Sustainable Development Academy: Energy Programs in Washington County


Date: December 1, 2010 & December 8, 2010
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Both programs will be held in the 
Alpine Room at Alpine Club Lanes
735 Jefferson Avenue
Washington, PA  15301

Both programs will take place between 9 AM and Noon

Registration is FREE for representatives from municipalities in Washington County and is $10 for others. 

December 1st Program:

On the Road: Sustainable Roads Maintenance, Operations & Technologies
A program of the Sustainable Development Academy
In partnership with Sustainable Pittsburgh and in cooperation with the Washington County Commissioners and the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington

Sustainability is an important quality of today’s public works departments. Everything your public works’ directors, foremen and building maintenance personnel do should be done with practices that conserve resources, comply with state and federal regulations, and protect the quality of life in your community. Implementing and enforcing sustainable practices will save your local government money on materials and equipment. You can’t afford to not be sustainable.

On December 1, 2010, the Sustainable Development Academy will sponsor "On the Road: Sustainable Road Maintenance, Operations & Technologies" in partnership with Sustainable Pittsburgh and in cooperation with the Washington County Commissioners and the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington.

Instructors for this program will provide participants with the most up-to-date information on sustainable practices that can be easily implemented in your public works department. Consideration will also be given to state and federal mandates that currently or will soon affect fleet management, street maintenance and other public works functions.

Other topics that will be covered include:

Fleet Management Practices, including fuel efficiency, emissions regulations and more ways to green your fleet
Street & Road Operations, such as alternatives for street lights and coordination of traffic signals as a way to save energy

Speakers Include:
Peter Canovali, President, Next Generation Oil Filters
Asa Watson, CEO, Fossil Free Fuels
Greg Wozniak, G.A. Wozniak & Associates
Lindsay Baxter, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Pittsburgh Ed
Johnstonbaugh, Penn State Cooperative Extension of Westmoreland County

Check back often as more speakers are being added

Both the private and public sectors have a responsibility to the communities they serve to ensure that public works departments are implementing sustainable practices that, over time, will save money and protect valuable resources.

 


December 8th Program:

Energy Saving Opportunities in Municipal Buildings & Facilities
A program of the Sustainable Development Academy
In partnership with Sustainable Pittsburgh and in cooperation with the Washington County Commissioners and the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington


Continuing with its series on Incorporating Energy-Savings Practices in Your Municipality, the Sustainable Development Academy will host a program, “Energy Saving Opportunities in Municipal Buildings & Facilities” on Wednesday, December 8, 2010. 

An energy audit is the first step in the process of improving the energy efficiency of your municipal buildings. This program will provide you with information on conducting an audit, including developing specifications and a Request for Proposals. Additionally, speakers will also discuss what to expect from the auditing process and how findings can be incorporated.

The program will also demonstrate opportunities to save money through the way power agreements can be constructed as well as funding opportunities available through the power grid supplier and utilities.

A portion of the program will also focus on funding incentives, including those provided for in Act 129, low-interest loans that are available for small businesses to help purchase energy efficient equipment.

Speakers include:
Ed Beeghly, EMG Corporation
Gary Bertosh, Buildings & Grounds Coordinator, Washington County Courthouse Campus
Stephen McCarron, Loan Officer, Bridgeway Capital

Greg Wozniak, G.A. Wozniak & Associates
Carolyn Pengidore, CEO, Clear Choice Energy
Cliff Timko, Premiere
Ed Johnstonbaugh, Penn State Cooperative Extension of Westmoreland County

Please pass this program information along to others in your municipality, including public works and building maintenance personnel and finance officers. Additionally, please invite your community’s library staff, as they often face the concept of how to incorporate energy savings practices in older buildings.


 


 










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