Give Your Business a Competitive Advantage
In today’s competitive marketplace, leading organizations recognize that in order to succeed, sustainability must become an essential part of their business strategy. Having a strategic plan for sustainability will not only improve your environmental performance, but can lower your costs and drive efficiency and innovation across the enterprise.
KPPC, a state-supported, non-profit resource center, offers Kentucky businesses and organizations a unique opportunity to take advantage of engineering services at very low, or no cost.
KPPC Can Help Your Business With:
- Pollution Prevention – P2 / Source Reduction Assessments
Pollution Prevention (P2) means reducing or eliminating waste at the source by modifying production processes, promoting the use of non-toxic or less-toxic substances, implementing conservation techniques and re-using materials rather than putting them into the waste stream.
- Energy Efficiency – E2 / Systematic Approach
Energy Efficiency (E2) is the organized and systematic coordination and management of the procurement, conversion, distribution and use of energy. The term describes actions taken to manage the use and cost of energy and to maximize Energy Efficiency.
- LEAN Manufacturing / Kentucky E3
Lean manufacturing is a method of finding efficiencies and removing wasteful steps and materials that don’t add value to the end product. Lean manufacturing does not reduce quality – the goal of Lean is to find better, more efficient ways of accomplishing the same tasks. Lean is a component of the Kentucky E3 initiative.
- Compressed Air / Efficiency Strategies
Workshops and on-site assessments of compressed air systems for costs, efficiency, leaks and better control to improve productivity and profitability.
The Benefits of Working With KPPC
KPPC’s customized on-site assessments, training and technical services can help you identify opportunities to develop a sustainable business and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Here are just a few of the benefits…
- Lower your costs by systematically improving efficiencies in production and distribution processes – reduce energy use, water and material waste, reduce packaging and shipping costs and recycle or reuse materials
- Develop and promote sustainable business practices that increase worker productivity, reduce employee turnover, encourage employee ownership of efficiency efforts and promote organizational behavioral change
- A sustainability strategy can improve your company’s market position and brand value by enhancing your public image as a responsible steward of the environment
Recognition as a sustainability leader in the community can raise your company profile with clients and increase your access to grants, capital sources and new investment opportunities.
“A company that has a positive environmental reputation has a competitive advantage”
Find out how KPPC’s confidential and non-regulatory technical services can help your business lower operating costs and become a sustainability leader in your community.
To get started, and learn more about opportunities available for your Kentucky-based business, contact KPPC at (502) 852-0965 or online.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has limited our ability to conduct on-site client visits at this time, KPPC continues to provide technical assistance services to business and industry throughout Kentucky.
We are working remotely to understand our client’s needs, collect the necessary information to address those needs, and interact with companies to develop sustainability-based solutions.
Take a look at client success stories and case studies.
Programs and Initiatives
Building Operator Certification
Building Operator Certification (BOC) is a nationally recognized, competency-based program focusing on energy-efficient building operations and preventive maintenance procedures. The program will train facility personnel to understand how their building systems work together, and how to bring them to their most efficient level of operation.
The Kentucky Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative (KSMI) is designed to assist manufacturers with learning how to integrate sustainability into day to day manufacturing operations and new product development from a life cycle perspective in order to drive efficiency, reduce costs, and spur innovation and new product development across the enterprise.
More Technical Resources
Online resources available for your business or organization.
KPPC Co-Op Program for J.B. Speed School Engineering Students
KPPC offers its co-op students a real-world experience in sustainability engineering.
KPPC is an Energy Star Partner
KPPC has been awarded a 2014, ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. KPPC has 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.
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our environment through superior energy efficiency.