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ACCO Webinar Series:
Learn About the New CCO Certification Climate Governance Certificate
12:00pm - 1:30pm (eastern)
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ACCO is pleased to unveil its first professional credential under the CCO Certification program: the Climate Governance Certificate. This certificate recognizes the capacity of senior executives and officials across sectors to make informed and strategic decisions on climate change related risks to the operations of an organization and its surrounding communities. For climate change professionals, this certificate can be used as a step toward the master-level CCO Designation. Upon completion of the requirements, bearers of the Climate Governance Certificate will have developed a fundamental understanding of climate science and risk assessment, footprint management and reduction strategies, project finance and economic analysis related to climate initiatives, governance and engagement tactics, and enterprise strategy.


  • Daniel Kreeger -- Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Phil Santiago -- Knowledge Center Program Manager, Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Julia Price Radice -- Member Projects Manager, Association of Climate Change Officers



ACCO Webinar Series:
DOE's Superior Energy Performance Program: Driving Energy Efficiency and Productivity in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector
1:00pm - 2:30pm (eastern)
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The Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program is a U.S. Department of Energy initiative targeting the U.S. Manufacturing sector. Facilities certified to Superior Energy Performance® (SEP™) are leaders in energy management and productivity improvement. The facilities in SEP have met the ISO 50001 standard and have improved their energy performance up to 25% over three years or up to 40% over 10 years.

SEP provides guidance, tools, and protocols to drive deeper, more sustained savings from ISO 50001. To become certified, facilities must implement an energy management system that meets the ISO 50001 standard and demonstrate improved energy performance. An independent third party audits each facility to verify achievements and qualify it at the Silver, Gold, or Platinum level, based on energy performance improvement. This certification emphasizes measurable savings through a transparent process.  DOE is exploring expanding the SEP program to other sectors, such as, water and wastewater, large commercial buildings and university campuses.

Webinar participants will learn about the SEP program and hear perspectives from leaders at Cummins and Harbec that have achieved SEP certification at their facilities.


  • Bob Bechtold -- President, Harbec
  • Mark Dhennin -- Director of Energy Efficiency and Environment, Cummins
  • Paul Scheihing -- Technology Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Host: Phil Santiago -- Knowledge Center Program Manager, Association of Climate Change Officers



4th Defense, National Security & Climate Change Symposium
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel (Washington, DC)
www.ClimateSecurity.US  |  #ACCOClimateSecurity


ACCO's 4th Defense, National Security & Climate Change Symposium will focus upon the growing efforts of U.S. defense, intelligence and national security communities on assessing and responding to climate change. With the recent publications of President Obama's executive order, a suite of Federal agency adaptation plans and recommendations from the Hurricane Sandy Task Force, this year's program will specifically address preparedness and resilience and the national security implications of climate change. The Symposium will also address operational and installation energy considerations and greenhouse gas reduction activities throughout the Department of Defense.



2015 Climate Strategies Forum
Washington Marriott at Metro Center (Washington, DC)
www.ClimateStrategiesForum.org  | 

The Climate Strategies Forum is ACCO's primary program offering half-day training sessions in conjunction with the CCO CertificationTM. The Forum also features a suite of keynote conversations in plenary format featuring senior executives and public officials. Attendees will bank foundational or continuing education credits for the CCO CertificationTM. The Forum also features career guidance activities, CCO RoundtableTM sessions, networking events and exhibition.  Whether you are a climate change, sustainability, corporate responsibility, or environmental professional, or working in areas impacted by climate change such as supply chain and facilities management, the Climate Strategies Forum provides leading edge professional development and training programs.


3rd Annual:
Rising Seas Summit
San Francisco Bay Area, California


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