Federal Green Challenge Webinar – September 9, 2009
Measuring your Environmental Results
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2009
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PDT
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Phone: (916) 233-3089, code 147-653-695
The Federal Green Challenge focuses on reducing our carbon footprint in the areas of waste, water, transportation, and energy. In order to reduce our carbon footprint, a baseline must first be calculated to know where to begin. Once areas have been identified where greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced and strategies to do so have been implemented, how do you calculate the reductions? The Measuring Your Environmental Results webinar will describe how to use specific calculators such as EPA’s Waste Reduction Model (WARM) to determine greenhouse gas emission reductions resulting from solid waste management practices. Attendees will also learn how Energy Star’s Portfolio Manager can be used to measure and track energy and water consumption. In addition, Sandia National Laboratories will describe how they measure their greenhouse gas reductions, demonstrating a detailed measurement process at a facility.
In this webinar, you will learn about:
To obtain the Sandia National Laboratories Excel-spreadsheet model, which can be used to calculate the total carbon dioxide equivalent emissions, a carbon footprint, and an ecological footprint for government facilities, please contact Margie Marley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Download the “Baseline Ecological Footprint of Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (PDF) (86pp., 908KB)” report used to create the model.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jennifer Brady works in U.S. EPA’s OSWER's Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (formerly known as the Office of Solid Waste). Jennifer specializes in the measurement of waste generation and waste management. A large part of her work focuses on the estimation of greenhouse gas and energy benefits from recycling and composting. She also spends time helping states, localities, and businesses properly use the Waste Reduction Model.
Sandia National Laboratories
Amy K Coplen is a recent graduate of the University of New Mexico where she obtained a B.S. in Chemistry, a B.A. in American Studies, and was the first UNM graduate to obtain a minor in Sustainability Studies. Amy supports the Environmental Management System and the Air Quality Compliance Program at Sandia National Laboratories.
Dr. Sharon L. Levin, MBA, CPA
- EPA’s Waste Reduction Model (WARM) and how to calculate greenhouse gas emission reductions resulting from solid waste management practices;
- Energy Star’s Portfolio Manager and how to measure and track energy and water consumption; and
- Case study of Sandia National Laboratories’ greenhouse gas measurement process.
Dr. Sherri Levin, of ManageEnergy.com, has provided energy consulting services on behalf of the U.S. EPA, public utilities, professional associations, and private companies for over ten years. She develops the curricula for and conducts training seminars to teach stakeholders how to improve energy performance in commercial properties. Sherri’s unique contribution to the energy industry is her ability to analyze and effectively communicate an organization’s opportunities from both financial and environmental perspectives. She has over 25 years of teaching experience in accounting, finance, and organizational science, and currently teaches at the rank of full professor at the University of Maryland University College.
Sharon has a doctorate in organizational science from the George Washington University, an MBA in International Business from Loyola College, a BA in Environmental Health from the University of Maryland, and holds a CPA license in the state of Maryland. She was awarded the BOMA’s Chairman’s Award, which is the highest recognition presented by the “BOMA International Chair and is bestowed upon those who through innovation, talent and dedication have set new standards of excellence for the commercial real estate industry.”
Sandia National Laboratories
Margie Marley earned a B.S. in Geology from Northern Arizona University and an MBA with a concentration in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona. Margie has more than 24 years of work experience in environmental consulting, with areas of expertise in pollution prevention and quality assurance. She has been providing support to the Sandia National Laboratories Environmental Planning Department since 2002.