February 17, 2017
Here’s a look at upcoming sustainability webinars, conferences, and events for technical assistance professionals.  This bulletin is posted every two weeks.  Please note times are in Central Standard Time (CST).
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!
Webinars, Conferences, & Events
WBNR: February 21, 2017 (11:00-12:00 pm):

ADEQ Pollution Prevention

Pollution Prevention Topics:
∙ what’s new in Pollution Prevention (program statutes, thresholds, requirements
∙ examples of successful goals
∙ improved plan forms.
WBNR: February 21, 2017 (7:00-8:00 pm)
Parking available in lots just north of Mammel Hall
Panelists include State Senators, an economist, and an engineer.
Bills to be discussed include:
LB 87, Net Metering
http://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=31374
LB 352, Electricity business financing
http://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=31294
LB429, Provide for virtual net metering
http://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=31350
LB 610 & 626, Community Solar
http://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=31295
http://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=31732
LB 625, Property Assessed Clean Energy
http://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=31224
LB 646, Extreme Weather Strategic action plan
http://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=31289
LB657 – Adopt the Retail Electricity Transparency Act
http://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=31573
LB 660, Privatized retail power sales
http://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=31667
WBNR: February 22, 2017 (12:00-1:00 pm)
The Power of the Internet of Things: Harnessing IoT for Energy Efficiency
There is no shortage of hype around the Internet of Things (IoT), but is anyone actually taking advantage of it in existing facilities to optimize building performance? This session will review the opportunity IoT presents for real-time data monitoring to reduce waste, remotely control and manage equipment, and increase energy efficiency-all through a cost-effective means. The presentation will also highlight specific applications where implementing IoT with certain equipment within the building system can help both engineers and property managers collect and monitor real-time data, remotely manage equipment, and optimize building performance. It will also use specific case studies to discuss how the Internet of Things can make challenges, such as energy management across a portfolio, both easier and economical.
WBNR:  February 28, 2017 (11:00-12:00 pm):

Underground Storage Tanks Topics: ∙ UST rule updates and requirements for keeping your UST systems in compliance

 
CONF: March 22 to March 23, 2017:

The theme of the 11th annual Iowa Water Conference, “Watershed Management: Partnerships for Progress,” promotes water resource management from a watershed perspective, with a particular emphasis on the partnerships necessary to accomplish goals. Improving water management on a watershed scale is a complex undertaking due to the variety and sheer number of stakeholders. Watersheds do not adhere to political jurisdictions; they often cross borders of different cities of town, counties, and in some cases, states.

CONF: April 28, 2017 (11:00 – 6:00 pm):
This forum will be hosted at the Courtyard Marriott in La Vista, NE.
CONF: September 6 to September 8, 2017:
As food waste continues to become a mainstream problem, the need for resources and information about how to reduce it from the start, recover it if possible and where it should go become essential. The Midwest Food Recovery Summit will focus on ALL of the recovery options.

  Region 7 News
Resources
Food Rescue Locator
EPA P2 grant programs;webinar and questions link included

The Renewable Energy Toolkit for Affordable Housing

Local Greenhouse Gas Inventory Tool  or
State Greenhouse Gas Inventory Tool

P2RIC Calendar and P2RX calendar for upcoming events and webinars

Grants & Awards
Due Mar. 31, 2017 (for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program)
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. 
Kind regards,
Richard Yoder, P.E.
CBA Chief Sustainability Officer
UNO/CBA/NBDC
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge St.  MH200E
Omaha, NE 68182
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