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January 2014

14 - 16
2014 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference
Fairmont Hotel, 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. The annual conference is about celebrating accomplishments and inspirations in energy efficiency but it is also to remind stakeholders that we have a long way to go.
20 - 23
National Biodiesel Conference & Expo
San Diego Convention Center San Diego, CA
26 - 29
US Composting Council 20th Annual Conference and Trade Show
Oakland Marriott City Center, Oakland, CA
The only national composting conference and exhibition run by and for composting and organics recycling professionals, it is the premier event of the Composting and Organics Recycling industries, providing industry professionals with educational, networking, and career advancement opportunities.

February 2014

3 - 5
Energy, Utility and Environment Conference
Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ
The EUEC conference facilitates technical information exchange and fosters cooperation for the protection of our environment and energy security. Network and interact with leading experts from industry, government, academia, regulators, and stakeholders. Learn about ground breaking developments in: • Air Policy & Regulations • Pollution Monitoring & Modeling • Mercury Multi-Pollutant Control • Natural Gas & Energy Security • Renewable Energy • Operations & Management • GHG, Carbon Management & CCS • Biofuels & Biomass • Sustainability & Water • Energy Efficiency.
10 - 11
Good Jobs, Green Jobs
Washington Hilton, Washington, DC
The Conference will feature many great speakers — including EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy — and over 50 workshops focused topics ranging from repairing America's infrastructure systems to making workplaces and communities healthy and safe to how businesses are leading the way to a more sustainable future—and much more.
11 - 13
Sustainable Manufacturing Solutions for Every Industry
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
Early action in sustainability and corporate responsibility is paying benefits in profit margins and company image. Motivated by spiraling energy costs and growing concerns about the future of non-renewable resources, many of the world's leading producers have incorporated sustainable manufacturing as a major, enterprise-wide initiative. The result has been dramatic and measurable energy savings, reduced carbon emissions, and new, cost-efficient manufacturing methods.
Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program: A Holistic Continuous Improvement Framework
This webinar will discuss the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products program, a multi-attribute, continuous improvement methodology that provides a path to manufacturing healthy and sustainable products for our world. It requires a paradigm shift in thinking about how a product is designed, what it contains, how it is made, and where it goes after use. As a guidance system for product designers and manufacturers, the program leads to the creation of innovative products that redefine quality and beauty.
13 - 15
New Partners for Smart Growth Conference
Hyatt Regency Denver Hotel, Denver, CO
The program will span three full days with optional pre-conference events. The schedule includes a dynamic mix of plenaries, breakouts, implementation workshops, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, and coordinated networking activities. It will also feature exciting tours of local model projects in and around the greater Denver region.
26 - 28
International Roofing Expo 2014
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
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. The expansive show floor and extensive educational program provide the best opportunity to discover the latest trends, advances in technology and best practices for business growth.

March 2014

3 - 4
Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference 2014
Hyatt Regency, Baltimore, MD
Smart and Sustainable 2014 (SSCC) provides the time and space for dialogue on experiences and challenges in an open and collaborative environment. We have moved beyond show-and-tell presentations towards skill building, rich discussions and deep dives into the challenges and solutions facing our institutions.
4 - 6
BuildingEnergy (BE) 2014
Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA
Come do some whole systems thinking. Chances are, you've been meaning to take some focused time out from your everyday work to step back and look at the big picture in all its complexity and connectedness. NESEA's BuildingEnergy conference and trade show is the place for sustainability pros to do that. We find that it's just the booster shot we need to get excited about what we do all over again.
Trends in P2 On-Site Technical Assistance
This webinar is hosted by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable. Providing recommendations and assisting facilities with the implementation of pollution prevention projects has evolved over the years due to changes in environmental priorities, program resources and client needs.

This webinar will highlight the evolution, outcomes and lessons learned from Ohio EPA's 20-year old pollution prevention assessment program that helps facilities optimize the use of resources, minimize losses and increase productivity. It will also share insights from one of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's flagship on-site technical assistance programs, which just completed its fifth year of working with rural communities and businesses to achieve measurable energy and water conservation improvements.
5 - 7
Better Buildings: Better Business Conference
Kalahari, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Take your residential building knowledge to the next level, produce a better product, enhance customer relatoins and gain various perspectives from multiple discipllines within the residential building community.
24 - 26
International Biomass Conference and Expo
The International Biomass Conference & Expo unites current and future producers of biomass-derived power, fuels and chemicals with waste generators, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors and policy makers.
26 - 27
2014 Lean & Six Sigma World Conference and International Conference on ISO 9000
Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort, San Antonio, TX
The Lean & Six Sigma World Conference gathers only the best and brightest speakers from Lean & Six Sigma for two days of top-notch keynotes and presentations, networking, and idea-sharing. Whether a practitioner, leader, or consultant, you will gain insights and information that will make you more effective at cutting waste, reducing defects, and effecting change in your organization.
26 - 28
11th Annual Sustainability Summit and Exposition
Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, WI
The Sustainability Summit and Exposition recognizes unprecedented opportunities and encourages investment and development in the green sector. We highlight Energy, Water, Lifestyle, Business and Workforce. The theme of the 11th Annual Sustainability Summit and Exposition is: Sustainability.
Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) Meeting co-located with the 2014 Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference
Wyndham Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
The Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference will be preceded by a half-day GLRPPR meeting. This meeting will require separate registration, to be announced at a later date. For more information, please contact Laura Barnes at l-barnes@illinois.edu.
March 31 - April 3, 2014
2014 Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference
Wyndham Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
The purpose of this conference is to show how innovations in green chemistry drive advances in business, academia, policy, and human health protection in the Great Lakes region, and how integration and collaboration of these areas are crucial for success. The conference will include keynotes, plenary sessions, panel sessions, breakout sessions, and a poster networking exchange.

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April 2014

GreenScreen Training
The Great Lakes Green Chemistry Conference will be followed by a one-day training on the hazard assessment tool, the GreenScreen™ for Safer Chemicals, a tool developed by Clean Production Action for identifying chemicals of concern and selecting safer alternatives. For more information, please contact greenscreen@cleanproduction.org.
3 - 4
IEEE Greentech 2014: Sixth Annual Green Technologies Conference
Omni Corpus Christi Hotel, Corpus Christi, TX
The theme will be green technology deployed in marine and coastal environments but all original unpublished papers on Green Technology, Renewable Energy, and Clean Technology will be considered.
8 - 9
Green California Summit
Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, CA
The Expo offers its own educational experience - a chance for hands-on exposure to technologies and services that play a crtical role in the planning, design and execution of green projects.
25 - 27
National Sustainable Design Expo
National Mall, Washington, DC
Join hundreds of students, scientists, nonprofits, and feds under the tent to see their innovations for the environment. Students compete for EPA's P3 Award and exhibitors showcase their ideas for achieving sustainability for the planet.
April 29 - May 1
2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference
Cobo Center, Detroit, MI
ACI offers the industry's leading educational events and trade shows in partnership with the nation's leading experts in home performance and weatherization. Our events combine our unparalleled education component with the ideal networking environment for all sectors of the industry who share the vision to advance the home performance industry and build a stronger community.

May 2014

12 - 15
2014 International Concrete Sustainability Conference
Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Boston, USA
Experts will present on the latest developments related to design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction, maintenance, and research of concrete as it relates to sustainable development.
28 - 30
Pollution Prevention and Lean Principles Workshop
Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment, Denver, CO
In this three-day workshop, learn to apply the P2 and Lean Principles to your operations through a unique blend of written and interactive group activities and collaboration. During the workshop, participants learn to translate environmental goals into business critical operations. As a result, over the last two years participants saved more than $1,000,000.00, by reducing their waste using techniques from the workshop.
4 - 6
Pollution Prevention and Lean Principles Workshop
University of Texas San Antonio, Downtown Campus, San Antonio, TX
In this three-day workshop, learn to apply the P2 and Lean Principles to your operations through a unique blend of written and interactive group activities and collaboration. During the workshop, participants learn to translate environmental goals into business critical operations. As a result, over the last two years participants saved more than $1,000,000.00, by reducing their waste using techniques from the workshop.

June 2014

13 - 15
20th International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment (IICE)
Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn, Denver, CO
The conference is motivated by the increasing need to combine ideas and research findings from different disciplines to enhance our understanding of the interactions between the natural environment and human institutions.
17 - 19
18th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, North Bethesda, MD
The conference theme, "Advancing Chemistry, Innovating for Sustainability," highlights innovations in the science and application of greener chemistry and engineering needed to build a more sustainable future. Over three days, a wide array of topics will be covered with 5 concurrent sessions every morning and afternoon plus a poster session.
Minnesota Green Roof Symposium: Protecting Our Watersheds
Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
Today, all across Minnesota, there are more than 200 green roofs protecting the quality of the state’s waterways, improving urbanized environments, and boosting buildings’ energy efficiency. There is much more potential for green roofs to contribute to the health of Minnesota's economy and environment, particularly that of Minnesota's watersheds. There needs to be exponential growth in Minnesota's green roof market in order to help protect the state's watersheds, and this event will explore how to make this possible.
25 - 27
Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit 2014
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO
This Summit offers attendees the chance to network, learn, and exchange ideas with peers from around the country on ways in which athletic and sports programs can join the campus movement to make investments into programs and activities that are socially, economically, and environmentally responsible.
June 30 - July 2
ASME 2014 12th Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference / 2014 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability
Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, Boston, MA
ASME's conference is designed for manufacturers of fuel cells and fuel cell components, utility staff and decision makers, the fuel cell research community, the business and investment community, educators and students with goals to: (1) exchange information, experiences, and insights from research to application, (2) provide a forum for discussion of advances, (3) identify challenges and solutions that can accelerate technology development, and (4) stimulate research and development activity in the emerging field of fuel cell systems and components for stationary, mobile and portable power applications.

July 2014

6 - 10
Solar 2014
Intercontinental Hotel, San Francisco, CA
The 43rd Annual National Solar Conference enfolds the 39th Annual Passive Solar Conference and the second meeting of Young & Emerging Professionals in Renewable Energy.

August 2014

12 - 14
Pollution Prevention and Lean Principles Workshop
Bozeman, MT
In this three-day workshop, learn to apply the P2 and Lean Principles to your operations through a unique blend of written and interactive group activities and collaboration. During the workshop, participants learn to translate environmental goals into business critical operations. As a result, over the last two years participants saved more than $1,000,000.00, by reducing their waste using techniques from the workshop.
20 - 22
9th Annual Georgia Environmental Conference
Jekyll Island, Georgia
The Annual Georgia Environmental Conference is the state's largest, most comprehensive and diverse educational opportunity and will be attended by over 600 State, Local, and Federal Government Officials, Business and Industry Leaders, Attorneys, Consultants, Engineers, Developers, Land Owners, Architects, Agribusiness Leaders, Energy Experts, Water Planning Districts, Universities, Public Health Officials, Solid Waste and Recycling Experts, and many others with a strong interest in Georgia's and the Southeast region's Environmental Programs.

September 2014

12 - 14
GreenFestival, Los Angeles
LA Convention Center
Green Festival is a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products and services, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives.
15 - 20
P2 Week
This year's theme: Pollution Prevention: The Clear Choice for Environmental Sustainability.
Sustainable Manufacturing: Leading the Way to Prevention, Profit and the Future
Fetzer Center, WMU Campus, Kalamazoo, MI.
The DEQ and the U.S. EPA 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. As a framework strategy, E3 is designed to revitalize Michigan’s manufacturing communities and to support on-going innovation and change in a competitive global marketplace.
Successful Grant Writing and Reporting
Designed to provide technical assistance providers (TAPs) with information to assist in preparing a grant proposal application and on the effective collection of performance metrics for reporting of implementation results.
23 - 25
EEBA Excellence in Building Conference & Expo
Doubletree Union Station, St. Louis, MO
The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance proudly presents a year’s worth of value in just 3 days! The Excellence in Building Conference & Expo offers countless resources, educational seminars, expert presenters and hands-on tours to help builders tap into profit-building possibilities.
23 - 25
Pollution Prevention and Lean Principles Workshop
University of Texas, Arlington, TX
In this three-day workshop, learn to apply the P2 and Lean Principles to your operations through a unique blend of written and interactive group activities and collaboration. During the workshop, participants learn to translate environmental goals into business critical operations. As a result, over the last two years participants saved more than $1,000,000.00, by reducing their waste using techniques from the workshop.
Introduction to the FEMP Technical Assistance Portal
Webinar. 2pm Eastern time
The FEMP Technical Assistance Portal course will briefly describe what the technical assistance portal is, what it does, who uses it, and how to use it. The training introduces the user to the Technical Assistance Portal, and provides information on registering and accessing the portal.

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October 2014

1 - 2
Making Energy Work
Hyatt Place Charlotte Downtown, Charlotte, NC
Making Energy Work 2014 - Securing the Future will be instrumental in providing the context for the future of the ever-changing energy landscape. This event will play a key role in convening important players from the entire energy industry, many which see things quite differently, and creating dialogue around the issues that really matter.
7 - 8
7th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference
Grand River Center, Dubuque, IA
Whether you're a public official trying to develop a green local economy, a college or hospital administrator working to reduce your institution's carbon footprint, or a business owner just hoping to lower your monthly utility bill, it's almost certain you'll be more successful by joining with like-minded people to brainstorm ideas and develop solutions that benefit everyone.
P2 Collaborative of Western New York 2014 Creating a Healthier Community Conference
Millenium Hotel, Buffalo, NY

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