Here’s a look at upcoming sustainability webinars, conferences, and events for technical assistance professionals. This bulletin is posted every two weeks. Please note all times are in Central Standard Time (CST).

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WBNR: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 (9:00-10:00am):
Safer Products That Work: Cleaners and Degreasers for Industrial Maintenance and Auto Repair
MnTAP will share successes of small commercial and industrial facilities that have made the switch to greener products. Pilot projects come alive in this 45-minute presentation on best-in-class products that have been tested and implemented in Minnesota businesses. Learn cost-effective ways to lower health risks and pollutants from your cleaning operation without sacrificing performance.

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.

WBNR: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 (12:00-1:00pm):
Loyola University Chicago’s Gallons Saved & Shared Project
In a partnership with the Departments of Residence Life, Facilities, Psychology, and the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Loyola University Chicago installed water efficient fixtures on campus, engaged students to reduce their water use, and is sharing lessons learned with Illinois colleges and universities via a tool kit.

WBNR: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 (1:00-3:00pm):
Community Wastewater System Owners Guide Tool Demonstration
Newly developed free software is available that allows wastewater professionals to generate an owner guide customized for an individual client’s system. This USDA grant funded project, led by the University of Minnesota (UMN), has developed a tool available at the website

WBNR: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 (2:00-3:00pm):
Ramping up the Market for Zero Energy Buildings
The Department of Energy (DOE) will partner with the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) to host an informational webinar to address the current state of zero energy buildings in the marketplace and to provide a roadmap for participants to develop and implement a zero energy building program.

CONF: Monday, March 7- Wednesday, March 9, 2016:
2nd Biennial Great Plains LID Research and Innovation Symposium
Low impact development (LID) is a land planning and engineering approach for enhanced stormwater management. The diversity and extremes of Great Plains climate and site conditions generate significant challenges for successful LID implementation. A wide variety of region-specific topics will be discussed through keynote presentations, break-out sessions, and a half-day optional tour of Omaha green infrastructure projects.

WBNR: Thursday, March 10, 2016 (1:00-2:30pm):
Environmental Compliance for the Conservation Reserve Program
This webinar will assist NRCS conservation planners, FSA employees, agency partners, and Technical Service Providers to understand NRCS and FSA responsibilities for Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) environmental compliance, and how to properly document the results of the CRP Environmental Evaluation process.

WBNR: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 (10:00-11:00am):
Waitrose’s Experience’s Using Self-contained Hydrocarbon Systems
Jim Burnett (Waitrose) and Geoff Amos (Carter Retail Equipment) will present on Waitrose’s experience using self-contained hydrocarbon systems. The webinar will address a range of topics, including the factors that motivated the company’s decision to use self-contained hydrocarbon systems, system design specifics, refrigerant leak rate reductions, and energy performance relative to standard HFC-based systems, safety and maintenance considerations, and the broader market potential for these type of systems.

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