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2010

November 7-12, 2010
2010 AIChE Annual Meeting Exit EPA
Salt Lake City, Utah
EPA's Green Engineering and American Institute of Chemical
Engineers' (AIChE) Education Division will co-host a short course, Green
Engineering Education Workshop: Incorporating Green Engineering and
Sustainability Into Engineering Curricula
Exit EPA held Sunday, November 7, in conjunction with the AIChE annual fall meeting in Salt Lake City. This course provides engineering educators with updated green engineering and
sustainable engineering content for use in undergraduate and graduate
courses.

May 18-19, 2010
Expanding Business Value Through Pollution Prevention & Sustainable Practices Exit EPA
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The purpose of the conference was to foster sustainable business practices in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands among the manufacturing and tourism sectors. By providing a forum for the exchange of ideas on pollution prevention tools, projects, and practices, the conference sponsors hope to drive for the improved environmental performance and economic vitality of participating companies. The conference included a presentation by EPA's Green Engineering Program on benefits of recovering solvents for reuse.

2009

October 28-29, 2009
17th Annual EHS Management Forum Exit EPA
Albuquerque, New Mexico
NAEM, formerly known as the National Association for Environmental Management, hosts this annual forum to help EHS & Sustainability managers benchmark programs and exchange ideas.

July 20-21, 2009
Green Pharma Summit Exit EPA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pharma is going green. Pharmaceutical companies are discovering that going green is not just for altruistic reasons, but that going green actually has benefits to the bottom line. Going green saves and makes money. Hear cutting edge case studies from large and small pharmaceutical companies, EPA, FDA, academia, and more.

July 13-14, 2009 and July 16-17, 2009
Center for Sustainable

(CSE) Workshops Exit EPA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The CSE workshops have been designed to assist faculty members who wish to include lecture material and assignments on sustainability in engineering classes they are teaching. Faculty in all disciplines of engineering should find these workshops valuable.

June 23-25, 2009
13th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference Exit EPA
College Park, Maryland
In 2005, the National Academy of Sciences brought together many of the country’s leading experts on sustainability to define research objectives that need to be met to ensure the chemical industry’s continuing transition to greener products and processes. This conference spotlights many of advances that have been made since the 2006 report, “Sustainability in the Chemical Industry: Grand Challenges and Research Needs.” Conference includes a special tour of the Blue Plains Advanced Water Treatment Plant hosted by the Methanol Institute. Exit EPA

June 17-19, 2009
Sustainable Futures™ Workshop
East Hanover, New Jersey
This Sustainable Futures Workshop is sponsored by EPA partners, Purdue's Clean Manufacturing Technology Institute, and the Consortium for Environmental Risk Management. The two and a half day training offers hands-on training sessions in the use of OPPT's chemical risk screening models and methods to stakeholders.

March 25-27, 2009
Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC) 2009 Workshop

Arlington, Virginia
The RCC training workshop offered a dialogue between EPA, local governments and tribes, and industry to expand, support, and enhance the core concepts of EPA's Resource Conservation Challenge Programs. A breakout session entitled "Finding Treasure in Hazardous Secondary Materials" explored hazardous secondary materials recycling and how to increase recovery and reuse of the value in these materials.

2008

November 16-21, 2008
AIChE Annual Meeting Exit EPA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
EPA's Green Engineering and Green Chemistry Programs hosted a Topical Conference on Green Engineering and Sustainability in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Participants learned how green engineering techniques and methods can reduce exposures and releases of toxic solvents in the pharmaceutical industry.

September 22-24, 2008
IPAC-RS' 2nd Inhalation & Nasal Drug Products Conference: "Doing the Right Thing" in the Changing Culture of Design and Development of Inhalation and Nasal Drug Products: Science, Quality, and Patient-Focus Exit EPA
North Bethesda, Maryland
IPAC-RS brought together international speakers and panelists to review scientific and regulatory trends and approaches for implementing Quality-by-Design and associated initiatives. The conference has an entire session focused on "Green Chemistry", "Green Manufacturing" approaches and their respective lessons learned.

July 22, 2008
Creating Business Value: Green Quality Through Green Chemistry and Green
Engineering in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Part 2

New York, New York, with EPA video conference linkages
This video conference was a continuation of the discussion begun in January 2008 about opportunities to reduce waste streams through solvent recovery and commercialization for reuse of solvents by third parties. Participants included stakeholders in Puerto Rico (including representatives from the pharmaceutical industry, academia, and government), EPA (HQ, Region 2, and Region 3) and FDA employees, as well as stakeholders from EPA Regions 2 and 3.

June 25-27, 2008
12th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference
Washington, DC
Green chemistry and green engineering have enabled tremendous advances in the journey to sustainability. This conference identified and discussed how technical advances in green chemistry and engineering contribute to solutions to some of humanity's most pressing challenges.

June 22-28, 2008
ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition Exit EPA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April 6-10, 2008
AIChE Spring National Meeting Exit EPA
New Orleans, Louisiana
The 2008 AIChE Spring National Meeting featured joint programming with the American Chemical Society and included a topical conference on sustainable development.

January 22-24, 2008
Sustainable Futures™ Workshop
Oakland, California
This Sustainable Futures Workshop was sponsored by EPA partners, Purdue's Clean Manufacturing Technology Institute, and the Consortium for Environmental Risk Management. The two and a half day training offers hands-on training sessions in the use of OPPT's chemical risk screening models and methods to stakeholders.

January 17, 2008
Creating Business Value: Green Quality Through Green Chemistry and Green
Engineering in the Pharmaceutical Industry

New York, New York, with EPA video conference linkages
This video conference on green engineering and green chemistry tools brought together stakeholders in Puerto Rico including representatives from the pharmaceutical industry, academia, and government. The video conference highlighted opportunities to reduce waste streams through solvent recovery and commercialization for reuse of solvents by third parties. Participants included EPA (HQ, Region 2, and Region 3) and FDA employees, as well as stakeholders from EPA Regions 2 and 3.

2007

November 4-9, 2007
AIChE Annual Meeting Exit Disclaimer
Salt Lake City, Utah
Green engineering sessions offered this year included those on sustainable energy, green chemistry for sustainability, life cycle assessment of sustainable designs, sustainable metrics, and more.

September 27, 2007
“Seize the Moment: Opportunities for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering in the Pharmaceutical Industry”
New York, New York
Participants at this workshop discussed opportunities to encourage environmental stewardship (e.g., green chemistry and green engineering) in the pharmaceutical industry. The intensive one-day workshop educated and offered a dialogue on how to promote green chemistry and green engineering practices to achieve more sustainable outcomes.

July 27, 2007-August 3, 2007
ASEE Summer School for Chemical Engineering Faculty Exit Disclaimer
Washington State University—Pullman, Washington

July 15-20, 2007
Center for Sustainable Engineering (CSE) Workshops Exit Disclaimer
Austin, Texas
A variety of sustainable engineering topics discussed including tools such as LCA, ecological footprint, CO2 calculators, and mass/energy balances; federal funding opportunities; using the CSE electronic library; and an overview of teaching sustainable engineering to high school and college students.

June 25-27, 2007
11th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference
Washington, DC
Presenters and attendees at the 2006 conference identified and discussed breakthroughs that have advanced, or will advance, green chemistry and green engineering to significant new levels of innovation.

June 24-27, 2007
ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition Exit Disclaimer
Honolulu, Hawaii

April 22-27, 2007
2007 AIChE Spring National Meeting Exit Disclaimer
Houston, Texas
The meeting featured a session entitled Green Engineering Approaches to Sustainability as part of the Practical Approaches for Sustainable Development Topical.

2006

November 12-17, 2006
AIChE 2006 Annual Meeting Exit Disclaimer
San Francisco, California
Green engineering sessions included sustainable processing, systems analysis for sustainability, life cycle assessment and sustainability metrics, sustainable energy, integrated design and operation for sustainability, green chemistry and engineering for sustainability, global sustainability strategies and stories, and design and analysis of green solvents.

July 17-21, 2006
Center for Sustainable Engineering (CSE) Workshops Exit Disclaimer
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The CSE Workshops included a session on green engineering educational materials and discussion on contributing modules.

June 26-30, 2006
10th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference
Washington, DC
In June 2006, designers of molecules, materials, products, processes, and systems gathered in Washington, DC, to discuss designing for a sustainable future.

June 18-21, 2006
ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition Exit Disclaimer
Chicago, Illinois

April 23-27, 2006
2006 AIChE Spring National Meeting Exit Disclaimer
Orlando, FL
Green engineering sessions included innovation in sustainable processes, business case and sustainable feedstocks, and sustainable environmental stewardship.

2005

October 30-November 4, 2005
2005 AIChE Annual Meeting Exit Disclaimer
Cincinnati, Ohio
Green engineering sessions included sustainability in practice, incorporation of sustainability into education, sustainable energy, green chemistry for sustainability, industrial ecology and life cycle assessment, and sustainability, principles, applications and case studies.

June 20-24, 2005
2nd International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry
9th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference
Taking Measure of Green Progress: Opportunities to Meet Global Challenges
Washington, DC
This conference focused on the design, development, and implementation of chemical processes and products that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances in a way that is both feasible and economically viable. The meeting brought together leading international researchers from industry, academia, and government to discuss the current status of the field, how "green" progress can be measured and quantified, and key opportunities for the integration of green technologies into global solutions to sustainability. The program integrated such key elements as fundamental and market-driven R&D, the road to innovation, green metrics, and business models and success stories.

June 12-15, 2005
ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition Exit Disclaimer
"Exploring the World of Engineering Education"
Portland, Oregon

April 10-14, 2005
2005 AIChE Spring Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia
Green engineering sessions included green processing and manufacturing and green process design.

2004

November 7-12, 2004
AIChE Annual Meeting
Austin, Texas
Green engineering sessions included sustainable processing, materials for sustainability, sustainability metrics, sustainable energy, green chemistry for sustainability, industrial ecology and life cycle assessment of sustainable designs, environmentally benign manufacturing alternatives and innovations, strategic sustainability management, principles of sustainable engineering.

June 28-30, 2004
8th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference
“The Business Imperative for Sustainability”
Washington, DC
The Eighth Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference combined science and business in addressing the theme "Green Chemistry and Engineering: The Business Imperative for Sustainability."

April 25-29, 2004
2004 AIChE Spring National Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana
This meeting included green chemical engineering sessions specifically focusing on: critical issues of green engineering, green process design, green processing, and green manufacturing.

April 19-22, 2004
National Environmental Assistance Summit
Baltimore, Maryland
At this meeting, participants discussed a successful green engineering workshop held in Gainesville, Florida in June 2003 and provided information on how to conduct a green engineering workshop in other areas. Materials available for download include the meeting presentation, information on green engineering educational modules, a one-pager about the green engineering program, the University of Florida sustainability syllabus, a follow-up survey, and the Florida work plan for the project.

2003

June 1-2, 2003
Green Engineering Educators Workshop
Gainesville, Florida
More than 50 people attended the first statewide green engineering educators workshop. Cosponsored by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), EPA Region 4, the University of Florida, and EPA’s Green Engineering program, this workshop presented information on how to incorporate green engineering concepts into course curricula.

workshop photo

“The workshop has greatly enhanced the material I can show to my students and use myself. I have used some of it when doing presentations and lectures in different countries in South America. The experience was great. I hope they will consider coming back to Gainesville again.” Dr. Cristian Cardenas

“As you may recall, a group of us from the ‘Undergraduate Research Center for Cutting-Edge Technologies’ (URCCET) participated in the workshop. The core of the center’s research initiatives in a focus on sustainable development.” Ms. Tarsha Dargan.

May 18-22, 2003
Green Engineering: Defining the Principles Conference (PDF) (6 pp, 36K) Exit Disclaimer
Sandestin, Florida
Engineering Conferences International (ECI), a not-for-profit partnership between the Engineering Conferences Foundation and Polytechnic University, has teamed with technical co-sponsor American Society of Chemical Engineers, to bring a weeklong research conference on the definition of underlying principles for Green Engineering. The goal of the conference was to establish a set of Green Engineering Principles that can serve to guide engineers in the design of products and processes within the constraints placed on them by business and society, such as safety and cost requirements.

March 30-April 3, 2003
2003 AIChE Spring National Meeting and Process Industries Exposition
New Orleans, Louisiana

January 22-24, 2003
P2 Framework/PBT Profiler Workshop
Denver, Colorado
EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) developed computer-based methods that derive important risk assessment information based on chemical structure and other factors. These methods provide information on physical/chemical properties, environmental fate, potential carcinogenicity, and toxicity to aquatic organisms, worker and general population exposures, among other data. The P2 Framework/PBT Profiler Workshop demonstrated the use of several risk assessment models using personal computers.

2002

July 27, 2002-August 2, 2002
ASEE's 11th Chemical Engineering Summer School Exit Disclaimer
Boulder, Colorado

2001

November 4, 2001
2001 Annual AIChE Meeting
Reno, Nevada
Twenty-four participants from twenty universities attended the workshop held at the Annual AIChE Meeting in Reno, NV. Participants received copies of the recently published textbook Green Engineering: Environmentally Conscious Design of Chemical Processes, Prentice Hall, 2001.

July 29, 2001
ASEE Workshop
Virginia Tech, Roanoke, Virginia

April 22-26, 2001
American Institute of Chemical Engineers 2001 Spring National Meeting
Houston, Texas
Held in conjunction with the Process Industries Exposition (including Petrochem Expo), this industry meeting offered 10 comprehensive topical conferences, Sunday short courses and workshops, new complimentary "show floor sessions," AIChE's 53rd Career Fair, and extraordinary networking opportunities. Participants previewed draft chapters from the forthcoming textbook Green Engineering: Environmentally Conscious Design of Chemical Processes.

2000

ASEE Chemical Engineering Division hosted academic workshops to convey green engineering concepts and to demonstrate green engineering tools and models.

Forty-eight 'student' professors represented 35 schools from across the nation. Disciplines in addition to Chemical Engineering included Biomedical Engineering, Social Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, and Bioresource Engineering.

July 25, 2000
ASEE Workshop
University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada

July 18, 2000
ASEE Workshop
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

July 6, 2000
ASEE Workshop
Michigan Technolgical University, Houghton, Michigan

View the agenda (PDF) (1 pg, 51K) or feedback from the July 2000 Workshops

1999

June 20, 1999
Green Engineering Educators Workshop
Charlotte, North Carolina
This workshop was an interactive session describing new educational materials on Green Engineering developed for chemical engineering curricula. Since this first workshop, an interest in Green Engineering has been expressed by even more people in academia as well as industry.

 

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