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Regional Energy Workshops Announced To Help Kentucky Companies Stay Competitive

Workshops set for March 31 and April 6

(FRANKFORT, Ky. Mar. 16, 2016) -- As part of a collaborative effort to support energy efficiency, boost competitiveness and spur innovation among Kentucky's businesses, manufacturers and public agencies, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) and the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) are co-sponsoring regional energy workshops. Facility managers, engineers and anyone interested in learning strategies and resources for sound energy management are invited to attend.

Attendees may choose from two workshop locations. Toyota Motor Manufacturing, in Georgetown, Ky., will be the host site for the March 31 workshop. Western Kentucky University (WKU), in Bowling Green, Ky., will be the host site for the April 6 workshop. The cost to attend is $35 and includes a continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments and facility tours. Registration deadline is by noon March 28 for the Georgetown location and April 1 for the workshop in Bowling Green.

"The workshops are designed to help Kentucky companies stay competitive by managing their energy costs," said Lee Colten, EEC assistant director, division of efficiency and conservation. "Our goal is to help energy intensive facilities build self-sustaining, energy and cost-savings programs."

The workshops are developed by EEC and KPPC along with partnering organizations, the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers and ENERGY STAR. The collaborative partnership brings together local resources such as economic development organizations, businesses, utilities and government agencies to assist local industry and businesses in learning about energy efficiency practices and options for implementing and financing energy-efficient projects.

The workshops cover the fundamental concepts, tools and techniques of energy; current lighting technologies; monitoring energy consumption; controlling and building automated systems; energy efficient equipment; ENERGY STAR tools; and renewable energy systems.

"Energy costs are controllable, and should be managed with the same expertise and passion used to manage other parts of the business," said Bruce Bremer of Bremer Energy Consulting Services, Inc. a Strategic Advisor for ENERGY STAR and workshop presenter. "During this workshop, we will provide examples of proven tools and resources that companies can use to improve their energy efficiency. It's about taking action and developing a culture of continuous energy improvement."

For additional workshop information and to register, visit www.kppc.org/kentucky-energy-workshop.


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