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June

June 6-29, 2017

EnergyStar webinars
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Watch EnergyStar Webinars

  Jun 6, 2017  2:00 pm What You Should Know About Financing Energy Efficiency Upgrades
  Jun 13, 2017  1:00 pm How to Work With Your Hauler to Get Better Waste Data
  Jun 13, 2017  2:30 pm Portfolio Manager Web Services: August 2017 Schema Changes
  Jun 14, 2017  1:00 pm WaterSense Sanitary Fixtures and Equipment
  Jun 27, 2017  1:00 pm Portfolio Manager 101
  Jun 28, 2017  1:00 pm Portfolio Manager 201
  Jun 29, 2017  1:00 pm Portfolio Manager 301

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June

June 13, 2017, 11:00 AM

NEW -Combined Heat and Power (CHP) for Food Processing - Lowering Operating Costs and Improving Food Quality
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The food processing industry is one of the largest energy users in the United States. With such energy intensity, it is important to find ways to reduce energy costs. A great way to lower energy costs, as well as improve, power reliability of the industry is combined heat and power. To date, 253 food processing organizations have implemented CHP and there is significant technical potential for several hundred more. This new SW CHP TAP webinar will help explain how the dairy industry, fruits and vegetable processors, meat processors, bakeries and several other food processing sectors can make CHP work for them. Please join the DOE's SW CHP TAP to learn how CHP can work for you.

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June

June 15, 2017, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

The Changing Federal-State Relationship & Minnesota’s Environment
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In the first few months of the new federal administration, Minnesota’s state, tribal, and local governments are anticipating major changes in environmental policy and developing strategies to adapt. Participants will explore what is currently happening on the federal level in environmental policy, implications at home, and options and priorities for action in Minnesota.

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This forum will not only explore what is currently happening in environmental and energy policy at the federal levels, but also options for action and guidance on how future changes will affect Minnesota. Participants will hear from energy and climate experts on their priorities and recommendations, as well as their perspective on upcoming changes.

This forum will explore the following questions:

  • What executive, policy, and philosophical changes at the federal level should Minnesota’s environmental and regulatory community be aware of?
  • What agency funding changes are happening related to energy and climate? What is some guidance on how to adjust?
  • How will the relationship between Minnesota and the federal government change in the coming years regarding environmental oversight, regulation, and implementation? 
  • What are Minnesota stakeholders’ priorities and options for action?

Speakers:

  • Jon Bloomberg, Attorney— Environmental Law Group Ltd.
  • Levi Brown, Environmental Land Director— Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
  • Michelle Gransee, Deployment Services Supervisor— Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Kathryn Hoffman, Executive Director— Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
  • Nick Martin, Manager, Environmental Policy— Xcel Energy
  • Roopali Phadke, Professor of Environmental Studies— Macalester College
  • John Linc Stine, Commissioner— Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • David Terry, Executive Director— National Association of State Energy Officials

Contact Information

For questions about the program or to inquire about a need-based scholarship, contact Greg Bohrer at 612-334-3388 ext. 8112.

Location

TIES Conference Center
1644 Larpenteur Avenue West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113 

June

June 15, 2017, Reston, VA

21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference
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The overarching theme of the conference in 2017 will be “Making Our Way to a Sustainable Tomorrow.” The conference invites scientists and leaders from all sectors to come together to address critical topics such as the design of sustainable chemicals, flexible chemical manufacturing, more efficient processes, green chemistry curricula, circular economy considerations, sustainable materials, academic-industry collaborations, chemicals policy and more. MnTAP green chemistry expert Michelle Gage will discuss projects that have helped auto repair shops and other industries switch to safer cleaning and degreasing products, improving worker and community health and safety. Read more and register

June

June 22, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WEBINAR: The Ons and Offs of Energy Recovery Ventilation Effectiveness
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ERVs have the potential to eliminate the majority of the energy used for heating and cooling ventilation air. However, many of these systems fall short of achieving their design effectiveness. Join this webinar to learn more about study findings, recommendations for utility services, and guidance for operational enhancement in the field. Read more and register

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June

June 22, 2017, 1:00 PM

WEBINAR: ONLINE PREMIERE OF New SIX CLASSES VIDEOS: HEALTHIER PRODUCTS, HEALTHIER PEOPLE Introduction, Highly Fluorinated Chemicals, Antimicrobial
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Please join us for the launch of our new videos about the Six Classes of chemicals of concern. Each hour-long webcast will feature three short videos and live conversation with distinguished scientists and thought leaders. Learn more about the science of the Six Classes, where they are used, why they are harmful, and how to reduce their use in everyday products.

- Jen Jackson, Toxics Reduction Manager, SF Dept. of the Environment
- Tom McKeag, Executive Director, UC Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry
- Marty Mulvihill, Co-Founder and Partner, Safer Made

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June

June 29, 2017, 1:00 PM

WEBINAR: ONLINE PREMIERE OF New SIX CLASSES VIDEOS: HEALTHIER PRODUCTS, HEALTHIER PEOPLE Introduction, Flame Retardants, Bisphenols & Phthalates
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Please join us for the launch of our new videos about the Six Classes of chemicals of concern. Each hour-long webcast will feature three short videos and live conversation with distinguished scientists and thought leaders. Learn more about the science of the Six Classes, where they are used, why they are harmful, and how to reduce their use in everyday products.

- Ken Cook, President and Co-Founder, Environmental Working Group
- Mark Leno, Retired State Senator and Candidate for Mayor of San Francisco
- Avery Lindeman, Deputy Director, Green Science Policy Institute

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