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  • Date: February 21, 2019

Join us for our first webinar in the Advancing Sustainability Webinar Series, to learn more about how you can reduce energy in your facilities, which translates to direct cost savings, and important reductions in your company's environmental footprint.  The Department of Energy will share the resources available through their Better Plants Program, and Eastman Chemical will discuss how the program has helped advance their sustainability and cost savings goals.

Speakers include: Eli Levine, Department of Energy’s Better Plants Program and Challenge and Sharon Nolen, Manager, Global Natural Resource Management at Eastman Chemical Company.  

Visit the Better Plants Program and Challenge to learn more.

  • Register

    Register to attend this free webinar for PLASTICS members on Thursday, February 21 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST.

    Highlights include;

    • Advancing your sustainability goals in energy reduction
    • Realizing the immediate return on investments in sustainability
    • Learning best practices
  • Speaker Bios

    Eli Levine

    Department of Energy, Better Plants Program and Challenge (Better Plants)

    Eli Levine leads the Department of Energy’s Better Plants Program and Challenge (Better Plants). With over 200 corporate partners, Better Plants is working with leading manufacturers to improve energy productivity in the industrial sector. Eli also leads the Technologist in Residence (TIR) program, designed to catalyze and strengthen long-term strategic relationships between industry and the National Labs, and the AIM Onshore Prize, strengthening manufacturing readiness for energy hardware innovators.

    Prior to taking on the Better Plants responsibilities, Eli served as the Acting Director of the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI), a cross-cutting Department of Energy initiative to increase U.S. competitiveness in manufacturing by boosting energy productivity and leveraging low-cost domestic energy resources and feedstocks. Prior to that, he worked on energy issues in the Obama White House, at the Council on Environmental Quality and the Office of Management and Budget. Eli joined the Energy Department as a Presidential Management Fellow to help stand up the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) in 2010. He is a graduate of Washington University School of Law and Cornell University.

    Sharon Nolen

    Eastman Chemical Company, Global Natural Resource Management - Manager

    Sharon Nolen is Manager, 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 29-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 has expanded to more broadly include water conservation and renewable energy.  Under her leadership, Eastman has been recognized by EPA for seven consecutive years as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year.  Sharon is Eastman’s representative for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge Program.  Sharon is a Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager and was recognized with the 2018 Industrial Energy Technology Conference Energy Award.