About KPPC

Who We Are


Our mission is to provide sustainability-based solutions that enhance business, industry and the environment in Kentucky.

Established in 1994, the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) is a state-mandated technical assistance resource center. As part of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville, KPPC has the resources, expertise and experienced engineering and technical staff to help Kentucky’s businesses, industries and other organizations stay environmentally sustainable and competitive.

Vision and Core Values



What We Do


Customized Technical Services

Every client is different. Whether it’s an on-site assessment, conducting a utility bill analysis, looking into a specific issue, or being available for coaching assistance. KPPC provides customized technical services that helps clients identify opportunities to develop sustainable solutions.


KPPC hosts webinars and workshops to help keep businesses up-to-date on best practices, emerging issues, and long-term behavioral changes within the organization. Team training is also available to help companies implement environmental management solutions.

Targeted Initiatives

Focusing on sector-specific initiatives like the Kentucky Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative and the Sustainable Spirits and Brewing Initiative provides the opportunity for peer-to-peer networking, shared experiences with best practices and development of sector-based resources.



As a center within the Speed School of Engineering, KPPC connects the innovation capacity of the university to business and industry through student capstone and faculty research projects.


Explore KPPC’s online Resource Library for information related to training, publications, videos, along with a list of technical resources that can help with sustainability implementation.


Fostering productive connections with partners and stakeholders is key to fulfilling and enhancing our impact. KPPC is actively involved in many industrial, local, state and federal network groups.



Why We Do It


Enhance our client’s success. Our client’s success is our success. Since our business is providing assistance services, our success is measured by how we enhance the environmental performance and economic competitiveness of our clients.

Promote healthy communities. Kentucky businesses and industries all contribute to the environmental challenges that we face, yet lack the time and technical expertise to address them. KPPC provides the resources and technical expertise to bridge the knowledge gap.


Fulfill our sponsor’s initiatives. State and federal sponsors seek to address environmental sustainability for the benefit of the people and communities they serve. KPPC is a vehicle for fulfilling those objectives in Kentucky.

Contribute to the business community. Partnering with other organizations internal to and external to the University, KPPC plays a key role in enhancing business to business interactions.



How We Do It


If you are interested in KPPC helping your organization be more sustainable while reducing costs,  then contact us today. We will work with you to determine the type of assistance we can provide that will identify environmental sustainability opportunities (ESOs) to build an action plan for measurable success.

Do you want to learn more about the services and resources that KPPC has to offer Commonwealth businesses, industries and organizations? Please contact KPPC toll-free at (800) 334-8635, extension 8520965, direct at (502) 852-0965 or submit your request online.