Energy Trust of Oregon Winery Lecture

Join Eric Wilson, Industry and Agriculture Sr Project Manager, Energy Trust of Oregon, in a discussion about energy efficiency incentives. Energy Trust covers a wide range of incentives for wineries to help install wine tank insulation, to improve lighting, to increase the efficiency of compressed air systems, install solar electric systems and more.

Energy Trust* can help with cash incentives that cultivate a more sustainable bottom line and create a more environmentally responsible economic future for Oregon.

*Join us even if your utility is not served by Energy Trust incentives for information about energy efficiency in your winery. Contact Michele Martin at 503-396-4094 for assistance with incentives your utility might offer.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
10:00 – 11:00 am
Northwest Viticulture Center, 215 Doaks Ferry Road, Salem, OR |  MAP

Quick online registration at LIVE or register by email to: michele@crchallenge.org


Postponed until further notice due to a change in our speaker’s schedule. Environmental Initiatives in the Beverage Industry

Global beverage companies continue to reduce their carbon footprint through a variety of initiatives including energy efficiency and renewables, use of Post-Consumer Recycled materials, and sustainable agricultural practices. John Stier with the Antea Group will review several key initiatives within the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) and the Brewers Association that focus on carbon accounting and reduction. Initiatives that are applicable to Oregon wineries and vineyards will be discussed.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
10:00 – 11:00 am
Northwest Viticulture Center, 215 Doaks Ferry Road, Salem, OR |  MAP

John Stier, Global Corporate Consultancy, Antea Group and Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) – John is a partner with the Global Corporate Consultancy of AnteaTMGroup (“GCC”), a sustainability management consulting firm. As the former Director of Corporate Environmental Affairs for Anheuser-Busch Companies, John has more than 30 years of industry experience in areas such as compliance solutions, management systems implementation, supply chain foot-printing, climate change mitigation, and sustainability strategy development. For more information, visit www.anteagroup.com/gcc

John also helps the GCC team facilitate and implement sustainability strategies for the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (“BIER”). Formed in 2006, BIER is a technical coalition of 19 leading global beverage companies working together to advance environmental sustainability within the beverage sector, focusing on water stewardship, energy efficiency and climate change. For more information, visit www.bieroundtable.com.

The Landscape of Sustainably Produced Northwest Wine

LIVE and the Carbon Reduction Challenge invite distributors, retailers, and salespeople to join us for a direct conversation about sustainability and third party certification in Northwest wine production. Ask questions and take home tools to share with your colleagues and customers.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
10:00am – 11:00am
Food Innovation Center, 1207 Northwest Naito Parkway, Suite 154, Portland, OR 97209 

Chris Serra, Executive Director, LIVE
Abby Cullinan, Winery Program Manager, LIVE
Michele Martin, Program Manager, Carbon Reduction Challenge

Peer-to-Peer Networking, Best Practices, Learn to use the CRC Reporting Tool

Monday, March 5, 2012 – Noon – 2:00pm
Argyle Winery, 691 Hwy 99W. Dundee, OR 97115 l Map

Alan Hickenbottom, General Mgr, Energy Services Group, Christenson Electric
Join your peers and Alan in a lively discussion about best practices in winery energy management.

Alan will start the conversation with information about cash incentives for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at your winery. He can speak to winery-specific operational efficiency; insulation; heating and cooling systems; lighting; renewable energy; and pumps.

Alan was the Founder and President and of Tanner Creek Energy before its acquisition by Christenson Electric in 2011 where he now directs their efforts in renewable energy, energy efficiency and new technology such as electric vehicle charging and advanced lighting controls.

Michele Martin, CRC Program Manager will briefly review the easy-to-use CRC Reporting Tool

Casual Lunch Provided.
Corporate Sponsors: Formic Media, Newberg Wine Storage and Shipping

Achieving Substantial Energy Savings in the Winery

Thursday, January 19, 2012 – 10:00am – 11:00am
Northwest Viticulture Center, 215 Doaks Ferry Road, Salem, OR |Map

Joe Junker, Director of OSU Energy Efficiency Center (EEC)
Common energy saving opportunities available on winery operations will be discussed, techniques for identifying these opportunities will be provided along with free resources and tools available to help quantify savings. OSU’s goal is to promote its Energy Efficiency Center’s (EEC’s) energy assessments, subsidized by the USDA REAP grant, to agricultural based companies, as well as rural small businesses. Additionally, under the REAP grant, our center can assist with recommendation, development, and implementation of various renewable energy sources to the same client. Register Online at LIVE. 

Strategic Energy Management for Wineries

Thursday, July 21, 2011 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Northwest Viticulture Center
215 Doaks Ferry Rd NW. Salem, OR 97304
No cost to attend

Presented by John Wallner, Senior Manager at Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Viticulture and enology are particularly susceptible to the impacts of climate change. Climate is a pervasive factor in the success of all agricultural systems, influencing whether a crop is suitable to a given region, largely controlling crop production and quality, and ultimately driving economic sustainability. Even though the wine industry’s greenhouse gas emissions are relatively small compared with other industries, it will be one of the first industries to see the effects of climate change. How do wineries get started to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and become leaders for industry and customers to follow in responsible energy use?

This Carbon Reduction Challenge workshop will provide guidance for taking the first-step toward a winery greenhouse gas mitigation plan – a requirement of the Carbon Reduction Challenge membership. Join us to explore lessons from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s Continuous Energy Improvement program. This proven process and critical starting point, introduces companies to methods that permanently embed energy management into four company focus areas: organizational structure; measurement; production systems; and staff.