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Department of Energy’s report: GeoVision, Harnessing the Heat Beneath Our Feet

October 15, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Please join us as Dr. Susan Hamm, Director of the Geothermal Technologies Office for the U.S. Department of Energy, discusses the findings of the Department of Energy’s report: GeoVision: Harnessing the Heat Beneath Our Feet. In addition to addressing the state of geothermal energy in the U.S., the report highlights the opportunities for geothermal to have a sizable role in meeting the nation’s 21st-century energy demands.

The report provides a pathway forward for the future of geothermal and what needs to be done to increase the presence of geothermal in the energy sector. Dr. Hamm will also address the challenges and opportunities for geothermal in the Northeastern part of the United States.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Portfolio Manager 201

October 15, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Continue to learn about EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool, with a deeper dive into more advanced functionalities such as: editing property data; correcting and updating property use details; using the data quality checker; and sharing property data.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

  • Portfolio Manager
  • Sharing property data

Webinar level: Intermediate

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Planning and Zoning Best Practices for Large-scale Solar

October 15, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This webinar will address best practices for planning and zoning for large-scale solar in your community. Learn about ways to provide maximum siting options for ground mount solar projects while preserving your community's character and historic resources.

Attendees will come to understand the development standards they can use to ensure large-scale development creates agricultural, vegetative, environmental, and water quality co-benefits. Finally, the webinar will provide a brief overview of SolSmart, a national designation and technical assistance program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. SolSmart promotes the use of best practices by local governments to ensure greater ease and affordability for residents and businesses to install and access solar energy.

This webinar will count as training for SolSmart PZD-9 credit: Train planning staff on best practices in planning and zoning for solar PV.

Panelists:

  • Megan Day, AICP | National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Rob Davis | Fresh Energy
  • Steve Kalland | North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center
Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Ask the Expert

October 16, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Every other Wednesday at noon, we hold Portfolio Manager "Ask the Expert." It’s a live webinar that gives all users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA experts in an open forum. Want to talk to a “real” person? Have a question about how Portfolio Manager calculates your score? Want to learn more about entering Green Power? Join us, and we’ll answer all your questions about ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager in this public forum.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

  • Portfolio Manager
  • Getting started with benchmarking
  • Solutions to your unique questions

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Sea Level Rise Affecting Road Flooding and Marsh Migration Along CT's Coast

October 16, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Sea Level Affecting Marsh Migration ( SLAMM) is a mathematical model developed by NOAA that uses digital elevation data and other information to simulate potential impacts of long-term sea level rise on wetlands and shorelines.

CT DEEP recently completed a project to run the SLAMM model for the Connecticut coastline, to better understand how Connecticut's 21 largest coastal marshes and coastal area roads may respond to sea level rise (SLR).  The model results have been turned into a new viewer on CT ECO, and there will be a webinar on October 16 to review the results.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Data Basics

October 17, 2019 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Public Library of New London

63 Huntington Street, New London, CT 06320

This is the CTData Academy's introductory session designed to expand data literacy. Participants come away with a greater understanding of data collection and analysis and a more critical eye towards data encountered in everyday life.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Success Stories on Holding ENERGY STAR Competitions

October 17, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Are you looking for a fun way to engage your building occupants? Join us to hear from two ENERGY STAR partners that have successfully run internal energy efficiency competitions. Food Lion will share how they encouraged sister brands to start developing energy management programs and helped them manage energy, as well as highlights from their inaugural "Battle of the Buildings competition," which resulted in a 10% energy reduction for the winning store. Additionally, Boeing will discuss their internal Battle of the Building competition, how they’ve expanded upon EPA’s competition resources, and their strategies for engaging occupants.

We'll also review off-the-shelf, co-brandable tools and resources that EPA has created to help you “Build Your Own Battle.” Q&A to follow.

Speakers:

  • Sean Shropshire, Specialist Energy Engineer, Food Lion
  • Crystal Frost, Sustainable Behaviors and Conversation Leader, Boeing
  • Alena Hutchison, ENERGY STAR Communications Team

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

  • Energy management

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Peering Into the Crystal Ball: How the Market Decides Future Use!

October 18, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

If you build it, they might not come. If you dream it, a developer may not be interested. This webinar will cover the basics of real estate market analysis and what drives development. Whether it's a commercial, residential, or industrial development, developers have specific criteria they are looking for.

Participants will learn the difference between types of developers, basic criteria to use when evaluating development teams, and what developers look for in real estate deals. Strategies for attracting development in tough markets will be explored. The objective is to develop an understanding of how developers make decisions and how to re-position sites and neighborhoods for private investment. Participants also will learn about the latest market trends and strategies for attracting developers to tough markets.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Equity Symposium 2019

October 19, 2019 - 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Goodwin College

1 Riverside Drive East Hartford, CT 06118

Belief

The core belief driving this day is that community members want to better understand and support equity but many do not fully know how.

Mission

  • To provide an opportunity for people to deepen their understanding of equity.
  • To reach audiences historically absent from the discussion and advancement of equity, and provide guidance on how to be an ally and force for change.
  • To create an opportunity for people of color to identify their needs and wants in any conversation about equity.
  • To bring allies and people of color doing equity work together to identify best practices in community discussion and policy work about equity.
  • To create a universal understanding of what equity is (and is not).

Projected Outcomes

People will leave this day having learned about a facet of equity they were unfamiliar with, and be able to demonstrate the ability to work together on issues of equity with deeper understanding and thoughtfulness.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

How to Apply for the ENERGY STAR for U.S. Buildings

October 22, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Join us to learn about applying for ENERGY STAR Certification in Portfolio Manager. Understand the value of the ENERGY STAR certification, see the step-by-step process of applying, and gain tips to help your property get from application to award.

Please note that this webinar only applies to buildings in the United States. Visit Natural Resources Canada’s website for more information on certifying buildings located in Canada: www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/buildings/energy-benchmarking/13603

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

The Health of the Forest: What does that Mean and Why does it Matter?

October 23, 2019 - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Aqua Turf

556 Mulberry St, Plantsville, CT, 06479

Keynote Speaker – Bill Moomaw
Professor Emeritus at the Fletcher School of Law and International Development
speaking on the role of forest management in combatting climate change

Professor Moomaw has been highly active in the climate change debate for decades and is one of the lead authors of the Nobel Prize winning report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2007).

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Minimizing Water Use in Mechanical/HVAC Systems

October 23, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Facilities with extensive heating and cooling requirements can still be water-efficient. Optimizing your heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system efficiency will help save your facility water, energy, and money. EPA's WaterSense program will teach you how to reduce water waste in cooling towers and steam boilers, optimize chilled water systems, and address equipment that uses single-pass cooling water.

Speaker: Tara O'Hare, EPA's WaterSense Program

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

  • Water efficiency

Webinar level: Beginner to intermediate

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

SHOUT IT OUT - 2019 CT Trails Symposium

October 24, 2019 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Goodwin College Community Room

211 Riverside Drive East Hartford, CT 06118

The Governor’s Greenways Council, in partnership with Goodwin College, is excited to announce its fourth annual Connecticut Trails Symposium will take place October 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the College’s East Hartford campus (Community Room, 211 Riverside Dr).

“Shout it Out!” We in Connecticut, over the last decade, have made great progress in building and connecting our trail systems. So much so that the CGC believes now is the time to celebrate and shout about our trail systems assuring that all members of our communities can gather, recreate, relax, run errands and even commute or travel together. This year, the Symposium offers sessions that focus on engaging with state and local marketing and tourism resources as well as technology that can maximize effective delivery of your trail information.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

2019 Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Conference

October 24, 2019 - 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Eversource Auditorium

107 Selden Street, Berlin, CT

An exciting agenda is lined up and which will dive into real examples of zero energy buildings presented by industry leaders including:

  • NREL
  • Perkins Eastman
  • DPR Construction
  • Kaplan Thompson
  • Thornton Tomasetti
  • Blake Equipment
  • River Architects

Register early, as this full-day event is capped.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Right Sized Master Planning

October 28, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

The webinar will discuss how to ensure your community is undertaking efficient and meaningful master planning.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Right Sized Master Planning

October 28, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

The webinar will discuss how to ensure your community is undertaking efficient and meaningful master planning.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Sustainable CT: Climate Action at the Local Level

October 29, 2019 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

West Hartford Town Hall

50 South Main Street West Hartford, CT 06107

Municipalities across CT have been making their buildings more efficient, installing or purchasing renewable energy, educating residents on energy efficiency, practicing smart growth strategies, and more. While saving money, these initiatives are also helping towns, and the state, reach their climate goals.

Learn more about the exciting, cross-cutting initiatives under way in communities from municipal representatives. Attendees will also learn how their work pairs with Sustainable CT actions and the State of Connecticut's greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategies.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Community Match Funds for Sustainable CT Projects

September 06, 2019 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Middlesex Community College, Chapman Hall, 808 A,B,C

100 Training Hill Rd, Middletown, CT 06457

September 19, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Burlington Public Library, Community Room

34 Library Lane, Burlington, CT 06013

September 25, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Bethel Public Library

189 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT 06801

September 27, 2019 - 9:00 am to 10:30 am

West Hartford Town Hall, Room 400

50 S Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107

October 03, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Time and place - TBD

October 08, 2019 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Silas Bronson Public Library

267 Grand St, Waterbury, CT 06702

October 09, 2019 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Burroughs Community Center

2470 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605

October 10, 2019 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Wilson Public Library

303 Washington Ave, New Haven, CT 06519

October 29, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Putnam High School, Board of Education Conference Room #12

152 Woodstock Avenue, Putnam, CT 06260

This workshop will provide an overview of Sustainable CT's new Community Match Fund program. Attendees will learn how to receive funding and support for great sustainability projects in CT communities.

Learning objectives include:

  •     Understand the opportunities for funding under Sustainable CT's Community Match Fund
  •     Know how to connect with others in your community to make projects happen
  •     Expand civic engagement in your community

Workshop info for September 27th is available for viewing.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: Event Directly Aligned to Sustainable CT

Portfolio Manager 301

October 29, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

With a good background on the basic functionality of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool, learn about some advanced features including: using spreadsheet upload templates to update property data; setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties; creating custom reports; and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

  • Portfolio Manager
  • Setting goals for energy improvement
  • Custom reports

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Ask the Expert

October 30, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Every Wednesday at noon, we’ll hold Portfolio Manager "Ask the Expert." It’s a live webinar that gives all users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA experts in an open forum. Want to talk to a “real” person? Have a question about how Portfolio Manager calculates your score? Want to learn more about entering Green Power? Join us, and we’ll answer all your questions about ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager in this public forum.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Forming local resilience committees

October 31, 2019 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

As the impacts of climate change are increasingly felt at a local level, community-driven resilience planning becomes ever-more important.  Please join us (in costume) on October 31st when CIRCA hosts representatives from two coastal Connecticut towns that are in the process of forming resilience committees.  Joe MacDougald, UConn faculty and a Madison resident, will co-present with Dave Anderson who is the Town of Madison’s Director of Planning & Economic Development.  They will be joined by Jessie Stratton who is retired from CT DEEP and helping to lead Groton’s resilience planning effort.

After a short introduction from CIRCA staff, these presenters will describe their committees’ charge and structure, technical assistance needs, and ways they are bringing together diverse stakeholders to address resilience.  The remainder of the webinar will be devoted to answering questions from webinar participants.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Portfolio Manager 101

November 05, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join us as we introduce and demonstrate the core functionality of EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® tool. Attendees will learn how to: navigate Portfolio Manager®; add a property and enter details about it; enter energy and water consumption data; and generate template performance reports to assess progress.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

  • Portfolio Manager
  • Getting started with benchmarking
  • Generating reports

Webinar level: Beginner

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Ask the Expert

November 06, 2019 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Every Wednesday at noon, we’ll hold Portfolio Manager "Ask the Expert." It’s a live webinar that gives all users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA experts in an open forum. Want to talk to a “real” person? Have a question about how Portfolio Manager calculates your score? Want to learn more about entering Green Power? Join us, and we’ll answer all your questions about ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager in this public forum.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Recognizing Employee Participation in Energy Management Efforts

November 06, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Employee engagement is often essential for achieving energy improvements in buildings. Join us to learn from three ENERGY STAR partners how they encouraged employees to pursue energy efficiency and recognized their participation and accomplishments. Learn how Hudson Pacific Properties implemented a robust engagement and recognition program to recognize: Best Improvement in ENERGY STAR Score, Best Tenant Engagement Event, and Largest Reductions in Energy, Water and Waste.

In addition, LBA Realty will discuss how they recognize engineers as well as their annual “Call for Case Studies” in which operations, construction and engineering groups are incentivized to submit sustainability case studies and share sustainability project ideas with all regional teams. Finally, Principal Real Estate Investors will talk about their Cornerstone Awards program, which recognizes the leadership and engagement in sustainability efforts by their property teams and joint venture partners.

Speakers:

  • James Soutter, Vice President, Engineering at Hudson Pacific Properties
  • Michelle German, Senior Portfolio Operations Manager at LBA Realty
  • Jennifer McConkey, Senior Director of Operations and Sustainability at Principal Real Estate Investors

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

  • Energy Management
  • Employee engagement and recognition

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Pulling Back the Curtain: How Developers Make Money

November 08, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Why does it cost so much? This webinar focuses on what goes into a real estate development project and how it is financed. We will review a proforma and discuss sources of capital, uses of funds, and expectations for profit.

We will introduce how environmental issues impact the finance process and how they are addressed. The objective is to develop an understanding of what it takes to pay for a development project and what investors need to provide funds for redevelopment.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Resilient Connecticut Climate Adaption Summit

November 12, 2019 - 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Fairfield University

Barone Campus Center, Oak Room 1073 N. Benson Road, Fairfield, CT

Please join CIRCA for the first annual Resilient Connecticut Summit.  Commissioner Katie Dykes from Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will provide a welcome and Shaun O’Rourke, Rhode Island Chief Resiliency Officer will give a keynote address.

At the Summit, participants will:

  • Hear about the structure and progress for the Resilient Connecticut project.
  • Learn about innovative resilience planning through regional case studies and a keynote speaker.
  • Provide feedback on key planning and technical elements of the project.

In the afternoon, two breakout sessions will focus on “Developing Capacity and Building Tools for Connecticut”.  Topics will include a vulnerability assessment demonstration and charette, climate and public health, planning for transportation oriented and economic development, and examples of integrated flood risk. Participants are also invited throughout the day to view posters that highlight elements of the Resilient Connecticut planning process.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

2019 Fall WasteWise Forum

November 13, 2019 - 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

UMass Dartmouth

285 Old Westport Rd., Dartmouth, MA

UMass Dartmouth will host the 2019 Fall WasteWise Forum on Wednesday November 13, 8:30AM – 12:00PM. The WasteWise Forum is a joint program run by RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).

This forum will focus on reducing contamination in collection programs and using technology to donate and reduce food waste. Presenters from UMass Dartmouth will discuss the variety of waste reduction programs they have in their dining facilities, dorms, and public spaces. Attendees will also learn about ways to utilize technology platforms to reduce and recover wasted food. The Forum will conclude with an optional tour of UMass Dartmouth’s food waste diversion and recycling programs. Attendees will have opportunities to network with local businesses, institutions, and recyclers.

The event will take place in the University’s Claire T. Carney Library in the Grand Reading Room. Parking will be provided in lot 13/14.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

EPA's 1-100 Water Score for Multifamily Buildings - What's My Score and How Do I Improve It?

November 13, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Curious how your multifamily property stacks up against others in terms of water efficiency? EPA's 1-100 Water Score allows users tracking water through Portfolio Manager to gauge how their properties compare against similar ones across the country.

This webinar will cover how to generate the Score in Portfolio Manager and discuss how multifamily owners can use this new water performance metric to identify opportunities for water savings. Finally, learn about some of the best practices and tools to start saving water and improving your property's Score.

Speaker: Tara O'Hare, EPA's WaterSense Program

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

  • Water efficiency


Webinar level: Beginner to intermediate

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Portfolio Manager 201

November 14, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Continue to learn about EPA’s new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool, with a deeper dive into more advanced functionalities such as: managing and tracking changes to your property uses over time; using spreadsheet templates to update property data; setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties; generating and using custom reports; and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

  • Portfolio Manager
  • Sharing property data

Webinar level: Intermediate

Speaker:
-Andrew Schulte, ICF

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Getting to 2% - Case Studies in Impervious Cover Disconnection

November 14, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

We'll highlight disconnection strategies from East Lyme and the UConn Storrs Campus. Vic Benni from East Lyme will share his method (and spreadsheet) for calculating total Directly Connected Impervious Area (DCIA) and describe some of the Low Impact Development (LID) installations they have used to get to the 2% disconnection goal.  Then, Mike Dietz will cover how he tracks impervious cover at UConn and highlight some of the LID practices treating stormwater runoff in Storrs.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Ask the Expert

November 20, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Every Wednesday at noon, we’ll hold Portfolio Manager "Ask the Expert." It’s a live webinar that gives all users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA experts in an open forum. Want to talk to a “real” person? Have a question about how Portfolio Manager calculates your score? Want to learn more about entering Green Power? Join us, and we’ll answer all your questions about ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager in this public forum.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

The Connecticut Forum: Climate Crisis

November 22, 2019 - 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

The Bushnell

166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106

A call-to-action conversation about climate change.

  • What are the facts? What does the science tell us?
  • What are the most promising strategies? Innovations?
  • What can we do now?

Single Tickets go on sale to the general public on August 1, 2019. Season subscribers may purchase extra tickets now by calling ( 860) 509-0909.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

42nd Annual Meeting & Environmental Conference

November 23, 2019 - 10:00 am to 3:15 pm

Red Lion Hotel

Cromwell, CT

The conference, with the theme "Preserving Connecticut Habitats for Earth Day 50 and Beyond," will offer several multiple-track educational sessions — on invasive plants and pests, water quality standards and classifications, natural land stewardship, stream crossings, wetlands law, marshlands in an era of rising seas, the FEMA flood map, black bear resurgence, and more (see the speakers and descriptions of all the educational sessions).

PLUS: Keynote presentations by Connecticut Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz and CT DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes.

More than two dozen exhibitors and nearly 300 municipal decision-makers, researchers, consultants, advocates, and land use professionals will be on hand! Bring business cards for networking. See old friends and make new ones!

CEUs pending for SWS Recertification, CT DEEP, and RIDEM credits. Select subject matter appropriate for continuing education credits for Connecticut-licensed landscape architects.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Portfolio Manager 301

November 26, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

With a good background on the basic functionality of EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® tool, learn about some advanced features including: using spreadsheet upload templates to update property data; setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties; creating custom reports; and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

  • Portfolio Manager
  • Setting goals for energy improvement
  • Custom reports

Webinar level: Advanced

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

2019 Sustainable CT Certification Awards Ceremony at the CCM Annual Convention

December 03, 2019 - 7:30 am to 11:00 pm

Foxwoods Resort

Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd, Mashantucket, CT 06338

CCM’s 37th Annual Convention will again be held at Foxwoods Resort on Tuesday, December 3rd and Wednesday, December 4th. The Convention is CCM’s marquee event bringing together Connecticut municipal and state personnel of all levels. The events allow attendees to share experiences and discuss current regional, state, and national trends affecting their communities.

The registration fee includes access to speakers; workshops; exhibits; Tuesday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and refreshments; prizes; Wednesday breakfast; and parking.  Personnel form every municipal department should attend this informative event!

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: Event Directly Aligned to Sustainable CT

Portfolio Manager 101

December 03, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join us as we introduce and demonstrate the core functionality of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. Attendees will learn how to: navigate Portfolio Manager; add a property and enter details about it; enter energy and water consumption data; and generate template performance reports to assess progress.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

  • Portfolio Manager
  • Getting started with benchmarking
  • Generating reports

Webinar level: Beginner

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Ask the Expert

December 04, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Every Wednesday at noon, we’ll hold Portfolio Manager "Ask the Expert." It’s a live webinar that gives all users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA experts in an open forum. Want to talk to a “real” person? Have a question about how Portfolio Manager calculates your score? Want to learn more about entering Green Power? Join us, and we’ll answer all your questions about ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager in this public forum.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Every Drop Counts - Assessing and Evaluating Water Efficiency in Capital Improvement Projects

December 04, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Achieving significant water savings can often require going beyond the low-hanging fruit. Find out how to take the information collected during a facility water assessment to evaluate and prioritize larger-scale projects to maximizing water, energy, and cost savings. Get the information you need to include water efficiency in capital improvements through equipment retrofits and replacements during a renovation or when designing a new facility or space.

Speaker: Tara O'Hare, EPA's WaterSense Program

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

  • Water efficiency

Webinar level: Beginner to intermediate

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Engaging Commercial Tenants in Energy Efficiency

December 05, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The people who work in your office building, retail store, warehouse, or other commercial building can make or break your efficiency strategy – after all, they often consume most of the energy. How do you engage your tenants and occupants to start saving energy?

Join us to learn about CodeGreen Solutions’ participation in the 2018 ENERGY STAR Charter Tenant Pilot program, and how they achieved recognitions for their headquarters & client offices in the Empire State Building. In addition, Vornado will share how they earned ENERGY STAR Charter Tenant recognition for tenants and hosted an energy savings competition based on the principles of “Bring Your Green to work with ENERGY STAR.”

We’ll also give an update on the status of the forthcoming ENERGY STAR Tenant Space recognition program.

Speakers:

  • Christopher Cayten, Principal, CodeGreen Solutions
  • Dan Egan, Senior Vice President, Energy & Sustainability, Vornado
  • Cindy Jacobs and Craig Haglund, ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

  • Energy management


Webinar level: Beginner, intermediate, or advanced

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Portfolio Manager 201

December 10, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Continue to learn about EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool, with a deeper dive into more advanced functionalities such as: editing property data; correcting and updating property use details; using the data quality checker; and sharing property data.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

  • Portfolio Manager
  • Sharing property data

Webinar level: Intermediate

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Portfolio Manager 301

December 17, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

With a good background on the basic functionality of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool, learn about some advanced features including: using spreadsheet upload templates to update property data; setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties; creating custom reports; and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

  • Portfolio Manager
  • Setting goals for energy improvement
  • Custom reports

Webinar level: Advanced

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Ask the Expert

December 18, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Every Wednesday at noon, we’ll hold Portfolio Manager "Ask the Expert." It’s a live webinar that gives all users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA experts in an open forum. Want to talk to a “real” person? Have a question about how Portfolio Manager calculates your score? Want to learn more about entering Green Power? Join us, and we’ll answer all your questions about ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager in this public forum.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

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