ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.
Look for the “ENERGY STAR” logo on appliances; this company devotes itself to appliances that are manufactured through methods which reduce greenhouse emissions.
The ESRC facilitated a Webinar on ENERGY STAR Tools for Manufacturers presented by Walt Tunnessen, EPA National Program Manager – Industry. Check out the ENERGY STAR resources discussed in this recorded Webinar.
Learn more about the EPA ENERGY STAR program and Industrial Energy Management.
More than 2,700 household and industrial cleaning products carry the EPA’s Design for Environment, which ensures that the product is harmful neither to personal health nor to the environment.
Learn more about EPA’s Design for the Environment.
The Energy Star Tools for Manufacturers Webinar was held on June 19, 2014 and is now available as a video resource on the ESRC website. This Webinar was presented for technical assistance providers to review ENERGY STAR resources that can benefit industry and to discuss how tools can be used with their customers and clients.
Watch the webinar on the Environmental Sustainability Resource Center’s website.
Kentucky Combined Heat and Power
KPPC is part of a public and private initiative that promotes combined heat and power (CHP) systems in industrial and manufacturing settings within the Commonwealth. CHP systems can reduce energy costs and carbon emissions at facilities that are some of Kentucky’s highest energy consumers.
Read an article about Kentucky’s CHP initiative in the Lane Report.
In May, the Kentucky U.S. Green Building Council recognized The Nucleus, the University of Louisville Foundation’s new downtown office building, for achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The recognition makes the building the eighth to achieve the designation at the university.
During a ceremony at The Nucleus, 300 E. Market St., Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council, presented a LEED silver plaque to University of Louisville president James Ramsey and Vickie Yates Brown, president and CEO of Nucleus: Kentucky’s Innovation Center. Nucleus is an arm of the UofL Foundation.
Mr. Fedrizzi praised the university’s commitment to building “Green”, “We started to look at things that matter: energy, water, waste, materials, site issues,landscaping issues, the kinds of technologies that are associated with this; air quality,thermal comfort, all of the design attributes that make a building an important place to be. I want to personally thank Dr. Ramsey and the University of Louisville because of the commitment that they’ve made.”
Another two UofL buildings are expected to receive LEED certification.
“Responsible growth continues to be our goal at UofL and having these buildings achieve LEED certification shows the university’s commitment to long-term sustainability, carbon footprint reduction and environmentally friendly development,” Ramsey said.
Read the article in UofL Today.
Watch a video of the LEED announcement.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) with a 2014 Energy Star AwardEnergy Star Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award. KPPC was selected for its continued leadership in helping commercial and industrial facilities build self-sustaining energy management programs. The award was presented to KPPC acting director Lissa McCracken at the annual Energy Star awards ceremony held on April 29 in Washington D.C.
“We are very pleased to receive the Energy Star award again this year, said Ms McCracken, “I’m especially pleased that we’ve been recognized for “Sustained Excellence”, which acknowledges our continuing commitment to helping Kentucky businesses, industries, and other organizations become more sustainable, efficient and competitive. At KPPC we realize that while sustainability is about the health of our environment, for today’s industries and businesses, it is also about achieving financial success.”
KPPC’s application for the award stood out among a highly competitive pool of submissions, said Jean Lupinacci, Chief, Energy Star Commercial and Industrial Branch. “Your outstanding accomplishments prove that improved energy performance is good for the environment and good for business. Your dedication to saving energy, your commitment to measuring and tracking progress, and your efforts to communicate the importance of energy efficiency to a broad audience distinguishes your organization as an industry leader.”
The 2014 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding leadership year after year. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. Award winners are selected from the nearly 20,000 organizations that participate in the Energy Star program.
An Energy Star partner since 2005, KPPC won the prestigious Energy Star Partner of the Year Award in 2011 and 2012, and the Sustained Excellence Award in 2013 and again in 2014.
A list of all the 2014 Award recipients can be found on the EPA’s Energy Star website.
Welcome to KPPC’s new website. The site was designed to make it easier for visitors and clients to access the services and resources of the Center.
Please explore the many new features and online resources available and give us your impressions of the new website and your suggestions on how we could make it better or more useful for you.
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