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GLRPPR Calendar

Below is a list of of events, training sessions, and conferences that relate to GLRPPR. To have an item added to the calendar, contact Laura Barnes, GLRPPR Executive Director.

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August 2014

Revewable Energy Webinar #5 -- Public Private Partnerships (PPP)

August 21, 2014
Webinar, 1:15-3:45 PM EDT
Type: Event

Description:
Using private capital to own and operate systems on government and institutional property is an attractive model for cash-strapped entities that want the benefits of lowering energy use and reducing costs without any upfront capital. Our panel of finance and procurement experts breaks down both a recent successful PPP and a project that did not achieve financing.

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September 2014
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Renewable Energy Webinar #6 -- The Leading Edge of New Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies Coming to the Market

September 4, 2014
Webinar, 1:15-3:45 PM EDT
Type: Event

Description:
Leadership from DOE and other research centers will provide the latest information on where renewable energy technology is headed and the implications for profitable deployment.

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Building the Resilient City: Risks and Opportunities

September 4, 2014 - September 5, 2014
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
Type: Conference

Description:
Learn how resilience and climate change will affect your work and how to develop plans for your community to survive and thrive in the face of adversity.
  • Understand the risk landscape to make informed investment decisions.
  • Find opportunities to retain insurability, attract tenants, and maintain business continuity.
  • Learn how affected communities have incorporated resilience into their planning.
  • Hear from experts how municipal climate adaptation planning will affect the development process.

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Planting the Seeds for Sustainable Chemistry

September 4, 2014
Webinar, 1-2:00 pm CDT
Type: Event

Description:
What can be done to incorporate green chemistry in to all parts of the industry? Join us to learn about the Network of Early-Career Sustainable Scientist and Engineers (NESSE) and how they are working to build a community of confident and able early-career sustainable scientists. These professionals are connecting across disciplines, sharing knowledge and resources, forging collaborations, and finding solutions towards making research and its outcomes greener and more sustainable.

Contact Information:
Contact: American Chemical Society
URL: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/705583810


Alternative Products: Release Agents for Parts Manufacturing, Concrete Stamping and Asphalt Manufacture and Application

September 9, 2014
Webinar, 1-2 pm CDT
Type: Training

Description:
In some manufacturing operations, various substrates are used to manufacture parts which are molded into a particular form. Mold release agents are used to prevent the fiberglass or plastic from sticking to the mold. Concrete and concrete overlay stamping involve stamping a pattern into concrete to give it the appearance of stone. Release agents are used between the curing concrete and the mats with the pattern to be stamped to prevent the concrete from sticking to the mat. A release agent is also used in asphalt manufacturing plants and when asphalt is being applied to roads to prevent the asphalt from building up and sticking to equipment and tools.

EPA Region IX and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) sponsored a project conducted by the Institute for Research and Technical Assistance (IRTA), a nonprofit organization, to identify, develop, test and demonstrate low-VOC, low toxicity alternatives to the high VOC content materials used as release agents in these applications.

IRTA tested and demonstrated alternatives including water-based release agents, petroleum based lubricants, lubricants based on soy, and vegetable oil containing soy and canola oil recycled from restaurants. IRTA analyzed and compared the cost of using the alternatives. The project has been completed and the SCAQMD plans to develop regulations requiring the use of low-VOC alternatives over the next year or so.

Dr. Katy Wolf will present the findings of IRTA's alternatives product research project and provide a comparison of alternative release agents.


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Mid-America Prosperity and Security (MAPS) conference

September 12, 2014
Indiana State University, Terre Haute IN
Type: Conference

Description:
MAPS stands for Mid-America Prosperity and Security. MAPS is a group of organizations and individuals in the Mid-America region of the US (Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Ohio) with a mission of promoting prosperity and full-spectrum security through healthy communities, regenerative agriculture, and resource conservation. The vision of MAPS is to transform the Mid-America region into a thriving zone of economic opportunity that fosters prosperity and security for this generation and generations to come. Topics include:
  • Community Health
  • Economic Development
  • Green Energy
  • Regenerative Agriculture
  • Smart Growth
  • Sustainability Research

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Resource Recycling Conference

September 15, 2014 - September 17, 2014
New Orleans, LA
Type: Conference

Description:
The Resource Recycling Conference is the premier conference for the recycling industry's most influential policy leaders, CEOs and government officials. The Resource Recycling Conference features: engaging sessions from industry experts; educational workshops; and a bustling tradeshow.

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PCBs and Their Impact on Illinois

September 17, 2014
University of Illinois, Chicago, Student Center East
Type: Event

Description:
PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) are a class of synthetic chemicals widely used in industry as a coolant and electrical insulator. Their use and production was banned during the 1970s as their properties as persistent organic pollutants became clear. They persist in soil, can enter the food chain and have been implicated in cancer, endocrine disruption, and neurotoxicity.

Despite these regulations, the need to manage and monitor PCB levels in waste, soil, water, and other media is still vital. The management of PCBs is of major concern to the state of Illinois. Between 1930-77, these chemicals were widely used in Illinois and throughout the U.S. as coolants and insulating fluids as well as in paints, cements, PVC coatings, flame retardants, lubricants, sealants, adhesives and many other products.

To help address this concern, a one-day workshop on PCB management will be held at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) campus on Wednesday, Sept. 17. This workshop brings together expert perspectives representing industry, law, public health, and environmental science, in a public forum on best practices and trends in the management of PCBs. The workshop will cover four specific topics: (1) Background on PCBs and their impact on Illinois; (2) Managing PCBs with the use of landfills; (3) Other means of managing PCBs; (4) PCB clean-up success stories.


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Michigan Sustainable Manufacturing Seminar: Leading the Way to Prevention, Profit and the Future

September 17, 2014
Western Michigan University, Fetzer Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Type: Event

Description:
Join the discussion with several Michigan-based companies to learn more about their path to sustainable enterprise. This first of its kind, one day seminar will focus on the diverse stakeholder connections and actions necessary to achieve long-term economic, energy and environmental vitality in the future.

The DEQ and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are working with several partners in Michigan to provide the opportunity to implement lean, clean, energy- efficient and environmentally sound activities identified by the Michigan Economy, Energy, Environment (E3) assessment team members. The seminar will focus on sharing techniques to implement zero waste, energy optimization, supply chain collaboration, material efficiency, product design, and lean and clean.


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17th Annual [Indiana] Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show

September 17, 2014
The Palms, 2353 Perry Road, Plainfield, Indiana
Type: Conference

Description:
For the past seventeen years, the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention (Partners) have sponsored a statewide pollution prevention conference and trade show. Conference topics have ranged from new and innovative pollution prevention technologies being used in Indiana to training on how pollution prevention (P2) can save facilities money. Over the past several years, these conferences have been extremely successful as P2 practices among industry continue to grow. More manufacturers are adopting P2 technologies and methods not only because it promotes environmental best practices, but also because it benefits the company's bottom line. Interest in pollution prevention is growing across the entire country and beyond. This year's conference theme is Think Global.

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Renewable Energy Webinar #7 -- Developing the RFP

September 18, 2014
Webinar, 1:15-3:45 PM EDT
Type: Event

Description:
Energy efficiency and renewable energy contracting is a new art for many government and institutional entities. Whether a direct purchase or in a third-party owned and operated public private partnership, procuring these highly valuable cost reduction systems requires new ways to navigate legal, regulatory and functional challenges. Our panel of contract and finance experts from federal and state agencies, finance organizations and higher education discuss their RFP process to provide insight into what has worked well and provisions to avoid.

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2014 National Forum on Contaminants in Fish

September 22, 2014 - September 24, 2014
Westin Alexandria Hotel, Alexandria, Virginia
Type: Conference

Description:
The three-day event will bring together representatives from state and federal agencies, present a variety of perspectives and approach to assessing and communicating public health risk related to fish contaminants.

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Ohio EPA Compliance Assistance Conference

September 23, 2014 - September 24, 2014
Crowne Plaza Columbus North, Columbus OH
Type: Conference

Description:
On September 23-24, Ohio EPA is hosting its eighth Compliance Assistance Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Through our conference, you will gain valuable information and contacts to help you with your environmental compliance responsibilities.

A large part of the conference remains targeted to businesses and others who need to know the basics about environmental compliance. However, the expanded agenda also includes advanced topics, such as Title V permits and reporting. If you have specific technical questions, Ohio EPA staff available at an "Ask the Experts" session during the conference.


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October 2014
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The Green Grid Forum 2014

October 7, 2014 - October 8, 2014
San Francisco, CA
Type: Conference

Description:
Seeking forward-looking perspectives from the global authority on resource-efficient ICT? Want an inside view of the newest tools and best practices that are shaping the way companies think about their IT initiatives? Looking for solutions that achieve energy efficiency and sustainability across the entire business-computing ecosystem? Attend The Green Grid Forum 2014 on October 7 - 8, 2014 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront in Burlingame, CA. Front-line practitioners, C-level executives, industry experts, and government policy makers convene at The Green Grid Forum to share results and generate ideas that are having a tremendous impact on the industry today and influencing what's to come. Join us to hear their views--and share your own--on what companies are doing to achieve business-oriented resource efficiency that enables economic prosperity and ecologic sustainability.

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Champaign County Residential Electronics Collection

October 11, 2014
Parkland College, Parking Lot M-4
Type: Event

Description:
The next FREE residential electronics collection event for Champaign County, IL is scheduled for Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 8 AM to 12 PM at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave. in Champaign. The collection will be in Parking Lot M-4; you should enter from Duncan Road (see http://www.parkland.edu/Media/Website%20Resources/PDF/maps/parkinglots.pdf for map of Parkland College). Champaign County is working with COM2 Recycling Solutions to responsibly and securely recycle your unwanted electronics. Visit the link provided to learn more about acceptable devices and where you can responsibly recycle them between county collection events.

Contact Information:
Contact: Champaign County Regional Planning Commission
Phone: 217-328-33313
URL: http://www.co.champaign.il.us/county%20RRR/recycle/recycleelectro...


Illinois Water 2014

October 14, 2014 - October 15, 2014
University of Illinois Illini Union, Urbana IL
Type: Conference

Description:
The Illinois Water Conferences are the primary outreach event hosted by IWRC. They are held biennially in Champaign-Urbana, IL and bring together government employees, educators, corporate representatives, citizens groups and NGO members, and scientists.

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E-Scrap Conference 2014

October 21, 2014 - October 24, 2014
Orlando, FL
Type: Conference

Description:
Join more than 1,300 attendees and over 125 exhibiting companies at E-Scrap 2014, the largest electronics recycling conference in North America.

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November 2014
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Airports Going Green Conference

November 3, 2014
Westin River North, Chicago, IL
Type: Conference

Description:
The annual AGG Conference serves as a valuable tool for the Chicago Department of Aviation to educate industry experts, airport and airline professionals, contractors, consultants, environmentalists, and the press on its industry-leading sustainability efforts. Chicago was one of the first in the nation to develop sustainability guidance for airports and the AGG Conference has served as a forum for discussion of the CDA's sustainability guidance. The conference also provides an opportunity to learn about innovative sustainability initiatives taking place at other airports in the U.S. and abroad. The CDA has utilized the AGG format to capitalize on industry expertise to maintain its industry-leading focus.

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International Computer Refurbisher Summit (ICRS)

November 10, 2014 - November 12, 2014
The Westin Denver Downtown, Denver, CO
Type: Conference

Description:
This year will be the 11th annual International Computer Refurbisher Summit (ICRS). ICRS provides an opportunity for people working in the computer recycling and reuse fields to meet each other, learn about new developments and discuss the best practices of some of the top Refurbishers in the world.

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2014 Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference

November 12, 2014
Kellogg Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Type: Conference

Description:
This year will mark the sixth Michigan "GreenUp" Conference, designed to be a valuable experience for sharing information, networking, and learning. This year's theme is Cultivating Next Generation Solutions. Green chemistry and engineering are about designing, innovating, and manufacturing what's next and developing less hazardous, more effective materials, processes, and products. Green chemistry and engineering can help businesses create new markets, reduce costs, increase safety, and gain a competitive edge.

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December 2014
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2014 Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference

December 7, 2014 - December 10, 2014
Grand Hyatt, Washington DC
Type: Conference

Description:
BECC is the premier event focused on understanding individual and organizational behavior and decision-making related to energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and sustainability.

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February 2015
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Plastics Recycling Conference 2015

February 24, 2015 - February 25, 2015
Dallas, TX
Type: Conference

Description:
Plastics recycling has emerged as a diverse and technically demanding field that is one of the multi-billion recycling industry's fastest growing sectors. With an eye on creating an dynamic and lucrative forum for buyers, sellers and processors, big and small, the Plastics Recycling Conference boasts distinguished speakers and panels discussing the latest trends and market analysis, as well as a bustling exhibit hall, where attendees can make contacts and cement new business relationships. Plastics Recycling 2014 reached over 150 exhibitors and over 1,700 attendees from 36 countries. Plastics Recycling 2015 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas in Dallas, Texas, February 24-25, 2015, and will cover the latest resin market analysis, new equipment and technology, legislative developments, and much more.

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August 2015
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2015 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry

August 4, 2015 - August 6, 2015
Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Type: Conference

Description:
Participants from around the world will gather for two-and-a-half days to discuss technical, policy, financing, and program issues related to increasing energy efficiency in industry.

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Events With No Specific Date
These events either have no dates set yet, or they are schedule upon demand.
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ACI Webcast Training

Web site/computer
Type: Training

Description:

ACI (Affordable Comfort, Inc.) is a non-profit organization, founded on an assembly of people who gathered in Pittsburgh, PA in 1986. They had a common interest in sharing what they understood about making homes energy efficient, comfortable, and affordable, without risk to the residents and building structure. This approach to weatherizing, remodeling, or building came to be known as "House as a System."

ACI offers a Webcast training on a wide array of home building topics. To see a list of upcoming topics and dates, visit their Web site.


Contact Information:
Phone: 800-344-4866
URL: http://www.affordablecomfort.org


Advanced Hazardous Waste Management

Various locations and dates
Type: Training

Description:
You will learn:
  • How new and proposed regulations will affect your site
  • How to classify hazardous waste using information you won't find the regulations
  • Exemptions and exclusions that can save you money

Who should attend? Anyone who wants to go beyond the basic RCRA requirements, while meeting the annual training requirement.

For course topics, locations, class fee, and schedule visit the Web site listed below.


Contact Information:
Phone: 800-537-2372
E-Mail: service@ercweb.com
URL: http://www.ercweb.com


Air Quality Training

Webinar Recordings
Type: Training

Description:
Six training sessions dealing with a wide variety of air quality topics.

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American Chemical Society Webcasts

Online
Type: Training

Description:

The American Chemical Society's webcast Courses provide the same high-quality instruction you expect from ACS, but without the added expense and frustration of travel. The course catalog covers a wide variety of topics and skill levels. A complete list of webcast courses can be found by visiting the Web site.


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Building Energy and Sustainability Technician (BEST)

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

Description:
The BEST course and certification program was developed to raise the professional standards of those engaged in building energy and sustainability; to improve the practice of building energy and sustainability by encouraging professionals to partake in a continuing education course of professional development for building energy and sustainability technicians; to identify persons with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of building energy and sustainability technicians through completing the certification and fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct; and to award special recognition to those energy professionals who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness in building energy and sustainability. BEST candidates must meet pre-qualifications and have work experience established by the independent BEST board and pass the BEST certification exam. The written BEST examination deals with such subjects as: Financial Considerations for Equipment Purchases, Building Utilities, Energy Audits and Instrumentation, Lighting, Energy Savings, HVAC Systems, Heating & Refrigeration Systems, Controls and Compressed Air Systems.

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Certified Energy Auditor (CEA)

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Conference

Description:
Based on the growing demand for qualified professionals, the Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) certification was developed and added to the broad portfolio of professional certifications offered by the Association of Energy Engineers. Rising energy costs and inefficiency in plants and buildings is continually driving the need for trained and experienced energy auditors. The CEA certification is one that identifies professionals as having the required knowledge and experience needed to succeed in the growing field of energy auditing.

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Chicago Center for Green Technology Green Technology University

445 N. Sacramento Blvd, Chicago IL
Type: Event

Description:
GTU seminars are taught by industry professionals on a range of sustainable topics and are open to the public. Attendees can earn certificates in seven different areas. The Chicago Center for Green Technology is a registered American Institute of Architects CES provider.

Contact Information:
Contact: Chicago Center for Green Technology
Phone: 312-746-9642
URL: http://chicagogreentech.org/green-tech-u-classes/schedule-and-reg...


Climate Adaptation Implementation Program

Available to communities nationwide
Type: Event

Description:
This multi-year program is for communities who have an existing adaptation plan that has not yet been fully implemented. New participants join a nationwide network of adaptation planning communities and receive customized individual coaching and peer-to-peer assistance to implement their plan.

Need-based scholarships for participating communities are available.


Contact Information:
Contact: Model Forest Policy Program
Phone: (530) 355 -- 9880
E-Mail: jeff@mfpp.org
URL: http://www.mfpp.org/csu/our-programs/implementation_program/


Climate Adaptation Plan Development Program

Available to communities nationwide
Type: Event

Description:
The Model Forest Policy Program provides training, mentoring, access to new tools and resources, and support to each community in the program to develop a comprehensive climate adaptation plan for their community, region, or geographic territory.

The CSU team and guest presenters break the planning process into step-by-step components providing eight learning module presentations, monthly conference calls, and individual coaching.

Over ten months, each community develops a Forest and Water Climate Adaptation Plan.

Need-based scholarships are available for communities wishing to participate.


Contact Information:
Contact: Model Forest Policy Program
Phone: (530) 355 -- 9880
E-Mail: jeff@mfpp.org
URL: http://www.mfpp.org/csu/our-programs/plan_development_program/


Creating Sustainable Change

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

Description:
This workshop focuses on how to use the Path to Sustainable Change and connect the few and the many. There are four steps in creating sustainable change. This workshop explains these steps, provides examples -- based in energy efficiency and behavior change - of each, and lets participants practice creating sustainable behavior change in energy efficiency that can be translated into their organizations.

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Developing and Maintaining a Skilled Energy Efficiency Workforce

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

Description:
Building a skilled and vibrant workforce that is knowledgeable about energy efficiency requires an ongoing commitment, as well as access to resources that support the continuous development of well-trained workers. This half-day workshop will look at various ways an employer can build and continue to enhance the skills of this workforce--from identifying the needs within the industry itself, to identifying resources available locally and regionally to build and continually improve the workforce, to establishing partnerships that continue to support the skills enhancements of an energy efficiency workforce.

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DOT Hazardous Materials Training

Various locations and dates
Type: Training

Description:

You will learn:

  • How to package, mark, and label hazardous materials
  • How to choose the correct DOT shipping name
  • How to complete shipping papers
  • How to load, unload, and placard properly
  • Your responsibilities to ensure hazardous material security
  • Recent changes in the regulations

Who must attend? Personnel responsible for the safe shipment of hazardous materials, including anyone who fills packages, marks or labels containers, completes or signs shipping papers, loads or uloads vehicles, or operates vehicles used to transport hazardous materials.

This course meets DOT requirements for initial and recurrent training.

For course topics, locations, class fee, and schedule visit the Web site listed below.


Contact Information:
Phone: 800-537-2372
E-Mail: service@ercweb.com
URL: http://www.ercweb.com


Efficient Motor Control

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

Description:
This training covers maintenance issues around efficient motor control. Topics include how an electric motor works, power factor, load factor, high efficiency motors, higher efficiency mechanical drives, and adjustable speed electric motor drives.

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Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing 3-Course Series

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

Description:
Overview of how maintenance contributes to a company's bottom line and how senior management can lead an organization from a reactive to proactive culture creating Reliable Capacity resulting in lower downtime, defects, customer service issues and energy cost. This course clearly shows how effective maintenance increases profit through high productivity, lower energy usage and less rework.

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Federal Energy Management Program First Thursday Seminars

Online
Type: Training

Description:
The Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) First Thursday Seminars offer Federal energy, environmental, and fleet professionals online training at no cost by leading experts.

FEMP offers a certificate of completion upon successfully finishing a First Thursday Seminar and submitting an evaluation. Certified FEMP First Thursday Seminars award IACET-accredited continuing education units (CEUs) that are recognized internationally by credentialing associations, licensing bodies, and employers. One hour of study is equivalent to .1 CEU.


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Frontiers in the Environment seminar series

University of Minnesota & online
Type: Event

Description:
Weekly seminar series with topics covering all aspects of the environment and sustainability. Live streaming at http://umconnect.umn.edu/IonEFrontiers.

Contact Information:
Contact: UMn Institite on the Environment
URL: http://www.environment.umn.edu/news_events/events/frontiers.html


GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

Description:
This course teaches the basics of sustainability and the essential strategies and work practices that make buildings green. The program materials and exam cover the "green gap" between standard trade skills and the new awareness and skills required to successfully implement green building. Individuals with experience in construction and building operations will have an advantage when taking Fundamentals of Building Green and in passing the certificate exam (optional), but anyone with an interest in green building is encouraged to participate. A GPRO certificate presented after a passing exam score, demonstrates that an individual understands green building as it applies to his or her trade and enhances that person's ability to compete for and participate in green jobs.

Those who complete the four-hour training may choose to sit for the optional certification test offered at the end of the training. Certification testing is $75.00 per person and must be paid via check payable to the U.S. Green Building Council - Illinois Chapter. Certification testing payment is to be given directly to the instructor during the training.


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Greener Campus Webinar Series

Webinar
Type: Event

Description:
Campus Ecology's Greener Campus Conference Series gives NWF Campus Ecology members and partners the opportunity to hear from leading practitioners in the field on conservation and sustainability topics and to provide a forum for questions and discussion.

Each conference features three to four speakers and provides a question and answer session to encourage discussion among the participants and speakers.

The site also includes archives of past webinars.


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Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course

Various locations and dates
Type: Training

Description:

You will learn:

  • How to determine which of your wastes are hazardous waste
  • Status of the new shop towel rule
  • How to manage universal waste and used oil
  • How to store hazardous waste at satellite and accumulation points
  • How to select the right container for your waste and ensure that it is properly makred, labeled, and sealed
  • How to complete the hazardous waste manifest
  • How to prepare for and respond to emergencies

Who must attend? Annual training is required (40 CFR 265.16) for all personnel who handle hazardous waste. And if you sign a hazardous waste manifes, you also are required to have DOT training.

For course topics, locations, class fee, and schedule visit the Web site listed below.


Contact Information:
Phone: 800-537-2372
E-Mail: service@ercweb.com
URL: http://www.ercweb.com


High Efficiency Lighting

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

Description:
This training covers human needs for lighting, lighting terminology and lighting types.

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Introduction to Hazardous Waste Regulations Webinars (Recordings)


Type: Event

Description:
The DEQ's Introduction to Hazardous Waste Regulations webinar series is designed to help you understand and comply with the hazardous waste regulations.

There are two 1 hour webinar recordings.


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Key to the Energy Audit: Boiler Efficiency Measurement & Improvement

various community colleges in Illinois
Type: Training

Description:
Learn to determine the actual efficiency of existing boilers -- a key measurement in facility energy auditing -- and to diagnose boiler problems. These are valuable techniques for handling customer high-usage complaints. Understand how the efficiency of existing boilers can be improved without replacement or major expenditure, and enhance your customer relationships. Topics include the concept of flue gas analysis, combustion efficiency measurement, combustion efficiency charts, efficiency and saving calculations, how a burner retuning actually done, and case studies

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Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) Workshops

Various Locations (check the Web site)
Type: Training

Description:

MREA offers workshops that cover a variety of topics in renewable energy. Come learn from experts in the field about subjects including:

  • wind systems
  • PV-photovoltaics (solar electric)
  • solar thermal systems for domestic hot water and space heating
  • photovoltaic, wind and solar thermal site assessor training and certification.
  • women only workshops
  • biodiesel and veggie oil for diesel vehicles and space heating
  • window quilts
  • masonry heaters
  • energy efficient and alternative construction; women's construction. straw bale, superinsulation techniques, passive solar design, timber framing

Contact Information:

OneNOAA Science Seminars

Webinars, times and dates vary
Type: Event

Description:
This seminar series is an integrated calendar of NOAA science and climate seminars.

Contact Information:

Online Training Available for Hazardous Materials


Type: Training

Description:

The Minnesota Department of Transportation, Office of Freight and Commercial Vehicle Operations has developed an online eLearning system for Hazardous Materials (HM) training. It will teach the fundamental requirements for preparing HM for transportation as well as the basic requirements for transporting HM on public highways.

This type of training allows you to learn from the comfort of your home or place of work, you can learn at your own pace, it is available 24 hours a day from your computer, and it saves on time, travel, and lodging.

There are 9 modules that comprise the HM E-Learning training, and they do not need to be taken in any specific order. The 9 modules are: Introduction; HAZMAT Table; Shipping Papers; Marking and Labeling; >Placarding; Packaging; Security; Training; and Transportation by Highway.


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SEDAC Energy Efficiency Workshops

Various
Type: Training

Description:
Attend the latest workshop series geared toward facility managers, owners, users, designers, and engineers of commercial buildings, public K-12 schools, community colleges, universities, park districts, libraries, local governments, water and waste water treatment facilities.

Learn about various energy topics and the latest incentives available from DCEO and Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor, North Shore and Peoples Gas.

Also includes training opportunities from DCEO and other organizations.


Contact Information:
Contact: Smart Energy Design Assistance Center
Phone: 1-800-214-7954
E-Mail: info@sedac.org
URL: http://smartenergy.illinois.edu/training-and-outreach.html


Storm Water Training

webinar recordings
Type: Training

Description:
Four sessions discussing a variety of storm water topics.

Contact Information:

Transportation of Dangerous Goods: Compliance with IATA and IMO Regulations

Various locations and dates
Type: Training

Description:

You will learn:

  • How to safely prepare dangerous goods for air and water transportation
  • How to avoid expensive fines from the FAA and Coast Guard
  • How to comply with DOT requirements for international shipments
  • Essential steps for compliance with IATA and IMO regulations
  • What's new in the 2008 IATA DGR and IMDG code

Who should attend? Anyone involved with classifying, packaging, labeling, marking, or completing shipping papers for air or vessel trapnsportation of dangerous goods.

This course meets your IATA and IMO initial and recurrent training requirements.

For course topics, locations, class fee, and schedule visit the Web site listed below.


Contact Information:
Phone: 800-537-2372
E-Mail: service@ercweb.com
URL: http://www.ercweb.com


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