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Hartford Data Meetup (June): Workforce Development Data

June 09, 2020 - 9:30 am to 11:00 am

In this quarterly meetup of data professionals from the Greater Hartford region, we hear from data users and producers about their current and future work. This is a great opportunity to expand your social network and connect to data users in the Greater Hartford region.

Each meeting will focus on a specific data topic so that users can come prepared to share resources and ideas, with the intent of developing a broader repository of public data tools. The June event will focus on Workforce Development data and projects.

Not in the Greater Hartford region? Not to worry, this meeting will be held on Zoom and all interested data users are welcome to join the conversation. Zoom log-in information will be sent to all registered attendees closer to the event date.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Bike-Pedestrian Sub-Committee Meeting

June 09, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Join the quarterly, online regional meeting of the CRCOG Bicycle and Pedestrian committee. Make your voices heard.

Event Type: Event Specific to one Municipality or Region
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Portfolio Manager 'Ask the Expert'

June 10, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Every Wednesday at noon, ENERGY STAR will 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 ENERGY STAR, and they’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

Webinar level: Beginner, intermediate, or advanced

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Let’s Talk Data: Collecting Data to Help, Not Harm

June 10, 2020 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

You have likely seen the stories—in the newspaper or in your own work—that highlight the disparate impact of the current pandemic on different groups across our state and nation. Yet not all states are able to identify these disparities because of an administrative decision to not collect the data.

We often think of lack of data in this situation as a moral problem—a bad actor refusing to give us access for nefarious reasons. And perhaps they are. But sometimes, people make decisions about data with neutral intent that ultimately have negative consequences.

In our own work, we make decisions about what data to collect, how to collect this data, and what categories to use. These decisions ultimately have ethical implications about what we can know, whether we're harming certain groups and benefiting others, and whether our data is actually helping the people we are trying to serve.

In other words: we can intend to help specific groups while impeding our ability to learn about whether we are actually harming them.

Join the CTData Collaborative for an informal, virtual lunchtime discussion where you will have a chance to talk with other data users about questions such as:

- How can we identify blind spots in our own data collection?

- How can we partner with those we seek to serve in our data collection and analysis process?

- How can we improve our practices to reduce the likelihood that we will harm the people we seek to help through our data collection?

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Fundamentals of Green Building

June 16, 2020 - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Construction Institute

260 Girard Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105

This course is an excellent opportunity for professionals (including contractors, architects, investors, property management, marketing/communications) and students across the state to learn more about the components that go into a green building. This knowledge can be valuable when working with clients or making decisions for their own properties. The Fundamentals of Building Green is also a great resource for students interested in a career in sustainability, real estate, or construction. 

Space is limited, so register today! Attendees can also earn AIA and LEED continuing education credits.

For more information, please contact Holly Charlesworth at gpro@ctgbc.org or at (347) 957-7759

Cost

- CI and CTGBC Members: $225

- Non-Members: $255

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

Who is Essential? Race, Culture, and Identity in American Democracy

June 16, 2020 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

John Dankosky invites Khalilah Brown-Dean, Political Science Professor at Quinnipiac University, and others to reflect on identity politics at this disorienting time when a new identity has emerged in our society: “essential.” What has changed in the current conversation about identity? What’s stayed the same, and what are the implications for the struggle for power in 2020?

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Portfolio Manager 201

June 17, 2020 - 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

- Editing Portfolio Manager Records

- Sharing property records with other users

Webinar level: Intermediate

Speaker:

- Carson Weisbord, ICF

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Local Government Strategies for 100% Clean Energy

June 23, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join SolSmart on Tuesday, June 23 at 2 pm ET for a webinar titled, Local Government Strategies for 100% Clean Energy.

For both large and small communities, there is growing interest in achieving 100 percent clean or renewable energy. This SolSmart webinar will provide an overview of the approaches to setting renewable energy goals and processes for identifying the most impactful and appropriate implementation strategies, including considerations related to the COVID-19 crisis. The webinar will highlight case studies from communities that have developed renewable energy plans. This is the first in a series of three webinars on expanding renewable energy footprints at the local level. This webinar will provide 1.0 AICP CM credit.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

The Basics of Data Literacy

June 24, 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

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: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Portfolio Manager 'Ask the Expert'

June 24, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Every Wednesday at noon, ENERGY STAR will 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 ENERGY STAR, and they’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

Webinar level: Beginner, intermediate, or advanced

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Portfolio Manager 301

June 25, 2020 - 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

Speaker:

- Esther Cho, ICF

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Revitalizing New England: Brownfields Summit 2020

October 07, 2020 - 9:00 am to October 08, 2020 - 3:30 pm

Devens Common Center

31 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA 01434

Cleaning up and redeveloping brownfields facilitates job growth, increases local tax bases, utilizes existing infrastructure, and improves the environment – a win, win, win, win! To advance understanding of state and federal brownfield programs and opportunities, the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA), the Technical Assistance to Brownfield Communities (TAB) program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), and our state and federal partners are organizing a regional summit. The two-day conference will include plenary and break-out sessions and an exhibit area. There will be ample time during the breaks to allow for networking and viewing the exhibits.

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

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