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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WKSHP: Wednesday, January 27, 2016:
Building Optimization: Commercial & Light Commercial Construction Focus
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, 5291 Stoney Creek Ct, Johnston, IA 50131
The Canadian Consulate General Minneapolis and the Government of Ontario, are pleased to bring you a full day program with 5 building science presentations. Attend all day and receive 5.5 AIA CEUs and/or 2.5 GBCI credits.

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: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 (1:00-2:00pm):
Urban Environments: Conservation Practices in Developed Areas
This webinar will delve into a few of the unique aspects to consider when applying conservation practices in highly developed urban environments. Participants will be provided an overview of the challenges, opportunities and special considerations when implementing conservation practices in highly developed areas.

WBNR: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 (2:00 – 3:30pm):
Student Leadership for Campus and Community Sustainability
This webinar looks at two differing and successful approaches to deepening student engagement in campus and community projects that integrate sustainability into the fabric of the student experience. Both top placers in the awards program, University of Hawai’i Maui College and University of British Columbia will delve into the specifics of their cross-curricular and educational efforts to allow students to live learn and lead by way of implementing sustainability projects and initiatives on and off campus.

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.

WBNR: Thursday, February 11, 2016 (10:30-11:30am):
Soil Water Sensors for Agriculture – Applications and Usefulness
This webinar will provide guidance for using the four main sensor technologies: neutron thermalization, resistance blocks, capacitance sensing (frequency domain sensing), and travel time sensing (time domain reflectometry and time domain transmission modes).

CALL: Friday, February 11, 2016 (10:00-11:00am):
P2R7 Roundtable Bi Monthly Call

WBNR: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 (12:30-1:30pm):
Reuse: A Triple-Bottom Line Solution
States, communities, organizations, and companies are realizing that incorporating sustainability strategies into their programs and operations brings positive benefits to people, the planet, and economies (“profits”)—the “triple bottom line”. Reuse: a Triple-Bottom Line Solution will present insights into the many benefits of reuse and ways to measure these benefits.

WBNR: Thursday, February 25, 2016 (12:00-1:30pm):
Innovative Collaborations in the Hospitality Sector to increase Food Recovery
In this webinar you will hear from a variety of points of view including the National Restaurant Association, a Denver based catering company, a non for profit providing business technical assistance, and an S Corporation with the mission to feed the hungry.

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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.