Pacific Northwest P2 Roundtable
Draft Detailed Agenda as of 1/10/09

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ROUNDTABLE DAY 1: Tuesday January 13th draft agenda as of 1/10/09

Time Session Description Speaker Bios
9:30am - 10:00am Check-in, mingling, & morning refreshments  
10:00am - 10:30am Introductions
Paula DelGiudice
Executive Director
Pacific NW Pollution Prevention Resource Center

Debra Taevs

Deputy Director
Pacific NW Pollution Prevention Resource Center
10:30am - 11:00am Morning welcome & meeting overview
Carolyn Gangmark
Pollution Prevention Coordinator
EPA Region 10
11:00am - 12:00pm Carbon Footprint Overview
Dominique Gomez
Project Associate
Cascadia Consulting Group, Inc.

With a background in climate and sustainability, Dominique Gómez of Cascadia Consulting Group works with public and private clients to assess, develop and implement a range of solutions to today’s environmental challenges. Her experience includes work with Kimpton Hotel Group, the Kerry Group, Ivar’s Inc, the City of Bothell, and the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Dominique’s role at Cascadia builds on her previous experience working on climate change policy as a Governor’s Fellow at New Mexico’s Environment Department. Previously, Dominique helped coordinate elements of Yale University’s greenhouse gas reduction and sustainability initiatives, and worked on environmental performance and tracking systems at Scandic/Hilton International’s Environmental Headquarters in Stockholm. Dominique has a BA from Yale University, focusing her studies on social and environmental policy.

Lisa Adatto
Oregon Director
Climate Solutions

Lisa is a business professional with over 20 years experience in marketing and public policy. She was a founder, owner and senior executive of a company that grew from zero to $100 million in annual revenue. Her interest in climate issues led to her joining a leading business group in Oregon, the Oregon Business Association (OBA) as Environment and Economic Development Director. In that position she was responsible for working with members to develop a business, economic development and environmental policy agenda. She represented the only mainstream group in Oregon lobbying in favor of renewable energy legislation and climate change legislation. She also worked to inform the business community about climate issues through conferences and an economic study that looked at the policy implications of various climate policies.
1:00pm - 2:00pm Performing Carbon Footprints in Industrial Settings
Amy Dvorak
Director of Sustainability
Maul, Foster & Alongi, Inc.

Amy has experience in the environmental field ranging from sustainable site assessment and design to greenhouse gas inventories and management. Amy completed a Master's in Environmental Management at Portland State University focusing on sustainability assessment and theory. At Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc., Ms. Dvorak coordinates a variety of sustainability-related projects and business strategy development for commercial, industrial and municipal clients. She has worked with and advised industry organization groups, public ports, and municipal advisory committees.
2:00pm - 3:00pm Energy Auditing 101 & Beyond

Energy Trust of Oregon representatives will explore the most common opportunities for energy efficiency improvements at industrial facilities and the resources available to facilities to help implement those improvements. Examples include lighting, compressed air, refrigeration, motors, pumps and dust collection systems. Low and no-cost modifications combined with capital project improvements can help businesses control their energy costs and become more competitive.
Tricia McGuire
Technical Manager
Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc.

Tricia has ten years experience in the semiconductor industry where she held many different roles ranging from an Industrial Engineer to a Supplier Contract Manager. She also has worked in the communications industry with Harris Corporation in Rochester, NY. She has been working for Energy Trust since October 2007. She holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and a MBA from Arizona State University.

Doug Findlay
Industrial Energy Engineer
Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc.

Doug is a mechanical engineer and has been involved in delivering energy efficiency programs for over 15 years. He has been on the PDC team for the Energy Trust for 5 years and delivered PGE utility programs for commercial and industrial customers prior to that. Over the last 15 years, Doug has been in nearly all of the PGE industrial customer facilities and has been involved in most all of the technologies associated with those activities. Doug has worked with large and small customers alike and knows how to relate to all levels of customer personnel. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a graduate of the University of Washington.
3:00pm - 3:20pm AFTERNOON BREAK  
3:20pm - 4:00pm Quality Criteria for Greenhouse Gas Offset Projects
Drew Bryenton
Offset Portfolio Coordinator
The Climate Trust

Drew is responsible for day-to-day management of the multiple offset projects that make up The Climate Trust’s diverse portfolio. His duties include developing and utilizing The Climate Trust’s approved methodologies to calculate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, he ensures contractual compliance of offset projects, including the delivery of offsets to The Climate Trust and registration of the greenhouse gas reductions.
Prior to joining The Climate Trust, Drew was a consultant for Vigil-Agrimis Inc., an environmental engineering firm, where he worked on water resources and river restoration projects.

Drew holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Purdue University and an M.S. in environmental engineering from Oregon State University.
4:00pm - 4:15pm Adjourn for the day  
4:15pm - 5:00pm Guided tour of the Water Resources Education Center  
5:00pm - 8:00pm Group buffet dinner, networking and live music by Vancouver's Recyleman band!  

ROUNDTABLE DAY 2: Wednesday January 14th draft agenda as of 1/10/09

Time Session Description Speaker Bios
8:30am - 9:00am Check-in, Mingling  
9:00am - 10:00am The Environmental Case for Lean and Identifying the Pain

This session will provide an overview on integrating lean manufacturing and pollution prevention/environmental strategies. It will cover some of the lean and green principles, tools, and benefits, and will include a short case study conducted in Oregon in 2007.

Charlie Martin

Since 1980 Charlie has held management positions in local manufacturing companies including Warn Industries, Anodizing and Tektronix. Each of these positions included responsibility for implementing fundamental change based on a variety of Lean Manufacturing techniques. These changes have included Just-in-Time flow lines, Repetitive Manufacturing, Group Technology based Cellular Manufacturing, and Cultural and Quality changes.

In his current position as a consultant with the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP), Charlie has worked with a variety of small and large manufacturers improving their productivity, reducing lead-times and reducing wastes.

Charlie was educated in England, and holds a Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering from Liverpool College of Technology.

Michelle Gaither
Technical Research Coordinator
Pacific NW Pollution Prevention Resource Center

Michelle Gaither has worked in the environmental field for 13 years in various capacities, including recycling market development, sustainability program development, and pollution prevention. Her most recent projects include toxicity analyses, and integrating lean principles with environmental strategies, to help businesses reduce resource consumption, waste, and pollution, and save money. Michelle holds an M.S. in Environmental Science from Washington State University and B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington.
10:00am - 11:15am LEED Gold: Challenges and Opportunities Tour
Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center

Alisa Kane will take us through EcoTrust's Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center, the nation's first historic LEED Gold building. You'll experience advanced on-site stormwater management, material reuse, water conservation strategies, low toxic finishes and active community spaces that allow the public to experience sustainable practices in action.
Alisa Kane
Green Building Coordinator
Portland Office of Sustainable Development

Alisa Kane is the Green Building Coordinator at the City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development (OSD). There she works with other bureaus to green capital improvement projects, manages a competitive grant program and supervises the regional Green Development Resource Center. Before joining OSD in 2004, Alisa worked with non-profit and educational institutions to implement large-scale recycling projects and community development programs. She has a master's degree in urban planning and is a proud LEED Accredited Professional. Alisa is an active board member for a local community enhancement organization and in her spare time writes a blog about sustainable living in Portland.
11:20am - 12:00pm Supply Chain Emissions

This session will explore the importance of “Scope 3” supply chain emissions in corporate greenhouse gas inventories. Examples from several businesses and institutions will be provided, along with an overview of the EIOLCA method for estimating supply chain emissions. David will also talk about Oregon’s efforts to develop a consumption-based greenhouse gas inventory for the state, and the importance of including product-related emissions in community inventories.
David Allaway
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

David Allaway has worked in the environmental field for 19 years. He is currently a senior policy analyst at Oregon DEQ, where he coordinates DEQ’s Waste Prevention Strategy. David chaired the Technical Subcommittee on Materials and Waste for Governor Kulongoski’s Advisory Group on Global Warming, and has conducted several groundbreaking analyses on the environmental impacts of waste management, recycling, and procurement practices. He is currently leading an effort to develop a consumption-oriented greenhouse gas inventory for Oregon, and is coordinating a multi-state effort to integrate consumption-related emissions into community inventory protocols. He is also actively involved in life cycle analyses of packaging, building practices, and paint; DEQ’s household hazardous waste program; Wal-Mart’s Packaging Sustainable Value Network; and a variety of outreach and technical assistance activities. David earned a B.A. in physics with a concentration in science, technology and public policy from Carleton College.
LUNCH HOUR 12:00pm - 1:00pm A list of local lunch options will be available
1:30pm - 4:00pm Fleets Site Visit
City of Portland, CityFleet

Visit the primary vehicle maintenance shop for the City of Portland's fleet - one of Portland's several Ecological Business (EcoBiz) Certified shops. Learn about the ongoing efforts to green Portland's fleet, including a new fuel tracking system that collects vehicle specific data on fuel consumption and miles per gallon, and enables staff to identify and address issues such as excessive idling. You will also see and learn about other efforts to reduce the fleet's greenhouse gas and other emissions, including the entire fleet's conversion to high blends of biofuels, and the ongoing purchase of alternatively fueled vehicles, as well as highly fuel efficient vehicles like Smart Cars.
John Hunt
CityFleets Manager
City of Portland

John S. Hunt started in fleet management in 1977 in the private sector, managing large fleet accounts in Fresno, California. Ten years later he joined the City of Fresno Fleet Management Division. In 2004, he led the City of Fresno's Fleet in the completion of the nation's most rigorous fleet industry certification, and in 2005, the United States Department of Energy awarded Fresno the Clean Cities National Partner Award for City Fleet of the Year. During the same year, John was recognized as Government Fleet's first-ever Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year.

In October of 2005, the City of Portland, Oregon, hired John to lead its fleet. His responsibilities include management of a $16.4 million operating budget and an $18.5 million replacement budget. He is responsible for planning, managing, and directing the activities of 76 employees and for the resources involved in the acquisition, repair, maintenance, parts, and fueling of a diverse fleet comprised of 2,850 vehicles and pieces of equipment valued at over $110 million.

Within one year of having John at the helm, Portland's Fleet, called CityFleet, was selected as one of the 100 Best Fleets in North America. Within two years CityFleet advanced to the top ten, cited for monumental improvements to business process and organizational changes. John has fostered trust between CityFleet and its customers, encouraged new ideas to address challenges, and, in general, has created a culture of excellence within the City organization.

John was nominated by the Oregon Chapter APWA Board of Directors, and was selected as APWA's Public Fleet Professional Manager of the Year for 2008, for his innovative ideas, accomplishments, and demonstrated ability to gain credibility and recognition for his fleet team.

Michele Crim
Sustainable Government Policy & Programs
City of Portland, Office of Sustainable Development

Michele Crim has been working in the environmental field for over a decade - gaining expertise in the areas of pollution prevention, environmental management systems, resource conservation, waste minimization and recycling, green building, environmentally preferable purchasing, hazardous waste management and environmental regulations.

She currently works for the City of Portland's Office of Sustainable Development helping to create a coordinated sustainability initiative to assist city government bureaus implement resource efficiency practices to maximize financial and environmental benefits. Project areas include sustainability planning, reporting and performance measures, as well as biofuels policy, long-range planning, toxics reduction, sustainable procurement and stakeholder involvement.

Prior to joining the City of Portland, Michele was the Sustainability Coordinator for operations at Portland State University, Oregon's largest university. While there, she was responsible for coordinating and providing technical assistance on sustainability practices for a variety of campus projects and programs.

Since 2002, Michele has provided support to the Oregon Governor appointed Oregon Sustainability Board, and participated in the review and approval of sustainability action plans developed by numerous Oregon State agencies.
4:00pm Adjourn  


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