction and reuse activity for zero waste reporting.

WBNR: Thursday, December 10, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm):
Improving Operations and Energy Use at Universities
How to use analytics and Modern Fault Detection and Diagnostics to identify energy savings and operational improvements. Agenda includes 1) Strategies to identify areas to improve; 2) Using systems you have to save money; 3) Benefits of Continuous Commissioning

MTG: Friday, Decemeber 11, 2015 (10:00-11:00am):
R7P2 Bi-Monthly Roundtable Call
Please note the change in meeting call information. Format has changed for the December meeting to accommodate the poll feature in GoToWebinar. The focus of the meeting will be the State-EPA Dialogue and related P2 grant topics.

WBNR: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 (1:00-2:30pm):
Safer Seating
Finding Furniture Free of Flame Retardants, Formaldehyde and Other Toxic Chemicals. Join the webinar to hear how advocates and purchasing agents are working together to identify the chemical hazards that are lurking in office chairs, couches, desks and bookcases — and purchase safer furniture products.

WBNR: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 (1:00-2:00pm):
Ch. 8 – Implementation of the Green Chemistry Change and Sustaining Success
Green Chemistry Guide Listen and Learn Webinar Series. This Webinar series covers the content of the Green Chemistry Guide collaborated on by renowned university professors, industry professionals and the City of Los Angeles’s engineers.

WBNR: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 (1:00-2:00pm):
Trends in Behavior-based Efficiency Programs
Best of BECC – Join us for one of the presentations from the 2015 Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference that attendees think is worth repeating! This presentation will describe this annual data collection effort and highlight the key findings of this research to date. Results discussed will consider the social science knowledge most commonly incorporated into the programs captured, as well as methods used for program evaluation and overarching lessons learned from the program administrator community.

WBNR: Thursday, December 17, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm):
Managing “Recycling” Contamination: What works and what is a Waste
Join us to hear what needs to be done to clean up your recycling from a private recycling company, a municipal district and a state regulator. We all know the importance of developing a clean recycling product for the end markets, but the quality of the end product is dependent on the quality of the recycling stream arriving from businesses and households. With more materials allowed in the recycling container, confusion has increased. Learn what can be done to reduce the contamination and developing winning strategies that will leave everyone happy.


For more pollution prevention information check out these two great resources!

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.