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Webinar: Understanding the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Plant Program

October 3, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EST)
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About the Webinar: 
The Department of Energy (DOE) will provide a description of its Better Plants program, including resources that can enhance your company's ability to improve energy performance during an upcoming webinar on October 3, beginning at 1:00 PM (EST). These resources include training, a diagnostic equipment loan program, a technology transfer initiative, and an online tool to facilitate implementation of the ISO 50001 standard. This webinar will also help you gain a deeper understanding of the Better Plants program and its value proposition for manufacturers. 

Webinar Presenters: 
Robert Lung has, for 18 years, supported energy efficiency and clean energy programs through research and analysis of best practices and technologies, as well as outreach and policy analysis on behalf of federal, private sector and non-governmental organizations. 

Currently, Lung is an ORISE Fellow with the U.S. DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, where he supports the Better Plants and Superior Energy Performance programs by helping with expansion of industry participation and ensuring the programs offer value to manufacturers and industrial-scale energy users.

Sharon Nolen is Manager of Global Natural Resource Management at Eastman Chemical Company. Sharon holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Tennessee Tech University and has completed the University of Tennessee’s Executive Development Program. During her 28-year career at Eastman Chemical Company, she has held a variety of leadership positions in Process Engineering, Plant Engineering, Corporate Quality, Information Technology, and Utilities Division, before assuming leadership of the Worldwide Energy Program in 2010.  

Her role was recently expanded to more broadly include natural resources. Under her leadership, Eastman has been recognized by EPA for six consecutive years as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year.  She is Eastman’s representative for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge Program. In addition, Sharon is a Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager. 

Who Should Attend:
Employees responsible for managing energy consumption. In some cases organizations have a designated energy manager and a team of employees who help that person. Those team members are also a prime audience for this webinar. A wider range of positions can also can benefit from the information, including:

·       Maintenance – shift mechanics and electricians
·       Production – operators, supervisors and process stewards
·       Engineering – area engineers, process engineer and design engineering
·       Plant Subject-Matter Experts/Owners – HVAC, compressed air, electrical, etc.
·       EHS/ABS/Project Management/Six Sigma
·       Shipping and Receiving
·       Management – plant and corporate

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