Client Success

KPPC’s success depends entirely on the success of the industries and organizations it serves. The Center’s engineers and technical staff work in partnership with our clients to provide them with customized services tailored to their specific needs.

As these case studies and stories illustrate, KPPC’s focus is on helping its clients achieve strong environmental and energy management programs that realize year-after-year savings.

Take a look at what some of our most successful clients have achieved by working with KPPC…


Case Study Brochures (pdf)

Denyo Maufacturing

Kindred Healthcare

Indelac Controls


A look at our client’s awards and recognition.

Denyo Manufacturing – a video case study.



The Douglas C. Griffin Environmental Sustainability Award

KPPC created the award in 2009 to recognize Kentucky entities that have demonstrated a commitment to the principles of sustainability and environmental stewardship. The award is presented each year in conjunction with National Pollution Prevention Week.

View past sustainability award winners.


Client Success Stories


KY SEN Award Winners

Companies across the Commonwealth signed the Kentucky Save Energy Now (KY SEN) pledge, committing to reduce energy use at their facilities by 2.5 percent per year for 10 years. KPPC recognized success within the KY SEN program with five levels of achievement. Among the Kentucky companies that won KY SEN recognition awards were; Kindred Healthcare, Vogt Ice, Anheuser-Busch, and JOM Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

Kindred Healthcare Earns Highest-level Award for Advances in Energy Management

Kindred Healthcare, which operates long-term care hospitals and nursing centers across the United States, has earned Level Five recognition for its progress in reducing energy usage through the Kentucky Save Energy Now (KY SEN) initiative. Administered by KPPC, KY SEN helps energy-intensive facilities build self-sustaining energy-savings programs.

Kindred has worked with KPPC engineers to strengthen their energy management program, and have been recognized at previous KPPC events for progressing through the first four levels of achievement for KY SEN.

The United States Playing Card Co. Wins KY Energy Leadership Award

KPPC’s client, The United States Playing Card Co. (USPC), won a 2012 Energy Leadership Award during the Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment in October 2012. Energy Leadership Awards recognize leaders in the Kentucky energy field who have made significant contributions by promoting and utilizing energy efficiency and alternative energy sources as a way to achieve their sustainability goals. USPC enrolled in the KY Save Energy Now Program (KYSEN) in 2010, with the goal of achieving cost savings through energy efficiency and waste minimization.

Through several cost savings initiatives, including tariff rate changes, facility lighting upgrades, compressed air system optimization, and re-using paper roll cores, USPC’s sustainability efforts have resulted in annual energy savings of 5,400 MMBtu (one million British thermal units) and cost savings of over $290,000. USPC is also actively engaged in KPPC’s Kentucky Energy Alliance (KEA).

KPPC Client wins a Kentucky Association of  Manufacturers (KAM) 2012 Award

On November 9, KAM presented the 2012 Manufacturers & Employee of the Year awards at a luncheon event in Louisville. Catlettsburg Refining, LLC won in the Large Business Category; Denyo Manufacturing Corporation won in the Mid-Size Business Category; and Universal Woods, Incorporated, won in the Small Business Category.

Denyo Manufacturing, a long-time KPPC client, and Plant Manager/Director Joey Harris shared his appreciation, saying, “I would like to thank the staff at the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center for their advice and assistance over the past several years.

As a result of its work with KPPC, Denyo has improved its recycling of scrap metal, cardboard, paper, plastics and wood; reduced water and natural gas consumption; improved wastewater treatment; and achieved better management of process chemicals.

KPPC Client wins a National Pollution Prevention

Denyo Manufacturing Corporation was presented a 2013 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Award (MVP2) in Washington DC on September 26 from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable.



KPPC client Kindred Healthcare. Kindred team members accept the KPPC Environmental Sustainability Award.

“The initiation of Kindred’s relationship with KPPC was the most critical step in our energy conservation efforts. KPPC’s energy audits were thorough and well-documented. The final reports included Energy Savings Opportunities and information that enabled us to make good decisions regarding our energy improvements. The staff at KPPC is knowledgeable, professional and responsive to their customer’s needs. I recommend KPPC to my colleagues at every opportunity.”

Stephanie Warren, Sr. Director, Corporate Facility Manager


“Owensboro Grain Company has already initiated several energy saving projects as a result of the information provided during the training sessions. We are looking forward to a long standing partnership with KPPC in order to exceed our objectives of lowering energy consumption and making our business more competitive. I would highly recommend this program to anyone.”

Vice President of Operations, Mark Carlisle


“I would like to thank you to you and the rest of the staff at the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center for your advice and assistance over the past several years.  A big part of the reason that Denyo Manufacturing Corporation was selected for the Kentucky Association of Manufacturing’s mid-size ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ award was due to the environmental sustainability improvements that we implemented due to you and your staff’s guidance.”

Joey Harris, Plant Manager/Director