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July

July 12, 2017, 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. CDT

Webinar: Small Embedded Data Center Pilot Program
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Type: Webinar

Join us Wednesday, July 12th to hear from the lead researchers about study findings, recommendations for utility services, and guidance for energy savings in the field.

Small embedded data centers are among the fastest growing users of electrical energy. With funding from CARD, MnTAP, and the Center for Energy and Environment used field studies and stakeholder engagement to gather information to improve the operational efficiency of data centers in Minnesota's commercial and industrial settings.

The project team identified significant energy savings potential at all 11 sites. There are notable energy saving opportunities around air flow management, specifically with cooling. Improving air flow can allow for a higher air temperature in the server room and decrease the need for cooling. The project team also identified an energy reduction of about 60% from simply turning off equipment during non-work hours. In the future, transferring IT services to the cloud is another opportunity that could be incentivized for energy savings.

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Small Embedded Data Center Pilot Program Report

July

July 12, 2017, 1:00 P.M

EnergyStar webinars: Seeking Savings Indoors and Outdoors with WaterSense
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Seeking Savings Indoors and Outdoors with WaterSense

Join us to learn about water use profiles of typical commercial facilities and areas where water is often wasted. Find out about free WaterSense tools and resources available to help facility managers and building owners identify potential water savings including water-efficient products and practices to save water during the operation and maintenance, renovation, and construction of commercial buildings. Come away with tips and project ideas to proactively managing water use and maximizing building performance with water, energy, and cost savings.

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July

July 13 2017, 8:00 - 10:00AM, Banquets of MN, Blaine, MN

Maximize your workforce: Exclusive for Manufacturers
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Manufacturers know that the growing skills gap means they can no longer count on hiring applicants who will have the skills they need. Instead, they urgently need to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities of their current employees. Equally important, manufacturers need to focus on the unique competencies that comprise leadership skills. Please join us to learn insights about the critical components of talent management and the steps necessary to develop a successful leadership development program. Upon completion of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Define talent and talent management
  • Identify the talent management life cycle
  • Describe key components to talent management
  • Explain the impact leaders have on an organization
  • Depict steps to developing a leadership development program
  • Create an action plan to implement within their own organization
Registration This event is exclusive to manufacturers and is free of charge. Registration required. Read More and Register Banquets of Minnesota - Opulence Ballroom, 1009 109th Av. NE, Blaine, MN 55434​
July

July 18, 2017, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM, Apple Valley, MN

Turfgrass Maintenance for Reduced Environmental Impacts
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FCI worked with a team of experts to create a manual and training on turfgrass maintenance with the focus of reducing environmental impacts. The 6 hour class includes presentations and class exercises and discussions. An MPCA voluntary certification test in turfgrass maintenance best practices is offered at the end of the class. The training is directed at those that maintain turfgrass, property managers that hire maintenance companies, and those interested in protecting water quality.

Whether you are an turfgrass maintenance professional or property manager who maintains parks, commercial, retail or residential properties, an environmental staff person wanting to learn more about the subject or a the message is the same. We teach you how you can do your job more efficiently by giving the plants what they need (the right amount at the right time) to stay healthy. Armed with this information, you can reduce use of fertilizer, pesticides and water for irrigation and at the same time reduce the pollutants ending up in our waters.

Training topics:

  • How does turfgrass management affect surface and groundwater.
  • Using plant biology to time your practices
  • Equipment calibration
  • Selection and application of fertilizers
  • Mowing techniques
  • Pesticide application tips
  • Irrigation best practices
  • Soil testing
  • And much more…

To learn more about the training or to find out about upcoming training classes refer the MPCA website or our website under Training Calendar.

To register fr this event contact: Paula Leopold at Paula.Liepold@CO.DAKOTA.MN.US

Training by Fortin Consulting, Inc.

July

July 18, 2017, 12:00 P.M

energystar webinars: Technology Solutions to Waste Tracking
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Technology Solutions to Waste Tracking

Join us in learning about organizations employing new technology solutions to cut their waste hauling costs and measure improvements to their waste management activities. Solutions include placing bins on scales to automate data collection, and placing sensors in bins to collect waste analytics.

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July

July 20 2017, 7:30 - 9:30 AM, Boston Scientific Maple Grove

Manufacturers Alliance Seminar: Improvement Cultures that Last
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Progressive manufacturers reach world-class results by embedding continuous improvement into their culture. To do this, leaders must develop lasting systems to drive behavior that shapes company culture. This alignment guides employees in the right direction for the long run. Don't get caught up in the flavor of the month effort, avoid focusing on the application of tools alone, and overcome the "this too shall pass" mentality. Learn from experienced peers via our presentation, Q&A, and networking - what has worked and what hasn't - to help sustain your continuous improvement journey. Presented by rms Company, Honeywell, and Wilson Tool Co-Sponsored by MPS Technical Read More and Register

July

July 27 2017, 9:30 - 11:30 AM, Hilton Garden Inn, Mankato, MN

Maximize your workforce: Exclusive for Manufacturers
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Manufacturers know that the growing skills gap means they can no longer count on hiring applicants who will have the skills they need. Instead, they urgently need to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities of their current employees. Equally important, manufacturers need to focus on the unique competencies that comprise leadership skills. Please join us to learn insights about the critical components of talent management and the steps necessary to develop a successful leadership development program. Upon completion of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Define talent and talent management
  • Identify the talent management life cycle
  • Describe key components to talent management
  • Explain the impact leaders have on an organization
  • Depict steps to developing a leadership development program
  • Create an action plan to implement within their own organization
Registration This event is exclusive to manufacturers and is free of charge. Registration required. Read More and Register Hilton Garden Inn, 20 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN 56001​

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