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January 2015 | February 2015 | March 2015 | April 2015 | May 2015

January

13 - 14
P2: Increase Profits and Reduce Pollution
Kingsgate Marriott, Cincinnati, OH
The Air & Waste Management Association and the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable are hosting. The Keynote speakers are: Kevin Butt of Toyota, and Cam Metcalf and Robert Pojasek, noted P2 consultants. Mini courses are offered on January 12. The graduate poster session is on January 13. Dynamic speakers include consultants, lawyers, and representatives from industry, academia, and government. Sessions cover Air quality, Water conservation, Waste Reduction, Energy audits, Chemical substitutions, public-private partnerships, and LEED applications.
21
Pollution Prevention (P2): The Basics
WEBINAR - 10:00 am EST
Hosted and presented by Ohio EPA's Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP). This webinar will discuss the concept of pollution prevention and how it provides a better method for enhancing environmental performance and achieving environmental goals. This brief overview will define pollution prevention, explain common pollution prevention practices and show how successful pollution prevention approaches reduce both waste and costs.
19 - 20
National Biodiesel Conference
Fort Worth, TX
Biodiesel is recognized as our nationís Advanced Biofuel, creating a more stable, diversified domestic energy supply. With advancements in feedstocks, biodiesel will comprise 10% of diesel fuel demand by 2022.
20 - 23
Compost: Organics on the Rise, USCC 2015 Conference
Austin, TX
Join us at the world's largest composting conference and exhibition for the organics management industry. Hear the latest from industry leaders about solving challenges in collecting organics, manufacturing and using compost, and producing renewable energy from organics. Visit our composting tradeshow to see the latest in equipment and tools for effective programs.
27
Americans' Attitudes toward Sustainable Consumption
WEBINAR - 9:30 am PST
Part of the "Measuring and Scaling Sustainable Consumption for Cities" Mini-Series.
27 - 29
2015 Energy and Climate Change Conference and Energy Education Summit
Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Crystal City, VA
For climate change, this is time of urgency, big ideas, and hope. 2015 will be a year of decisions Ė particularly at the 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris. The 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: Energy and Climate Change will develop and advance partnerships that focus on transitioning the world to a new "low carbon" and "climate resilient" energy system. It will emphasize putting ideas into action - moving forward on policy and practice.
28 - 30
2015 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference
Chicago Hilton and Towers, Chicago, IL
Once a year, MEEA invites all energy stakeholders to gather at our annual Midwest Energy Solutions Conference to raise awareness and reinforce the importance of energy efficiency in the Midwest. This annual conference is about celebrating accomplishments and inspirations in energy efficiency, as well as laying out the efficiency program and policy landscape for the coming year.
29 - 31
New Partners for Smart Growth Conference
Hilton Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, MD
The nation's largest smart growth and sustainability event, the theme for New Partners 2015 is "Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities,"underscoring this year's stronger emphasis on implementation. The program will feature tools, strategies, focused training and new technologies that will help communities NOW

February

16 - 18
Energy, Utility and Environment Conference & Expo2015
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
Co-located with the Green Car Expo. Includes tracks on: Air Policy & Regulations; CEMS & Air Quality; Mercury Control; Energy Policy & Security; SO2, NOx, PM Control; Renewable Energy; Power Plant O & M; CCS & GHG; LEED & Energy Management; Water Sustainability; Alternate Fuels
19
Midwest Bio-Economy and Safer Products Summit: Regional Innovations Solving Global Problems
Pohlad Hall, Minneapolis Central Library, Minneapolis, MN
The Midwest Bioeconomy and Safer Product Summit will examine green chemistry, innovation and sustainability initiatives and will provide lessons learned from market pioneers on getting ahead of the regulatory curve via product and brand innovation and from business entrepreneurs on commercializing biobased chemical production.
24 - 26
The International Roofing Expo (IRE)
Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
The International Roofing Expo [IRE] is the preeminent roofing construction and maintenance event where roofing professionals gather to see, compare and learn about the newest products, best practices and innovations essential to your success.

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March

3 - 5
Building Energy
BuildingEnergy is the most established and most cross-disciplinary renewable energy and high performance building conference in the region. The conferences accredited educational sessions are rigorous, the high level trade show is engaging, and the three days of networking leads to new colleagues and life-long friendships.
4 - 6
Sustainability Summit 2015: Sovereignty and Survival
Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee
The Sustainability Summitís primary mission is motivation and education of professionals, investors and entrepreneurs for opportunities in clean energy and sustainable practices; and workers-in-transition and students to be important players in the future workforce.
11 - 12
Lean and Six Sigma World Conference
JW Marriott, Houston, TX
Practical Applications and New Trends in Lean & Six Sigma. Join the community of practitioners, experts, gurus, leaders, and executives from manufacturing, service, healthcare, transactional, government and others.
11 - 12
Greenprints
Atlanta, GA
Greenprints is a forum for regional- and nationally-renowned building industry, building science and design experts and professionals. Since 1998, the Greenprints conference has facilitated conversations between researchers and on-the-ground practitioners that have promoted sustainable buildings and communities.
11 - 13
Better Buildings Better Business
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Keeping up with current trends, technologies and products in the residential building and remodeling industry? Ready to show customers you're prepared to make their dream home a reality? Enhance your skills and boost your business savvy.
15 - 17
IEEE Greentech 2015: Sixth Annual Green Technologies Conference
Intercontinental Hotel New Orleans, LA
The 7th Annual IEEE Green Technologies Conference (GREENTECH 2015) was conceived to address one of the most pressing challenges of our time: securing green and clean energy sources for the 21st century to protect the environment and help build a more resilient power grid.
30 - 31
Smart and Sustainable Campuses and Conference 2015
Hyatt Regency, Baltimore Inner Harbor, MD
"Honoring Our Past, Charting Our Future" will be our focus in 2015 as we look back on sustainability transformation in higher education over the past decade. The conference is uniquely designed to appeal to campus "teams" (i.e. sustainability managers, business officers, facilities staff, faculty, and students) and is a perfect venue to market, network, and promote sustainable products and services to hundreds of unique colleges and universities in North America.
March 31 - April 2
Region 5 and Region 7 Joint P2 Roundtable Meeting, Spring 2015
St. Louis, MO
Promoting the development, implementation and evaluation of efforts to avoid, eliminate, or reduce waste generation and to foster natural resource and energy conservation

April

13
Good Jobs, Green Jobs
Washington, DC
This year's Conference is focused on Energizing America by accelerating the deployment of renewable energy, scaling up energy efficiency in our built environment, and upgrading and repairing our energy distribution systems.
13 - 17
National Association of Environmental Professionals
Honolulu, HI
20 - 22
Int'l BioMass Confernce and Expo
Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN
This dynamic event unites industry professionals from all sectors of the world's interconnected biomass utilization industriesóbiobased power, thermal energy, fuels and chemicals.

May

5
4th Annual National Zero Waste Business Conference
Millenium Biltmore, Los Angeles CA
Hosted by the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council, in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, this important event will be headlined by industry leaders including Matt Petersen, former Global Green CEO and City of LA Chief Sustainabilty Officer, and Fedele Bauccio, CEO of Bon Appetit. Not only will conference attendees gain practical knowledge and learn how to create more productive and more efficient businesses, they will also find new business opportunities in the Zero Waste industry. No matter where you are on your Zero Waste journey, the conference will provide educational resources and tools to drive your efforts.
5 - 7
ACI National Home Performance
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Home performance and weatherization professionals from every sector of the industry are coming to the 2015 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show.
11 - 13
Intl Concrete Sustainability Conference
Miami, FL
The International Concrete Sustainability Conference provides learning and networking opportunities on the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete manufacturing, design and construction.

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