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CSUF - WEBINAR - Best Green Business Practices Presentation

  1. 1. Sustainability and Economic Growth  Webinars: BEST GREEN BUSINESS PRACTICES
  2. 2. BEST GREEN BUSINESS PRACTICES PROGRAM CONTACTS www.csufextension.org/green Melem Sharpe at (657) 278‐5232 msharpe@fullerton.edu Shelly Wang at (657) 278‐5977 slwang@fullerton.eduwww.csufextension.org/green
  3. 3. BEST GREEN BUSINESS PRACTICES AGENDAI. Overview of Green/Sustainability ProgramsII. Industry Expert PanelIII. Q&A
  4. 4. BEST GREEN BUSINESS PRACTICES PROGRAM FEATURES • Just‐in‐time Topics • Industry Expert Instructors • Applicable Learning and Practical Knowledge • Resources and Supportwww.csufextension.org/green
  5. 5. BEST GREEN BUSINESS PRACTICES
  6. 6. BEST GREEN BUSINESS PRACTICES GREEN/SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMSApplied Sustainability:  Commercial Building  Green BuildingGateway to Economic Growth Green building practices transform the  Energy Auditing design and construction of buildings Develop knowledge to improve energy data Develop an applied understanding of the  to dramatically decrease the  management, apply appropriate energy‐saving knowledge and skills necessary to make  consumption of natural resources and  measures, and make  recommendations on effective decisions regarding the adoption of  the production of waste.  structural improvements and system retrofits. sustainability practices. Green Data Center  Green HVAC Design Cloud  Management Every decision made in the  Computing Best practices in energy  design and implementation  efficient data center  process of a HVAC system is  Cloud Computing allow agility in large management:  Regulatory  an opportunity to generate  organizations, while also enabling smaller  and financial, facilities  energy savings and businesses to create sophisticated  management, hardware to create better indoor and  infrastructure. management, and  outdoor environments. software/systems networks.
  7. 7. BEST GREEN BUSINESS PRACTICES EXPERT PANELMauri Paz, P.E., C.E.M., is a Project Manager for E2 Managetech, Inc., where he applies his expertise in Energy Management and Energy Management Information Systems. He is a member of the CSUF Extended Education Green Industry Advisory Board. Mauri’s LinkedIn Profile can be found atlinkedin.com/pub/mauri‐paz‐p‐e‐c‐e‐m/a/497/988Mauri.Paz@e2managetech.com     949‐394‐9492
  8. 8. BEST GREEN BUSINESS PRACTICES EXPERT PANELMicheline Birkhead, MBA, is the Managing Director of, ClearPath Strategies, Inc., specializing in cleantech and greentech sectors. She is also the Vice‐President of Strategy and Marketing for CSRware Inc., a sustainability management software company. She is a member of the CSUF Extended Education Green Industry Advisory Board. Micheline’s LinkedIn Profile can be found atlinkedin.com/in/michelinebirkheadmichelinebirkhead@yahoo.com     760‐802‐2966 
  9. 9. BEST GREEN BUSINESS PRACTICES INDUSTRY TRENDS & OPPORTUNITIES What have you observed to be the trends  toward sustainability in business  operations and business decision making?www.csufextension.org/green
  10. 10. BEST GREEN BUSINESS PRACTICES INDUSTRY RESOURCES• US Green Building Council (USGBC)• Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)• ASHRAE Engineering for Green and Sustainability• Green/Sustainability Related Conferences• Continuing Education
  11. 11. BEST GREEN BUSINESS PRACTICESINDUSTRY TRENDS & OPPORTUNITIES• Consulting• Field Expertise• Sustainability• Corporate Responsibility• Energy Management
  12. 12. BEST GREEN BUSINESS PRACTICES INDUSTRY RESOURCES• Sustainable Industries Magazine• Environmentalleader.com • EnvironmentalExpert.com• Greenbiz.com• Blog Posts and tweets from Joel Mackower, Marc  Gunther and Adam Werbach
  13. 13. BEST GREEN BUSINESS PRACTICESINDUSTRY TRENDS & OPPORTUNITIES1. What does sustainability mean to your company or  department?2. How does sustainability impact your business goals?3. How will sustainability trends affect your bottom  line?4. What do employees need to know about  sustainability at your company?5. How does sustainability impact the way you deliver  your products or services?6. What do your customers want to know about your  corporate sustainability?
  14. 14. BEST GREEN BUSINESS PRACTICES INDUSTRY TRENDS & OPPORTUNITIESExamples of Sustainability Key Performance Indicators (SKPIs) 1. Profit per kilowatt‐hour 2. Revenue per ton of carbon 3. % of products with "green design“ 4. % of business units analyzed for water risk 5. male/female salary ratio
  15. 15. BEST GREEN BUSINESS PRACTICES SKILL SETS AND COMPETITIVENESS Can you discuss the skill sets that would  benefit people who want to apply sustainable business practices?www.csufextension.org/green
  16. 16. BEST GREEN BUSINESS PRACTICES SKILL SETS • Broaden current skills to encompass green aspects in field of expertise • Understand dynamic regulatory environment • Understand the value of sustainability for corporations • Understand the many ways to conserve water, efficiently use energy and minimize wastewww.csufextension.org/green
  17. 17. BEST GREEN BUSINESS PRACTICES PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS What types of professional networks are  beneficial to those individuals new to  green or actively working in a green‐ related profession?www.csufextension.org/green
  18. 18. BEST GREEN BUSINESS PRACTICES PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS• Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)• International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) • Free groups on LinkedIn: Cleantech,  Energy & Utilities Network Chloregy Sustainability Professionals The Natural Step Framework The US Green Building Council Women in Cleantech  LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability)
  19. 19. BEST GREEN BUSINESS PRACTICES QUESTIONS?www.csufextension.org/green
  20. 20. BEST GREEN BUSINESS PRACTICES THANK YOU• Recording of the Session and information on CSUF Extended  Education courses available at  www.csufextension.org/green• Upcoming webinars: • Energy Management – Tuesday August 17, 11:30am‐12:30pm • Building & Construction – Wednesday August 25, 11:30am‐ 12:30pm• Questions, please contact Melem Sharpe at (657) 278‐5232 or msharpe@fullerton.edu; Shelly Wang at (657) 278‐5977 or  slwang@fullerton.edu

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