Triple Region Roundtable

You can gain some technical knowledge through internet searches. But when you meet with your peers in-person it leads to discoveries you simply cannot make by Googling. Serendipitous conversations among professionals fosters valuable wisdom-of-crowds exchanges that lead to innovation.

The Spring Regional Roundtable meeting has been expanded to a tri-region roundtable hosted by the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR), the Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC), and the Zero Waste Network.

Triple Regional P2 Roundtable

March 31—April 2, 2015
Missouri Botanical Gardens
Commerce Bank Center for Science Education
4344 Shaw Blvd St. Louis MO

 Craft Brewery Sustainability Training


1:00 Overview of Brewery Process and P2 Assessment – Ken Grimm
1:30 Water and Waste Water (covers:  Sanitary water, water losses from leaks, water efficiency opportunity checklist, water audit collection, full cost of water, pre-treatment cost) – John Stier
Craft Brewery Sustainability and Benchmarking– John Stier
2:15 Solid Waste Reduction (covers waste generation, data management, best practices for prevention and beneficial reuse) – John Stier
3:00 Energy Reduction (covers energy usage, GHG reduction, and efficiency and load management) – John Stier
3:45 Break
4:00 Saint Louis Brewing Co. at Schlafly Bottleworks Schlafly Walkthrough – John Stier
4:45 Discussion and wrap-up
5:15 Optional Networking

John Stier full presentation P2 Roundtable Presentation

Weblinks and Manuals
Weblink Water and Wastewater Sustainability Manual
PDF Water and Wastewater Sustainability Manual
Weblink Solid Waste Sustainability Manual
PDF Solid Waste Sustainability Manual
Weblink Energy Sustainability Manual
PDF Energy Sustainability Manual

Networking: Getting to the Essence

8:00 Welcome and Introductions – EPA Direction of the national program
8:30 Getting to the Essence program presentations
Facilitated Networking
Benefits Best Program Practices
Funding Partners
P2 Barriers
P2 Policies, Measurement, Implementation, Program Delivery
P2Rx Resources identified after the Roundtable
11:45 Lunch
1:15 Small group discussions of topics developed in morning presentations
3:45 Summary and take-aways from table discussions followed by full group discussion
Table Topics
4:00 Tour of Missouri Botanical Garden sustainability initiatives
6:00 Adjourn

Green Business Program

8:00 Green Business Engagement Programs – structure, engagement, and measurement
Panelists: Walden, Carroll, and Ponzi
Facilitator: Rick Yoder

Supporting TAPs in EPA Region 9– Donna Walden
Breaking Down Barriers IGBA– Cassie Carroll
STLGreenBusinessChallenge – Jean Ponzi

9:30 Break
9:45 Zero Waste and Food Waste – waste initiatives in context of the triple bottom line
Panelists: Martinich, Kelly, and Engel
Facilitator: Doug Nedigh

Zero Waste: Philosophy, Programs, Profit– Dr. Joseph Martinich
TP2_Food and Compost Case Studies– Myla Kelly
Reducing, Reusing, and Diverting St. Louis’ Restaurant Waste  – Olivia Engel

Noon Lunch
1:00 Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation and Alternative Transportation–direct bottom-line initiatives are usually an easy sell for businesses, especially with utility incentives
Panelists: Andrews, Rusk, Hoskins, Allen, and Nielsen
Facilitator: Jean Waters

25×20 Energy Benchmarking– Emily Andrews
SEDAC Energy Efficiency Ideas for Small Business-Todd Rusk
Green Storm Water Infrastructure– Jay Hoskins
Trailnet Travel Green– Jennifer Allen
JLL – Metropolitan Square – Susan Nielsen & Mark Keim

3:00 Adjourn

Tools for TAPs

8:00 P2 Metrics and Data Display
Best practices, re-assessment lessons learned, mapping data to facilitate policy and strategy development
Presenters: Bruce Dvorak, Nebraska Partners in Pollution Prevention and Dan Nickey, Iowa Waste Reduction Center
Facilitator: Shantanu Santosh

Technical Assistance: Business Motivations for Implementation & Lessons Learned about QAPPS-Bruce Dvorak
Using Plannting Tools for More Effective P2 Projects-Dan Nickey

9:30 Break
9:45 Energy Savings and Green Chemistry
Reliable energy savings from Steam Traps and Compressed Air plus Green Chemistry Tools Presenters: Karl DeWahl, Minnesota Technical Assistance Program, David Carter, Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute, and Bradley Grams, EPA R5
Facilitator: Lara Babcock

Steam Trap Energy Conservation-Karl DeWahl
Chemical Data for Substance-Specific P2 Work-Bradley Grams

Noon Lunch
Community Engagement and Building Partnerships
1:00 Market Research Using Public Data to Identify Technical Assistance Targets-Laura Barnes ISTC, GLRPPR
E3 Projects – engage partners (Myla Kelly Peaks to Prairies Regional Information Center)
ICORE Community projects – engaging communities to help manufacturers-Mike Springman, ISTC
Thermal paper and Coal tar sealant – from awareness raising to reduction implementation (Al Innes, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency)
2:30 Facilitated discussion – Opportunities and barriers and how to overcome them
Facilitator: Bill Narotski
3:00 Adjourn

P2 & Lean Principles Training

8:00 Introduction and Overview of Tools, Techniques, and Resources
8:45 Process Mapping
9:45 Prioritizing Pollutants
10:15 Value Stream Mapping
Noon Lunch
1:00 Lean Tools
2:30 Pollution Prevention tools and Resources
3:15 Engaging Employees and Management
4:00 Application to Your Operations
5:00 Wrap-up and Adjourn

Triple Region Roundtable Evaluations final