KPPC -- Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center is a statemandated, environmental technical-assistance resource center designed to help Kentucky's businesses, industries, and other organizations stay environmentally sustainable in a competitive global market. Established by the Kentucky state legislature in 1994, the Center is based at the University of Louisville's J.B. Speed School of Engineering. KPPC is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for helping clients build self-sustaining, energy management programs through onsite assessments, training, technical support, and recognition. Key accomplishments include:
· Enrolling 100 percent of the State's 174 school districts in the Kentucky Energy Efficiency Program for Schools (KEEPS); 68 school districts are now ENERGY STAR partners and more than 80 K-12 schools have earned the ENERGY STAR, 51 of which were certified in 2010.
· Recognizing KEEPS school districts that use ENERGY STAR tools and resources, such as Portfolio Manager, and publicizing their successes statewide through websites, newsletters, press releases, and award ceremonies.
· Having 20 commercial and industrial facilities pledge their commitment to continued energy management improvement, with a goal of reducing energy use by 2.5 percent each year for 10 years, by using ENERGY STAR tools, such as Portfolio Manager and Target Finder.
· Conducting more than 600 workshops, seminars, and training sessions. Over 33,000 attendees have benefitted from these learning opportunities, which promote the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management.