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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 P2RIC.org or look us up on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates on sustainability issues!

WKSHP: Monday, January 11- Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Industrial Environment Sustainability Practices
Designed to provide an overview of pollution prevention (P2) and environmental sustainability opportunities, this course could ultimately save money for your facility. Topics will address industrial systems that may include: building envelope, lighting, HVAC systems, motors, compressed air, steam, fans, pumps, chemical use, green procurement, water and waste water, as well as zero waste. The course is open to industry or institutional professionals and is offered for credit or non-credit, as well as professional development hours. The course registration fee is $200, with an optional PDHs certification fee of $20.

WBNR: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 (1:00-2:00pm CST):
The New NRCS Division of Soil Health: Approach and Benefits
This webinar will provide an overview of the purpose of the new Division and how it will function to provide direct assistance to NRCS field staff, landowners, and others seeking to improve the health of their soils. Please note you do not have to pre-register for this event.

WBNR: Thursday, January 14, 2016 (9:00-10:00am CST):
Increasing Paint Booth Efficiency
Learn how technology and management practices can increase productivity and reduce operating costs. The focus will be on particulate removal, heat/cooling recovery, booth/filter maintenance for booth efficiency.

WBNR: Thursday, January 14, 2016 (1:00-2:30pm CST):
Energy Efficiency and EM&V
EPA will discuss how energy efficiency can be used as a compliance measure in the CPP, and what the rule says about EM&V.

WBNR: Thursday, January 14, 2016 (2:30pm-4:00pm CST):
Preparing for Food Security in an Age of Limited Natural Resources: A Focus on Water
Denver Water and Denver Urban Gardens will discuss their study of the potential allowance of reclaimed water irrigation of crops for human consumption, thus removing barriers for urban agriculture

WBNR: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 (1:00-2:30pm CST):
Utility Incentives for the Use of Natural Refrigerants
This webinar will focus on utility incentives for the use of natural refrigerants in commercial refrigeration. The webinar will discuss prescriptive rebates for self-contained cases and custom incentives for commercial systems. Please note: Enter as guest when attending webinar.
Audio: 1-866-299-3188 (706-758-1822 from outside the U.S.) Use Conference Code: 202 343 9185#

WBNR: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 (1:00-2:00pm CST):
Green Chemistry Guide Listen and Learn Webinar Series – Implementation of the Green Chemistry Change and Sustaining Success
This series of webinars covers the content of the manual chapter-by-chapter. Chapter 8, presented by Lissa McCracken, is the implementation of sustainability practices into business models and integrating pollution prevention and green chemistry strategies and models.

WBNR: Thursday, January 21, 2016 (9:00-10:00am CST):
Optimize Spray Gun Transfer Efficiency
Learn about liquid spray technology and best management practices that can help you reduce operating costs and air emissions and increase quality and productivity.

WBNR: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 (12:00-1:0pm CST):
It Starts with Efficiency: Tools and Strategies for Energy & Water Benchmarking
Learn about the large-scale efficiency initiative of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) in conjunction with the U.S. Dept. of Energy. Hear more about the latest improvements and additions to the Energy Star Portfolio Manager data tracking tool—an excellent, FREE software platform available to all venue managers. Case studies of excellence in energy and water efficiency from Green Sports Alliance Members will be shared.

WBNR: Thursday, January 28, 2016 (9:00-10:00am CST):
Benefits of Powder Coating Technology Developed by the Powder Coating Institute
Benefits of powder coating technology developed by the Powder Coating Institute. Register for the webinar to learn how to convert your current liquid spray technology to powder coating to increase quality and productivity while reducing operating costs and improving your environmental footprint.

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.