Tracking Your Progress in the SP Challenge: Tools and Tips

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Thursday, February 15, 2018


8:30 am - 11:30 am


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South America Room

700 Trumbull Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15205

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Free on-site parking is available.  Carpooling is recommended.


$15.00 for Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge Participants

$25.00 for Sustainable Pittsburgh Member/ Challenge Non-Participant

$35.00 for Sustainable Pittsburgh Non-Member/ Challenge Non-Participant


The Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge invites participants to track progress toward sustainability goals throughout the yearlong program.  This workshop will provide a detailed introduction to the measurement tools in five Challenge categories: Energy, Water, Materials Management, Transportation and Air Quality.  Participants will learn how these tools can help set organizational goals, establish competition baselines, and measure results.  Participants will also receive an introduction to some of the SP Challenge partner organizations, each of which can assist Challenge participants in meeting sustainability targets.

Participants will receive an in-depth introduction to Energy Star Portfolio Manager, as well as the tools used to measure progress in other action categories.  Don’t forget, attending this workshop will also earn you points with action EA30: Attend a Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge Workshop (1 to 50 points). 


8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration, Networking, and Breakfast

Breakfast provided by Bistro to Go

9:00 am – 9:05 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

Autumn Secrest, Sustainable Business Programs Manager, Sustainable Pittsburgh

9:05 am – 9:15 am About Goals and Baselines in the SP Challenge

Autumn Secrest, Sustainable Business Programs Manager, Sustainable Pittsburgh

9:15 am – 9:45 am EPA Portfolio Manager: Measuring Progress in Waste, Water and Energy

Autumn Secrest, Sustainable Business Programs Manager, Sustainable Pittsburgh

9:45 am – 10:00 am Open Forum Q&A

10:00 am – 10:15 am Introduction to Waste Audit Services provided by Pennsylvania Resources Council

Stacy Albin, Environmental Program Coordinator, Pennsylvania Resources Council

10:15 am – 10:30 am Setting Your Transportation Baseline: Employee Survey

Autumn Secrest, Sustainable Business Programs Manager, Sustainable Pittsburgh

10:30 am – 10:45 am CommuteInfo: Tools and Strategies to Reduce Transportation Impacts

Ronda Craig, Outreach Specialist, CommuteInfo Program, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission

10:45 – 11:00 am Reducing Outdoor Contaminants in Indoor Spaces: Monitoring Air Quality

Kacy McGill, Low-Cost Monitoring Program Coordinator, ROCIS

11:00 am - 11:05 am Closing Remarks, Program End

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