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  • Cleantech Open 2020 Application Deadline

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    Cleantech Open is the oldest and largest accelerator for cleantech startups. It’s like a mini MBA. We run once a year for about 5 months, with most of the programming in the summer months. It’s virtual, with mentoring, an on-line curriculum, several in-person events in Boston and New York, showcasing, lots of networking including introductions to investors and strategics, and opportunities to compete for $40,000 in cash prizes and over $200,000 in in-kind products and services. Plus, our Global Forum event brings together all the startups in that year’s cohort from around the world for more prizes, showcasing, investor connections, and networking. In the Northeast we cover from Canada to Pennsylvania, and each cohort is 25-40 startups. We run about 30 events per year. We have over 400 alumni in the Northeast since 2005, and there are over 1500 worldwide. The 2019 Cleantech Open Northeast cohort is doing really well. Collectively they raised over $4 million between the start of the accelerator in May and December 2019, and several already have customers.

  • Industry Forum on Energy Efficiency

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    Presented by the Energy Efficiency Alliance.

    The full-day forum on Friday, April 3rd, 2020, will feature breakout sessions in three tracks: Healthcare, Food Services, and Higher Education. By focusing on the specific and unique concerns of the three most energy-intensive industries, this event will bring best practices for energy savings and sustainability to the forefront.

    The agenda for this year’s event prioritizes networking. We’ll kick things off the night before, with cocktails and conversation amid the bustling exhibitor hall. The agenda for the full event on the following day offers half hour breaks between sessions and extended mealtimes so that attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors can make the connections they need to grow their businesses and the industry at large.

  • Building Re-Tuning and Operations Conference

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    Working at a school or municipality building and looking to enhance your energy performance? If so, this Conference is for you.

    Join PennTAP for a Building Re-Tuning and Operations Conference for managers and employees overseeing the success of school and municipality building performance. Attendees will learn about low and no-cost opportunities to enhance their building performance to optimize energy efficiency.

    The morning will feature educational sessions broken out into three tracks including Building Re-Tuning (BRT) topics for people new to energy sustainability, technology upgrades, and project funding available to implement projects. The afternoon will feature walkthroughs of campus buildings to put the morning’s learning into practice. Additionally, there will be more educational sessions available for participants wanting to learn more about BRT specialty topics. Other event highlights include: knowledgeable presenters, vendor networking, a roundtable of past BRT participants who will share their experiences, and the opportunity to earn 4 BOC points.

    Agenda Overview

    • Morning
      • Breakfast and Registration
      • Networking
      • Educational sessions broken out into three tracks:
        • BRT Topics Training
        • Technology Upgrades
        • Project Funding Opportunities
      • Afternoon
        • Lunch
        • Roundtable of past BRT participants who will share their experiences
        • Site walkthroughs of campus buildings
        • More educational sessions
    • Early Bird Fee (now through January 31, 2020): $25
    • Registration Fee (beginning February 1, 2020): $35
  • Home Energy Efficiency Fair

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    Do you struggle to keep your home warm in the winter? Do you find yourself dreading high energy bills in the colder months? Are you ready to learn more and finally combat the challenges of an inefficient home.

    Conservation Consultants, Inc. has partnered with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy in organizing its 3rd Annual Energy Efficiency Fair, to be held on February 9, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., at the Frick Environmental Center. Experts will be on hand to answer homeowner questions. Equipment and materials used in home efficiency improvements will be on display. You may even be quizzed on your building science prowess. The event is kid friendly, and participants can hope to win a free energy audit ($400 value) in a raffle.

  • Energy Smart Operations: From Fleets to Facilities

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    Hosted by Sustainable Pittsburgh, “Energy Smart Operations: From Fleets to Facilities” is a forum tailored for businesses, nonprofits, universities, and municipal community leaders who are seeking funding, financing, and procurement options for their energy smart solutions.

    Speakers include:

    • Will Bernstein, City of Pittsburgh
    • Matt Mahoney, Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance
    • Mike Carnahan, Scalo Solar
    • Mike Cherock, AE Works
    • John McCabe, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
    • Sarah Olexsak, Duquesne Light
    • Aurora Sharrard, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
    • Nick DeSalvo, Lafayette College, representing the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges

    Conversations on energy reduction, carbon emission reduction, and renewable energy will be featured, as well as an optional tour of Mill 19, a former brownfield site revolutionized into a green facility.

    DATE:             Thursday, January 30, 2020

    TIME:

    • 8:00 am – Registration and Breakfast
    • 8:30 am – Program
    • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Optional Tour

    LOCATION:   Mill 19 at Hazelwood Green

    $35 for non-members
    $20 for Sustainable Pittsburgh members 

    Thanks to our sponsors:

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  • Building Operator Event: Growing and Retaining Your Facilities Workforce

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    Are you looking for ways to fill your workforce gap? This luncheon will provide strategies to grow your facilities operations & maintenance workforce and keep them engaged.

    Limited seats! This free lunch is open to all Pennsylvania facilities operations and maintenance staff, especially those that work in the following sectors in PA: K-12 school districts, local/municipal government, state government, and colleges and universities.

    Building Operator Certification (BOC) graduates: Please bring a facilities coworker with you to this event! (Must register separately.) Also, by attending this lunch, you will earn 1.5 continuing maintenance points.

    Agenda:

    11 a.m. – Sign in and networking

    11:30 a.m. – Lunch buffet

    12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Featured speakers will present insider strategies to “Growing and Retaining Your Facilities Workforce”

    Featured speakers:

    John Tooley, Senior Building Science Consultant with Advanced Energy — Attracting, Developing and Retaining Superior Employees

    Alison Diehl, Director of the National Sustainable Structures Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology — Upcoming grant-funded building operator training opportunities in PA

  • C-PACE Seminar: Committee on the Environment

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    C-PACE is a financing tool for local governments to help facilitate energy efficiency and clean energy loans. This is the second session in a series and will focus on the technical aspects of the program – how loans are accessed and administered; the legal considerations for the program; and what role architects and developers have during the process. A case study will be presented by a developer who has used C-PACE on several projects.

     

  • Register Now: Energy Smart Operations Event

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    Hosted by Sustainable Pittsburgh, “Energy Smart Operations: From Fleets to Facilities” is a forum tailored for businesses, nonprofits, universities, and municipal/community professionals who are seeking funding, financing, and procurement options for energy smart solutions.

    Conversations on energy reduction, carbon emission reduction, and renewable energy will be featured, as well as an optional tour of Mill 19, a former brownfield site revolutionized into a green facility.

    Who Should Attend:

    • Businesses, nonprofits, universities, and municipal/community professionals who are seeking funding, financing, and procurement options for their audiences.

  • Networked Lighting Controls: Your Start to Smart Buildings

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    This webinar will explore what this functionality looks like and where the ambiguity kicks in. Working with retail, commercial and industrial businesses to deliver LED lighting, controls and internet of things (IoT) solutions, we have seen a standard conversation emerge between our clients and controls manufacturers that indicates the lack of clarity for which path to follow. This webinar will provide four options for moving forward with an advanced controls solution.

  • The Role of Energy Efficiency In Community Resilience Webinar Series

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    Cities and towns across the commonwealth from Chester to Monaca are creating and implementing resiliency plans to protect themselves from increasingly frequent extreme weather events and other emergencies. One common component of resilience planning is energy efficiency. This webinar will discuss how energy efficient buildings make communities more resilient by keeping residents comfortable and safe during power outages and improving housing affordability, household financial security, local economies, and public health.