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April 26, 2017
This report commissioned by the Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings includes a literature review of 200 research studies, in-depth analysis of green roof benefits, an original cost-benefit analysis, discussion of challenges and best practices, and assessment of further research needs. The report estimated a 6.2-year payback for this technology on commercial and public buildings.
Join us to hear a case study from an ENERGY STAR partner who has had success in reducing water use. The speaker will share their journey of benchmarking water use and roadblocks they overcame along their journey to conserve water. Find out how to implement best practices for water management in your sustainability plan to save both water and energy.
If you're just focusing on energy, you may be leaving money on the table. Join us to learn how to incorporate water into your energy management activities by assessing your facility's water use and identifying areas of water waste. Find out what it takes to make your building more water-efficient from simple, low-cost changes to larger-scale improvements and how WaterSense tools can help you start maximizing your savings and building performance.
During this session, attendees will learn how to use EPA tools and resources to help meet requirements for green building rating systems such as the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the Green Globes system, and others.
A not-for-profit, product stewardship organization that promotes and facilitates the recycling of batteries. Enter a zip code and locate your nearest Call2Recycle affiliate and learn the options for recycling all types of rechargeable batteries, single-use batteries, damaged or recalled batteries, and cell phones.
April 24, 2017
PHMSA is issuing a revised safety advisory notice to address concerns of offerors and users of DOT Specification 39 (DOT-39) cylinders that exceed 75 cubic inches (in\3\) (1.23 L) and to provide clarification of the initial safety advisory notice issued on this subject on 13 December 2016 (Notice No. 2016-14). DOT-39 cylinders exceeding 75 in\3\ (1.23 L) should not contain liquefied flammable compressed cyclopropane, ethane, or ethylene, or liquefied petroleum gases. PHMSA advises against the filling or transporting of these gases in DOT-39 cylinders when the cylinder's internal volume exceeds 75 in\3\ (1.23 L). POC is Refaat Shafkey, General Engineer, Engineering and Research Division, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Tel: 202-366-4545 or email: refaat.shafkey@dot.gov (Federal Register; 24 April 2017 [Notices], pages 18967-18968).
A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to eliminate the exemption for aggregation of emissions from oil and gas sources, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce (Congressional Record; 6 April 2017 [House], page H2787).
A bill to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to modify provisions relating to grants, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works (Congressional Record; 4 April 2017 [Senate], page S2215).
April 21, 2017
The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the winners of the 2017 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards. Each year since 1962, the Secretary of Defense has recognized individuals, teams, and installations for their outstanding achievements and innovative work protecting the environment while sustaining mission readiness. Military Services and Defense Agencies may submit one nomination for each of the nine award categories. A diverse panel of judges representing Federal and state agencies, academia, and the private sector select the winners.
April 18, 2017
Update 04/18/2017: Agenda at a Glance is now available. The Energy Exchange is an educational and networking forum for those seeking to expand their knowledge of building operations, energy management, and sustainability in the federal sector. Training sessions explore the challenges and opportunities in and across civilian agencies and the military, including funding, designing, and operating energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The trade show features cutting-edge technologies for improving outcomes and reducing costs at project sites.
April 17, 2017
A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study with respect to stormwater runoff from oil and gas operations, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (Congressional Record; 6 April 2017 [House], page H2785).
A bill to repeal the exemption for hydraulic fracturing in the Safe Drinking Water Act, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce (Congressional Record; 6 April 2017 [House], page H2785).
The Southern Review of Legislative & Regulatory Actions, published by the U.S. Army's Regional Environmental and Energy Office--Southern (REEO-S), is designed to provide current information to environmental decision makers, planners, and program managers regarding environmental actions and events throughout Federal EPA Region 4 (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee). Information listed may be relevant to the U.S. Army and other Military Services' activities and operations. See attached.
April 14, 2017
EPA is announcing the availability of the final document titled Policy Assessment for the Review of the Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen (NO2 PA). Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is the component of oxides of nitrogen (NOX) for which we have the greatest concern for public health. Accordingly, the current primary (health-based) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for NOX are in terms of NO2. The NO2 PA presents considerations and conclusions relevant for the EPA's review of the primary NO2 NAAQS. The primary NO2 NAAQS are set to protect the public health from exposures to NO2 in ambient air. The NO2 PA will be available on or about 12 April 2017. POC is Ms. Breanna Alman, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (Mail Code C504-06), U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; tel: 919-541-2351; email: alman.breanna@epa.gov (Federal Register; 14 April 2017 [Proposed Rules], pages 17947-17948).
A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require testing of underground sources of drinking water in connection with hydraulic fracturing operations, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce (Congressional Record; 6 April 2017 [House], page H2783).
A bill to provide for integrated plan permits, to establish an Office of the Municipal Ombudsman, to promote green infrastructure, and to require the revision of financial capability guidance; to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned (Congressional Record; 6 April 2017 [House], page H2783).
A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to improve transparency under the national primary drinking water regulations for lead and copper, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce (Congressional Record; 6 April 2017 [House], page H2784).
A bill to require regulation of wastes associated with the exploration, development, or production of crude oil, natural gas, or geothermal energy under the Solid Waste Disposal Act, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce (Congressional Record; 6 April 2017 [House], page H2785).
The Northern Review of Legislative & Regulatory Actions provides current information on government affairs, energy and environment relevant to Department of Defense interests in the 22 states and territories in Federal Regions 1, 2, 3 and 5. The Review is intended to be a tool useful to DoD and Army leaders, planners, and program managers in carrying out their responsibilities. The Northern Review of Legislative & Regulatory Actions monitors and targets proposed and final regulations and legislation that may affect Army or DoD operations. See attached.
April 13, 2017
In accordance with Executive Order 13777, "Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda," EPA is seeking input on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification. Comments must be received on or before 15 May 2017. POC is Sarah Rees, Director, Office of Regulatory Policy and Management, Office of Policy, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Mail Code 1803A, Washington, DC 20460, Tel: (202) 564-1986; Laws-Regs@epa.gov (Federal Register; 13 April 2017 [Proposed Rules], page 17793).
A collaboration between the Climate Learning Network and the Climate Science Initiative, this webinar provides an overview of the Adaptation Workbook, an online, interactive, and practical workbook that helps land managers develop their own custom built climate change adaptation plans. The presentation will include a background on the concepts behind the Adaptation Workbook process, a tour of the Adaptation Workbook website, and a few examples to illustrate how this tool is being used in the real world.
April 12, 2017
Through this program, the NPS works with local leaders to build partnerships and engage their communities in outdoor recreation and natural resource conservation projects. Join them for a webinar to learn how to secure help for your community project. Project applicants may be state and local agencies, tribes, nonprofit organizations, or citizen groups. National Parks and other Federal agencies may apply in partnership with other local organizations. An overview of the program will be provided in an April 26, 2017 webinar. Applications are due 30 June 2017. Potential applicants should contact their nearest RTCA staff member as early as possible to discuss their interest, and no later than 30 May 2017.
This program works with local leaders to build partnerships and engage their communities in outdoor recreation and natural resource conservation projects. Join the webinar to learn who and what is eligible for NPS assistance, how the RTCA program can support your vision, the ins and outs of the application process, and what makes a competitive application. Please register for the webinar in advance. Once registered, NPS will send you details about how to join the webinar.
Without measured data, it looks like your waste management activities never change month to month. Join us as we hear from organizations who issued RFPs and worked with their haulers to get better data and right-size their services.
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.
The focus of this conference is understanding human behavior and decision making and how that knowledge can accelerate the transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon future.
April 11, 2017
to a stakeholder request, EPA is extending the comment period for an additional 30 days, from 17 April 2017, to 17 May 2017. POC is Russ Perkinson at U.S. EPA, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (Mail Code 4607M), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; tel: 202-564-4901; or email: perkinson.russ@epa.gov (Federal Register; 11 April 2017 [Proposed Rules], page 17406).
A bill to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to enhance the reliability of the electricity grid and reduce the threat of wildfires to and from electric transmission and distribution facilities on Federal lands by facilitating vegetation management on such lands; to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned (Congressional Record; 4 April 2017 [House], page H2695).
Sponsored by the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS) Foundation, topics of special interest for 2017 are: climate change, green and sustainaiblty remediation projects, renewable energy, and the impact of biofuels on groundwater.
The REC Review of Legislative & Regulatory Actions, published by the Navy Regional Environmental Coordination Office, highlights environmental and energy related developments for DoD/Navy leaders and Installation staff. Covering 20 states in Federal Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, the REC Review gives early notice of legislative and regulatory activities relevant to DoD interests. See attached.
April 10, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will present a new First Thursday Update webinar, Utility Green Tariff Programs, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm ET on May 4, 2017. This First Thursday Update presents a new option for agencies to purchase renewable energy through their utility: green tariffs. Green tariffs allow large utility customers in traditionally regulated states to procure renewable power from their utility through a special tariff for energy from a specific renewable energy project, typically through a longterm contract. Instructors will explain how green tariffs are structured and what agencies need to consider when examining this purchasing option. The Update will also discuss emerging tariffs and how agencies can work with their utility to create new green tariff options. The instructors for this First Thursday Update are Tracy Logan Niro, Dept. of Energy FEMP, Jenny Heeter, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Letha Tawney, World Resources Institute. Webinar registrants will learn to: - Define and assess utility green tariffs - Identify where utility green tariffs are currently available, and which programs to watch - Purchase renewable energy using utility green tariffs - Keep current with green tariff options The 60-minute training is free of charge, but advanced registration is required to obtain an Internet URL for the presentation. Registration for the broadcast will close on May 3, 2017.
Version 7 of the MS Excel spreadsheet of sustainable products that DOE personnel can use to find what priority products other DOE sites are purchasing or using. This data is intended to be shared by all DOE sites and therefore sites can also download this spreadsheet to their desktop/PC to add their own data and then email the updated file to Sandra Cannon, DOE Support, cannon@ecopurchasing.com, for data validation and replacement of the current online version.
EPA Region 1, is providing a notice of availability of the final NPDES General Permits (GP) for discharges from potable water treatment facilities (PWTFs) to certain waters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire. The final General Permits establish Notice of Intent (NOI) requirements, effluent limitations, standard and special conditions, prohibitions, and best management practices (BMPs) for sites with discharges from potable water treatment facilities. These General Permits replace the previous PWTF GP that expired on 2 October 2014. The General Permits shall be effective on 6 March 2017 and expire 5 yr from the effective date. POC is Mark Voorhees, U.S. EPA--Region 1, Office of Ecosystem Protection, 5 Post Office Square--Suite 100, Mail Code OEP06-4, Boston, MA 02109-3912; tel: 617-918-1537; email: voorhees.mark@epa.gov (Federal Register; 10 April 2017 [Notices], pages 17244-17245).
Fully leverage the waste tracking feature in Portfolio Manager by rolling it out across your entire portfolio. Hear from commercial real estate companies how they embedded waste tracking at all their properties and the insights they gained by analyzing their portfolio.
During EPA's National Building Competition, organizations across the country saved energy, water, and money by tapping into their building occupants' competitive spirits. After seven successful years, this competition model has proven to be effective, and now EPA invites you and your organization to host your own energy battle! First, we'll take a tour of the set of resources EPA has developed to help partners run their own energy competitions, including a comprehensive competition guide and a variety of activity kits. Then, hear from two winners of this year's National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP on how they successfully energized and engaged their building occupants around water and energy savings. We'll also hold a Q&A session at the end, so bring your questions!
The focus of the conference is to link state-of-the-art science, practice, and decision making by bringing together the ecosystem services community and decision makers from around the United States and the globe. ACES 2018 will engage leaders in government, NGOs, academia, Native American tribes, and the private sector to advance the use of ecosystem services science and practice in resource management and other societal decisions.
This conference will provide information and resources for all who are committed to improving the transportation infrastructure of Indian country and the safety of those who live, work and travel the roadways of Indian lands.
April 07, 2017
The Collider and CASE Consultants International are joining with the American Planning Association (APA) to present a continuing education symposium featuring top experts in the field of brownfields. Topics include city planning,brownfields financing, and climate mitigation and adaptation via brownfields reuse. "Climate Wise Brownfields" allows professionals to earn up to six continuing education credits while enjoying a day of networking with industry peers and subject matter experts in Asheville, NC. The symposium benefits professional planners, stormwater managers, economic developers, landscape architects, realtors, property assessors and other practitioners. Additional CEU credits on application.
This conference is focused on addressing and protecting our asset and infrastructure challenges. With workshops, tours and five session tracks, this four-day conference and exposition will address water infrastructure planning and reinvestment strategies, critical infrastructure protection through comprehensive emergency preparedness efforts, and enhanced security measures.
Broad topics include, but are not limited to: climate change; coastal and ocean management; drought; ecosystems management; groundwater and surface water; tools; and policy/regulations.
April 06, 2017
The April-May-June 2017 issue of the Public Works Digest, published by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM), focuses on environment and sustainability, including articles on the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards and an article on the first recipient of the new Installation Management Command Environmental Officer Award. Check out commentaries by Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, the Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, and by Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Other articles focus on the recent Directorate of Public Works workshop, the Army Reserve's environmental strategy, a Best-in-Class designation for the USACE Facilities Reduction Program, and how Career Program 18 (CP-18) provides opportunities.
Join the experts on Portfolio Manager every Wednesday at noon ET for 30 minutes to ask questions. There is no specific topic or demonstration. This is a Q&A session.
The Better Buildings Summit is a national meeting where leading organizations across key sectors showcase solutions to cut energy intensity in their buildings portfolio-wide by 20% over the next ten years. This Summit is designed for partners and stakeholders to exchange best practices and highlight demonstrated market solutions with an equal emphasis on discussing future opportunities for greater energy efficiency in America's homes and buildings.
April 05, 2017
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is withdrawing its "Final Guidance for Federal Departments and Agencies on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in National Environmental Policy Act Reviews," for which a Notice of Availability was published on August 5, 2016. 81 FR 51866. This withdrawal is effective 5 April 2017. POC is Council on Environmental Quality (ATTN: Ted Boling, Associate Director for the National Environmental Policy Act), 730 Jackson Place NW., Washington, DC 20503. Tel: 202-395-5750 (Federal Register; 5 April 2017 [Notices], pages 16576-16577.)
A bill to reauthorize and amend the Marine Debris Act to promote international action to reduce marine debris, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Congressional Record; 29 March 2017 [Senate], page S2098).
A bill to amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to clarify provisions enacted by the Captive Wildlife Safety Act, to further the conservation of certain wildlife species, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Natural Resources (Congressional Record; 30 March 2017 [House], page H2597).
This EPA tool for wastewater and drinking water utilities uses brief videos to guide users through the process of building their own unique Roadmap to Resilience. The RtoR presents five stops along the "Route" (Assess, Plan, Train, Respond, and Recover) where utility personnel learn what it means for their utility to be resilient, and what tools and resources are available for their utility to become resilient.
Water use in restrooms and laundries can account for nearly 50 percent of water use within a facility. Join us to learn about water-efficient operations and maintenance practices and retrofit and replacements options that can help reduce water and energy use in public and private bathrooms and commercial laundries. Find out how using WaterSense labeled and ENERGY STAR qualified products in these areas can significantly reduce your facility operating costs.
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.
April 04, 2017
By this notice, EPA announces it is reviewing the Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Generating Units (New Source Rule), 80 FR 64510 (October 23, 2015) and, if appropriate, will as soon as practicable and consistent with law, initiate reconsideration proceedings to suspend, revise or rescind this rule. The New Source Rule established national emission standards to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new fossil fuel-fired power plants. POC is Mr. Peter Tsirigotis, Sector Policies and Programs Division (D205-01), U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; tel: 888-627-7764; email address: airaction@epa.gov (Federal Register; 4 April 2017 [Proposed Rules], pages 16330-16331).
By this notice, EPA announces it is reviewing the Clean Power Plan, 80 FR 64662 (October 23, 2015) (CPP), including the accompanying Legal Memorandum, and, if appropriate, will as soon as practicable and consistent with law, initiate proceedings to suspend, revise or rescind this rule. The CPP established emission guidelines for state plans to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants.POC is POC is Mr. Peter Tsirigotis, Sector Policies and Programs Division (D205-01), U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; tel: 888-627-7764; email address: airaction@epa.gov (Federal Register; 4 April 2017 [Proposed Rules], pages 16329-16330).
April 03, 2017
EPA is proposing to delay the effective date of the final rule that amends the Risk Management Program regulations under the Clean Air Act published in the Federal Register on 13 January 2017. On 16 March 2017, the EPA published in the Federal Register a stay and delay of the effective date pending reconsideration to 19 June 2017. The EPA is proposing to further delay the effective date to 19 February 2019. This action would allow the Agency time to consider petitions for reconsideration of this final rule and take further regulatory action, which could include proposing and finalizing a rule to revise the Risk Management Program amendments. Written comments must be received by 19 May 2017. POC is James Belke, United States EPA, Office of Land and Emergency Management, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. (Mail Code 5104A), Washington, DC 20460; tel: 202-564-8023; email: belke.jim@epa.gov (Federal Register; 3 April 2017 [Proposed Rules], pages 16146-16149).
EPA is withdrawing the 23 October 2015 proposals for a federal plan to implement the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission guidelines (EGs) for existing fossil fuel-fired electric generating units (EGUs), for model trading rules for implementation of the EGs, and for amendments to the CAA 111(d) framework regulations, and the 30 June 2016 proposed rule concerning design details of the Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP). The withdrawal is effective 3 April 2017. POC is Mr. Peter Tsirigotis, Sector Policies and Programs Division (D205-01), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; tel: 888-627-7764; email: airaction@epa.gov (Federal Register; 3 April 2017 [Proposed Rules], pages 16144-16146).
A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require disclosure to States of the basis of determinations under such Act, to ensure use of information provided by State, tribal, and county governments in decisionmaking under such Act, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works (Congressional Record; 27 March 2017 [Senate], page S1995).
A bill to amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to authorize States to restrict interstate waste imports and impose a higher fee on out-of-State waste; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works (Congressional Record, 28 March 2017 [Senate], page S2047).
Learn about the newest energy policy issues. Potential topics include: hydraulic fracturing, energy storage, the energy and water nexus, regional planning, climate change, and alternative energy.
March 31, 2017
Promoting Energy Independence and Promoting Economic Growth
28 March 2017
The EO directs agencies to review existing regulations that potentially burden the development or use of domestically produced energy resources and appropriately suspend, revise, or rescind those that unduly burden the development of domestic energy resources beyond the degree necessary to protect the public interest or otherwise comply with the law. As a result of the review, agencies will submit a report including specific recommendations that, to the extent permitted by law, could alleviate or eliminate aspects of agency actions that burden domestic energy production.
A bill to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to reauthorize and improve the Brownfields revitalization program, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned (Congressional Record; 28 March 2017 [House], page H2515).
A bill to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to modify provisions relating to brownfield remediation grants, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned (Congressional Record; 28 March 2017 [House], page H2516).
This conference of civil engineers, urban architects, policy makers, technology experts, and related professionals will provide a showcase for the latest developments and advancements in design, construction, technology, policy and education related to sustainable infrastructure and offers a forum to discuss and debate future directions for the 21st Century.
March 30, 2017
PHMSA is issuing a final rule to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to maintain consistency with international regulations and standards by incorporating various amendments, including changes to proper shipping names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging authorizations, air transport quantity limitations, and vessel stowage requirements. These revisions are necessary to harmonize the HMR with recent changes made to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, the International Civil Aviation Organization's Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, and the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods--Model Regulations. Additionally, PHMSA is adopting several amendments to the HMR that result from coordination with Canada under the U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council. This rule is effective 30 March 2017, except for instruction 22, which is effective 2 2019. POC is Steven Webb International Standards, (202) 366-8553, PHMSA, U.S. DOT, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001 (Federal Register; 30 March 2017 [Rules and Regulations], pages 15796-15897).
Convention broad topics include: state of the industry/profession; professional development; multidisciplinary technical (including sustainability and environmental); natural and man-made disasters (including climatechange and resiliency); strategic issues/public policy; and history and heritage.
March 29, 2017
Sponsored by the Association of Energy Engineers, this conference highlights new technologies, regulatory developments and industry trends.
The theme of the conference is "Building Resilience and Equity Across Cascadia."
This is the annual meeting of the park and recreation community.
The new EO, signed 28 March 2017, is titled "Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth." The EO details how the current administration plans to achieve the policy stated in Section 1 of the EO to "promote clean and safe development of our Nation's vast energy resources, while at the same time avoiding regulatory burdens that unnecessarily encumber energy production, constrain economic growth, and prevent job creation." This EO will not be numbered until it is officially published in the Federal Register.
March 28, 2017
Topics will include resiliency, business management, ADA compliance, LEED, green building, and design and health.
Training Session by Sam Higuchi: How to Determine Physical Risks Using Climate Scenario Analysis; broadcast from NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.
Topics to be addressed at the conference include: household hazardous waste programs; behavior change; Safer Alternative products; CESQG/VSQG/SQG requirements; pollution prevention; and links with climatechange, green buildings, disaster planning, and nanomaterials.
This year's conference will include workshops, symposia, panel discussions, special poster sessions, contributed papers (oral presentations), contributed posters and student research in progress posters.
Agenda for the Interagency Forum on Climate Change Impacts & Adaptations will host a 'Special Training Event' in coordination with the NASA Environmental Conference @ NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston TX, on April 6, 2017, from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Central Time). Remote participation only.
This webinar will introduce basic concepts of Water Quality Trading (WQT) and fluvial geomorphology principles including metrics that are cornerstone in understanding how streams process the hydrology, the role of stream restoration projects in controlling sedimentation and improving water quality (WQ). It will elaborate on the available datasets and approaches for estimating WQ credits from stream restoration projects and considerations for trading programs.
I2SL is dedicated to advancing sustainable laboratories globally. Topics that will be addressed include, but are not limited to: laboratory codes, standards, and hazard assessments; carbon neutrality; NetZero for labs; sustainable equipment for lab users; sustainable lab design and building systems; etc.
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